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.
He likes maths, gym and jam buns with vanilla sauce, and he wants to be a lawyer one day. Trisanna meets one Kappl’s next generation, school boy Clemens Walser.
He is calm and cool-headed, never loud. And he pulls the strings moving tourism in Paznaun into the future: Dietmar Walser, managing director of the Paznaun-Ischgl TVB tourism association.
The sun is a great companion throughout the summer in the mountains. We get up very early to watch it rising, and we enjoy the sunset over the mountain ridges. Trisanna’s music editor has put together a playlist which translates all the many aspects of sunshine in the mountains into real music.
The tenth edition of the Culinary Way of St James starts this weekend. The idea behind this unique event is well known by now: award-winning chefs from across Europe create dishes which are served throughout the whole summer in five mountain huts. Trisanna presents the chefs, their dishes and the mountain huts.
He’s been Ischgl’s mayor since 2010 and thinks the “Relax if you can” advertising slogan is a very appropriate description of this Alpine hotspot. Trisanna meets Werner Kurz, teacher and lover of winter.
He’s been mayor for a good 14 years, but addresses all of Kappl with the familiar “du” because he wants to be “on equal terms” with everyone he meets. Trisanna meets Helmut Ladner, for whom Kappl is “home and the centre of my life.”
He’s the man who knows everyone in Ischgl, and is aware of all their strengths and weaknesses. The winters are intense, and in the summer he serves the whole of Pazanun along with the other community doctors. Trisanna meets the community doctor, Dr. Andreas Walser.
He used to be a master baker. He’s been mayor of See for 29 years. The community of See is close to Anton Mallaun’s heart. Trisanna meets him for an interview.
She loves the mountains, but her passion is for bees: Marlene Pasch, head of the Ischgl beekeepers association.
He plays the trombone. His brass band music shapes Paznaun’s soundtrack. Trisanna in conversation with tourism professional Seppi Kurz.