Every year at the end of November the new winter season starts in St. Anton, Lech am Arlberg, Stuben, Zürs and Co. However, the eponymous mountain massif was launched millions of years ago. Geographical and archaeological studies have shown that the Arlberg and Arlberg Pass have been an important route between what is now Austria and Switzerland since human settlement. The Bregenz area and the Arlberg thus belonged to the Celtic Alpine Road.
The first construction of a paved road took place between 1782 and 1784. The first road over the Arlberg was opened in 1787. The construction of the now known Arlberg expressway began in 1969. In 1978 the Arlberg road tunnel became open to the public and since 2006 the Arlberg expressway has been a complete link between the federal states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. Since then, there have been continuous improvements to the safety measures in order to be optimally prepared for capricious weather, avalanches and landslides, which make the road impassable at times.
When you arrive at the 4* traditional hotel Tannbergerhof in Lech am Arlberg, please note that the journey through the Arlberg road tunnel is subject to a toll. In addition, there may be delays or interruptions, especially in winter or in bad weather. Therefore, please inform yourself in advance about your arrival.
The Arlberg is much more than a mountain. It is a mountain range, a pass and a region at the same time. For many entrepreneurs, restaurants and hotel and mountain railway operators, it is the basis of life on which everything is based. It offers the social meeting point, defines the famous Vorarlberg tourism region and at the same time forms the myth. World-famous and internationally honored, it is one of the most popular locations for skiing and alpine sports in general - summer and winter. Today, many places around the Arlberg bear this as a surname, including Lech am Arlberg.