Your Private Mountain Hotel in Lech


"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 mountain escape.

The Kristiania Concept


Imagine a snowy winter escape in an intimate family-run and elegant hotel, available to only a handful of guests, where you can enjoy unrivalled privacy, exceptional cuisine 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 winter walks, a cinema under the stars… Or you could stop imagining and simply ask for an invitation?

This is Kristiania Lech

  • Private Winter 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 "Winterfrische" 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 "Winterfrische" in the Arlberg mountains.






Junior Suites

Junior Suites

Junior Suites




Experiences that will blow your mind

  • Private Spa Suite

    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?

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 for this winter takes our already renowned culinary flair to the next level. Whether you wish to savour a healthy nutritional vegan plate, a delicious lunch paired with regional wine, enjoy 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 “Winterfrische”- clean mountain air and water – 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

Art & Culture

Meet the Artist

Our winter 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 winter will be even more remarkable than usual. By converting our hotel into a private gallery that celebrate our outstanding artists in residence, and placing creative surprises throughout our hotel, you will find something new and inspiring around every corner...​

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