You could call him a true hang gliding pioneer. In 1976 Elmar gained his pilot’s licence and in 1978 he qualified as a flight instructor. He has since hung up his hang glider. Alongside his great passion, flying gyrocopters, he continues to run the Silvretta flying school in Galtür.
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”.
Why humour is healthy – and what it’s got do to with a couple of very special days in Paznaun.
A real cable railway thriller in Paznaun. In the summer of 1962, work began on building the Silvretta cable railway. The site was found, the valley and mountain stations were built. Then the cable was delivered. The problem was, it was too heavy. Far too heavy. Then something amazing happened.
For centuries, life in the Alps was extremely harsh and difficult. Yet the mountains with their impressive, rugged silhouettes have become a place of longing for many people. What happened? Why do we find so beautiful today what we dreaded so much yesterday?
It’s beautiful. Special. And 133 years old. These pictures let you see the Trisanna Bridge with the eyes of someone who doesn’t yet take the technical achievement for granted.
The cable railway doesn’t go up the mountain all by itself, of course. On the last day when the Silvretta Arena lifts are operating, the Silvretta cable railway staff bid you farewell. Bye! – Pfiat […]
TRISANNA regularly meets up with people who live in Paznaun. And who give the landscape its face. Today: Alois Ladner. Photos by Philipp Horak
The weekend is just round the corner, the last weekend of the winter season. Here at Trisanna we’re happy to raise a glass to toast with you. With gentian schnapps from Galtür, of course. You can listen in here to what it’s all about.
TRISANNA regularly meets up with people who live in Paznaun. And who give the landscape its face. Today: Gertrud Ganahl. Photos by Philipp Horak.
TRISANNA regularly meets up with people who live in Paznaun. And who give the landscape its face. Today: Sissi Jehle. Photos by Philipp Horak.
This story is longer than usual. It has to tell the story of a whole life, the life of a special, idiosyncratic contemporary whose perhaps most well-known characteristic consisted of not getting up from his sofa at the wrong moment.
TRISANNA regularly meets up with people who live in Paznaun. And who give the landscape its face. Today: Walburga “Walli” Walter. Photos by Philipp Horak.
The shifts in the language between High German and Tyrolean are complicated. And it certainly isn’t any easier in Paznaun. Here’s a little introduction to the finer points of the language – just as you can hear it spoken in the cabin of the Galtür Breitspitz railway. Close your eyes and set off on a journey through Paznaun.
The concerts which have topped off Ischgl’s winter seasons since 1995 have long been legendary. From Elton John to Tina Turner and Robbie Williams, countless world stars have visited the Idalp and delivered spectacular shows […]
TRISANNA regularly meets up with people who live in Paznaun. And who give the landscape its face. Today: Maritta Jungmann. Photos by Philipp Horak.
High up in Paznaun, in Galtür, is the Alpinarium – a museum of the Alps which focuses not on the clichés of nature, but on human life in this special habitat. Surrounded by the walls which Galtür built after the avalanche winter of 1999, it is also a place of commemoration and a symbol of how disaster can be overcome. Its architecture simulates light falling through snow, with organically formed rooms within rooms reflecting outwards like booths or air bubbles.
TRISANNA regularly meets up with people who live in Paznaun. And who give the landscape its face. Today: Walter Mallaun. Photos by Philipp Horak.
What would the region be like without any visitors? TRISANNA asked holiday-makers o pose in front of our cameras. With these happy faces, we celebrate the fact that the winter is far from over yet […]