She comes from Kappl, moved to Vienna and now spends a large part of her time back here in Paznaun: Rosmarie Ladner, commuter.


Rosmarie Ladner

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?

Longats (Spring) 

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?
A marmot 

With what drink do you toast to a successful project?
Rowanberry schnapps

What’s your favourite colour in winter?
Ice blue


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