GREETINGS FROM THE ISCHGL OF YESTERYEAR

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.

These images come from the archive of the Vorarlberger photography company and the postcard publisher Risch-Lau, a collection of whose pictures are held in the Vorarlberg State Library.

The pictures show the village from different perspectives, providing a very different view from today. And they show just how rapidly development in the last few decades has shaped a new Ischgl – albeit one in which the old village is still clearly recognisable.