She comes from Kappl, moved to Vienna and now spends a large part of her time back here in Paznaun: Rosmarie Ladner, commuter.
53, born in Zams
Place of residence
Freelance graphic artist
Primary and secondary school in Kappl, three years HWB in Imst, high school leaving certificate in Marienberg in Bregenz
You commute between Vienna and Kappl. How did that come about?
I’ll have been working in Vienna for thirty years this summer. I’ve been commuting between Kappl and Vienna for the last three years now. My two sisters and I take turns to look after our mother, who lives alone.
How did/does someone from Paznaun cope with the urban jungle of Vienna?It was love at first sight. Vienna’s become my second home.
Paznaun has undergone major changes in the past decades. What is your opinion of the rapid development, above all in tourism?
I see the development as fundamentally positive for the people in the valley. It’s meant we have been able, for example, to avoid a large-scale exodus of people. Of course, you can’t ignore the negative impact, such as the enormous increase in lorry traffic, or the noise and air pollution.
What’s your favourite expression in the Paznaun dialect?
Your favourite meal?
Cheese dumpling soup with salad
Cooked by whom?
My cousin Franzi
Your favourite place in Paznaun?
Otto’s sun terrace at the Alpengasthaus Dias in the Kappl ski area
Describe the people of Paznaun as a race:
Hard-working, close to their roots, always say hello
If Kappl were an animal, which would it be?
With what drink do you toast to a successful project?
What’s your favourite colour in winter?
The Kappl ski area in one word?
Fun in the sun
Your favourite language?
The Paznaun dialect
Where do you find a moment of peace?
At Granta brockna im Durri – the Durrich Alps
What’s your favourite song with a Paznaun connection?
“Essig und Öl“ by Roland Neuwirth & Extremschrammeln
(Genusstage Galtür festival 2008)
The most important winter accessory?
My favourite, homemade hat
Your favourite time of day?
Coffee time at 4 p.m.
The most important changes of the last decade?
The general increase in the pace of life