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Golf-Challenge Lech 2014

A week to remember! Regardless of whether you’re a professional or a beginner, great fun is guaranteed this week.

Together with 3 other hotels – Hotel Gasthof Post, Hotel der Berghof and Hotel Goldener Berg – this week will feature an extravaganza of great golfing and fine gourmet dining, because each of these hotels is opening its doors for a festive dinner as well. Following the game, all of the guests will meet at the terraces of the golf club and can thus get to know their fellow players. This way, by the end of the week, golfing opponents can turn into golfing friends. At the same time, however, there is a bit of rivalry developing around the game for the Hotel Cup. All of the guests will be vying for this grand prize. But no worries, even if you’re off your game on one day: only the four best guests at each hotel will be counted towards the win. Last summer, we were once again successful and were able to win the Cup back. We hope to have peaked your interest…

Here’s the preliminary programme for the 2014 Golf Challenge:
> Sunday: welcome cocktail and dinner
> Monday: practice round on the Champion’s Course in Mieming
> Tuesday: tournament in Mieming and dinner at the Hotel Gasthof Post
> Wednesday: theatre evening at the open-air stage Geierwally in Lechtal
> Thursday: Short course tournament at the 3-hole golf course in Lech and dinner at Hotel der
Berghof
> Friday: Practice round at the golf course in Bludenz-Braz (Texas Scramble format)
> Saturday: Final tournament in Braz and closing dinner at the venerable Alter Goldener Berg
Package price includes:
> Breakfast and dinner (excl. beverages)
> All practice rounds and tournaments
> Transfers to the golf courses
> Lunch on game days
> Transfer to the theatre and theatre tickets
> Starting present and other small gifts during the week
> Closing ceremonies
> Guided walks and mountain hikes
> Lech Card for free use of hiking buses, mountain tramways, etc.
> Free mountain bike rental
> Admission to the spa area Revitalium and the new pool landscape Alpine Baths, with separate areas for adults and children
> New gym with a fantastic view of Lech
> New youth room, with pool table, table football and Playstation
> Table tennis
> Childcare at the Teddy-Club for kids 3 and up
> Children’s playground
> Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel
> Bath robe and slippers during your stay
> Garage parking and much more…

golf challenge lech 2014 package from 20 to 27 July 2014
Package price for 7 nights, in a comfort double room: EUR 1.355
For weekend reservations from Thursday to Sunday: EUR 605
Accompanying persons may participate in the side events!
Package price in a comfort double room, without golf: EUR 1.005

Our Alpine Summer

Die-hard winter guests can hardly imagine spending a few days in the summer in Lech. But anyone who has had the pleasure of greeting a fresh summer morning relaxing on our breakfast terrace or recharging their batteries at one of the countless idyllic spots around Lech, anyone who has hiked leisurely through the green meadows is certain to fondly remember their time here in the mountains. Because when you hike, the world automatically slows down to a pace that is unique to you. And living life at this pace is something that we have almost forgotten in today’s busy world. Simply setting aside some quality time for yourself. Nor will guests find that the many cultural events on offer in Lech during the summer are massive, crowded spectacles. True to their roots, they remain “small, but special”.

For people who can’t really imagine spending their holidays at such a slow pace, Lech and its surroundings also offer a wealth of sporting fun. Interested in a round of golf at Bludenz-Braz, one of the most beautiful and challenging 18-hole courses in the Alps? Want to try a climbing route on the 2,416-meter Karhorn? Or how about participating in Lech’s High Altitude Half Marathon? We’ll be more than happy to work out a programme for you.

Come and enjoy the magic of the mountains during the Lech summer season from 25 June to 5 October 2014.

We look forward to seeing you!
Sincerely, Claudia & Georg Strolz

The green ring

The Green Ring is a hiking circuit from Lech to Zürs, from Zürs to Zug and from Zug to Lech, modelled on the route of the White Ring skiing route. The Green Ring can be hiked in several stages, depending on one’s stamina and fitness. Hikers enjoying the Green Ring can be inspired by legends and stories along the way. Mysterious creatures tell charming, funny stories from the modern world of legend and help you take a new look at your magical alpine surroundings. At the reception desk, you can buy a copy of the book of legends “A Samurai at the Kriegerhorn”, which was specially written for the Green Ring trail.

For instance, one hiking destination on the Green Ring is: The pier on Lake Zürs.The pier on the Lake Zürs was constructed by Bauhof Lech under the supervision of Günter Schneider and completed in the summer of 2013 with great skill and dedication by Armin Gundolf and his team. The pier is beautifully romantic and has been perfectly integrated into the landscape of Lake Zürs. It provides an ideal location for a rest break before ascending higher, or simply to just relax for a morning with a good book.

Another highlight is: Mail from the Green RingTwo mailboxes are located on the 1st and 3rd stages of the Green Ring, one at Lake Monzabon and another by the reservoir next to the Lecher Chluppa (above the Kriegeralpe). There you can find postcards which you can take, write and drop in the box or send. These postcards help you send your greetings to friends and acquaintances, or even to yourself from the Green Ring. The mailboxes are emptied once a year and the postcards are then sent by Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH. Plans call for a third mailbox to be installed near the “Gletscherzunge” before the ascent to Madlochjoch. Sending a postcard to yourself. Not a bad idea, eh?

The Green Ring can be kiked the whole summer from June 25 to October 5. Hiking suggestions can be requested to Georg Strolz personally.

The Lechweg – Meditation and high suspense

Because the pristine landscape along the Lech is anything but boring.The first 4 stages can easily be hiked starting from the Austria, as the Lechtal bus goes to Lech every hour and so it’s no problem at all to be back at your “mountain home” in the evening. Once you get to the fourth stage of the Lechweg, you are faced with a tough choice: do you test your nerves by crossing Europe’s longest hanging footbridge or take a small detour through the romantic, untamed Höhenbach gorge? Most people decide to test their fear of heights: the bridge is 200 meters long, spanning a 110-meter deep ravine. Just one-meter wide, the bridge runs across the gorge and in itself it is an adventure which is not easy to quickly forget. But the Holzgau Suspension footbridge is just one of the many attractions on the 125-km Lechweg.

Holzgau Suspension FootbridgeA panoramic view and an adrenaline rush, all at once! Welcome to the new suspension footbridge that spans the romantic, untamed Höhenbach gorge. This is the highest, longest and most spectacular pedestrian bridge in Austria!!!
Some technical details:
> 200.5 m long and approx. 105 m high
> 1-m wide, with a grating floor
> The rail is 130-cm high and is lit at night with LEDs
> Up to 630 people would fit on the bridge
> Suspended footbridge with two suspender cables
> 5.2-m pylons located on either end
> The suspender cables are anchored to the ground with 6 rock anchors
> Cable tension: currently 26.5 t
> The breaking load is more than 280 t per suspender cable
> Cable diameter: 50 mm
> Weight of the bridge: 22.8 t

Run in Lech!

Regardless of whether you like to call it jogging, running, Nordic walking, trail running, mountain running or just walking, you’re sure to find the ideal terrain to enjoy your favourite form of ambulation with us. Because the landscape is perfect. The altitude is ideal. And monotony is impossible. With 10 specially designed running and Nordic walking paths, Lech has everything you need for a great run. And everyone is invited to come and enjoy the magical mountains of Lech during the special running events organised by the town. We hope you have a great time and a good workout each and every time!

Take a deep breath and off you go!Back home, your feet are pounded into submission by hard asphalt and despite your high-tech running shoes they feel tired and fatigued. You’re constantly confronted with artificial obstacles, such as intersections and red lights, that break your rhythm. You stand there and breathe in fine dust and car exhaust, both neither healthy nor fragrant. Breathe a sigh of relief, because you won’t find any of that up here with us. Guaranteed! At an altitude of 1,450 m, this high alpine valley is the ideal spot for an active summer vacation.
10 running paths offer you 54 km of running fun to enjoy. You can run on gravelled paths along the river, soft meadows, mossy forest paths and trails strewn with fir branches and you may not even notice that these different kinds of terrain work like a massage on your feet. But as soon as you take off your running shoes and wade barefoot in the cool waters of the Lech, just because you want to, just because you want to breathe in the fresh, pure mountain air, then you’ll know how refreshing and exhilarating a holiday here can be.

The Arlberg Classic 2014 from June 26 to 29, 2014

2013 the Arlberg Classic rolled out all the tricks when it came to alpine weather, but the participants and spectators still had a fantastic time. Whereas last year some of the oldtimers were struggling to get over the 1,894 m Hahntennjoch pass in the 30 C heat, this year they almost needed snow chains. As a precaution, the experienced alpine rally driver and race director Armin Schwarz sent an “ice spy” to the highest point on the course. Fortunately, the news was that the pass was clear. The 114 teams endured all the various kinds of alpine weather during the 532-km course, and by the time the finish line came into sight some of them were almost certainly humming Gene Kelly’s popular hit, “Singing in the Rain” to themselves. A special round of applause from the oldtimer fans on the course was due to the teams, most of which were driving open top cars. The field was magnificent, with names ranging from Alfa Romeo to Riley, and Mercedes-Benz SSK to Rolls-Royce. With its 16 demanding special stages, the “Arlberg Classic“ is a serious challenge for lovers of historical motor sports, as professional drivers such as 3-time Le Mans winner and DTM champion Klaus Ludwig and touring car European champion Dieter Glemser found out. Ex-Formula 1 driver Karl Wendlinger obviously took the rules of the regularity rally a bit too literally, and said with a wink, “On the first day we were in 90th place, today we’re in 91st place.” Ellen Lohr, once the fastest lady on the DTM circuit and a Dakar veteran, again left most of her former racing colleagues struggling to follow and took 3rd place in the overall competition. She was bettered only by Berthold Dörrich with his co-pilot Veerle Ullrick and by Danielle and Hans-Ulrich Sachs, who were celebrated as the winners of the “Arlberg Classic 2013” at a gala even in a specially built glass tent at the Hotel Arlberg. To ensure that all oldtimer fans can save the date for the “Arlberg Classic 2014”, mark in the days from 26 to 29 June 2014, when we’ll try to hum a new tune along the lines of “Riding with friends through the majestic alpine landscape.” Hopefully, the weather will play along with us.

“Musicians ‘ Day in Lech” – come and celebrate the culture of the Alps with us!

Lech will be decked out in its finest when more than 120 participants in their various folk costumes meet for Musicians’ Day at the Arlberg,
to cover the town in a cloud of music.
The Musicians’ Day in Lech has now become an international meeting of musicians and lovers of folk music and is a fixed point in Lech’s summer traditions. On the first Saturday in August, genuine folk music will be performed at roughly 15 venues in inns and hotels, in Alpine huts and even in the “Musigbus” (music bus) in Lech. Dancers, both young and young at heart, will be performing folk dances in their ornate folk costumes at the Rüfiplatz, much to the delight of the assembled crowd. The music groups which will be playing at the various venues the whole day are from Vorarlberg and Tyrol, as well as from other parts of Austria and the neighbouring countries. The church service celebrated at the Pfarrkirche in Lech is as much a part of this day as the closing ceremonies with numerous folk music groups at the Lecher Stube, where the music will go on until the wee hours of the morning.
The 7th Musicians’ Day in Lech will be taking place on 02 August.

Lech Classic Music Festival 2014

A report by Marlies Wagner, initiator of the Lech Classic Music Festival about the Festival 2013:
This year, from 06 – 10 August, the “2nd Lech Classical Music Festival” was held again in front of the Neue Kirche in Lech, to the great delight of the public and the press. The inhabitants of Lech, and their guests and visitors from the region were thrilled by the quality of the Festival Orchestra and the impressive list of international soloists. On the eve of the Festival, the showing of the film “La Cenerentola”, which was also its premiere in the German-speaking world, whisked the audience into the world of opera, in a splendid presentation of the music of Rossini. During the 4 days of concerts, works from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods were performed, forming a wonderful symbiosis with the beauty of the landscape and the serene quality of the location. The orchestra and soloists came with their friends to Lech and were greeted warmly by the locals, were pampered in the partner hotels and were inspired by the scenic backdrop of the mountains and the charming atmosphere of the town.

From 04 – 09 August, the Festival will be held again next year, with one additional day to make the programme even more attractive for the inhabitants of Lech and their guests.

We will also be offering a special weekly programme for lovers of classical music
“Hiking, Wellness and Music” from August 3 to 10, 2014

> arrival on Sunday with Gala-Dinner in the evening
> halfboard on 7 days (breakfast buffet, cakes in the afternoon, evening dinner)
> Guided walks from Monday to Friday with our hotel guide Jürgen from approx. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
> peak tour on Thursday
> Lech Card for free use of hiking buses, mountain tramways, etc.
> Free mountain bike rental
> Admission to the spa area Revitalium and the new pool landscape Alpine Baths, with separate areas for adults and children
> New gym with a fantastic view of Lech
> Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel
> Bath robe and slippers during your stay
> Garage parking and much more…
> 4 x classic concert in the evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
> in our Spa in the afternoon:
> 1 x manicure
> 1 x pedicure
> 1 x peeling an hay bath

Moreover we are happy to welcome you to our hiking cocktail, a small wine tasting before dinner as well as to our Raclette evening on Friday.

Your Hiking-, Wellness and Musik package for 7 nights incl. halfboard, treatments and concert tickets: EUR 880,– per person in a nice comfort doubleroom.

The High Altitude Half Marathon in Lech

Absolutely doable, with a little discipline and some training. But a challenge nonetheless!The route was a hard one, with an elevation change of 975 meters to be mastered. In particular, the steep ascent from the Bodenalpe up to Bürstegg was a real challenge for the runners. Most of them had to shift back to a walking pace for this climb. It was striking how fit the runners were, as most of them arrived at the finish line in good spirits. Hardly any of them looked tired out by the strenuous run.

For those who wants to get ready for next year’s challenge, here are the hard facts on the 2014 High Altitude Half Marathon in Lech:
> Date: Saturday, 16 August 2014> Starting time: 10 am (mass start)
> Start / Finish: sport.park.lech
> Start numbers issued: Friday from 6 – 8 pm, Saturday from 8 am at sport.park.lech
> Course closed: 2 pm
> Distance: approx. 22 km
> Awards ceremony: approximately 2:15 pm
> Prizes: Top 3 (men/women) EUR 300 / EUR 200 /EUR 100
> Entry fee: EUR 30
> Deposit for start number/timing chip: EUR 20
> Registration: at Lech Zürs Tourismus
> Closing date for registration: Wednesday, 13 August 2014
> Late registration: until 16 August, 9 am on location
> Late registration fee: EUR 35
> Event services: timing, winner prizes, start numbers, certificate, drinks at the feed zones
and finish area catering

Children adventure week 2014

The Children’s Adventure Week at the end of August has really become a set part of the summer programme at the Austria. For one week, as many outdoor activities as possible are offered, for three different age groups! Whether its an excursion to Bärenland, a day at the fish pond in Zug for the little ones or an Indiana Jones day, building rafts and exploring caves for kids and teens: next year we are sure to come up with some exciting adventures for the wee ones!

Here’s our programme:.

> For Minis ages 3 to 6:

> Fishing at the fish pond
> Grilling at the Lech
> Adventure hike
> Visit to Bärenland
> Kids’ Olympics and much more…

> For Kids and Teens from 7 to 14:
> Adventure Park Schröcken
> Mini-canyoning
> Adventure Day
> Children’s climbing
> Family adventure

> And for parents
> 5 guided hikes
> 2 guided mountain climbs
> Daily relaxing at the Revitalium and the new Alpine baths
> Free mountain bike rental

Children´s Adventure week 2014 from 23 to 30 August 2014
Package price for 7 nights in apartment excl. cleaning, incl. half-board
> EUR 690 per adult in small apartment
> EUR 790 per adult in mid-size apartment E or apartment “small with loft”
> EUR 879 per adult in apartments D. F or D south
> EUR 900 per adult in small apartments G or “Omeshorn“

> Per child, 0-6 years: EUR 0
> Per child, 7-10 years: EUR 320
> Per child, 11-14 years: EUR 420

(Deutsch) Das Philosophicum Lech – ein Ort der Begegnung

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