It is not for nothing that the nights are much longer than the day in Ischgl, so why not plan a winter trip today? Especially with the famous Ski resorts in the Alps where you can catch all the fun in the world? Ischgl is a small picturesque village in the Tyrolean Alps, but it would make you feel like you are in a glittering metropolis or cosmopolitan city with its wide range of Pubs, discos, clubs and Cafes.
Even though the place has a population of just 1,600, there is so much going on in the season and you can enjoy 24hours uninterrupted fun and partying, with Skiing in the day and après-ski in the evening in the village that is 1,300 meters above sea level.
Ischgl was however founded not founded not by the Austrians, but by Swiss from the Engadine. As a mountain farming village, in the Rhaeto-Romanic it was spoken of as economically dependent with neighboring region of Vorarlberg also built about 1,000 years ago.
Things changed for Ischgl in 1460, when the Archduke Sigismund allowed the farmers from Ischgl export cattle and to import grain without any form of tax, this led to the small community becoming very wealthy.
In the 17th century, Ischgl was separated from the Engadine which led to the residents poor and people started migrating and some started selling their children, called “Swabian children” as maids and servants to wealthy farmers in Germany. Only at the end of the 19th century did things become good for them again when the community discovered its tourist qualities. With the opening of the Silvretta cable car 1964, a hotel village with exciting events and many night clubs were built and the farm village became a tourism center.
Target Group, Main Travel Time And Climate In Ischgl
In Ischgl, you can meet many young people from all over Europe, but above all German and Dutch like to party in Ischgl. In recent years groups of tourists from the United States and Australia came again to Tyrol, to celebrate and you can find there also Japanese in high season. Mainly are youth groups that spend their winter holidays in Ischgl of Austria and of Switzerland.
You can have fun in the snow in Ischgl from November until the beginning of May, for so long in the skiing season in the Tyrolean Alps. There is little going on in the summer, although it is still worth a. If you come to Ischgl in the winter, you can enjoy fresh mountain air and sun but it gets really cold in the nights, you need to come with the proper night cloths.
Well-known clubs, discos and bars in Ischgl
Ischgl, the Tyrolean Mountains has some great venues where you can spend some memorable time and have so much fun, with clubs, discos and bars lining up like pearls side by side alongside eachother.
- Coyote Ugly (website)
An always great and hilarious atmosphere with hot GoGo dancers, a fantastic stage show and a superb atmosphere. The club was named after the famous American film, and its such a great place to be with all its craziness.
- Nikis Stadl (website)
Those who like it a bit hearty will feel very comfortable in Niki’s Stadl with security level very high. The bar is one of the most famous bars in Ischgl, and when you come to après-ski. Niki’s Stadl, is the perfect place to be if you are looking to dance the night away at Alpine rock.
- Pacha (website)
For those who like a little exclusiveness, this is the place to be, because Pacha is the celebrity bar in Ischgl. Although prices were very high when the clubs was first opened in the 2002, it is actually worth it, with celebrities like Paris Hilton dropping in and surprising everybody.
- Kuhstall (website)
Don’t worry, you will not encounter beef things in the cowshed of Ischgl, but if you like to dance and hear good mood music, then the cow shed is the best address to the après-ski. Here everything is happening until the early morning, the prices are civil and cheerful people from around the world can be found.
- Toni’s Après-Ski Bar (website)
Located in the heart of Ischgl, Toni’s après-ski bar is popular place when it comes to celebrating, dancing and flirting. The bar has a great atmosphere and you should come early on the weekends, because the place is usually full.
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Travelling to Ischgl
There are many ways to get to Ischgl, but there are also a lot.
With the car
If you are coming from Germany, your drive should take you on the A-7 towards Munich and then on to Innsbruck, from there it continues on the S 16, driving up to the exit Pians, and then it is still about 20 km on the Silvretta Federal road (B 188) to Ischgl. In Austria, you have to pay a toll and winter tyres are compulsory.
Best continuing by Germany from Innsbruck and from there take the bus to Ischgl. 4240 line, it goes beyond Paznaun in about an hour to Ischgl.
Take a plane to Germany, that’s if you are coming from a place outside of Germany, from there you can continue by train and then by bus to Ischgl, or you can use an airport taxi.