Summer holiday with your family in Austria

Sunny break with the whole family bunch

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Summer holiday in the Alps with your family

Holiday time is family time. And where better to spend a summer holiday with your family than in Austria? Up here in the Alps in Lech am Arlberg mountain adventures, swimming fun and hiking bliss are not long in coming. And soon enough – that’s how it generally goes ­– children’s eyes are beaming as brightly as the summer sun.

Around the Sonnenburg family hotel in Lech in Vorarlberg, a playing field of summer fun invites young and old to discover it together. Whether you are hiking in best company, solving riddles when geocaching, splashing around in the hotel pool and the Waldschwimmbad or enjoying a cultural event suited for all ages. And of course, nothing is left to be wished for at the hotel either: From loving childcare and spacious family suites to the youth room “Freiraum”, you will find everything you are looking for in a summer holiday in Austria.

A family summer holiday at the Arlberg:

All you need at our family hotel in Austria in summer

As true family people, we know what puts a smile on the faces of both adults and children and we are always ready to listen to your holiday wishes.

The Hotel Sonnenburg is dedicated to families and wants to offer everyone – regardless of their generation – a refreshing, relaxing, exciting summer holiday with their family in Austria. Just like you imagined it. Whether grandma and granddaughter, dad and son or the whole extended family is visiting us on holiday, it is up to you. In any case, the perfect hideaway is already waiting for you.

  • large family suites, family spa & children’s menus
  • childcare, entertainment & babysitting service
  • 24-hour children’s playroom & “Freiraum” youth room
  • Sonnenburg cinema & large outdoor playground

Arlberg Alpin holiday programme

Adventurers, this is for you

What do kids need for an all-round unforgettable family summer holiday in Austria? Action! And preferably a lot of it. Fortunately, the experienced guides from Arlberg Alpin accompany them on all kinds of adventures during the summer months from July to September.

The children’s programme allows your kids to choose between two outdoor experiences every day, spending the day with the experienced guides. The family programme also invites adults to go climbing or canyoning together with their kids.

Everyone is welcome, from grandchildren to grandparents. Simply register by 5 pm the day before. Our tip: Participation is free with the Lech Card.

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Children’s programme

Children’s programme

The weekly children’s programme lets your kids choose between two outdoor adventures every day. They can climb, swim, hike, shoot with bow and arrows or take part in children’s canyoning together with their guides. Those who participate every day for a week are even rewarded with a prize from the mascot Yogi.

  • Monday: surprise day / game day in the public pool Waldschwimmbad
  • Tuesday: archery & hiking the Arlenzauberweg / children’s canyoning in the forest camp
  • Wednesday: climbing in the climbing garden / surprise day
  • Thursday: children’s canyoning in the forest camp / archery & hiking the Arlenzauberweg
  • Friday: game day in the public pool Waldschwimmbad / climbing in the climbing garden

From July to September on weekdays from 9.30 am to 3 pm. Meeting point at the Arlberg Alpin Alpine School in the Kaufhaus Filomena in Lech.

Family programme

Family programme

Parents want to join their children on the adventures during their family summer holiday in Austria? Then the family programme with family canyoning and family climbing is the right choice for you.

  • Monday: family climbing
  • Tuesday & Sunday: family canyoning

From July to September. Meeting point at 9.45 am at the Arlberg Alpin Alpine School in the Kaufhaus Filomena in Lech.

Dive into holiday bliss

Swimming & wellness

Swimming, splashing around and bathing fun are a must for every family summer holiday in Austria. It goes without saying that we have the right places in mind for little mermaids and water lovers.

In the indoor panorama pool directly in the Sonnenburg, you can relax in the pleasant water with the best views or play a round of Marco Polo. Regardless of the weather. Kids can also enjoy their first sauna experience in our family spa. The swimming pool library provides the right reading material for the poolside – including a large selection of water-themed children’s books.

The swimming fun continues at the public pool Lech Waldschwimmbad in the midst of the forest or the natural swimming pool AlmWasserPark in Klösterle. Large water worlds, children’s pools, water slides, diving platforms and more are waiting for you. But there’s more to boost your mood during your summer holiday with the family in Austria: Table tennis, beach volleyball and romping around on large children’s playgrounds are on the agenda.

Hiking & walking

Lace up your hiking boots and shoulder your backpack. One step outside the door of the Sonnenburg and you will find yourself right in the middle of a hiking paradise. Whether leisurely or ambitiously, you and your family can hike in Austria across lush green Alpine meadows, through pleasantly cool forests or towards the mountain peaks. With a bit of luck, you might even spot a marmot peeping out of its burrow. On the way back, you will be marvelling at the fantastic views of the valley, while the gondola drops all of you hard-working hikers off right in front of the hotel. Marvellous!

With 350 kilometres of well-maintained hiking trails, the region naturally has a lot to offer. For an active summer holiday with your family in Austria, we can recommend exciting themed hikes. And if you are travelling with a new addition to the family, there are also wonderful pram-friendly hikes to discover at the Arlberg. If you are up for it, our hiking guide also accompanies you on five guided family hikes per week.

To the themed hikes

Solving riddles & puzzles

We have something very special up our sleeve for all clever puzzlers: The puzzle hunt “Der Grüne Rätsel-Ring” takes you from one witty station to the next. Together as a family you puzzle your way from Lech to the Rud-Alpe and solve one riddle after another with the workbook (available for € 5 at the Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH). Once you reach the top, there is not only a prize waiting, but also a tasty snack on the sun terrace and a water playground for the kids.

Geocaching also requires brains: the Schlegelkopfbahn cable car comfortably takes you up to 1,800 metres above sea level, where 10 treasures, so-called caches, are waiting to be discovered. The stations lead you and your kids on a circular route through the nature reserve “Gipslöcher” and through Oberlech. Perfect for a hiking holiday with your kids at the Arlberg!

Cycling & climbing

The Austrian mountains don’t just get you excited for hiking. In summer, guests of our family hotel in Austria love to hop on their bikes – all ages included. How wild it gets is entirely up to you: Freeride and downhill trails for action-loving mountain bikers spread around the Hotel Sonnenburg as well as relaxed e-bike tours.

If you still can’t get enough of the mountains, you can tackle the nearest steep face or a climbing garden. Indoor or outdoor climbing, bouldering, a via ferrata, children’s climbing or the climbing garden at the Rüfikopf – there’s plenty on offer vertically around Oberlech. Of course, we are happy to provide you with an experienced climbing guide or to organise climbing courses for all levels.

Yoga & relaxing

Do you need a relaxing break from all the action? Then get to know the peace and beauty of nature from a new perspective with our yoga classes. Four times a week, we invite you to our guided yoga sessions at the Sonnenburg – whether you are already an experienced yoga master or want to give it a try for the first time.

In summery, cheerful weather, the sessions take place on our conference terrace – for that extra bit of refreshing Alpine air and birdsong. But the view is impressive no matter where you train, thanks to the large panoramic window in our training area.

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From museum mice to bookworms

Variety for the whole family on summer holiday in Austria

When you’re not out and about doing sports, we invite you and your family to enjoy cultural experiences and events around the Sonnenburg during your summer stay in our family hotel in Austria. We can tell you this much: It will never get boring, we promise!

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Für Kunst- und Kulturliebhaber hat Lech einiges zu bieten

& art

Discover the Huber-Hus Lechmuseum, where children can explore the preserved 16th century house together with the museum mouse Huberta and her friend Odo. Or visit the Skyspace, an impressive art installation centred around the theme of light, which enchants visitors of all ages.

Kultur-Sommer in Lech am Arlberg

& fairs

Experience tradition at the Lech village fair, which takes place every July. A concert by the band in traditional costume, delicious regional delicacies and entertainment for the children can be found at the Dorfplatz in Lech. The annual Lech Musikantentag, which is dedicated to folk music, is just as cheerful.

Literatur gibt es in der Sonnenburg für Groß und Klein

Books &

As a literary hotel, the world of books is very close to our hearts: Readings by children’s book authors (mostly in German) are regularly on our events calendar. Reading corners with plenty of books for all ages and book boxes in the rooms invite you to bury yourself in a book or read aloud at any time.

Im Winterurlaub in Lech gibt es auch bei schlechtem Wetter für jeden die richtige Aktivität

& fun

Sports-loving children, teenagers and parents can have fun regardless of the weather at sport.park.lech: billiards, bouldering and bowling are only a few of many activities that are most fun with your family. There is also an outdoor sports field for a family match of football, badminton or volleyball.

Your ticket to Lech

With the Lech card, you and your children can discover the Arlberg in all its facets and travel flexibly by bus and cable way. Enjoy many benefits and discounts – up in the mountain and down in the valley.