Questions & answers

The mountain village of Ischgl.


Where is Ischgl located exactly?

Ischgl is situated in the western part of Tyrol in the region Landeck. It is located at 1.377 metres above sea level. Ischgl is the main village in the Paznaun valley and is embedded between the mountain range of the Silvretta and Verwall group. Ischgl has almost 1.600 inhabitants and over 10.600 guest beds.

How far away is Ischgl?

It is about 193 km from Munich to Ischgl, and from Stuttgart it’s about 323 km. Frankfurt am Main is about 528 km from Ischgl, while from Cologne it’s about 681 km to the Trofana Royal. Ischgl is about 777 km away from Berlin. Meanwhile, Hamburg and Ischgl are about 912 km apart! From Vienna it’s about 577 km to the Trofana Royal. Innsbruck is about 105 km and Zurich is approx. 230 km in distance.

Where does the name Ischgl come from?

Ischgl is derived from the Rhaeto-Romanic word “Yscla” and means island.

Where comes the name “Trofana” from?

“Trofana“ is derived from the Rhaeto-Romanic and it means Trisanna. The river Trisanna flows through the Paznaun valley.

What should you know about the Paznaun valley?

The Paznaun is 40 kilometres long and ends on the “Bieler Höhe”, the border to the federal province Vorarlberg. It extends from 900 to 1.800 metres sea level. The “Fluchthorn” is the highest mountain of the Paznaun valley.

Paznaun and its history

‘Obere (Upper) Paznaun,’ the area around Ischgl and Galtür, was settled by Rhaeto-Romans from Engadine in the 9th century. In the beginning, the area was used as a pasture.

The area around Kappl and See, a.k.a. ‘Untere (lower) Paznaun,’ was settled from Serfaus and Fiss. In the year 1,275, the Paznaun valley was first mentioned in a document as “Baschenowe.” From the year 1,400 onward, it has been called Paznaun. Today, tourism is the main source of income for inhabitants.

How do you get to Ischgl?

When arriving from Germany you drive to the end of the A 7 motorway. Afterwards, you can drive over the Fernpass to Imst. From there, follow the signs to Landeck via the motorway A 12 to Landeck / Pians or alternatively via the B 171. At the end of Landeck, the B 188 leads you to Ischgl.

When arriving from Munich, follow the A 8 to Rosenheim, where you change to the A 93 and cross the border at Kiefersfelden. Then the motorway A 12 takes you to Landeck / Pians, from where you come to Ischgl via the B 171.

Also an arrival by train is possible. In this case, you travel to Landeck. From Landeck you can reach the Hotel Trofana Royal either by public bus (50 minutes) or by taxi transfer in about 35 minutes.

Innsbruck Kranebitten is the nearest international airport. It is about 100 kilometres away from the hotel. The airport can be reached in about 90 minutes by taxi transfer.

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How is the weather in Ischgl?

The Paznaun valley is characterized by the climate of a central alpine high valley. This means that the climate is rather rough due to the altitude, but gets many hours of sunshine and thanks to the location is well protected from the heavy rainfall of the reservoirs. The current weather report for Ischgl and live webcams can be found here.

Are winter tires and snow chains necessary to drive to Ischgl?

If you spend your winter holiday with us in the Trofana Royal your car should be equipped with winter tyres for the journey to Ischgl, because from the 1st November till the 15th April a general winter tyre obligation applies in Austria. Since Ischgl is situated at an altitude of 1,400 metres above sea level, it is also advisable to carry snow chains to be prepared for all eventualities.

How big is the ski area in Ischgl?

The Silvretta Ski Arena has 239 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes, 45 modern lifts and cableways and 515 ha of slopes. So unlimited skiing fun is guaranteed. Boundless in Ischgl is not simply “missaid”, because the Ischgl ski area is linked to the Swiss ski resort Samnaun.

Further Information about the ski resort

Is the Ischgl / Silvretta ski area snow guaranteed?

The Ischgl ski area extends from 1.400 metres to almost 2.900 metres above sea level and has a pronounced snow guarantee due to its altitude alone. Furthermore, 1.100 snow machines ensure that winter guests can ski from November to early May.

What can you do in Ischgl in summer?

Highlight events such as the Woman’s Summer Festival and the legendary Ironbike attract the visitors, but Ischgl is much more than this – mountain bikers, hikers and connoisseurs can experience a summer in the mountains which could barely be any more variety-packed. Endless single trails in front of an unspoilt mountain backdrop, versatile hiking routes for every fitness level and culinary highlights on the mountain and in the valley are waiting to be discovered.

Are the lifts also in operation in summer?

The Silvretta and Fimba cableways are also in operation in summer and transport guests from the valley up to over 2,300 m elevation. From there, the Flimjoch cable car takes you up to 2,757 metres, where you can then take the Flimsattelbahn cable car to Alp Trida. The Alp Trider Sattlebahn cableway also operates in summer. These lifts open up a wonderful hiking area high above Ischgl.

What is the Silvretta Card all inclusive?

With the Silvretta Card you can enjoy almost unlimited advantages in Paznaun - and the card is free! When you stay overnight in Paznaun you get the Silvretta Card which has the ​most attractive leisure offers in the region!

Is it possible to go shopping in Ischgl?

Yes. Countless sport shops and boutiques await you in Ischgl. No matter if noble jewelry, noble watches, delicate fragrances or current sporting fashion, everything can be found in Ischgl. Supermarkets and gourmet shops round off the extensive shopping offer.

Are there gourmet restaurants in Ischgl?

The Tyrolean ski resort has developed into a gourmet destination in the past few years. Ischgl has the highest density of gourmet restaurants in Austria - two of them are located in the Hotel Trofana Royal*****Superior. The à-la-carte restaurants “Paznaunerstube” (only open in winter) and “Heimatbühne” (also open in summer) are a must for gourmets and connoisseurs.

Is there a doctor or a pharmacy nearby?

If you really need medical help, a general practitioner with a medicine cabinet and sports surgery are available in Ischgl. There is also a dentist in town.

How is nightlife in Ischgl?

Ischgl is not only known for its extraordinary skiing area, but also for its nightlife. Countless pubs, après-ski huts and clubs lure with good sound and great atmosphere. From the classy night club to the rustic alpine pasture, Ischgl offers a wide range of nightlife.

Are pets allowed at Hotel Trofana Royal?

No. We ask for your understanding that we do not accept any pets.

Where can I park in Ischgl?

The Trofana Royal has its own parking garage. From the garage, two panoramic lifts take you directly to the reception or to the floor of your room.