Category: CULTURE

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THE OPENING IN ISCHGL. A JOURNEY INTO THE PAST

For the last 24 years, the ski season in Ischgl has begun with a huge musical sensation. Year after year, global stars have performed on the stage – and we’ve been in front of it, and usually not alone. We’ve had a device of some sort with us all those years, which probably tells you more about us than we’d like. (Now what could it be?!)
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PEOPLE IN PAZNAUN: HERMMAN NARR, CHAIR OF THE SILVRETTA SOCIETY FOR TRADITIONAL COSTUMES

Hermann Narr is 41 and chair of the Society for Traditional Costumes in See. Every Wednesday evening you can see him and his group on stage in the Tyrolean Evening. In Trisanna, he reflects on his roots, explains why traditions should be upheld, and tells us how he brings Pazanun to the wider world.
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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: DAVID RUDIGIER, CHAIR OF KAPPL’S KRAMPUS CLUB

David Rudigier, who everyone just calls Dave, is 30 and has been a member of Kappl’s Krampus Club for more than half his life. As the club chair, he heads one of Europe’s largest Krampus gatherings each year. He speaks to Trisanna about holding on to traditions, what a club brings to a village, and the big challenge he faces anew each year. 

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: GABRIELA WALSER, CHAIRPERSON OF THE MATHON CHURCH CHOIR

Gabriela Walser is 34 and has been chair of the Mathon church choir since 2017. Gaby grew up in Landeck and moved to Mathon for love. In Trisanna, she tells us who she’d follow absolutely anywhere, remembers a very special conversation and reflects on her relationship with God.  
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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: DAVID RAGGL, MASTER DIGGER OPERATOR

David Raggl is 33 and grew up in Galtür. He studied to be an electrician, and during the summer he works with his company on building sites across the valley – and when it comes to operating a digger, he’s one of the best. And he proved as much last summer, too: David was crowned as European vice-champion digger operator.

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: STEFAN SIEGELE, CHAIR OF THE ISCHGL MOUNTAIN GUIDE ASSOCIATION

Stefan Siegele is 37 years old, was born and grew up in Ischgl, works as a ski and mountain guide and has been the chair of the mountain guide association for two years. He speaks with Trsianna about the feeling of happiness that only the mountains can give him, and explains why he can’t imagine ever moving away from his homeland.

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5 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT SARAH CONNOR

Sarah Connor’s career started almost 20 years ago with the single “Let’s Get Back to Bed – Boy!” Since then she has played innumerable concerts and brought out new songs, but also frequently disappeared from public view. Today she’s playing at the Spring Snow Festival Alp Trida. So here we’ve collected five things we find fascinating about Sarah Connor.

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PAZNAUN PEOPLE: MARGRET CIMAROLLI, CHAIR OF THE THEATRE CLUB

Margret Cimarolli is 73 and, in her words, a genuine Paznaun local. She was the head teacher of the Ischgl primary school for over 20 years, and today is chair of the local theatre club. She speaks with Trisanna about why Ischgl works so well, how it works, the fascination of the theatre and why a countryside childhood is so wonderful.