Information & Facts
In the general area, including Lech, it is possible to go
snowshoeing, sledding, hiking, ice skating and even play tennis or
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
Zürs is very exclusive and therefore very expensive.
There is not too much to do après ski with only a small disco
open at the Edelweiss hotel and perhaps the most popular venue
Vernissage at the ski club Alpenrose. A holiday in Zürs is more
about being focused on quieter, private evenings, and early
mornings back on the slopes.
There are some great restaurant choices for visitors on holiday
in Zürs, although price tags are quite high and some do not accept
credit cards. Zürserhof is one of the best and reservations are
essential during peak season; Hotel Lorunser serves some of the
best food in Zürs, but is only open to hotel guests. The restaurant
at the Hotel Hirlanda serves excellent Austrian food, and
Restaurant Chesa has modern European fare.
Holidaymakers will find that the shopping at Zürs is not as good
as at Lech and nearby St. Anton although all skiing needs are
easily taken care of.
Local time in Austria is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday
in March to the last Sunday in October).