" 25th Meeting ‘Go and Hiking in the Mountains’ at Ischgl (Austria) "
July 06. - 20. 2019
Also in 2019, we shall have
our yearly meeting with amateur Go players from Austria,
Germany and, probably, from Japan.
Mr. Hayashi Kozo, professional 6-Dan from Kansai Ki-in, announced to join our meeting.
Of course, participants from other countries would also be welcome.
In 2019 we shall have the
25th meeting "Go and Hiking in the mountains" at the village Ischgl in the Paznaun
valley (District Tirol in Austria). Those who like playing Go and like the mountains as well, will meet like-minded
people during summer holidays at Ischgl. Also see here .
Ischgl ( http://www.ischgl.at ) is situated at 1.400m over sea
level, around Ischgl there are many options for
hiking. For those which are no strong walkers, there are easy walking-tours on the ground of the valley and there
are cable cars for getting up to 2.700m over sea level.
For playing Go in the Hotel
"Goldener Adler" there will be a
comfortable extra room. There we play usually
after dinner – till late night – and when weather is too bad for walking.
The meeting is no tournament, everybody looks for an opponent to play a handicap game. The Professional invites
two people to play a teaching-game against him. Usually, on one evening, there will take place a team-match Japan
Sometimes, when weather is very good we play outdoors in the mountains at the cottage "Klein Zeinis", which
belongs to the hotel.
Since 1995, the meeting was
organized by Mrs. Joshi Wiltschek († 2014) and Mr.
Helmut Wiltschek (Mödling
near Vienna). They hold the contact to Japan and they helped Japanese people travelling to Ischgl.
"The Hotel ‚Goldener Adler‘ in the center of the village Ischgl"
The Hotel "Goldener Adler " ( http://www.goldener-adler.at ) is managed by the family Kurz
and offers to
its guests single and double bed rooms (50 beds in 35 rooms) with breakfast and dinner.
Included are: steam-bath, sauna, whirlpool, once per week breakfast at the cottage "Klein Zeinis"
and 3 – 5 times per week a guided walking-tour with Mrs. Margarete Kurz, Michael and Jakob.
Once per week, you will have coffee, tea and cakes at "Klein Zeinis" after the walking-tour.
Bath or shower, telephone, television and a safe are available in the rooms.
The hotel has WLAN-access.
Breakfast and dinner are so
rich such that most Go players omit a regular meal at noon.
On request you will get sandwiches for your walking-tours.
The costs per person per
night in summer 2019 are
91.00 Euro in a single bed room,
81.00 – 85.00 Euro in a double bed room,
plus 2.50 Euro tourism tax.
These prices are valid, if you will stay for 7 nights or more.
Otherwise you will have to pay a little bit more.
A detailed pricelist you will find here; see also the web-site of the hotel ( http://www.goldener-adler.at ).
May be, you do not like to
live in the Hotel „Goldener Adler“ (because you do
not like to have
breakfast and dinner there or because the rooms are too expensive) or, may be, no free room is available at
the “Goldener Adler”. In these cases, the “ Tourismusverband Ischgl” (Association of Tourism Ischgl)
can help you to find a room or an apartment in another house at Ischgl.
Ischgl is small and the other houses are at 10 min distance at maximum.
"After dinner: Playing Go in the Hotel ‚Goldener
Adler‘ " (Picture by Günter Ciessow)
Hotel "Goldener Adler"
Mail: Hotel Restaurant "Goldener Adler", Kirchenweg 19, 6561 ISCHGL, AUSTRIA
(Association of Tourism Ischgl)
Mail: Tourismusverband Ischgl, 6561 ISCHGL, AUSTRIA
Helmut Wiltschek (Organizer)
Mail: Birkenweg 28A, 2440 Reisenberg, AUSTRIA
Thomas Pfaff (Contact in
Mail: Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 148, 67663 Kaiserslautern, GERMANY
Fax: 0049-322 2170 2889
Professionals at Ischgl
Nakayama Noriyuki († 2010)
1995 - 2009
Abe Yoshiteru († 2009)
2010 - 2011
2013 - 2018
Further companions of Mr.
Nakayama: Nakaoka Jiro (2x), Hisajima
Kunio and Mrs. Nakayama Kaoru.
Participants of the Winter Meetings „Go and Ski“ 1996-1997: Mrs. Tsukuda Akiko, Mrs Shigeno Yukiko
and from Kansai Ki-in Muraoka Shigeyuki and Honda Goro.
VIDEOS: Hayashi singing and playing on his
at the Go-Meeting Ischgl 2017 (by Hans Otto)
at the EGC Bordeaux 2011 and (by Richard Mullens)
at the EGC Olsztyn (Poland) 2013 . (by Cuong Nguyen)
If you travel by aeroplane:
The airport nearest to Ischgl is Innsbruck, other options are the airports Vienna or Munich in Germany.
From the airport you go to a railway station and then by train to ‘Landeck/Tirol’.
The name of this railway station is ‘Landeck-Zams’. In front of the Station you will find taxis and a bus-stop.
The bus from Landeck to Ischgl starts once per hour. Enter the bus “line 260” (destination Galtür/Bielerhöhe),
get out at the bus-stop ”Ischgl - Mehrzweckhaus” at Ischgl.
In Ischgl you have to walk 200m from the bus-stop to the hotel. The Hotel ‘Goldener Adler’ is situated in
the center of the village Ischgl near the church.
For groups of Go players arriving at Innsbruck, a transfer by bus from Innsbruck to the hotel can be
If you travel by train:
If you travel by car:
Apply the route Innsbruck – Bregenz, follow the direction ‘Landeck’, apply the exit ‘Pians’.
From exit ‘Landeck’ the nearest exit in the west is ‘Pians’. Follow the direction ‘Ischgl’ or ‘Paznauntal’
and find the hotel in the center of the village Ischgl.
"The village Ischgl in the valley Paznauntal in the district Tirol"
"Andreas Koch and a group of Japanese ladies at the Idjoch"
"Helmut Wiltschek and his birthday-cake on 20.07.2001 "
(Picture by Günter Ciessow)
"Hikers in the Jam-valley"
"Thomas Pfaff and Andreas Koch playing Go in the
‘Golden Eagle' "
Text: Dr. Thomas Pfaff,
67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Pictures: Günter Ciessow and Dr. Thomas Pfaff
Videos from Ischgl: Hans Otto
We do not guarantee for the specified costs at the hotel.
Last update: 10.09.2018