Paznaun - Ischgl Region


Situated in the westernmost corner of Tirol, the Paznauntal Valley is a true alpine valley with steep sides and three internationally renowned ski hotspots: Ischgl, Galtür and Kappl.

The rugged Paznauntal Valley branches off the Stanzer Tal Valley near Pians and runs 40km in a south-westerly direction as far as the Bieler Höhe. Just over the border in the neighbouring province of Vorarlberg lies the Silvretta-Stausee reservoir. This narrow valley in the far west of Tirol is surrounded by the high Samnaun Mountains and the Silvretta Alps to the south and Verwall Mountains to the north. In winter Paznaun lives up to its reputation as an international hot spot for skiing, with the large resort of Ischgl and the Silvretta Arena ski area giving skiers and snowboarders the chance to cross the border into Switzerland and dance the night away in the village’s many après-ski bars. All in all there are four ski resorts in the valley, each of which offers snowsure conditions thanks to the region’s high altitude. During the summer months this sunny and dry area welcomes hikers, rock climbers and mountain bikers, with the village of Galtür at 1,600m a particularly popular destination.

Singletrails for mountain bikers and a bateau mouche at 2,000m

Visitors to the Silvretta-Stausee reservoir are in for a surprise. Cruising over the calm waters at almost 2,000m altitude is a small bateau mouche more commonly found in cities such as Paris and Amsterdam. It is the highest sightseeing boat anywhere in Europe. Rock climbing enthusiasts will find plenty of challenging pitches in the region, while Paznaun is also known as a haven for mountain bikers with its many sections of singletrail and Smuggler Freeride Tour leading over the border into Switzerland. Those with legs of steel can test their mettle at the annual Ischgl Ironbike held every August. The event is considered one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in Europe and challenges participants to climb up to 3,820 vertical metres.


Ischgl is rightly known as one of the best ski areas in Europe. The surrounding Silvretta Arena draws international stars and celebrities every year. Paznaun also has three other resorts ideal for families: Kappl, See and Galtür., © Paznaun-Ischgl
One region, four ski resorts

Ischgl is rightly known as one of the best ski areas in Europe. The surrounding Silvretta Arena draws international stars and celebrities every year. Paznaun also has three other resorts ideal for families: Kappl, See and Galtür.

Following a series of deadly avalanches in 1999, the village of Galtür built a unique 345m protective wall which also houses a gallery, the Alpinarium Galtür. A permanent exhibition entitled “At The Very Top” informs visitors about Galtür and its relationship with nature and the rest of the world., © Alpinarium
Alpinarium Galtür: protection and education in one

Following a series of deadly avalanches in 1999, the village of Galtür built a unique 345m protective wall which also houses a gallery, the Alpinarium Galtür. A permanent exhibition entitled “At The Very Top” informs visitors about Galtür and its relationship with nature and the rest of the world.

Anyone who considers themselves a serious hiker should definitely take on the Paznaun High Trail. This 120km hike comprises nine stages and 11,000 vertical metres. Each stage can be accessed from the valley, giving walkers the option of completing one, several or all of the stages in one go., © Paznaun-Ischgl
Panznaun HighTrail: a challenge for serious hikers

Anyone who considers themselves a serious hiker should definitely take on the Paznaun High Trail. This 120km hike comprises nine stages and 11,000 vertical metres. Each stage can be accessed from the valley, giving walkers the option of completing one, several or all of the stages in one go.

The Kulinarischer Jakobsweg is a special hike offered from July until late September 2015. It combines great walking and great food, taking in four huts in the Paznaun region where teams of expert chefs led by Eckart Witzigmann prepare delicious meals., © Paznaun-Ischgl
Kulinarischer Jakobsweg: four chefs, four huts, one passion

The Kulinarischer Jakobsweg is a special hike offered from July until late September 2015. It combines great walking and great food, taking in four huts in the Paznaun region where teams of expert chefs led by Eckart Witzigmann prepare delicious meals.

At Lake Vidersee high above Ischgl there is an educational adventure trail all about water in its many different forms. Attractions include waterwheels, a water playground and a barefoot walking path., © Paznaun-Ischgl
Vider Truja Adventure Trail

At Lake Vidersee high above Ischgl there is an educational adventure trail all about water in its many different forms. Attractions include waterwheels, a water playground and a barefoot walking path.

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