The stories of the Paznaun region

Culture and sightseeing

One thing’s for sure: The Paznaun is a valley steeped in history – and full of stories. 40 kilometres of snow-covered summits, romantic Alpine pastures and glistening lakes and streams: This alluring mixture has been fascinating people for many centuries.

The region was already populated back in the 9th century, when the Rhaeto-Romans used the area as grazing land. The area was first mentioned in a document in 1275 as “Baschenowe”.

Since then a lot has changed in the Paznaun valley – but one essential aspect has stayed the same: The Paznaun is a place full of history and stories. With a spectacular nature and plenty of room to get active. With open-hearted people and numerous sights that make your getaway from everyday life all the more fascinating and unforgettable.

Connect four: Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl & See

If places could speak, … the villages of the Paznaun would have plenty to tell.

After all, Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See and look back on an eventful past, giving each of them an individual personality and unique character.

  • Galtür
    Charming Galtür at the foot Ballunspitze mountain has been the location of many unforgettable family holidays. Thanks to the ECARF quality seal, Tyrol’s first climatic spa is also popular with guests suffering from allergies.
  • Ischgl
    The perfect stage for summer adventures and winter dreams. The famous winter sports destination of Ischgl is an all-year favourite with guests who like to combine action with relaxation.
  • Kappl
    If you have been to Kappl before, you know that around every corner, there is something new waiting to be discovered. For instance, one of the many chapels that gave the village its name. Back in the days, Kappl was known as “ad capellam” (by the chapel), which later turned into “Kappl”.  
  • See
    Small but charming: With around 1,000 inhabitants, the smallest village of the Paznaun region might not be large in size – but it’s a perfect stage for big adventures! Skiing, hiking, snowboarding, swimming, sightseeing – all of this and more is waiting for guests in See.

Discover the highlights of the Paznaun valley


If you’re going on a discovery tour of the Paznaun, you’ll be rewarded with a multitude of hidden treasures. Behind every corner, you can find cultural gems and fascinating museums.

Sights you shouldn’t miss:

  • Wiesberg castle and the Trisanna bridge
    Perched on a rock high above the Trisanna river, Wiesberg castle awaits visitors with numerous precious exhibits. Also don’t miss Trisanna bridge, which quite rightly used to be known as Europe’s most audacious construction.
  • Alpinarium Galtür
    The Alpinarium museum in Galtür is a treasure trove of life in the Alps. As part of the 345-metre-long avalanche protection wall, the Alpinarium is not just interesting on the inside, but also quite impressive from the outside.
  • The chapels of the Paznaun region
    Stroll from chapel to chapel and discover fascinating facts about the cultural treasures of the region – with the handy chapel guide of the Paznaun. One of the highlights is “Rearkappali” chapel, where the parents of the famous “Swabian children” bode farewell to their sons and daughters.
  • Ischgl cable car museum
    Discover fascinating technology and Ischgl’s “way to the top” as a skiing hotspot at the local cable car museum. Numerous historic exhibits make the museum a highlight for guests of all ages.


Did you know? With the premium package of the Silvretta Card, you enjoy free admission to many attractions of the Paznaun valley – among them Alpinarium Galtür and Ischgl’s cable car museum! The basic version of the discount card also comes with many benefits. 

Find out more about the Silvretta Card!