APC Hike 2024

Our commemorative events will take place this year on June 29 and 30.

Neglected Commemoration – Austria and Austrofascism

This year’s commemorative events will focus on the theme “Neglected Commemoration – Austria and Austrofascism”. The Dialogue Forum, which will take place on June 29, 2024, starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Krimml Elementary School, will be characterized this year by artistic influences. An impulse lecture on the history and reception of Austrofascism by Lucile Dreidemy will be followed by Isolde Vogel’s lecture on the role of antisemitism in Austrofascism and the christian social movement. Afterwards the short film “Heldenkanzler” by Benjamin Swiczinsky will be screened, which examines Austrofascism and Dollfuß’ dictatorship. The Memorial Hike that follows the Dialogue Forum on June 30, 2024, will finally lead participants over the Krimmler Tauern to Kasern (South Tyrol/Alto Adige). The hike follows the historic escape route that several thousand Jews used to escape from Austria via Italy to what was then Mandatory Palestine. The hike will be accompanied by inputs on the historical escape and on the general topic of escape.

Program:

Saturday, 29.6.2024, 15:00-19:00: Dialogue Forum Krimml

Location: Krimml Elementary School

(Full day: Check-in at the Krimml Tourist Office (Oberkrimml 37, 5743 Krimml)).

Krimml Dialogue Forum on the topic of Austrofascism with contributions by Lucile Dreidemy and Isolde Vogel, followed by buffet.

Sunday, 30.6.2024, from 6:00: Memorial Hike

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

Alternatively, two shorter variants are also possible, which are less strenuous and turn around before crossing the pass.

Please note that you must decide on one of the variants when registering and no changes are possible at short notice, as we have to plan the respective transfers with cabs and buses in advance.

Procedure of the hike

06:00 Departure with cabs from the Krimml Tourist Office to the Krimmler Tauernhaus
07:00 Krimmler Tauernhaus – welcome and joint departure
08:00 Grove of Flight – 1st stop with social program
09:00 Windbachalm – 2nd station with supporting program (turning point of the short variant – return to the Tauernhaus approx. 11:30, from there on foot or by Tauern cab back to Krimml)
11:00 Pyramid at the end of the valley – 3rd stop with social program (return point of the middle variant – return to the Tauernhaus approx. 15:00, from there on foot or by Tauerntaxi back to Krimml)
approx. 16:00 arrival of the standard variant in Kasern (South Tyrol/Alto Adige), reception with buffet by the local mayors, afterwards return transfer by bus to Krimml – arrival in Krimml approx. 21:30

 

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

Important additional info: 

  • Please do not forget to bring enough cash if you want to stop at the Tauernhaus – there is no possibility to pay by card here.
  • Please bring your own snacks/drinks for the hike.
  • Please note that animals are not allowed.
  • We reserve the right, after consulting the participating medical personnel and mountain rescue service, to send back people who are not fit enough (for the hike).

 

Registration information 

Registration is mandatory for the Dialogue Forum and the Memorial Hike. You can access the registration form here.

Costs:  The package includes participation in all events and buffets on Saturday (Dialogue Forum) and Sunday (only for the standard option upon arrival in Kasern), all taxi/bus transfers and accompaniment of the hike by mountain rescue and national park rangers.

  • Option 1: APC Memorial Hike short variant to Windbachalm: flat rate per person € 65,-.
  • Option 2: APC Memorial Hike middle variant to the pyramid at the end of the valley: flat rate per person € 65,-.
  • Option 3: APC Memorial Hike standard variant Krimmler Tauern – Ahrntal: Package per person € 75,-.

Information on accommodation options can be found in the registration form, unfortunately an overnight stay in the Tauernhaus is not possible in 2024.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at office@alpinepeacecrossing.org for any queries. 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).

Registration for Teatro Caprile’s theater walk is available through the following page: Theater Walk Registration.