Category: CULTURE

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THE OPENING IN ISCHGL. A JOURNEY INTO THE PAST

For the last 24 years, the ski season in Ischgl has begun with a huge musical sensation. Year after year, global stars have performed on the stage – and we’ve been in front of it, and usually not alone. We’ve had a device of some sort with us all those years, which probably tells you more about us than we’d like. (Now what could it be?!)
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PEOPLE IN PAZNAUN: HERMMAN NARR, CHAIR OF THE SILVRETTA SOCIETY FOR TRADITIONAL COSTUMES

Hermann Narr is 41 and chair of the Society for Traditional Costumes in See. Every Wednesday evening you can see him and his group on stage in the Tyrolean Evening. In Trisanna, he reflects on his roots, explains why traditions should be upheld, and tells us how he brings Pazanun to the wider world.
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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: DAVID RUDIGIER, CHAIR OF KAPPL’S KRAMPUS CLUB

David Rudigier, who everyone just calls Dave, is 30 and has been a member of Kappl’s Krampus Club for more than half his life. As the club chair, he heads one of Europe’s largest Krampus gatherings each year. He speaks to Trisanna about holding on to traditions, what a club brings to a village, and the big challenge he faces anew each year. 

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: GABRIELA WALSER, CHAIRPERSON OF THE MATHON CHURCH CHOIR

Gabriela Walser is 34 and has been chair of the Mathon church choir since 2017. Gaby grew up in Landeck and moved to Mathon for love. In Trisanna, she tells us who she’d follow absolutely anywhere, remembers a very special conversation and reflects on her relationship with God.  
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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: DAVID RAGGL, MASTER DIGGER OPERATOR

David Raggl is 33 and grew up in Galtür. He studied to be an electrician, and during the summer he works with his company on building sites across the valley – and when it comes to operating a digger, he’s one of the best. And he proved as much last summer, too: David was crowned as European vice-champion digger operator.