On holiday, you crave relaxation, recreation and quality-time with your loved ones. And you want to discover the holiday region with all its people and places. How great that Ischgl offers – alongside its myriad of pastime activities – an extensive and diverse programme for culture enthusiasts!
Not just winter sports and hiking sports aficionados gets their money’s worth in Ischgl – all those who want to add a touch of culture and history to their holiday do too!
Museums in and around Ischgl
There are three museums in Ischgl – and they all revolve around the region’s history and its particularities.
- Mathias-Schmid-Museum and Mathias-Schmid-Art-Trail: Mathias Schmid was a famous art personage from the Paznaun. In his works, the painter guides the viewer through the mountains of Tyrol and portrays the everyday life of the farmers there. You can contemplate his paintings, at the Mathias-Schmid-Museum at the outskirts of the village and the forests of Ischgl – a sight to behold from the outside already.
On the occasion of the painter’s 150th birthday on November 14, 1985, the Mathias-Schmid-Art-Trail was opened. On this eleven-kilometres-long trail, display boards tell about the artist’s life and his works. By the way: the circular trail is suitable for prams which makes it perfect for families, too.
- Farmers’ museum in Mathon: a journey back in time at the Paznaun. What you get to see there didn’t happen all that long ago – but it’s still completely inconceivable from today’s point of view. At the farmers’ museum, on the first floor of the Walserstube inn, you get an insight into the world of the farmers at the Paznaun: from tools for harvesting hay to the weaving chamber and the bed-chamber.
- Museum of the Silvrettaseilbahn AG cable car company: Attention, cable car fans! At the museum of the Silvretta cable car, a paradise for tech aficionados awaits. Experience a journey back in time to the early stages of the cable cars in Ischgl. You also get to see old skis, ski boots and the equipment of mountain rescuers from the days of yore.
Chapels in Ischgl
They all are wildly romantic – the chapels in and around Ischgl. Perfect for exploring nature and the landscape of the Paznaun while on a tour from church to church. And there are plenty of little churches and chapels that can be reached via hiking trails. They’ll take your breath away with their scenic views of the mountains around Ischgl and fill your days with lots of memorable holiday moments. During every season of the year.
- The Parish Church of St. Nicolas in Ischgl: centrepiece of the church is the silver reliquary arm of Saint Stephanus. Concerts are also regularly held at the church – perfect for experiencing the Alpine culture!
- The Hermitage to the Seven Pains of Maria lies at the centre of an idyllic forest clearing on the old way to the Fimbatal valley.
- The Anna Chapel near the Bodenalpe is the oldest documented chapel of the Paznaun.
- The Martha Chapel at the hamlet Ischgl-Innenversahl is the most recently built chapel of the region. It was built in 1995, after a women’s initiative, and impresses with its colorful leaded windows.
- The Maria Snow Chapel in Pasnatch is the biggest chapel of the parish of Ischgl and houses a resplendent high altar.
- The Three Kings Chapel is located at the hamlet of Mathon, approx. four kilometres away from Ischgl.
- The Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Chapel is easily recognisable from a distance already thanks to its curved shape.
- The Antonius Chapel in Versahl houses the pietà highlight of sculptor Johann Ladner.
- The Funeral Chapel of Saint Lucius was erected in 1773. Its highlight: the black rococo altar.
- The Chapel of Saint Gallus sits atop the Oberpardatsch alp in the Fimbatal valley and, hence, is located right in the middle of the ski resort.
Tip: With the chapel guide Paznaun, you’ll hold all cultural places of interest in your hands. The guide contains both directions and interesting facts about the chapels. It’s available at the tourism office Ischgl – Paznaun.
As you can see: Ischgl unites the best of both worlds. The Tyrolean holiday resort is where art, culture, history and sports meet. It impresses holiday guests from all over the world each year. So, what are you waiting for? Send us your holiday enquiry right away!