Information & Facts
In the general area, including Lech, it is possible for
holidaymakers to go snowshoeing, sledding, hiking, ice skating and
even play tennis or squash.
The official language in Austria is German.
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into
100 cents. Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change
available in all towns, but it may be easier to use the ATMs. Banks
are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but exchange offices at
airports and major city rail terminals are open seven days a week.
Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted though some small
hotels and restaurants may only accept cash. Travellers cheques are
Lech is a very exclusive resort, and therefore quite pretentious
The après ski in Lech is world famous and many holidaymakers
staying in Zürs venture out to sample some of the atmosphere. The
Tannbergerhof is a great place to spend the night dancing away to
oompah music, alternatively there are the two hotels Burg and
Sonnenburg, which attract mixed crowds for teatime. The fancy Hotel
Krone sees the well-dressed clientele as well as the Hotel Arlberg,
both with some great discos, and the champagne bar at the Hotel
Montana is a very popular after-ski stop.
There is an appetizing amount of dining to be enjoyed while on
holiday in Lech. There are more than 50 restaurants in town, most
in hotels. Some of the most popular are Hûs Nr 8 and Rote Wand for
traditional Austrian food, Don Enzo Due for pizza, and Fux for
modern Asian fusion cuisine. Balmalp serves food like pizza and
ribs, and enjoys stunning views of the valley.
Most of the shops are to be found on the Hauptstrasse that
include major winter sports stores such as Sportalp, Sporthaus
Strolz and Pfefferkorn, which sell all the latest branded equipment
as well as souvenirs and trinkets and traditional Austrian
Local time in Austria is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday
in March to the last Sunday in October).