Places to go & things to do in the Lech Zürs region
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!
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.
Centre of Lech: 0.1km | 1 minute on foot
The world-renowned gourmet town of Zürs: 5km | 7 minutes by car
Lechtal: 38.5km | 48 minutes by car
Bregenzerwald forest: 70km | 1hr 15mins by car
Lake Constance: 133km | 1hr 50mins by car
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!
Excursions to the most beautiful cities in the region
92km | 1hr 10mins by car
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.
61km | 55mins by car
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.
127km | 1hr 40mins by car
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.
41km | 40mins by car
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).