PAZNAUN PEOPLE #19: GERTRUD GANAHL

TRISANNA regularly meets up with people who live in Paznaun. And who give the landscape its face. Today: Gertrud Ganahl. Photos by Philipp Horak.

Name
Gertrud Ganahl

Age
68

Place of residence
Ischgl

Profession
Housewife, chair of the Ischgl Sängerrunde choir

My favourite place in Paznaun
Unterpardatsch chapel

What’s so special about it?
It’s a wonderful place of peace and contemplation

My favourite expression in the Paznaun dialect?
Hangarta (a good conversation)

My favourite meal?
Roast lamb

Homemade?
Yes, with our own sheep

Skiing or snowboarding?
Cross-country skiing

Hiking or mountain-climbing?
Hiking

Favourite Paznaun peak?
Küchelspitze in the Verwallgruppe (3 147 m)

And in the wider world?
Tschirgant, near Imst ( 2 370 m)

Three reasons why life in Paznaun is better than anywhere else?
The beautiful landscape, the fauna and flora,
the people of Paznaun

Describe Paznaun in one word:
Home

Describe the Paznauners in one word: 
Hardworking

What’s a typical Paznauner characteristic? 
Reserved, but helpful

How has Paznaun changed during your lifetime? For better or for worse?Many new jobs have been created, an advantage for the young people

What’s your greatest wish for the future? 
Health and happiness, and that the next generation also have a solid economic basis to keep them happy in the valley