winter in the Alps

When I saw Sophie's Flatiron Flurries I was mesmerized! Did you fall in love with her photos like I did? How beautiful and artsy they are! Really pretty those huge snow flakes and those colors! Last week Sophie came for skiing to Lech Arlberg in the Austrian Alps. We had lots of snow little, visibilty but a full day of perfect sunshine and went heliskiing once. Even when the weather doesn't cooperates its stunning here. The architecture cannot be any more different to that in Manhatten, but it is very beautiful and often much older. The wood on the facades of the houses is burnt by the sun and centuries, almost black and poses wonderfully as background for all those swirling snowflakes. We all love this little village at 1400m above sea level. I am curious, where do you go on winter vacation or where do you find your most inspiring architecture?

 Taking walks and get to talk is one of my favorite things

Taking walks and get to talk is one of my favorite things

 If you dont like to walk, those two strong buddies will take you anywhere you like on a sledge!

If you dont like to walk, those two strong buddies will take you anywhere you like on a sledge!

snowflakes
flurries
 The  Omeshorn anno 1593  offers apartements for rent

The Omeshorn anno 1593 offers apartements for rent

My favorite walk is along the river Lech up to Zug and even further on to the Älpli. The walk is so romantic and all pictures are taken from there.
We are eating out a lot when we are here and so we made a list of our favorites for you when you come to Lech.

"Hütten" are authentic restaurants offering delicious Austrian food and hot drinks for the freezing skiier near slopes and can be reached only by skiies or piste basher.

Kriegeralpe
Mooser Wirt in St. Anton a must for those who love crowds and a real Hütten-Gaudi: Wednesdays
Schneggarei I am not gonna lie they make Pizza with Nutella and Mascarpone cheese, amazing!
Trittalpe Berghaus in Zürs for a break on a sunny terrace and a slide to the bathrooms
Burghotel terrace and BurgVital Hotel are both places for great food and views

For lunch or dinner
Almhof Schneider our alltime favorite, gastronomy on the highest level, best service
Murmeli is a highlight for those who can wait for thier lunch, best Kaiserschmarrn
Fux offers asian fusiona nd a steakhouse
Hus Nummer 8 is maybe the oldest house in Lech with absolutly charming architecture
Hotel Post for afternoon tea
Hotel Krone in Lech and Hotel Burg in Oberlech for Apres Ski drinks.
 

Lech am Arlberg