Summit Cross Destroyed for the Second Time

November 08, 2016: A summit cross on the Austrian-German border, previously chopped with an ax in August, was again destroyed by an unknown perpetrator using an ax.

For the second time in three months the summit cross on top of the 2,100-meter-high mountain "Schafreuter" was chopped. The cross had replaced the original cross, which was damaged by unknown vandals at the end of August. It was erected by the Alpine Association in October. 

Paul Schenk, chairman of the Alpine Association of the region, is shocked: "We are horrified and speechless. It must be a cowardly man. He should finally confess to his deeds and say why he does it."

Bishop Hanke condemned the attack on the summit cross as an "act of vandalism and intolerance". There were no witnesses and police are investigating.