The 84 Rooms Guide To Lech

Here is our hit list of where to stay, eat, and play this winter.

Where to Stay

There are so many fantastic places to stay —both hotels and chalets— that it is hard to whittle it down. We will always be drawn to the Hotel Schmelzhof, which is run with heart and soul by the charming Strolz family, while Kristiania Lech is the last word in luxury and the superior five-star Almhof Schneider is rooted in tradition. The Arula Chalets, the Chalet 1551, and the newly opened Sonnenhof from the team behind the Almhof Schneider are just three of the private addresses to know.

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Where to Eat & Drink

Rote Wand Chef’s Table

“This is one of the best culinary hotspots in the Alps. Built in 1780, Zug’s old schoolhouse accommodated the alpine dairy and the school for a long time. Today, all those looking for culinary delights that are in a class of their own have come to the right place at our Schualhus: they can try the Rote Wand Chef’s Table. Julian Stieger is the new chef at the Rote Wand Chef’s Table as of last year. The Austrian chef is 28 years old and 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. However, he is no stranger to Zug either, as he has already worked with Max Natmessnig at the Rote Wand Chef’s Table."


“Perhaps the best place for a very cosy lunch. The same menu for many years, local classics, never disappoints.”


“Up on the slopes, ski right up to this mountain hut for a cosy lunch — or walk up from Oberlech for a romantic, candlelit dinner in its wooden-clad dining room.”


“With a cool, contemporary alpine feel, start with cocktails downstairs in the bar at the Schneggarei, before heading upstairs for delicious pizzas.”

Hus Nr. 8

“Book ahead for brilliant raclette and schnitzel at the cosy Hus Nr. 8, which feels like a home away from home for Lech regulars.”

Hotel Krone

“After your final run — or lift — down of the day, join the crowds gathering on the terrace of Hotel Krone for the best apres-ski vibe in town.”

What to Do


305 kilometers of downhill slopes, and 88 state-of-the-art lifts and cableways await. When the Flexenbahn lift opened in 2017, all the resorts of the magnificent Arlberg—including Lech, St. Anton, Zurs, St. Christoph, and Stuben—were connected to create Austria’s largest ski area. For passionate skiers and snowboarders, the White Ring—a legendary route from Lech, via Zürs, to Zug and Oberlech—is a must.


Hike along the Lech river to Zug. The well-prepared winter hiking trail leads you directly to the Gasthof Rote Wand.


The Skyspace Lech is a newly created cultural highlight in Tannegg in Oberlech, accessible in winter.

Cooking Classes

Hotel Rote Wand's latest concept 'Friends & Fools' 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.

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