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Holiday facts and information about Lech
The official language spoken in Lech is German however being such a popular tourist destination most people also speak English.
The currency in Lech is the Euro.
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The climate in Lech offers an alpine climate which is extremely healthy. The summers get warm and sunny and the winters cold and snowy. Even during the winter season the sun shines constantly, making it a perfect skiing destination due to the high amounts of snow and sun shining during the day.
Entering Austria you need a valid passport, you do not need a visa.
Other than the standard vaccinations you do not need any other vaccinations.
Country and People
Traditions and Culture
Lech am Arleberg is a mountain village extremely popular for its ski resort. Lech was founded by Walser migrants in the 14th century and until the 19th century was known as Tannberg. A known attribute to Lech is the church of St. Nicholas which was built around 1390 and is a parish church. Lech has a very long interesting history therefore one can explore the developed cultural scene by visiting churches and historic houses. A tradition in Lech is the “Lech village festival” which gives a contrast to the glamorous luxurious life by showing the authentic village life and traditions.
The public transportation in Austria is well developed therefore when in Lech it is possible to travel via train or buses very conveniently. In Lech there is a local shuttle and bus service which rotates within the village enabling transport between the hotel and ski resorts.
The closest airport when travelling to Lech is Innsbruck located 120km away and Zurich airport (in Switzerland) located 200km away. Zurich airport has international flights coming in and out on a daily basis; therefore this would be the most recommended airport. It is possible to rent a car at one of the various car companies at the airport in Zurich which should be reserved prior to your arrival.
Discover and Enjoy
Lech is extremely well known for its outdoor sports, therefore the main thing to do in Lech is either go hiking, explore the nature or skiing during the winter. Due to its location the main sight includes to spectacular view from the peak of mountains. Other than the sports and views some sights worth seeing include: - Walsermuseum Lech-Tannberg - Huber hus
/ Lifestyle The events occurring in Lech give an insight to the lifestyle led by the people there. This various from glamorous events to local traditional festivals. Amongst these some are: - 14th Lech Peaks Triathlon - LöffelWeise - Arlberg Class Car Rally - Lech Village Festival - The Mountain Festival - The 4th Lech Musicians Day
Austrians cuisine is influenced from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, therefore you can experience the native Austrian specialties when in Lech. One of the main delicacies is the “Apfelstrudel” with vanilla sauce which is a very delicious dessert. Other dishes include: - Speckknödel (which are dumplings with pieces of bacon) - Spinatknödel ( dumplings made of spinach)
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