Anton Faistauer hiking path
It was true to this motto that, in July 2010, a hiking path was opened with 10 stations casting light on the artist‘s relationship to Maishofen. Large-scale info boards provide biographical details, his relationship with his compatriots, and about how important it was for Faistenauer to come to artistic terms with the landscapes of his own homeland.
The individual info stations lead from the town center to Prielau, Mayrhofen and Schloss Kammer, and on the path along the banks of the River Saalach to the foot of the Sausteige (path to Stablberg chapel), then back to the center of town. You can explore them all one after the other, or you might simply encounter one of them while out on a stroll. In other words, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to go from station to station.
The path was created as the result of an initiative of the Maishofen Tourist Office and the Anton Faistauer Forum, the latter being dedicated to scientific study of his works. It extends out for some 8 km, with no significant climbs along the way (if you wish to view the Stablberg frescoes in their original, you will need to walk up around 280 vertical meters, taking barely thirty minutes).
This project was awarded the Zipfer Tourism Prize by SalzburgerLand in April 2010, something we are very proud of.