The writers

The alpine writers Walter and Hermine Flaig, the German Swabian and the woman from Schruns, Vorarlberg who went to school with Richard Beitl, belong to this circle. The Flaigs had lived "around Rätikon", in Gargellen, in Klosters, in Vaduz and finally in Bludenz. Together they brought forth many unbelievably informative guides, which encompassed the entire Vorarlberg region and the "Alpine Park Montafon" and that also at the same time depicted local history of the valley community. Along with numerous other publications, Walter Flaig published the "Silvretta Book" in 1939 with continuously revised editions, as one of his most important works. The book was at first forbidden by the National Socialism regional board in Innsbruck because the settlement history of the Montafon and Raetians peoples (an old, still existing, southern alpine population from in this case Graubünd) was mentioned and this was not allowed by the Third Reich.

Natalie Beer of Bregenzerwald, the female lyricist and author, who wrote great novels such as "Jubel der Steine" (Rejoicing of the Stones) and "Mathis the Painter" describing the fate of the Baroque master builder from Bregenzerwald and of the painter Mathias Grünewald, also lived a for a longer period at Madrisa. While there she researched her novel "Ich suche den Menschen", which took place partly in Montafon, and also the novels "Montiola" and "Suggadin" aliases for Schruns and Gargellen. Midy Rhomberg, who was very interested in this work was immortalized as "Frau Julia" as was also the author, poet and lecturer Albrich as "Professor Rüdiger".

Of course there was also Hedy Rothert, the writer from Rhineland, Germany, who lived 20 years in Gargellen and was Midy Rhomberg’s best friend. She composed many magical and amusing tales full of poesy and distinctively flavored with a local Gargellen feeling, including "Elfriede kam im Postpaket" the most well known from the pen of this so talented and brilliant author.