Nestled amongst the majestic mountain landscapes of the Arlberg and in the heart of Lech, guests have been enjoying the very best of comfort, authentic hospitality and first-class service at the traditional four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof since 1924.
The Tannbergerhof is right in the centre of Lech and in the middle of the hiking region. When you set off on your hike, you will find more than 350 kilometres of marked hiking trails and circuits at your disposal. Alternatively, you can be whisked away to the heights to enjoy a panoramic hike among the peaks.
The Lech Card provides free travel on the mountain railways along with the local Lech bus service, entry to the Zugertal, Lech’s first drive-in cinema, the children’s adventure programme, the new family programme and the “LechErleben” programme.
It’s all about the programmes. You can enjoy a session showcasing the power of nature every day: Pilates, Bike & Hike, yoga, soundwalks, sunrise tours, herbal walks and indulgent hikes.
Simply feel good and enjoy: the comfortable rooms & suites, decorated in the manor house style, the delicious culinary delights, and the small, excellent wellness area will enchant you during your unforgettable holiday on the Arlberg.
350km of superbly groomed ski slopes, 200km of high alpine deep snow descents, state-of-the-art lift facilities and numerous rustic huts where you can enjoy a break and a delicious bite to eat – all the ingredients for your unforgettable skiing adventure on the Arlberg, the birthplace of Alpine skiing.
Experience the best the Alps have to offer: the finest snow, warm hospitality, tradition and a sophisticated après-ski experience. The Arlberg is a hotspot for ski touring enthusiasts & deep snow descents. More highlights include heli-skiing, cross-country skiing and ice-climbing!
Join us on a culinary journey through international haute cuisine in Lech. Our famous kitchen team delight gourmet connoisseurs and guests with a sweet tooth with a range of local and international specialities accompanied by superb wines from our own cellars. And in the cosy, rustic atmosphere of our Martinstüberl, it all tastes twice as good.
The traditional four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof in the heart of Lech has been a byword for authentic tradition, warm hospitality and first-class service since 1924.
The comfortable atmosphere of well-being and Alpine charm inspires guests from all over the world – and that’s what makes your holiday on the Arlberg truly unforgettable. Let’s not forget the legendary Eisbar, the unique Irish Pub in Lech am Arlberg and the perfect après-ski location!
Immerse yourself in the very best of the Alps in summer or winter. The Tannbergerhof has been an institution in Lech for more than 80 years, with a history of success dating back to hotel founder Martin Jochum. Get to know your hosts at the traditional hotel in person!
The history and philosophy of your four-star hotel on the Arlberg
An old black-and-white photograph of the Hotel Tannbergerhof in winter.The Hotel Tannbergerhof in Lech was built in 1924.
The four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof in the heart of Lech am Arlberg has been a byword for sophisticated Alpine chic, mountain charm, first-class service & a comfortable atmosphere of well-being since 1924.
Our work is our passion, and we provide our guests with the best the Alps have to offer. Sport, relaxation and culinary delights combine to create an unforgettable holiday in the Tannbergerhof, the only four-star hotel in Lech to feature ski-in, ski-out convenience.
The success story of the four-star hotel on the Arlberg began with founder Martin Jochum (born in 1885). Martin Jochum passed the concessional examinations for the hotel & restaurant industry on the 28th of January, 1928, and so laid the foundation for a hotel with a grand tradition in the exclusive holiday village of Lech.
Spiced up with fresh pepper and a family with a proud tradition!
A smiling woman in a floral dress lies on a couch with her feet up and her arms outstretched.Alexandra Kiener, hotel manager at the Tannbergerhof
The Hotel Tannbergerhof has been under new ownership since October 2019.
Brothers Johannes and Christoph Pfefferkorn now work with Alexandra Kiener to run the hotel in keeping with its long tradition. They also run the Tannbergerhof’s partner hotel, located almost directly across the road – the five-star, romantic Die Krone von Lech.
They represent the fifth generation of the Pfefferkorn family, who have been working with the entire team for many years to demonstrate their creativity and feel for the industry in meeting the needs of their guests.
Guests at the Hotel Tannbergerhof tend to be young, active people with a cosmopolitan outlook who expect a high level of service. We are committed to satisfying these expectations, to the considerable delight of our guests – as you can see from the reviews we have received.
If you have any preferences, suggestions or critical comments to share, please let us know – our hostess Ms Alexandra Kiener and the team will be pleased to address your concerns.
Rooms & suites
All our rooms & suites feature modern facilities including bath and toilet, telephone, internet, information system, TV, radio, safe, minibar, bathrobe, bath slippers, hair-dryer and vanity mirror.
Experience a unique atmosphere of well-being in the suite at the traditional four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof in the heart of Lech. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself during your holiday in Vorarlberg. You’ll be inspired by the harmonious combination of sophisticated Alpine chic and modern convenience.
Culinary indulgence on your holiday in Lech
Gourmets, look out – you’re about to embark on a culinary voyage of discovery with the exquisite haute cuisine of the à-la-carte Restaurant Martinstüberl at the Tannbergerhof in Lech!
The menu features international delicacies, local dishes, classic Austrian meals and an exquisite five-course gourmet set menu. Our first-class kitchen team know just how to bring joy to your holiday in Lech.
Known throughout Lech for outstanding cuisine and a nostalgic atmosphere, Restaurant Martinstüberl is one of the most popular venues in town for discerning guests. Restaurant patrons can enjoy traditional Austrian specialities, pasta dishes, house-made sweet dishes, cakes and tortes from midday onward.
The à-la-carte menu is available in the evening. Enjoy a superb five-course gourmet set menu, Austrian and international dishes and other culinary highlights, all perfectly complemented by fine wines from Austrian & and international vineyards.
And how could you enjoy a holiday in Austria without special seasonal delicacies and highlights? Whether in winter or summer, guests at the Martinstüberl are in for a treat. You can look forward to warm summer evenings full of traditional live music!
Traditional delicacies such as Kaiserschmarrn pancakes are served alongside spectacular dishes from all over the world.
Add to that a stylish Alpine atmosphere, a welcoming team and the unique natural surroundings of the Arlberg, and your stay at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof in the heart of Lech is guaranteed to be truly special!
Are you ready for an unforgettable holiday in the Austrian Alps? At the traditional, four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof, we know how to pamper our guests. After all, the way to the heart lies through the stomach!
Start and finish your day with a range of delicacies from Austria and around the world. The expansive breakfast buffet is the perfect way to get your day off to a good start.
Choose from a variety of breads, the muesli selection, fresh fruit juices, healthy vegetables and delicious fruit, hearty cured meat and cheese platters, freshly cooked egg dishes, coffee and various flavoured teas.
To ensure your day in Lech finishes on an equally good note, you can enjoy a five-course gourmet set menu accompanied by fresh salads from the buffet. Some gourmet enthusiasts and guests with a sweet tooth then like to round out their meal with a lovingly created house-made dessert.
Experience our culinary diversity with a range of delicious dishes on your holiday. The largest ski region in Austria is waiting for you – simply send us your obligation-free enquiry. Of course, you can also book your holiday online to enjoy the advantages of a direct booking.
An enormous breakfast buffet for the perfect start to your day
Hotel guests can also look forward to an expansive breakfast buffet. Start the day with a swing in your step and get all the energy you need for a busy time in the Austrian Alps. Enjoy local produce, delicious house-made breakfast dishes, fresh baked goods and much more.
That’s the way to ensure you have plenty of energy and stamina for your day of hiking, skiing and more. And if you prefer a later start to your day, you’re most welcome to enjoy a full night’s sleep at the Hotel Tannbergerhof. A sleepyhead’s breakfast is available from the bar until 2:00pm.
At Restaurant Martinstüberl, you can explore the Austrian dining culture in an outstanding à-la-carte restaurant in the centre of Lech am Arlberg. At the top of its class!
To ensure you taste genuine Vorarlberg flavours with every mouthful during your holiday on the Arlberg, the kitchen staff at the à-la-carte restaurant of our four-star hotel in Lech am Arlberg will treat you to a range of creative dishes from Austria and abroad.
The team in our kitchen enchant our guests every day with their imaginative creations – and our ideal selection of wines complements each unique taste sensation to perfection.
Our philosophy combines traditional delicacies with international specialites from all four corners of the world. A kitchen with an interest in the wellbeing of the natural world!
Fresh, seasonal products, superbly prepared, form the basis of the haute cuisine on offer at the Martinstüberl – one of the best restaurants in Lech. You can look forward to highlights such as duck, the table grill and a wide selection of local and international classic dishes.
All these culinary delights are served up by a friendly team in a stylish Alpine atmosphere in the heart of Lech am Arlberg. Your stay at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof will be not only delightful, but truly unforgettable!
Ready to replenish your strength with a snack break during your active day in the Vorarlberg Alps? Pop in to the Martinstüberl at midday or during the afternoon to enjoy some regional or international dishes designed to give you all the energy you need for your day of skiing, hiking or enjoying a heli-skiing adventure in Lech Zürs.
The menu combines tradition with a down-to-earth approach to put the finest haute cuisine on your table. A superb lunch option for hotel guests, day visitors and locals alike!
The takeaway menu contains all our dishes available to take away. A particular feature of your takeaway options: this menu includes many specialities of the four-star Tannbergerhof, such as the ever-popular fondue, all for your convenience!
Enjoy fondue specialities in summer, autumn and winter (and Lech’s cold and wintry spring season) at our partner establishment, the five-star Krone Hotel, in Lech am Arlberg.
Just a few steps away from the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof, you can enjoy a delightful evening in the five-star Hotel Krone’s fondue dining room, where you will find superb food, an outstanding ambience and an amazing time!
And what is a holiday in Austria without special seasonal delicacies and highlights? Guests can indulge their tastebuds at the Martinstüberl in both the winter and summer seasons.
A winter fondue dinner is a particular seasonal highlight in the Alps. On a warm summer’s evening in the mountains, on the other hand, guests can enjoy traditional live music and delicious cocktails on the sun terrace.
Enjoy the height of culinary refinement in the centre of Lech am Arlberg. Restaurant Martinstüberl is the perfect choice for your midday or evening meal right at the foot of the ski slopes of the Arlberg.
You can look forward to a pleasant evening with the family, a social get-together with friends or a romantic dinner with your partner.
A delightful après-ski experience in a comfortable bar. In the homey atmosphere, and one level deeper, at The Cottage of the four-star hotel in Lech am Arlberg, you can finish off your evening in a comfortable and festive atmosphere from 6:00pm.
The perfect place to enjoy good company along with a cider or gin and tonic, meet up with friends and spend some quality time forgetting about your everyday concerns.
Immerse yourself in the comfortable atmosphere and enjoy a diverse programme featuring a range of live acts every Thursday. A successful day of adventure deserves a celebration, whether you’ve been freeriding, ice-climbing or heli-skiing, and your hours of sensational evening entertainment start from 6:00pm!
Disco, disco, party, party? At the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof, the need for peace and privacy is taken very seriously, and wild parties lasting until dawn would be totally out of place. For a cosy get-together and easy, pleasant conversation, try the Cottage.
Enjoy an unforgettable visit to the hotel’s Irish pub, “The Cottage”. Make new friends, enjoy some specialist Irish beers and explore the Irish way of life in the centre of Lech. And, of course, we offer a broad range of other beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, if you prefer more local options.
Party all night long and enjoy the exclusive nightlife during your holiday on the Arlberg. Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood stars like Hugh Grant, a satisfied customer of “The Cottage”, who succumbed completely to the venue’s unique Irish charm.
Enjoy an unforgettable holiday at the Tannbergerhof in Lech am Arlberg and turn the night-time into day. Or simply spend companionable hours at “The Cottage” Irish pub with your friends. Whatever you like!
The comfortable hotel bar
For a light snack between meals or an evening apéritif: the bar at the Hotel Tannbergerhof is open all day and fully stocked with light meals and attractive thirst-quenching solutions to get you through the day.
The bar in the interior of the hotel provides all-day flexibility and ultimate evening comfort to guests of the Tannbergerhof. Meet up here before dinner or wash down a meal full of culinary delights with the perfect digestif.
Guests at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof in Lech am Arlberg can choose between three bars – the hotel bar, The Cottage and the newly-renovated outdoor bar – to suit their individual preferences.
Your popular après-ski bar in the centre of Lech
The winter sports destination of Lech am Arlberg also has plenty of action to offer away from its 305 kilometres of ski slopes.
Picturesque Lech contains a temptingly inviting selection of bars for your skiing holiday. A long list of cosy, rustic, convenient or trendy locations, clubs, bars, party venues and dining options await your discovery.
Are you looking for a versatile location for partying and dancing in the centre of Lech am Arlberg? Then the newly renovated outdoor Aprés Ski bar at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof is just the place.
The Aprés Ski bar has been one of Lech am Arlberg’s most popular party locations for many years. Enjoy unforgettable hours of après-ski celebration along with panoramic views of the picturesque Alps after your day on skis.
The well-known bar features exclusive drinks, new creations and startling specialities from the Aprés Ski’s bartender! Dance to cool hits in your ski boots and celebrate your skiing holiday with delicious drinks in the exclusive ambience of Lech am Arlberg.
After your day of winter sports activities and before you head out clubbing or partying, it’s time for après-ski. The Tannbergerhof’s popular Aprés Ski bar is always full, from early afternoon to the real après-ski hour.
The large terrace provides plenty of comfortable seating and an impressive selection of cold, hot, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Enjoy your favourite drink along with a breath-taking view of the stunning mountains of Lech.
You know the feeling of being tired but happy as you return to your hotel after a long day out in the fresh air.
Your legs are weary from all that downhill or cross-country skiing, the children are starving after their day of ice-skating and tobogganing, and even the dog needs some down-time after a busy day accompanying a snowshoe expedition or winter hike.
The small, delightful wellness area at the Hotel Tannbergerhof can provide a relaxing massage to help you unwind before a delicious dinner at Restaurant Martinstüberl. The perfect location and comfortable rooms ensure your winter holiday in Lech is utterly unforgettable.
The central location of the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof in Lech means you can enjoy easy access to the best parties. But don’t forget to call in to the best bar in Lech, the hotel’s own “The Cottage”. The Aprés Ski bar, too, is one of the best-known locations in Lech and well worth a visit!
The terrace at the Tannbergerhof
If you love Lech in the winter, you’re sure to feel right at home in the summer as well! The Alpine chic design of the Tannbergerhof’s terrace is no less apparent in warmer weather. Enjoy a wonderful view of the Vorarlberg Alps from the terrace during your summer holiday on the Arlberg.
Discover the culinary delights on offer at the hotel with extraordinary ice-cream creations, traditional Austrian cakes and a terrific range of hot and cold drinks. Your summer culinary indulgence in the Austrian Alps!
Fresh-mixed cocktails are available on the terrace for all our guests with a refined palate. Your choices include Dark and Stormy, Tequila Sunrise, Caipirinha, Mojito, and more – sit back and enjoy your cocktail on the sun-drenched terrace until late in the evening.
The perfect place for après-ski celebrations in winter and some cool refreshment in summer! The newly refurbished outdoor bar at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof has just what you need at any time of year!
The sun terrace provides a superb panoramic view of the mountains
Experience unique moments on the terrace in Lech am Arlberg. Guests at the four-star Tannbergerhof can enjoy an unbelievable view of the surrounding mountains in both winter and summer, while soaking up the radiant sunshine – at 1,400 metres above sea level.
The hotel’s own sun terrace on the south side of the building is a marvellous place to relax on a sunny day, look out over the ski slopes and enjoy the imposing sight of the Arlberg – whether you visit the region in summer or winter.
As soon as the sun climbs above the Arlberg, we open out the comfortable seats on the sun terrace and invite you to come on out and make yourself comfortable.
The sun terrace is the perfect place to relax after a long day skiing the slopes of the Arlberg, a fascinating exploration of the nearby towns or the surrounding area or a summer hiking tour! In winter, visitors will find the hotel’s Aprés Ski bar, fully refurbished in January 2021, located here on the terrace.
Soak up some essential vitamin D and indulge in some rest and relaxation amid the panoramic mountain views. Enjoy traditional classics and other specialities from the kitchen of the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof, accompanied by complementary drinks to suit your taste.
Fancy a chat? Our popular sun terrace is the perfect place to meet other sporting enthusiasts, whether they prefer skiing, ski touring, cycling or trail-running. It’s a sure-fire way to find out the latest news and insider tips about the Lech am Arlberg region.
Indulge yourself with a meal in brilliant sunshine on the terrace and discover a range of local and international dishes, extraordinary ice-cream creations, traditional Austrian delicacies and world-renowned baked goods.
It goes without saying that your meal can be accompanied by the perfect hot or cold beverage to suit the occasion. Just the right touch: a refreshing summer drink! Sit back and enjoy the warm sunshine on the terrace until late in the evening with your Aperol, white wine spritzer, Tequila Sunrise, Caipirinha or Mojito.
The small and delightful wellness area
The wellness area at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof is not the largest you’ll ever see, with just three saunas and a single quiet room, but one thing’s for sure: it’s where you can be sure of finding some truly deep relaxation and tranquillity.
The three saunas provide enough room for Tannbergerhof guests, and the quiet area contains that perfect peace you so desperately need at times!
After an active day of hiking or cycling in summer or skiing or hiking through the snow in winter, the cosy and delightful wellness area at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof provides the relaxation and regeneration that you and your body need.
The right touch to ensure you go home completely recovered from your everyday life and full of your holiday adventures.
Any guests looking for a more intensive wellness experience are invited to book a massage and additional cosmetic treatment at our partner hotel, the five-star Krone, just a few steps away from our hotel. Here at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof, we aim to cater to your every wish.
Enjoy a magnificent summer holiday in Lech am Arlberg
Lush, green Alpine meadows, burbling mountain streams, fresh summer breezes on the peaks and rustic mountain huts – your summer holiday on the Arlberg will be a kaleidoscopic voyage of discovery.
Right outside the doors of the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof in the heart of Lech are 1,450 vertical metres of majestic mountain landscape and idyllic natural scenery – the Arlberg.
Whether you prefer hiking, cycling, golfing, fishing, climbing, canyoning or one of the innumerable other sporting & leisure activities on offer, your holiday on the Arlberg will be truly unforgettable.
A wide range of cultural events provides an assortment of non-sporting activities for your summer holiday at the Tannbergerhof, so you can be sure of finding something to catch your interest and gladden your heart. Are you excited and looking forward to your home-away-from-home in Lech?
Summer in Lech am Arlberg has plenty to offer, and it’s all waiting for your discovery. Send us your obligation-free enquiry today for an unforgettable summer holiday in the Vorarlberg Alps. You can book directly online here!
An exclusive mountain experience: hiking in Lech am Arlberg
Many-coloured Alpine flowers, clear mountain lakes and beautiful hiking paths – all the necessary ingredients for a magnificent summer holiday in Lech am Arlberg.
Lech am Arlberg is a diverse area offering numerous opportunities for your hiking holiday in the Vorarlberg Alps and the Arlberg region. You will find everything from pleasant strolls and leisurely hikes to ambitious mountain tours, along with excellent golfing facilities.
Enjoy natural pine forests and magnificent views while hiking on the ArlbergSpectacular Alpine panoramas while you hike. Enjoy a break from the stresses of daily life, breathe in the fresh mountain air and take a hike in perfect harmony with nature.
Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or an ambitious peak climb, the Arlberg has something perfect for every taste. Feel the fresh energy of summer and enjoy an unforgettable hiking holiday at our four-star hotel in Lech am Arlberg.
Secret tip: not for nothing were the Formarinsee lake and Rote Wand mountain featured on the Österreichischen Rundfunk (ORF) television programme “9 Plätze – 9 Schätze” (9 places – 9 treasures) in 2005, where they were listed among the most beautiful places in Austria.
The Lechweg path – from the spring to the falls
Explore one of Europe’s last remaining wild river landscapes. The Lech flows around 125km from its source near the Formarinsee lake down to the Lechfall waterfall in Füssen, Allgäu.
As you hike along the river, you will pass one of the largest colonies of ibex in Europe, cross the longest hanging pedestrian bridge in Austria and see the Bavarian royal castles – a truly unique outdoor experience.
In contrast to many other Alpine climbs, the Lechweg path is designed to offer a medium-difficulty hike for which no Alpine hiking experience is required. You can tackle the stages in any order to complete a certain number of kilometres each day.
Take a look at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof! As you pass through Lech am Arlberg, you might like to call in to the Tannbergerhof to enjoy a pleasant break on the hotel’s sun terrace!
Our Tannbergerhof tip: the Formarinsee is a beautiful mountain lake where you can (with a valid fishing pass from the Lech Zürs Tourismus information centre) enjoy a peaceful fishing expedition!
The Green Ring – a secret path of stories
This three-day, multi-stage hiking route leads over mountain ridges, through deep valleys and past waterfalls and Alpine meadows – following the trail of mysterious legends and ancient stories about the land and its people. This route is not just for nature enthusiasts, but also for those with an interest in culture.
Children find this hike exciting too, as there are many mysterious and exciting adventures concealed along the way, just waiting to be discovered. The Green Ring is the counterpart to the White Ring in winter, and both begin at the Rüfikopf!
Hike around the Arlberg region in 31 stages
“My path” – or, as the Vorarlberg dialect would have it, “Min Weag” – is a hiking circuit around the Arlberg leading past some of the most beautiful scenery in Vorarlberg.
Visitors and locals alike come to seek peace and leave their daily cares behind here among the mountain landscapes. Conversely, there is always the possibility of enriching encounters with other like-minded people, fellow travellers on the pathway.
The Vorarlberg circuit runs through six different regions
The Min Weag forest trail boasts a grand total of 31 stages, passing through six distinct regions. Hiking enthusiasts can tackle the whole loop in one go or hike the route in sections in either direction. The trail runs from Lake Constance up into the high mountains and back.
From the gently rolling hills of the Bregenzerwald forest, above the tree line to the Silvretta or the Rätikon – you’ll see every kind of landscape along the way. Each district and people have their own distinctive character and individual flair – including Lech am Arlberg, of course.
If you hadn’t already realised it, this hiking path will prove that the apparently small region tucked away to the left of Tyrol is really not so small after all.
Cycling in the Lech am Arlberg region
Are you looking for a truly outstanding cycling holiday? The Arlberg holiday region is just the place! Right in the middle is Lech, a village on the Arlberg offering everything you need for your adrenaline-filled cycling experience.
The perfect accommodation choice for your summer adventure in Vorarlberg: the Tannbergerhof, your traditional four-star hotel right in the centre of Lech!
The loveliest cycling routes in Vorarlberg
Lech am Arlberg is the perfect base from which to explore the most beautiful routes and cycle paths in Vorarlberg.
You will find a variety of cycling routes: along the shore of Lake Constance, through the stunning Montafon valley or simply exploring the mountain landscapes around the Arlberg. You can also cycle the international routes to Germany, Italy or Switzerland.
A 300km network of cycle paths for your outstanding cycling holiday in Austria
In Vorarlberg, the signposted network of cycle paths totals almost 300km and runs through several different regions. Routes run alongside roads, on paved tracks far from heavy traffic areas and on unpaved trails through the unique natural landscape of the mountains: there’s definitely something here for everyone!
A highlight of your holiday in Vorarlberg is the well-known Lake Constance cycle path. This 270-kilometre route is one of the most popular cycling tours in Europe. Look forward to exploring a range of different cycling tours in Vorarlberg.
Racing-bike riding, mountain biking & downhill cycling
Cycling on the Arlberg is always a voyage of discovery – numerous cycling routes at all levels of difficulty will keep you keen to get out on your bike. Racing cyclists, mountain-bike riders & downhill enthusiasts will all find just what they need on the Arlberg.
At the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof, you can enjoy an unforgettable cycling holiday in Lech.
Bike-in, bike-out in the centre of Lech
Mountain bikers, downhill enthusiasts and electric mountain-bike riders will find that the Hotel Tannbergerhof in the centre of Lech is the perfect base for a cycling tour. Tackle the exciting trails in the Lech Bike Park or enjoy the magnificent landscapes when you turn your mountain bike away from the paved roads.
The region around Lech contains plenty of marked mountain bike & downhill routes to ensure you have some action-packed descents. And if you occasionally like to swap your mountain bike for a racing bicycle, there are plenty of outstanding tours available for this as well.
Ride your racing bike along a terrific range of routes
Are you a passionate cycling enthusiast looking for a real challenge amongst the available routes? Do you prefer carbon over an aluminium frame? Are you training for an ambitious cycling race and need to complete more training units with different pulse frequencies?
Or do you simply like to ride fast while enjoying being out in nature? No matter what kind of cyclist you are, Vorarlberg has the perfect routes on offer for your unforgettable summer cycling holiday.
The most beautiful cycling racetracks in Vorarlberg
Lech am Arlberg, surrounded by the majestic Alps, is close to every region in Vorarlberg. It is a unique location, and the perfect choice for a holiday with your racing bike.
You can look forward to winding mountain pass roads in excellent condition, long mountain roads with spectacular views and long descents on which to practice your perfect curves.
The region also contains an extensive network of trails for your basic training needs. We need hardly add that there are also plenty of places to enjoy a pleasant break where you can rest and replenish your strength between race units.
Explore the natural world of the Arlberg while trail-running
The Arlberg region offers the perfect conditions for jogging and endurance training. Diverse terrain and plenty of running tracks to choose from provide everything you need to improve your technique and your individual performance.
Trail-running is a particularly good way to get outdoors and feel close to nature. At the traditional, four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof, you will be right in the thick of it all in the centre of Lech am Arlberg.
Trail-running in Lech am Arlberg
Lech am Arlberg and the surrounding area offer a fabulous natural backdrop to your trail-running adventures. And the best part? Trail-running is the healthiest type of running sport, as you travel over low-impact surfaces such as gravel paths, meadowlands and forest trails.
The Panorama trail in St. Anton am Arlberg is a particularly lovely option, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. There are also four different trails to choose from in Lech am Arlberg itself.
Trail-running: good for your health & the ideal workout
Trail-running is gaining popularity all the time, and more and more keen runners are exploring this low-impact sport with plenty of variety. Various studies have shown that light exercise at a moderate altitude, such as in Lech am Arlberg, is particularly good for your body and overall fitness.
And that doesn’t just mean mountain biking and hiking. The most important features of trail-running are the health benefits and the diversity as you get out into the natural world at your own pace and with your ideal pulse range.
Plenty of fish in Lech
Fishing the idyllic waters around Lech is a marvellous way to spend your days in peace and relaxation. The unique natural landscape, beautiful scenery and abundance of fish ensure your summer holiday is an extraordinary experience.
You can encounter rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, speckled trout, char and grayling in the lakes around Lech:
- Fischteich Zug
A variety of mountain lakes for a unique fishing experience
The region around the Arlberg contains a diverse range of streams and mountain lakes where you can enjoy a trouble-free fishing experience. Appropriate rules of conduct are of course prescribed, although no set fishing test is required for many fishing locations.
In summer, however, fishing is only permitted in most waters with a valid day pass, which can be obtained from ticket offices, the Fischteich pond in Zug or the Lech-Zürs tourism office.
Fishing in the Lechbach
The Lechbach is a mountain stream that can be fished with varying degrees of difficulty. Some sections of the waterway are easy to get to and ideal for families and beginners, while others are more attractive to experienced anglers. Depending on the location, waders may be useful.
Fishing on the Spullersee
The Spullersee is a mountain lake at an altitude of 1,810m, which you can get to with the convenient local Lech bus service. The lake is an excellent fishing destination suitable for all skill levels. The waters of the Spullersee are also perfect for a refreshing swim.
Fishing in the Fischteich Zug pond
The Fischteich Zug pond is well-known as a popular fishing spot for local anglers. It is also the place to go for fishing equipment, bait, tips and tricks for fishing in Austrian waters.
Fishing on the Spullersee
The Spullersee is a mountain lake 1,810m above sea level, easy to reach via the local Lech bus system. The lake is the perfect fishing destination for everyone. The cool waters also provide the perfect opportunity for a refreshing swim.
Fishing in the Formarinsee
The Formarinsee lake is easy to reach from Lech via the local bus or a 30-minute drive in your car. Fishing on the Formarinsee is an unforgettable experience, with the lake listed among the most beautiful places in Austria in 2005 by the ORF television. The lakeshore is particularly lovely when seen during your hike, trail-running excursion or mountain-bike tour.
Mountain golf courses on the Arlberg
Enjoy exclusive golfing at 1,500m above sea level: Lech has been impressing golfing enthusiasts since June 2016 with the highest-altitude golf course in Austria. The nine-hole course occupies 19 hectares along the banks of the Lech River and features spectacular mountain views.
The par-66 course provides golfers of all handicaps with a “perfect playing experience surrounded by the natural Austrian countryside”.
The challenge is to maintain the necessary, vital concentration, even as the splendid Alpine scenery and the beautiful Lech tempt you to stop and enjoy the view. The third and fourth holes of the course are particularly exciting, as you must successfully play across the river in order to sink your ball.
The Vorarlberg six-pack
Golfers who wish to visit multiple courses during their holiday in Vorarlberg can enjoy the so-called “six-pack”, a series of three delightful 18-hole golf courses and three charming nine-hole courses, all within a radius of 65 kilometres.
Perfect conditions for beginners or professional athletes to improve their tee shots and work on their handicaps.
Golf school for beginners and further training for experienced players
In addition to the actual golf course, the Lech Golf Club grounds also contain the Iconic Golf Academy, where holiday golfing lessons are available for all skill levels. The school has its own 3×3 hole practice area as well as a driving range, putting green and pitching facility.
The Iconic Golf Academy offers a diverse programme of golfing lessons under the leadership of pro golfer Michael Coventon.
Introductory courses, individual tuition, proficiency certificates, intensive lessons or computer-assisted analysis of your stroke – the golf school in Lech has the perfect training on offer for everyone from beginners to experienced golfers. You, too can enjoy a really skillful game of golf in Vorarlberg.
Fun & action-packed activities on the Arlberg
The wide variety of summer activities in Lech and the Arlberg region reflects the diversity of the Arlberg itself. The Arlberg is more than just a paradise for hikers, cyclists and golfing enthusiasts.
The region also offers a terrific range of other outdoor activities for your summer holiday: swimming, tennis & beach volleyball, fishing, canyoning & rafting!
A delightfully refreshing swim in Vorarlberg
Two children in swimsuits sit on a pedestrian bridge above a lakeLook forward to a wonderful summer holiday swimming with the whole family
On warm days, the new Lech Waldschwimmbad swimming pool is a particularly attractive option.
Opened in 2020, the facility is an easy 20-minute walk from the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof. You can also take one of the hotel’s e-bikes or catch the local bus, which stops just two minutes away from the hotel.
Children are particularly thrilled by a day in the water and will love exploring the craggy island, water slide, infants’ pool and playground. Those looking for a more relaxing time can enjoy sunbathing on the waterside lounge chairs.
The Lechbach stream is another cool, refreshing option! The Lech Waldschwimmbad is open during the summer and in fine weather from 9:30am to 7:00pm. Entry is free with your Lech Card – a terrific option for a marvellous summer day out with the whole family!
Stamina and summer fun: playing tennis & beach volleyball in Lech
Set, pass and smash: only on the beach? Not at all! At Lech’s Waldschwimmbad swimming pool, visitors find a superbly presented sand beach-volleyball court. Everything you need for beach volleyball action during your summer holiday in Lech!
An exciting contest on the court with your family and friends or a spontaneous team of holidaymakers, locals, or would-be spectators makes a welcome and super-fun change of pace on a hot summer day. Enjoy an exciting game in the sun, safe in the knowledge that you can cool off in the water afterwards!
Pure adrenaline: rafting or canyoning in the Lech valley
Narrow ravines, deep gorges, thundering torrents and bare cliff faces – the Arlberg region promises unlimited, thrilling rafting and canyoning adventures. Enjoy wild, exciting times on the natural waters around the Arlberg and broaden your horizons with a guided rafting tour or refreshing canyoning expedition.
Safe and secure in a helmet, climbing harness and neoprene wetsuit, you’ll experience moments you will never forget. Leap into the crystal-clear waters of natural springs, abseil down steep waterfalls and plunge into shining pools in the mountain streams.
And if you’d rather move over the water than through it, the Lech valley offers a range of exciting rafting tours. Experience the unique combination of strength in teamwork, harmony with the water and the energetic rush of riding Europe’s last remaining wild river – the Lech.
Explore Lech & and the surrounding area
Lech am Arlberg is an outstanding base for your explorations in the Vorarlberg region. Take advantage of Lech’s central location to discover the natural world of the Arlberg and its many sites of interest. Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or with the whole family, you’ll soon see that boredom is a foreign concept in Lech!
The centre of Lech
Lech am Arlberg is much more than just an international winter sports destination on the mountain. The idyllic town centre features a 600-year-old village church, the Vorplatz square with its unique mountain views and an altitude of 1,444m above sea level – making it an enchanting destination for the many visitors who come to the Vorarlberg town each year.
Lech is also the perfect base for a whole range of activities on the Arlberg, whether you’re interested in winter sports, athletic pursuits in the summer or an unforgettable holiday with the whole family.
The world-famous gourmet village of Zürs
The neighbouring town of Zürs was listed in the Falstaff gourmet guide and cited by the Vöslauer company as a “world-famous gourmet village”. Here the highest form of the culinary art, genuine hospitality and a unique ambience are intertwined.
Hosts in Lech Zürs am Arlberg have been striving for culinary perfection for many years. Not for nothing does Lech Zürs have the highest concentration of gourmet restaurants in the world – come see for yourself!
Lake Constance is a popular destination for more than just art and culture aficionados. Sporting enthusiasts and holidaymakers are also attracted by the wide variety of water sports on offer. Cycling along the Lake Constance cycle path around the lake is a unique highlight.
The Bregenzerwald forest is one of the few locations in Austria where traditional craftsmanship and original design go hand in hand.
It’s the perfect place for an active holiday spent hiking or cycling through the forest and getting to know its character and inhabitants. And don’t forget, the forest folk are considered to be self-confident, independent and unbelievably friendly.
Explore the Lechtal Nature Park and discover the longest pedestrian hanging bridge in the Western Alps. Nestled between the Alps of the Lechtal and the Allgäu is one of Europe’s last remaining wild river landscapes, with the Lech River winding through.
Discover the most beautiful towns & greatest cultural highlights around Lech
There’s no better base than Lech am Arlberg for your exploration of the beautiful cities and diverse cultural events on offer in Vorarlberg and Tyrol. You’ll soon see that this is where nature and culture really go together!
Bregenz is famous as a festival town, but the city on Lake Constance has much, much more to offer. Marvel at the renowned lake stage or stroll along the Seepromenade past fishermen’s cottages and little stalls where you can buy small souvenirs of your holiday. The Vorarlberg Museum & Kunsthaus Bregenz offer pure delight for culture enthusiasts.
Feldkirch and Bregenz are considered the most beautiful cities in Vorarlberg. Walk through the charming streets of the historic old town. Visit the Schattenburg castle and take in the fascinating view right across Feldkirch or treat yourself to a visit to the Montforthaus, the cultural centre of the city.
Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, is a world-famous and yet idyllic and straightforward city. When you visit the historic Innsbruck old town, you won’t fail to marvel at the city’s most famous landmark, the Golden Roof.
You might also enjoy a visit to the Imperial Hofburg palace, or why not take the family to Europe’s highest-altitude zoo, the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo? A city visit to Innsbruck is always a fabulous experience, equally appealing in all weathers.
Bludenz lies at the intersection of five different valleys, forming a social hub for both residents and tourists. This small town features the perfect combination of nature and culture along with all the unique characteristics you might expect of a distinguished “small, historic city” in Vorarlberg.
More cultural highlights:
- Skyspace Lech: art on the mountain! Above the Schottenhof farm – an easy ride on the mountain railway to Oberlech and then a 30-minute walk up the mountain. Included in your Lech Card!
- Inatura – explore nature, people and technology in Dornbirn: 1hr 15mins by car to the museum!
- Alpine Coaster Imst: you can get to the toboggan track in 35 minutes by car!
- Schloss Landeck – museum gallery: just 30-40 minutes’ drive!
- The Holzgau hanging bridge: swaying high above the Lechtal valley – a 30-minute drive along a narrow mountain road (only accessible in summer).
Winter in the home of Alpine skiing
Every year, winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world spend their winter holidays in Lech am Arlberg, attracted by the snow guarantee, international flair and sophisticated tranquillity of the region.
This Shangri-La of winter sports ranges in altitude from 1,300 to 2,800 metres above sea level and belongs to the rarefied circle of the twelve locations known as the “Best of the Alps”.
In our area, where Alpine skiing was first invented, winter sports remain a priority to this day. You can see this everywhere in the region, in every detail.
The perfect accommodation choice for your stay is Lech am Arlberg’s only four-star ski-in, ski-out hotel: our Hotel Tannbergerhof in the centre of the ski town features ski-lifts right outside the doors. Step out of the hotel and straight into pure skiing delight!
You will find everything you need for your skiing holiday – ski schools, equipment hire facilities, ski passes and other important elements of your exhilarating winter holiday in Austria – either within the hotel or very close by. So nothing can interfere with your outstanding skiing holiday in Lech!
Your holiday off the slopes in Lech am Arlberg
Are you looking for something much more comfortable, but still surrounded by the fabulous winter landscapes of the region? Your winter holiday in Lech offers plenty to explore away from the slopes and skiing areas.
Why not try a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride, a winter hike through the snow-clad forests, a cross-country expedition on one of the many trails around Lech, a daredevil ice-climbing adventure or the truly extreme sport of heli-skiing? It’s a winter paradise with something for every guest.
Experience an unforgettable winter holiday on the Arlberg and an exclusive après-ski experience in your hotel in Lech. And after every winter comes the spring, not to mention summer and autumn. As you know, the Austrian Alps contain many extraordinarily beautiful summer hiking trails for you to explore.
The circle is complete – two ski regions combined.
The opening of the new Flexenbahn railway in the winter of 2016/17 provided a fantastic new opportunity for ski enthusiasts. The connection between Zürs and Stuben/Rauz makes skiing on the Arlberg a much more convenient experience; with all the different locations on the mountains now accessible on skis.
Ski Arlberg is now the largest inter-connected ski region in Austria – the perfect situation for your magnificent skiing holiday in Lech.
Winter opening celebrations at Lech Zürs on the Rüfikopf massif
We can hardly imagine a winter opening without it – Fantastic Gondolas this year at Zürs. The winter season on the Arlberg begins at the end of November and the Fantastic Gondolas art and music festival will be held at the pre-party in Lech Zürs.
This celebration is a unique, award-winning top event featuring an innovative combination of multimedia depictions of Alpine natural landscapes, architecture and infrastructure together with live acts (international DJs), visual artists and dance performances.
Fascinating sporting events like the “White Ring” are equally captivating. With a terrific range of cool events, the small towns around the Arlberg have no need to fear any comparisons. Complement your skiing adventures with a diverse range of other activities during your stay in Lech.
The Weinberg event in December
At the beginning of December, Lech offers an enchanting experience for wine aficionados when it becomes a centre of lifestyle indulgence: wine-and-dine safaris in the heart of Lech, where visitors can sample both Austrian and international wines in a range of locations.
The perfect relaxing diversion on your cosy holiday in the mountains.
Museums & exhibitions about Lech and the history of skiing
The Lech Museum – Huber Hus, dating back to 1590, is well worth a visit. If you are interested in the splendid history of the Arlberg, a visit to the Kästle Mountain Museum will be just the thing.
Tanzcafé Arlberg Music Festival
All of Lech am Arlberg will be on stage during your winter holiday: you can enjoy the full musical range of swing & boogie, jazz and fusion, Latin, funk, deep house and everything in between. The very best of après ski!
Do you want to discover everything Lech has to offer? Send us your obligation-free enquiry today or make an online booking to enjoy the advantages of booking direct. The entire team at the Tannbergerhof are looking forward to your visit.
The only ski-in, ski-out hotel in Lech am Arlberg
Step out of your hotel directly onto the slopes. Head back off the slopes directly into your hotel – or directly into your après-ski experience in Lech am Arlberg.
The Tannbergerhof, set in the picturesque Austrian Alps, provides short distances, direct line of sight and seamless access between accommodation, activities, leisure and wellness.
Enjoy the unique location of the only four-star ski-in, ski-out hotel in the centre of Lech am Arlberg, together with outstanding value for money. You can look forward to an unforgettable summer getaway or winter holiday by yourself, for two, with the whole family or a group of friends.
Out the door and onto the slopes in Lech
At the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof, your skiing delights start right outside the doors! The only four-star ski-in, ski-out hotel in Lech am Arlberg is located right in the middle of town and next door to the most central and important ski-lifts in the region. An insider’s tip for your skiing holiday in Lech-Zürs.
Your ski-in, ski-out hotel in Lech with in-house ski room
The ski-in, ski-out hotel in Lech impresses guests with more than just its central location – the hotel also contains a modern and highly functional ski storage room.
Access is provided by a simple, practical keycard system to ensure your skis or snowboards are secure. Strap your skis on at the Hotel Tannbergerhof and you can head straight out onto the slopes of Lech am Arlberg!
The Ski Arlberg ski region is the largest inter-connected ski region in Austria, offering a choice of 350 groomed slopes and 200km of deep-snow descents.
Snowboarders may like to test their nerve on the tricky obstacles in the snow park on the Schlegelkopf. At altitudes ranging from 1,300 to 2,800 metres, plenty of snow, fun on the slopes and a mega après-ski experience are guaranteed on the Arlberg!
Still more snow-filled adventures in Lech am Arlberg
The fantastic slopes in the Ski Arlberg ski region invite guests to ski through the enchanting winter scenery on offer in Lech, while magical winter hiking paths through snow-draped forests, toboggan slopes under lights and a tremendous range of cross-country ski trails also have their attractions.
The romantically inclined can explore the spellbinding winter landscapes of Lech on an idyllic horse-drawn sleigh ride, while dedicated skaters might like to show off their moves on the ice rinks of the Arlberg.
All these winter activities can be found right outside the Hotel Tannbergerhof, your ski-in, ski-out hotel in Lech. An unforgettable winter holiday on the Arlberg for every taste!
Après-ski on the slopes of Lech
After your skiing, snowboarding or other winter activities in the Ski Arlberg ski region, you can enjoy some fabulous après-ski parties in Lech. It’s just a few steps from the slopes in Lech to your ski-in, ski-out Hotel Tannbergerhof, where legendary evenings are on offer at The Cottage and the hotel’s Aprés Ski bar.
Enjoy a comfortable ambience of modern elegance along with cool music and a high-spirited atmosphere. Your ski-in, ski-out hotel is the perfect place to raise your pint of Guinness, freshly-mixed cocktail or hot drink to a truly unique skiing holiday on the Arlberg!
Set off from Lech to explore Austria’s largest ski region
350km of perfectly groomed slopes, 200km of undisturbed deep snow and 97 state-of-the-art cable railways and lifts – the Ski Arlberg ski region has all you need for an unforgettable skiing holiday on the Arlberg.
Step out in the morning to savour the fresh mountain air and glittering snow beneath your skis, then enjoy a midday break and hearty restorative meal on the sun terrace of one of the region’s many rustic Alpine huts and alms – that’s your deluxe winter holiday on the Arlberg!
The construction of the ultramodern Flexenbahn railway in the winter of 2016/17 elevated Ski Arlberg to the position of Austria’s largest interconnected ski region.
All the ski slopes on the Arlberg are easy to reach on skis, so winter sports enthusiasts can access innumerable kilometres of slopes for a sensational snowboarding or skiing adventure.
Lech is a kind of epicentre on the Arlberg, and the ideal base for your skiing holiday. In fact, the Lech Zürs ski region is within easy walking distance of your hotel’s front door.
The four-star Tannbergerhof ski hotel’s uniquely central location, right on the ski slopes, makes this the only hotel in Lech am Arlberg to boast ski-in, ski-out convenience.
The slopes of Oberlech, Schröcken, Stuben, St. Christoph, St. Anton and many more are easy to reach with the region’s high-quality slope transport infrastructure. The fact that the Tannbergerhof is the only four-star hotel in Lech with ski-in, ski-out facilities is the icing on the cake of your stay at our hotel.
A modern, fully-equipped ski room provides guests with convenient, uncomplicated storage for their skis, snowboards and other equipment. Our guests are impressed by the functional design of the room and its simple keycard access.
A stupendous snowboarding adventure
Snowboard and freestyle enthusiasts will also find everything they could wish for in Lech. The Schlegelkopf snow park offers 3.6 hectares of pure board feeling. The Lech ski region can provide the perfect adrenaline high for avid Alpine adventurers of all levels, from beginners to the more experienced and even snowsport professionals.
200km of deep-snow descents should be plenty of room for freeriders to let off some steam. Gleaming white, undisturbed snow covers the slopes between majestic mountain peaks – what more could a freeriding enthusiast wish for on a holiday in Lech am Arlberg?!
The White Ring
The “Weisse Ring” at Ski Arlberg refers to the most impressive ski run in the Alpine region. But the White Ring, well-known as a sensational ski run, is most famous as the site of the longest ski race in the world.
Beginning in Lech, the route runs through the ski regions of Zürs, Zug and Oberlech, offering a series of fabulous panoramic views.
The White Ring provides plenty of sporting challenges across 22 kilometres of slopes and approx. 5,500 metres of altitude variation, but the most striking feature of the run is its sensational vistas of the mountains around Lech.
Although Lech is best known for amazing skiing opportunities, innumerable activities are offered off the slopes as well. Your winter holiday on the Arlberg will be truly unforgettable.
Our four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof is located just a one-minute walk from the Rüfikopf cable railway and a minute away from the Schwarzwand and Berghof ski lifts. The Oberlech mountain railway is four minutes away on foot.
Ski tours for beginners & the more experienced in the Ski Arlberg region
Are you looking for an intense outdoor experience where you can enjoy fabulous panoramic views without actually skiing downhill? Then the Ski Arlberg ski region and the area around Lech am Arlberg are just right for you.
The Arlberg is a real paradise for touring enthusiasts in Austria. The breathtaking mountains provide the perfect panoramic backdrop to make your Alpine ski tour a truly unforgettable experience.
The region contains a broad range of ascending trails and descents – plenty of fantastic options for beginners, experienced ski tourers and everyone in between.
Lech am Arlberg: a true paradise for ski touring enthusiasts
The area around Lech and the Arlberg boasts the perfect terrain for a diverse range of ski touring options, from challenging routes with a considerable variation in altitude to more leisurely alternatives offering equally enchanting views.
With plenty of access points on the Arlberg, you have ample opportunity to stop for a rest in one of the region’s rustic Alpine huts. The centre of Lech also offers some choice options – the sun terrace of our hotel, the extremely popular Eisbar or a delightful meal at the brilliant Restaurant Martinstüberl.
Numerous guesthouses invite visitors to enjoy a well-earned rest and a vibrant après-ski experience to round off their ski touring adventure. Night-time ski tours with head torches or by the light of the full moon are a particular highlight, especially when followed by a nightcap at the Irish Pub in the Hotel Tannbergerhof.
An unforgettable skiing holiday in the Ski Arlberg ski region
A delight for every freeriding enthusiast: 200 kilometres of undisturbed natural mountainside, safe terrain and several signposted powder runs. Lech-Zürs am Arlberg is one of the most beautiful and popular ski regions in Austria, attracting freeriders from all over the world.
Freeride checkpoints and marked routes
Freeriding is not just about fun and action – we also have to consider safety. And that’s why the Ski Arlberg ski region features numerous noticeboards providing freeriders and ski touring enthusiasts with all the information they need for a perfect day on the slopes of the Arlberg.
These signs indicate the most popular and beautiful freeriding routes. They also provide up-to-date information on avalanche warnings, rules of conduct in the Austrian wilderness and a range of checks and safety precautions.
Freeride in safety in Lech
As with any outdoor sport in wild terrain, there are certain risks associated with freeriding. To ensure you enjoy an unforgettable day out in the wilds, the Ski Arlberg ski region offers a range of safety training options.
And, of course, you can purchase the full range of safety equipment in any of the numerous sporting and winter sports stores in Lech am Arlberg during your stay in the Ski Arlberg ski region. Don’t forget your mobile phone or camera, so you can capture the magnificent snow-covered Alpine views!
Freeriding delights in the finest powder snow
Undisturbed powder in the Austrian Alps – that’s your unique freeriding holiday in Lech am Arlberg. Enjoy the unique experience of delightful sunshine and spectacular descents in the Lech-Zürs winter sports region.
Tell your friends all about your unbelievable day over lunch or an evening meal at the Martinstüberl restaurant. Or indulge yourself with a session in the hotel’s wellness area to get ready for the next thrilling day of skiing on the Arlberg.
Enjoy outstanding deep-snow descents when you go snowboarding in the Ski Arlberg ski region
Are you looking for a perfect snowboarding holiday in Austria? You will find fantastic descents to suit both passionate skiers and snowboard enthusiasts in the Ski Arlberg ski region – the largest ski region in Austria.
Get ready for unique snow-filled delights in Lech am Arlberg and try out some awesome tricks and obstacles in the deep snow! Perfectly groomed slopes, off-slope routes and deep-snow descents – try them all when you go snowboarding in the Ski Arlberg ski region.
The reliable snow guarantee makes Lech one of the most popular winter sports locations in all of Austria. Adventurous visitors to Lech can try on some snowshoes and go exploring off the ski slopes, making their mark in the undisturbed snow, or burn off energy with a vigorous winter hike or ice-climbing expedition.
Save the date: the Longboard Classic in Stuben am Arlberg
Every year since 1999, Stuben am Arlberg, just 10km from Lech, has been home to the largest longboarding and old-school snowboarding event in the world: the Longboard Classic. The competition is held in an open area at an altitude of 1000m, and athletes compete in three different categories.
The combination of snowboarding legends and newcomers to the sport make this a very special event, and an absolute must for snowboard enthusiasts on a winter holiday in Lech am Arlberg!
Skiing and snowboarding after a spectacular helicopter ride
Are you passionate about skiing or snowboarding and want to try something new on your next skiing holiday? Perhaps you are an adrenaline junkie or adventure-seeker looking for an extraordinary freeriding experience in Austria?
Heli-skiing or heli-boarding on your next winter holiday in Lech Zürs guarantees unforgettable moments of excitement on the Arlberg!
The only place in Austria to offer heli-boarding & heli-skiing
The combination of a perfect location and good winter weather conditions means the peaks of Schneetäli Orgelscharte (2,450m) and Mehlsack (2,652m) are the only places in all of Austria where heli-skiing and heli-boarding are possible.
You might have thought it could only happen in a James Bond movie, but this dream can become reality during your winter holiday on the Arlberg. You can enjoy undisturbed, deep snow-cover, radiant sunshine and virtually deserted slopes in the Ski Arlberg ski region.
After a helicopter ride through spectacular scenery to the Orgelscharte or the Mehlsack, weave your way down snow-covered slopes accessed by only a very few ski tours. The ultimate freeriding adventure!
Heli-skiing with beautiful panoramic views in Lech Zürs
One thing is for sure: you’d better not leave your camera or mobile phone at home when you go heli-skiing. The fabulous Alpine panoramas will enthrall you during your helicopter ride.
And there’ll be plenty more opportunities to get that perfect shot during your hour-long ski or snowboard decent to the Seitental Zug near Lech. Your extra-special memento of an extraordinary skiing holiday in Lech am Arlberg.
Relax after the thrill of heli-skiing in Lech am Arlberg
After an exciting day of heli-skiing on the Arlberg, treat yourself to some relaxing indulgence at the four-star Hotel Tannbergerhof’s in-house wellness oasis. Feel the beneficial heat of the sauna or pamper yourself with a range of massage & wellness treatments.
Afterwards, you can enjoy a selection of delicious meals and an assortment of culinary highlights at Restaurant Martinstüberl, before heading off to an après-ski party or a session at The Cottage. The one and only ski-in, ski-out hotel in the centre of Lech really has it all.
Cross-country skiing in Lech am Arlberg
The region around the Arlberg is a dream come true for endurance sport enthusiasts in winter. The snow-covered hills and sunlit expanses of the region promise an unforgettable cross-country skiing experience.
Visitors can choose from a diverse range of trails, classified in three levels of difficulty, to enjoy a pleasant outing in the sunshine or a more challenging excursion at altitudes of 1450m and above for the best kind of high-altitude training. And all set against a stunning backdrop of panoramic Alpine views!
Beautiful cross-country trails for the ideal skiing experience
Lech am Arlberg is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination for cross-country ski enthusiasts, in no small part due to the stunning landscapes and diverse selection of trails on offer within the region.
Pleasure seekers and professional athletes alike enjoy the superbly prepared cross-country & skating routes through the fascinating Alpine scenery of the mountains. The cross-country ski trails in the region are free to all!
Explore the snow-covered winter paradise around Lech am Arlberg
You can look forward to an undisturbed winter wonderland, snow-covered slopes and sunny hikes in a unique part of Austria. The multi-facetted Arlberg promises the perfect combination of sport and nature for more than just dedicated skiing or snowboard enthusiasts and fans of ski touring.
Winter hiking is another way to breathe the clear mountain air of the Arlberg and discover beautiful landscapes and spectacular views. And afterwards, warm up with a relaxing time in the wellness oasis as you look back on a marvelous day’s hiking.
After your winter hike in Lech: stop for a bite to eat, relax & enjoy
The area around Lech contains a wide range of tours and trails for extensive winter hikes. Rustic Alpine huts and cosy dining options – Lech am Arlberg has plenty of places to rest and replenish your strength.
You might prefer to savour a selection of local and international dishes at Restaurant Martinstüberl or enjoy an upbeat après-ski experience.
Either way, the centrally-located Hotel Tannbergerhof is the perfect base for your winter holiday in Vorarlberg. And don’t forget to call in to Lech’s one and only Irish pub, “The Cottage”, during your stay.
The highlight of your winter hiking experience in Lech: the thrill of feeding the wild animals
A top-secret tip for your winter holiday in Lech: you can see wild animals every evening. Take the opportunity to observe the shy wildlife of the Alps from a safe distance during your winter hike in Lech.
Every year, from the middle of November to the middle of May, the animals are fed a nutritious diet to help them survive the winter.
The red deer are a particular highlight, but you might also see hares, foxes and martens at the feeding sites. Add an exciting wildlife experience to your winter hike on the Arlberg and discover the unique fauna of the Alps.
An extensive network of paths for wonderful winter hiking excursions in Lech Zürs
There are many different options available for your winter hike through the magnificent winter landscapes of the Arlberg.
Narrow pathways, groomed winter hiking trails and everything in between will lead you through enchanting winter forests and across mountain slopes. The Lech Zürs network of hiking paths and trails provides some 40km of outstanding winter hiking possibilities.
Winter hiking through snow-covered mountains and forests
There are several good reasons not to miss out on a winter hike on your winter holiday in Lech am Arlberg. The sound of fresh snow crunching underfoot, the sight of the extraordinarily beautiful snow-draped Arlberg and the taste of fresh, clear mountain air with every breath. That’s the winter experience on the legendary Arlberg!
A walk through the romantic forest gives your body the time it needs to relax and regenerate. The close proximity to nature makes it a particularly calming experience, as the mountain’s white-clad sides begin to sparkle in the light of the winter sun.
Whether you prefer a gentle stroll or a more vigorous hike, a network of approx. 40km of perfectly groomed, clearly signposted trails is sure to provide the perfect alternative for your voyage of discovery.
Winter hike: from Schlössle in Oberlech to Skyspace
Art and culture enthusiasts have been enjoying a new meeting place since the summer of 2018: Skyspace in Lech. This accessible art installation was created by world-famous artist James Turrell after a visit to Lech am Arlberg in 2014.
The unique domed roof of the installation reveals a world of colour. Guided tours are offered at regular intervals (the facility is only open in dry weather!). Suitable winter footwear and warm clothing are recommended for the short walk up the mountain.
Explore Lech on a winter snowshoe expedition
Snowshoe hiking is an increasingly popular sport and very little prior knowledge or experience is required.
Snowshoes and sticks are available directly from the Hotel Tannbergerhof or one of the many sports shops in the centre of Lech. A practical equipment hire solution for your winter enjoyment off the slopes of the Arlberg.
Snowshoes test your endurance, but at the same time offer a relaxing pastime and the perfect opportunity to find yourself. The undisturbed natural landscape is perfectly still in the depths of winter, so you replenish your strength as you quietly pass through it.
A snowshoe excursion through snow-draped forests is a romantic way to spend some quality time with your partner. And if you are looking for a friendly, sociable winter sport, a light-hearted snowshoe excursion in Lech Zürs is especially enjoyable with your friends or family.
Your experience can be just what you want with the unlimited possibilities available on the Arlberg – so get your snowshoes on, and let’s go!
A night-time hike by torchlight in Lech Zürs
A torchlit snowshoe expedition at night is truly an extraordinary experience. Torchlit snowshoe expeditions through the peaceful winter landscape are held every Tuesday and Thursday night in Lech Zürs.
Getting out and about on snowshoes can also be an exciting experience for children or a supremely romantic option for couples. Our guides always have some interesting stories to tell, and help create a fairy-tale atmosphere for your snowshoe expedition in Lech Zürs.
Our tip: don’t forget your warm winter clothes and sturdy footwear, as clear nights on the Arlberg can be extraordinarily cold!
Wellness after your snowshoe expedition in Lech
Warm both heart and body in the wellness area at the Hotel Tannbergerhof or with a delicious evening meal at Restaurant Martinstüberl. The Hotel Tannbergerhof is right in the centre of town
Discover colossal waterfalls when you go ice-climbing in Lech am Arlberg
Icy surfaces, cascading waterfalls, cold winds and pure adrenaline! Ice-climbing on the Arlberg is a unique spectacle and a thrilling combination of skill, courage and delight.
Lech am Arlberg contains several sports schools and centres where you can learn more about ice-climbing in the Arlberg region. You are welcome to bring your own equipment or simply hire everything you need for your adventure on the mountain here in Lech.
Your safety when ice-climbing on the Arlberg
Climbing the icy ravines and waterfalls of the ArlbergSkill, courage and delight – ice-climbing demands the perfect combination of concentration and adrenaline
Ice-climbing is a popular sport in Austria, especially on the Arlberg.
Safety is the number one priority in ice-climbing, which is why you must check the latest weather information for the mountain before you begin your winter climbing expedition in Lech.
There are many sports schools and mountain guides in Lech who will be happy to help you and provide guided ice-climbing tours on the Arlberg. One step at a time, you will be able to discover the fascination of frozen water and feel the power of the ice as you climb.
A diverse range of ski tours and romantic winter hiking paths provide still more opportunities to discover the winter-clad mountains of the Vorarlberg – in far greater comfort.
An ice-climbing garden is the perfect place to learn
The Lech Zürs region and the Arlberg itself offer the perfect options for ice-climbing. The area features a selection of ice-climbing gardens designed for beginners, where the less experienced can take their first steps on the ice and improve their climbing skills.
One of these is the Eisklettergarten Lech am Arlberg, where you can easily hire all the equipment you need. And if you need to let off steam after your efforts, you can follow up with some downhill or cross-country skiing in the Ski Arlberg ski region.
The Hotel Tannbergerhof is the perfect base for all your sporting activities on the Arlberg – your unique ski-in, ski-out hotel in Lech. Don’t forget to check out the après-ski options and pay a visit to the hotel’s in-house Irish pub, “The Cottage”, so you can tell everyone all about your ice-climbing and other adventures!
Ice falls in Vorarlberg: climbing routes in all levels of difficulty
Experienced climbers will enjoy the challenge of Europe’s longest frozen waterfall in the Klostertal valley. Montafon and the Brandnertal valley contain several other ice-climbing routes in various degrees of difficulty.
Tobogganing fun for young and old in Lech
Tobogganing on the Arlberg is a uniquely enjoyable experience for the whole family. Neither old nor young can possibly be unhappy with a thrilling race down groomed slopes or naturally snow-covered hillsides.
On your winter holiday in Lech am Arlberg, what could possibly be more fun than the wind whistling in your ears as the snow flies out from the sled runners beneath you?
A toboggan ride from Oberlech to Lech
Spectacular track design ensures you will enjoy an unforgettable tobogganing adventure, guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping, on the 1.2 kilometre, fully illuminated route from Oberlech to Lech. The perfect change from skiing!
Our tip: if you have access to a helmet camera, you can film your thrilling toboggan ride and watch it as many times as you like at home.