For centuries, pilgrims on the Route of St. James from Germany to Santiago de Compostela have walked the spiritual path from the Benedictine Fischingen monastery over Hörnli mountain. The monastery that has been founded in 1138 still provides the pilgrims with shelter, meals and blessing. But ordinary hikers as well are spoilt with homemade cakes at the monastery restaurant. The old Baroque church and Brother Pierre's pottery are worth a visit.
Hearty snacks to fill your backpack
The cheese factory of the Heinzer family is located at Au. The pilgrims' cheese is produced here – a must for the supplies of any pilgrim! We need the energy as the trail gets steeper and steeper. Soon we will walk past the natural protected Ergeten alp. If you are lucky you may discover rare animals or plants here. Arrived at Hörnli mountain, we discover the gorgeous view and the mountain restaurant.
In the valley in no time
Those who are tired from walking, can rent a scooter here and race down to Steg. Those who want to follow the pilgrims, walk along the one-hour trail down to the valley. While waiting for the train, you may stop at the Voland confectionery. Try delicacies like the famous Baumerfladen, a traditional filled gingerbread, or take a glance into the bake house (for registered guests).