Wildalpen is situated in Salzatal, in northern Styria. The pilgrimage destination with his locally and regionally significance stems from the fact that, in 1669, the work's manager, Amand Winterl commissioned the painting of a picture of the suffering Mother of God and the mounting of this painting in the so-called valley. In 1731, the parish church of Wildalpen was consecrated, an occasion marked by pilgrimage-like processions that came from the neighbouring localities of St. Gallen, Landl and Palfau. Wildalpen experienced one of its earliest highpoints as a pilgrimage destination in 1833, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the parish church's consecration. The next milestone took place in the year 1867, when a 100th anniversary was celebrated in conjunction with the valley chapel. Rom approved an indulgence during the 12 day festivities. The First World War put an end to pilgrimages to Wildalpen. A resurgence didn't take place until 1981, on the occasion of the parish church's 250th anniversary. From the many pilgrimages of the past, pilgrims still come from the communities of Tragöß and Lassing to the place of mercy each year. At the beginning of the Master`s thesis the terms “Wallfahren” and “Pilgern” (go on a pilgrimage) are explained. After that it follows a short overview of the history of the cult of the Virgin Mary, especially in Styria. The development of Wildalpen to a pilgrimage site is on the top of the study. Other topics are the religiousness of the common people and their practice and a list of miracles which is called “Corona S(t)ellarum”. The name of the author of this small book is P. Vitalis Boeckher. In 1981 there is a restart of pilgrimage to Wildalpen. What kind of consequences is there in Wildalpen especially for the groups of the communities Tragöß and Lassing?