Paths of Resistance: Route 5 – Karl Gitzoller’s escape from the GESTAPO

20/07/24Saturday, 09:00 - 17:00Hotel Garni/Pension Zur WachtSchöffaustraße 2, 5350 Strobl
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Wege des Widerstands
© Archiv Peter Kammerstätter,1946


 Karl Gitzoller's hiding place at the Kogler Hütte was in the Schöffau. A hiking guide and a historian will accompany you and tell you about the life of Karl Gitzoller, his hiding places and his walk to the Igel with Sepp Plieseis. This easy to moderately difficult hike takes you to the Schöffau Alm. 

Approx. 16 km, ascent and descent 900 m, walking time without breaks approx. 5.5 hours. Sufficient conditions, sturdy footwear and suitable clothing are required. Meeting point: Gasthaus zur Wacht. This hike only takes place in good weather. Bad weather dates: 19.07.2024 and 21.07.2024. 

Landscapes like the Salzkammergut are not only living and natural spaces, they have a political history. In addition to active support for National Socialism, the tradition of resistance against the “authorities” was particularly expressed in the case of Hitler’s fascism. Areas of the alpine pastures and high mountains inaccessible to outsiders served as retreats and hiding places for those persecuted for political and religious reasons. Familiarity with the barrenness of the surroundings, with the harsh climatic conditions, but also the cohesion of the inhabitants in local collectives enabled the persecuted to survive. The objective of the walks in the Salzkammergut landscape is to anchor the memory of the women and men in the resistance in the collective memory.

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Macht und Tradition

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Hotel Garni/Pension Zur Wacht
Schöffaustraße 2, 5350 Strobl