The Jakobskreuz

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© Kitzbüheler Alpen Marketing GmbH

© Kitzbüheler Alpen Marketing GmbH

At the end of July, the Jakobskreuz, a 29m cross at the summit of the Buchsteinwand in Austria’s Tyrol will open to visitors with five viewing platforms in all directions.

Sculpted into the landscap, the valley itself leads through the famous ‘Way of St James’, which is already popular in attracting pilgrims every year and this new symbol will become an integral part of this spiritual journey.

The philosophy of the Jakobskreuz rests on four pillars: it is both a tourist destination with breath-taking views of the mountains as well as a special place to recharge your batteries, it serves as a pilgrimage site and a place for contemplation, it works as a “think tank ” where innovative seminars and workshops can take place and it is a unique venue where visitors can experience exhibitions and lectures in and around the cross.

The Pillerseetal is located in the easternmost part of the Austrian Tirol region surrounded by the Kitzbüheler Alps and is home to Hochfilzen, Fieberbrunn, St Jakob in Huas, Waidring and St Ulrich am Pillersee.

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