Once already a small piece of world history has taken place in Krimml. In 1947, about 5,000 Jewish refugees were embarking on a particulary difficult and arduous path to freedom: over the Krimmler Tauern pass.

In the post-war period, the most prevalent watchword of the day was: ““just look the other way!” But there were also people who did not look the other way. They saw the destitution and despair of these people without a home, and found themselves compelled to do but one thing: HELP! One of the “beacons” of this time was: Liesl Geisler-Scharfetter, the innkeeper of the Krimmler Tauernhaus, the “mother” of the refugees.

In order to commemorate the events of now over 60 years ago, Salzburg born Ernst Löschner started the initiative “Alpine Peace Crossing”, which is dedicated to all refugees worldwide.

In 2007 the first Krimml Peace Dialogue took place and also the first Commemorative Crossing over the Krimmler Tauern, step-by-step on the same route of the refugees in 1947. Jointly with the village of Krimml as organiser, the Krimml Peace Dialogue and the APC Peace Hike are taking place annually. For us this is a message of peace. We appeal to all people to help those who have been compelled to escape from their home country.

Based on this initiative, in 2011 „Alpine Peace Crossing“ was registered as a charity for refugee support; the current homepage focuses mainly on the issues of the charity.

But for most of the historical notes gathered in 2007 we managed to find a place in the sub-menus of this entry.