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SITTING PROUDLY IN THE CIRQUE: THE FRIEDRICHSHAFENER HUT

2 151 metres high up on the Muttenalpe, high over Paznaun, proud, solidly built and reached by a steep footpath (or a moderately steep road): the charming Friedrichshafener Hut consists of two different buildings, one for hikers in need of a bed, the other for anyone who’s hungry or thirsty. Part 2 of Trisanna’s series on the mountain huts of Paznaun.

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THE JAMTAL HUT: BROAD SHOULDERS AT THE END OF THE VALLEY

The Jamtal Hut is an exclamation point in the Paznaun landscape, lying at a height of 2 165 metres and a good ten kilometres distance from Galtür. It invites you to enjoy the peace of the Jamtal valley, whose sound in summer is characterized above all by lively streams and content cows. Tim Möller-Kaya has painted the popular hut for Trisanna – and here are facts to accompany the picture.

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THE DAY WHEN EVERYTHING WAS AT STAKE

On March 16, 1963, something happened in Ischgl which should never have happened. The brand-new Silvretta cable car was beginning its trial run. Officials from the Federal Ministry of Transport were on the scene to carry out technical checks and acceptance testing for the brand-new system on which the future of tourism in Paznaun depended. And then the catastrophe happened.

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: INGRID LADNER, CALM PERSONIFIED

Ingrid Ladner is 49. She comes from See, where she still lives. She’s worked for the Paznaun Tourism Association for the past 27 years. She is a mountain guide and a herbalist, she leads hikes and offers programmes for children and young people. In the winter she’s responsible for the ski kindergarten at 1,800m above sea level. She calls it “the most wonderful work in the world”.