APC Hike 2022

Our commemoration events will take place on July 2nd and 3rd in 2022 (note: Saturday and Sunday for the first time in 2022)!

No Quiet Hinterland – Resistance in the Mountains

The commemorative events organized by APC differ from many similar projects and initiatives in one crucial respect, because they link remembrance and commemoration with a very specific topographical formation: the mountains. The commemorative hikes, which commemorate the flight of thousands of Jews over the Krimmler Tauern every year, are therefore a very special form of remembrance of the Nazi era and its aftermath.

However, the mountainous regions of Europe not only played an important role in the flight movements after the liberation in 1945 but also formed a retreat and agitation space for those who resisted the Nazi regime. In 2022, APC will therefore focus on this complex of topics under the motto “No quiet hinterland – resistance in the mountains”.

Program:

Optional: Friday, July 1, 2022, 4:00 p.m.: Commemoration at the memorial for the former Givat Avoda DP camp in front of the Anton Wallner barracks in Saalfelden

No separate registration is required for the commemoration in Saalfelden. More information on this event will follow soon.

Saturday, July 2, 2022, 3:00-7:00 p.m.: Dialogue Forum Krimml

Location: elementary school in Krimml

(All day: check-in at the Krimml Tourist Office (Oberkrimml 37, 5743 Krimml))

Krimml dialogue forum on the topic of “resistance” with contributions from Birgit Hebein, among others, moderated by Michael Kerbler; presentation of the APC Peace Prize
followed by a buffet

Sunday, July 3, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. Memorial Hike

On our commemorative hike, we follow the traces of the flight of 1947, crossing the Krimmler Tauern and hiking to Kasern in South Tyrol/Alto Adige. The hike leads through high alpine terrain up to an altitude of 2,634 m. The pure walking time is approx. 8 hours. Appropriate physical condition, weather protection, drinksand snacks are required!

Alternatively, two shorter variants are possible, which are less strenuous and turn round and go back the same way before crossing the pass.

Please note that you have to decide on one of the options when registering and that no last-minute changes are possible, as we have to plan the respective transfers with taxis and buses in advance.

The Hike

06:00 Departure by taxi from the Krimml tourist office to the Krimmler Tauernhaus
7:00 a.m. Krimmler Tauernhaus – Welcome and departure
8:00 a.m. Grove of Flight – 1st stop
9:00 a.m. Windbachalm – 2nd stop  (point of return of the short option – return to the Tauernhaus approx. 11:30 a.m., from there on foot or by Tauerntaxi back to Krimml)
11:00 a.m. Pyramid at the end of the valley – 3rd stop (point of return the medium option – return to the Tauernhaus around 3:00 p.m., from there on foot or by Tauerntaxi back to Krimml)
Approx. 4:00 p.m. Arrival of the standard option in Kasern (South Tyrol/Alto Adige), reception with buffet by the local mayor, then return transfer by bus to Krimml – arrival in Krimml approx. 9:30 p.m

Note: If you want to stay overnight in South Tyrol/Alto Adige from Sunday to Monday, please note that the room booking in Ahrntal and, if necessary, return hike or transfer back to Krimml must be done independently and self-organized.

Important additional information:

  • Please don’t forget to take enough cash with you if you want to stop off at the Tauernhaus – there are no card payment options here.
  • Please bring your own snack/drinks for the hike.
  • For Covid prevention, the rules currently in force at the beginning of July apply to all APC events.

Registration for the events

Registration is mandatory for the dialogue forum and the memorial hike. You can access the registration form here.

Costs: The participation fee includes participation in all events and the buffets on Saturday (dialogue forum) and Sunday (only with the standard variant on arrival in Kasern), all taxi/bus transfers and the accompaniment of the hike by mountain rescue and national park rangers.

  • Option 1: APC commemorative hike, short variant to the Windbachalm: price per person € 60.00
  • Option 2: APC commemorative hike, medium variant to the pyramid at the end of the valley: price per person € 60.00
  • Option 3: APC commemorative hike, standard variant Krimmler Tauern – Ahrntal: price per person € 70.00

Information on overnight accommodation can be found in the registration form, unfortunately overnight stays in the Tauernhaus are not possible in 2022.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at office@alpinepeacecrossing.org with any questions. For all questions regarding room bookings on site, please contact the TOURISMUSVERBAND KRIMML/HOCHKRIMML (Tel.: + 43 (0)6564 7239-11; Mail: a.mair@krimml.at).