Ischgl isn’t at the centre of the Alps? Difficult to imagine these days, but in the 1930s, Ischgl was really at the end of the world in the winter. The roads were bad, and it could take some time to get from the Inn valley up to the heights of Paznaun.
Paznaun has always been renowned for its skillful craftsmen. Tables, wooden figures and frames are still artfully created by hand here today. A series presenting Paznaun’s craftsmen and women.
Part 1: Josef Zauser, the wood carver.
*do you understand me?
Just before the ski season really gets going is the right time to brush up on your Paznaun dialect again. Because if you want to cut a good figure on the slopes in Ischgl, you should be able to get along with the locals, too – and in their own language at that.
Markus Knoll is 52 and runs the village alpine dairy in See. He grew up and went to school in Kappl – and now has landed up one village away. He speaks to Trisanna about instinctive flair, the atmosphere up on the mountain pasture, and why the alpine dairy may never have existed were it not for his spacious garage.