Rote Wand Gourmet Hotel
Zug, Lech am Arlberg, Austria

Rote Wand Gourmet Hotel

The Rote Wand started life as a simple farmhouse in Zug in the mid 17th century. In the 1950s, its owners, the Walchs, turned it into a cafe and guest house: people came from neighbouring Lech for Burgi’s legendary apple strudel and shredded pancakes; while Josef, a ski instructor, brought his guests from by horse-drawn sleigh for fondue, which often turned into dancing in the cellar bar. Now with their son Joschi at the helm, the Rote Wand has evolved into one of the best hotels at the Arlberg with a beautiful spa — but still with food and warm-hearted service at its core.

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hotel Guide


  • All rooms feature stunning mountain views, spacious bathrooms, living areas, and a balcony.
  • In-room amenities: TV, Illy Coffee Machine with set (3 different coffees and 2 selected teas), Kettle, Room Bar, Hair Dryer, Bathrobes & Slippers, Cosmetic Products from Susanne Kaufmann, Safe and WiFi.
  • In-house store with a selection of local products and goodies.

A Word From the Owner Joschi Walch

  • „A place where we all do our utmost, day after day, out of conviction, to always offer you a little bit more than others: More service, more comfort and above all more heart.“

Wellness & Spa

  • Wellness area with spacious relaxation room, tea bar as well as bio sauna, infrared color light therapy sauna, outdoor solo steam grotto and Finnish outdoor sauna.
  • Family sauna with its own bio sauna and tea bar.
  • Heated outdoor pool, Indoor pool.
  • Lady Spa with classic Finnish sauna and steam bath with colored light therapy, private relaxation room and tea bar.
  • Fitness and gymnastics room.

Culinary Delights

  • Your host Joschi Walch is probably one of the most passionate foodies you can imagine. When time permits, he travels with his wife Natascha all over the world to discover culinary insider tips and trendy gourmet hotspots. The impressions of their travels and his vision of the first address for discerning gourmets combine today at the hotel with the legendary Rote Wand Stuben and the Rote Wand Chef’s Table in the time-honored Schualhus to create a “must” for gourmets from all over the world.

Wine & Dine

  • Rote Wand Chef’s Table is one of the best culinary hotspots in the Alps. Julian Stieger is the new chef. The Austrian chef was most recently at Geranium in Copenhagen (3 Michelin stars | No°1 Worlds 50 Best). Previously, he worked in top restaurants such as Eleven Madison Park (3 Michelin stars | Worlds 50 Best – Best of the Best), Steirereck (2 Michelin stars | No°13 Worlds 50 Best), Landhaus Bacher, Le Ciel and Weindlhof.
  • Stuben: Crowned royals and many other famous faces have been picked up at least once by Josef Walch in a horse-drawn carriage in Lech and spoiled at the Gasthof Rote Wand according to all the rules of the art of fondue. Even today, a fondue evening in the winter months at the Rote Wand Stuben is a culinary highlight on the Arlberg.
  • Friends and Fools is their latest concept and offers daily classes with their chef and local team. It's a culinary school, a wine tasting, and food education room. Reserve in advance at the hotel.


  • Dress up elegant for the Rote Wand Stuben and the Chef’s Table.


  • Rates start at EUR 260 per night during summer months.
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Local Guide

Location & Setting

  • Right in the middle of it all, just 3 km from fashionable Lech, the hotel is located in the super charming village of Zug.

Ski-in & Ski-out

  • The Hotel is only a minute's walk from the new gondola, which brings you right into the Ski Arlberg area that offers 305 kilometers of slopes. There is a Ski rental in the house (for a fee).


  • The hotel is starting point for numerous winter hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, horse-drawn sleigh routes, toboggan runs, snowshoe tours, and other tempting activities.
  • In summer months: Climbing, hiking, mountain biking (the hotel provides bikes for a fee), wellness & enjoying the peace and quiet – the fantastic mountain world on the Arlberg holds a wealth of opportunities for being active and relaxing in every season.

Lech Insider Guide

Where to Shop

  • Lenai & Linai, right next to the church in Lech center for velvet, linen, and wool clothing, and authentic `Austrian slippers. The best souvenir you can take home.

How to Get There

  • Major airports: Zurich (2 hours) and Munich (3 hours)
  • Smaller airports: St.Gallen (1 hour), Friedrichshafen & Innsbruck (both 1.5 hours)
  • Train station is Langen am Arlberg (30 min)
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