Ischgl is special. Not just for holiday-makers, but for the people of Paznaun, too – and everyone who works here. Starting this season, all employees will receive the Ischgl Crew Card with a huge range of leisure time and further education special offers. We spoke to Daniela Wolf and Werner Aloys to find out more.
Michaela Pfeifer is 30 years old and has worked for five years as a freelance graphic designer in Kappl. She tells Trisanna just why this move has made her happy – and why you should just do your own thing.
Emil Zangerl, 85, is the face of Paznaun’s smuggling past. For decades he smuggled goods over from Switzerland into the valley. On skis, too, and mostly when it was really dark. He tells Trisanna some of his best stories. Today: the telltale tights.
Thomas Kleinheinz is 37 years old and responsible for marketing and proposal development at the Silvrettaseilbahn AG cableway company. The best part of his job, however, is soaring to new heights – with his drone. A conversation about nature and goosebumps.
Arthur Hörmer is 45 and runs the local authority security service in Ischgl. Whilst the tourists are enjoying themselves at night, he and his team are making sure that everyone behaves properly. He explains to Trisanna why broad shoulders are a great help, but not the most important part of the job.
Emil Zangerl, 85, is the face of Paznaun’s smuggling past. For decades he smuggled goods from Switzerland into the valley. On skis, too, and mostly when it was very dark. He tells Trisanna some of his best stories. Today: how it all began.
Paznaun is a really bloodthirsty part of the world – at least, Paznaun as it appears in local legends. Even at Christmas. Episode 2: the legend of a gift which almost tore a family apart at Christmas.
Ski instructor and guide Sandro Kleinhans is 26 and comes from Ischgl. Moving away from here was never on the cards for him. Because he’s where he likes to be more than anywhere else – and that also means up in the mountains. A conversation about feeling good – on skis and in the town.
Jasmin Walser is 24 and has never had a dog of her own. She has nevertheless now opened Ischgl’s first all-round guesthouse for dogs. She explains to Trisanna why you should always follow your heart. On a walk – with a dog, of course.
Paznaun is a really bloodthirsty part of the world – at least, Paznaun as it appears in local legends. A place where women possessed by the devil get up to mischief, poor workmen make pacts with Satan, and witches meet up to dance at night.
This season, the Ischgl Tourism Association has a new home. The office is fully operational for the winter season at the same address as before, but with a much lovelier and lighter interior. The renovation cost 2 million euros. But that’s not the only thing you need to know about it.
Jenny Zauser, 34, is a freelance artist, specialising in restoration work and the craft of gilding. She could really have gone anywhere in the world, she says. But then things turned out differently after all. Trisanna meets her in the chapel she’s restored, the Rotweg Kapelle in Kappl.
Greetings from Ischgl from the year 1955. It was a time when people still wrote postcards. And no one would have thought of putting a pedestrian zone in Ischgl.
Weather good, food plentiful: this is what a holiday message from the summer break sounded like in the past, scribbled dutifully on the back of a postcard. These days, the messages come electronically. Trisanna picks up a postcard from the past.
He loves the rich variety of working with the children, loves local game, and enjoys the peace out hunting. Trisanna meets Paul Tschiderer, head of Ischgl’s primary school.
She’s run the primary school in Kappl since 2017, likes Blankasee, and enjoys seeing her schoolchildren laughing and being a bit silly from time to time. Trisanna meets Alexandra Wechner.
He’s a hotelier and farmer, and pursues both careers with the same resounding success. Trisanna meets the Galtür legend that is Thomas Hüber.
She likes sport and music, plays the clarinet and gets pizza from Pizzeria La Candela in Ischgl when she gets the chance. When she grows up, she’d like to be a riding instructor. Trisanna meets schoolgirl Luisa Laimböck in Ischgl.
This hut is on Swiss land. At a height of 2 264m, it has a long story to tell. Since this summer, there’s one more chapter to add: Michelin three-star chef Harald Wohlfahrt has paid the Heidelberger Hut a visit – and left a wonderful dish behind.
He worked in construction until he changed jobs to become a nurse. After ten years in accident and emergency, he became a plaster room nurse in the Zams outpatients department. Trisanna meets Serafin Siegele, the man who’s sorted out many a broken bone.