While the dew still blankets the Austrian village of Lech down in the valley, up at 1,750 metres in Oberlech you wake up basking in the morning sun. The views from Hotel Murmeli’s sun-drenched terrace and restaurant are stunning. Chef Wolfgang Strauss and his wife Anne Marie are renowned for their Austrian hospitality and sophisticated international cuisine, combined with an impressive and diverse wine list. It makes an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing lunch, or a well-deserved dinner after a day of skiing on the Arlberg.
From December to April, environmentally-friendly Oberlech is car free. You reach Hotel Murmeli and Oberlech by cable car, which runs every five minutes from 7.00 am to 1.00 am. You can leave your luggage behind at the Valley Station and it will be brought up to the hotel for you. Thanks to an ingenious system of tunnels, you can reach all the hotels in Oberlech without stepping outside.
Hotel Murmeli is open from early December to late April.
*Minimum stay of 2 nights required when check-in is on a weekend day
Chef Wolfgang Strauss serves classic dishes from around the world accompanied by mainly European wines from Austria, France and Italy; whether it is lunch time on the sunny terrace or at night beneath the star studded skies over the Alps. The restaurant is airy and bright with velvet couches in earth tones or cow print. Wolfgang and Anne Marie Strauss have certainly made a name for themselves, not only in Lech but far beyond.
Open daily 12.00 - 14.30 and 19.00 - 21.00.
The hotel is open from December until late April.
A spot in the sun on Hotel Murmeli’s terrace is high on any winter sports enthusiast’s wish list when visiting Lech am Arlberg’s magnificent ski slopes. A nice relaxing break on this fabulous terrace after a morning of arduous skiing will without doubt boost your energy level again.
It is not for nothing that Lech, together with a select group of villages, is called “Best of the Alps”. This skiing area has it all for unforgettable winter holidays. Hotel Murmeli is located on the Arlberg (more than 300 km of ski slopes), an area that many see as the birthplace of Alpine skiing. Near the hotel 83 lifts offer access to 180 km of ski slopes, taking you up fast and comfortably to altitudes between 1,300 and 2,800 metres. For those who prefer skiing off-piste, 21 km of ungroomed slopes are available. Ski passes can be obtained in the hotel as well as bookings for ski lessons. There are many more winter sports activities such as outdoor ice skating in Zürs or in Lech’s indoor ice skating rink. Well worth a visit are the many shops, fashion boutiques and delicatessens in Lech and Zürs.