The Alps comprise three-quarters of Austria, where the highest peaks reach almost 4,000 metres. It is no coincidence that Austria is a popular destination in both winter and summer and is known for its warm hospitality.
While the dew still blankets the Austrian village of Lech down in the valley, up at 1,750 metres in Oberlech you wake up basking in the morning sun. The views from Hotel Murmeli’s sun-drenched terrace and restaurant are stunning. Chef Wolfgang Strauss and his wife Anne Marie are renowned for their Austrian hospitality and sophisticated international cuisine, combined with an impressive and diverse wine list. It makes an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing lunch, or a well-deserved dinner after a day of skiing on the Arlberg. Hotel Murmeli is open from early December to late April. From December to April, environmentally-friendly Oberlech is car free. You reach Hotel Murmeli and Oberlech by cable car, which runs every five minutes from 7.00 am to 1.00 am. You can leave your luggage behind at the Valley Station and it will be brought up to the hotel for you.
Hotels that have preserved the authentic atmosphere of a historic inn or tavern are few and far between. You have to hunt for them, but they do still exist. An excellent contemporary inn needs an excellent contemporary innkeeper, and that is precisely what Landgasthof Linde has got. In good innkeeping tradition, Hannes Ebster is not only the owner, but also the chef, together with his brother Georg Ebster, and the life and soul of this welcoming Landgasthof, or country inn. We all love Austria for its snowy Alpine slopes, of course, but Landgasthof Linde is just as nice in summer, with its magnificent garden – an immaculate lawn, charming summer house, and fruit trees for delicious home-made jams and apple strudels.