Luxury Hotel in Lech

Your eclectic mountain house

"An experience beyond conventional"
We invite epicureans, art lovers, the adventurous and those who simply want peace of mind for a new season at Kristiania Lech. With unlimited gourmet delights, a limited number of rooms and suites, personalised service the Kristiania way, creating the feeling of staying at a friend's home. This is your chance to choose an extraordinary winter or summer escape.

The Kristiania Concept

Imagine a snowy winter or a green summer escape in an intimate family-run and elegant hotel, available to only a handful of guests, where you can enjoy unrivalled privacy, exceptional cuisine and rarity wines on demand, a reading butler who sources your favourite books, a day packed with art & culture, heli-skiing, fresh powder runs, perfectly groomed slopes, idyllic walks, mountain bike rides and hikes, artsy salon talks, a cinema under the stars… Or you could stop imagining and simply ask for an invitation?

This is Kristiania Lech

  • Private Winter and Summer House

    A one of a kind private house full of personality, creating the feeling of staying at a friend’s home.

  • An experience beyond conventional

    Out of the ordinary, highly personalised and perfect for skiers and non-skiers

  • Art & Design

    Get inspired by the hand picked art, eclectic and unique hotel design, with a contemporary art garage

Gertrud Schneider & Team

One of the few people you will meet at Kristiania Lech is Gertrud Schneider, the owner and manager of the hotel. As the daughter of Austria’s first alpine Olympic champion and founder of the hotel, Othmar Schneider, Gertrud is no stranger to the great Austrian winter or "Sommerfrische" and the art of fine hospitality. Although she can usually be found attending to the personal requests of guests, who she considers extended family, you may also catch her hiking and cross country skiing, managing her art collection or finding a new way to make the Kristiania experience WOW.

Room for your Ego

Limited Rooms & Suites

With only limited rooms & suites available, Kristiania Lech will not merely look private, it will sound private too. All categories exude elegance and comfort while expressing our delightful artistic attitude… and if you find it too quiet to sleep, you can call our sleeping butler who will create an atmosphere that is just right for you. Inspired by the Grand Tour. Choose between Africa or Asia while experiencing the typical Austrian "Sommerfrische" in the Arlberg mountains.








Speciality Suites

Speciality Suites

Speciality Suites

Art & Culture

Meet the Artist

Our winter and summer edition can help slow you down, but it will also light you up! We pride ourselves in creating unique and memorable experiences that deliver a smorgasbord of sensations and this season will be even more remarkable than usual. By converting our hotel into a private gallery that celebrate our outstanding artists and art experts in residence, and placing creative surprises throughout our hotel, you will find something new and inspiring around every corner...​

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Art Salon Kristiania Lech x Parnass

Salon talks at 1.444 meters sea level. Lech am Arlberg has always been a place where, in addition to the impressive scenery, art and culture has played and plays a role - from the project "Horizon Field" of the British sculptor Antony Gormley and his "Iron Man" at the Kriegerhorn, the Sky Space by James Turrell to discursive formats such as the Philosophicum Lech and the Literaricum Lech, founded in 2021. Since the Kristiania Lech summer edition 2023 "all together now.", these are expanded to include discussions on topics of art and culture. In a salon-like setting at Kristiania Lech, lectures and panel discussions will take place - which can be continued afterwards in an informal exchange with the speakers over culinary delights and wine. The talks will be moderated by Silvie Aigner, Editor in Chief of PARNASS art magazine and are open to an interested audience.

65,392 Restaurants

We have 65,392 restaurants. Well, not exactly, but given that we can offer what you want, when you want, wherever you want it, the options are almost endless. Our Unlimited Gastronomy service this season takes our already renowned culinary flair to the next level with Dushan Popov our new head chef with michelin star experience. Whether you wish to savour a healthy nutritional vegan plate, a delicious lunch paired with regional wine, enjoy a homemade cake at 3pm at a comfortable private table set up in the mountain meadow or have a brunch at midnight while our butler reads 'A Movable Feast' to you and Dean Martin’s Blue Moon plays in the background, the choice is yours and yours alone.

The typical Austrian winter - clean mountain air and crisp winter sun – and Kristiania Lech’s signature effortless elegance will help you to take home your personal “magic" memories. Think “Leichtigkeit des Seins”

Food & Drinks

Moveable Feast

Experiences or Immersions that will blow your mind

    Winter experiences, the choice is yours

    Easy, we have something for whatever you're into. There's a private dance club for those who like it hot, snow picnics and snowshoe hikes for those who like things icy or cool and other experiences that can be designed for your wildest fantasy.

    Art parks in our Garage

    Höhenflug. A little exhibition in the Garage in collaboration with art gallery Sturm & Schober Vienna showing artists Beatriz Olano, Gerald Moser, Vanessa Henn, FFM (Filderbahnfreundemöhringen), Herbert Egl, Nina Rike Springer, Sven Braun, Dave Bopp, Wolfram Ullrich, Stefan Zsaitsits, Károly Keserü, Astrid Köppe and Thomas Gänszler, Gerald Moser, and many more. Don't miss Höhenflug gallery!


    December 15, 2024 to March 31, 2025

    Tuesday - Saturday 3pm – 7pm or by appointment


    Spa bath of bliss or Champagne under our Jacuzzi Disco Ball?

    In case you missed it, privacy is paramount at Kristiania Lech. As a result, you can enjoy our retro-chic spa all to yourself. Leave your worries (and everything and everyone else) at the door and immerse yourself in Susanne Kaufmann’s Austrian organic and sustainable products, an après mountain ritual treatment, a spa bath of bliss…and perhaps a bottle of Champagne under our Jacuzzi's disco ball?