The new construction of the Trisanna Bridge in 1964 was a pioneering technical achievement. TRISANNA shows you how it happened – in video form.
Lara comes from a sporty family. She was already on skis at two years old. At first she was trained by her father, and competed in many Alpine skiing races before she switched to free skiing at the age of ten.
For a long time, farmers in Paznaun had a rigid concept of when certain activities had to be carried out on certain days. Now it’s time for “Galli” – and Trisanna knows what that means.
She loves the colours of autumn, enjoys the peace and serenity after the season, and has the same favourite motif in summer and in winter. Trisanna meets the painter with a passion, Heidrun Rudigier.
Jo finished his training as an internist in Zams in 1986. He worked there as a senior doctor until the beginning of 1999. In the same year, he set up his own practice in Imst, which he ran until he retired in the year 2015.
Katharina Parth founded the Hotel Yscla, and strongly believed in tourism in Ischgl. The story of a businesswoman who lacked neither obstinacy nor humour.
It’s 121 years old and wears its age with dignity. The view from the Ascher Hut is astounding and the paths up to the peaks of the Samnaun range are amongst the most beautiful you can take from here. Part 5 of Trisanna’s series on the mountain huts of Paznaun.
Between the romance of the mountain lake and the most beautiful view over Paznaun, the Niederelbe Hut occupies a key location up above Kappl. Part 4 of Trisanna’s series on the mountain huts of Paznaun.
To reach this hut, you have to cross the border between Austria and Switzerland. Admittedly, you will only be inspected by a couple of curious cows or horses. Part 3 of Trisanna’s series on the mountain huts of Paznaun. Today: the Heidelberger Hut and its legends.
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.
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.
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.
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