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National Park APC Peace Trail

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  • Friedens-Pyramide am APC Friedensweg
    / Friedens-Pyramide am APC Friedensweg
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  • / Krimmler Wasserfälle
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  • / Krimmler Tauernhaus
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  • / Grenzübergang Salzburg - Südtirol / Krimmler Tauern
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To commemorate the escape of 5,000 Jewish men, women and children in 1947.
closed
difficult
Distance 28.8 km
10:00 h
1,715 m
1,206 m
2,631 m
1,070 m
In 2013 the National Park APC Peace Trail, with a total of seven memorial plaques, was built along the historic escape route from Krimml to Kasern (South Tyrol). It is dedicated to all Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe and to those who helped to escape. May the texts along this route accompany all people who walk this path of peace in their thoughts and encourage them to look, to act and to help where and whenever injustice occurs.

 

Requirement:

  • demanding mountain path
  • walking time: 9 - 10 hours
  • distance: 30 kilometers
  • ascent: 1715 m
  • descent: 1206 m
  • highest point: mountain pass Krimmler Tauern, 2631 m
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Sabine Menke
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,631 m
Lowest point
1,070 m
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Safety information

A certain degree of surefootedness is required.

Due to the length of the tour, the weather conditions must be checked carefully.

Tips and hints

For those who want to split the route into 2 days, it is advisable to plan an overnight stay in the Krimmler Tauernhaus.

Tip: A visit to the "Water Wonder Worlds" in Krimml is recommended.

Start

Krimml waterfalls (1,085 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.214194, 12.169786
DMS
47°12'51.1"N 12°10'11.2"E
UTM
33T 285699 5232853
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Destination

Kasern village (South Tyrol)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the first of the 7 Peace Pyramids, the hiking trail goes along the Krimmler Waterfalls, which, with a total drop of 380 meters, are among the fifth highest waterfalls in the world, up to an alpine path that leads to the second pyramid at the Krimmler Tauernhaus - the first documented mention in 1389. The Krimmler Tauernhaus has always been a port of call and rest stop for mule hauliers who transported their goods over the Krimmler Tauern to and from South Tyrol. Half an hour into the valley to the Ausserunlaß Alm, where the hiking trail branches off into the Windbachtal, a side valley of the Krimmler Achental. At first it is a little steeper uphill through a beautiful stone pine forest. In the area of ​​the Windbachalm you finally get a good view of the trough valley shaped by the glacier. You hike to the head of the Windbachtal and further up to the Krimmler Tauern. Here you enter Italian territory. On the south side it goes continuously downhill. On the descent you have the opportunity to stop at the Untertauernalpe. When you finally arrive at the valley floor, you pass some alpine pastures again until you finally reach the village of Kasern.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Pinzgauer local train to the last stop Krimml and with the bus line 670 directly to the Krimml waterfalls.

Getting there

The waterfalls are usually accessed via Zell am See - Kaprun on the B168 (approx. 50 minutes drive), from Zell am Ziller in approx. 45 minutes and from Kitzbühel in approx. 1 hour.

Parking

Sufficient parking space at the entrance to the waterfalls (for a fee!)

Coordinates

DD
47.214194, 12.169786
DMS
47°12'51.1"N 12°10'11.2"E
UTM
33T 285699 5232853
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Compass hiking map Hohe Tauern National Park No. 50, Map 1 - available at the National Park Center in Mittersill.

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Equipment

Equipment:
  • hiking clothing adapted to the temperature and altitude
  • sturdy mountain boots
  • backpack with food
  • help set
  • rain and sun protection
  • hiking sticks
  • Handy
  • gf. Blister plaster

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
28.8 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
1,715 m
Descent
1,206 m
Highest point
2,631 m
Lowest point
1,070 m
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