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Ski-in/Ski-out at Hotel Sonnenburg

Our family hotel in Lech is located directly on the ski slopes next to the ski school. You will be out of our ski room and on the slope in under a minute.

from € 176 per night in a double room

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Reading is our joy, books are our life. As a literary hotel, we are firmly convinced that good holidays always include a good book. Therefore, we have come up with a number of ideas at the Sonnenburg Literary Salon – from readers for readers, so to speak: we offer author readings, literary events and destinations. In addition, we have created an extensive library that extends throughout the entire hotel. At the Sonnenburg you will find plenty of cosy places to read and browse.

Autorenlesung im Sonnenburg Literatursalon
The Sonnenburg Literary Salon

Readings & Literary Events

As part of our literary programme we regularly host book readings and other literary events at the Sonnenburg Literary Salon: meet renowned writers and attend exciting activities for the whole family!

Autorenlesung im Sonnenburg Literatursalon

Authors & Writers in Residence

As a 5-star literary hotel in the Austrian mountains, we have been inviting writers and authors to Oberlech am Arlberg since 2016. Find out more about our literary and writer in residence programme.

Hotel Bibliothek des Literaturhotel Sonnenburg in Österreich
Enter the Fantastic World of Literature

Hotel Library

Guests of all ages have access to more than 1,000 books at the Sonnenburg hotel library. Besides, it offers plenty of space for book readings and events. Grab (at least) one book. This is what we have them for.

Zimmer-Bibliothek im Literatur Hotel Sonnenburg am Arlberg
The Book Box

Book Box

In each room you will find one of our so-called book boxes: It contains about ten books that we carefully selected for our fellow lovers of literature. From toddlers to teenagers, from mountain enthusiasts to readers who prefer novels – you will find at least one new favourite book in each box.


How the Sonnenburg became a literary hotel…

“We had been toying with this idea for quite a while,” explains Managing Director Waltraud Hoch. For the last 40 years, the Sonnenburg has already been THE hotel in Lech am Arlberg with a strong emphasis on art and culture. However, in the past the focus lay on fine arts. “We – my husband and I – want to share something with our guests that truly moves our hearts: literature,” Waltraud Hoch emphasizes. Thus, in 2016 the literary hotel Sonnenburg was born. And Gregor Hoch adds: “Primarily, we want our guests to relax. During their holidays, they can concentrate on things that they usually do not have the time for. It is our belief that stories are a great souvenir which you can take home with you. Our focus on literature is, thus, our answer to the question that you as a guest may ask: “Of all places, why should I choose to stay at Hotel Sonnenburg?”

Literature is at the heart of their work: Sonnenburg Managing Directors Waltraud and Gregor Hoch
Book reading at the Sonnenburg Literary Salon
The Sonnenburg hotel library boasts over 1,000 books. It is place of calm and a popular venue for events.
Visit our unique swimming pool library!
Cosy couches in all of the rooms invite you take up a book
Guests will find reading books throughout the hotel
There is a book box with reading material for children and adults in every room.
Magical places all around the Sonnenburg invite you to read
Combine literature and nature in and around Hotel Sonnenburg

The Sonnenburg Literary Salon: Events & Readings

“The world is a book. He who never travels sees only one page of it.” Augustine’s words from the 4th century are our daily mantra at Literary Hotel Sonnenburg: for us, travel and literature go hand in hand. This is what drives the Sonnenburg Literary Salon: by bringing holidaymakers and authors together, we create a space for literary exchange and inspiration. In an environment filled with books. What is more, we also organise readings and literary events on a regular basis. Together we make the world between two book covers come to life. By discussing and laughing and indulging in literary creations we create memories.

Authors at literary hotel Sonnenburg

We regularly host internationally renowned authors at the Sonnenburg. Notably writers who specialise in adventure, fiction, children’s and young adults’ books, crime thrillers, and travel literature. They either visit us to read from their works. Or they stay and become one of our so-called Writers in Residence while working on their literary creations. Find an overview of all authors who have visited our Literary Hotel. Also, writers who are interested in giving an author reading or becoming the next Sonnenburg Writer in Residence will find more information here.

Hotel library

We started counting them. And got lost in the pages of book 1.001. Thus, there are at least 1,001 books spread out over the entire literary hotel. For children and adults, fans of fantasy or poetry. For swimmers even by the pool. And for everyone else, everywhere else. Grab (more than) one book. This is what we have them for.

Take a 360°-tour of our literary hotel!

Book Box

Each room contains one of our so-called book boxes. In each of them you will find a choice of about ten books: they range from children’s books to non-fiction books and novels. As a result, this small room library contains the right book for every guest, grown-ups and children alike. Being a literary hotel, we attach particular importance to a good choice of reading material.

Places to read

Quiet time to read a book is a treat. Therefore, we have designed places explicitly for reading literally all over the hotel. By the pool, for example, there are well-lit reading nooks. Moreover, you will find reading lamps and cosy furniture in quiet corners throughout our entire literary hotel. This way, you can enjoy a blissful read during your holidays.

Literature and nature all around literary hotel Sonnenburg

Even in the Lech mountains that surround Literaturhotel Sonnenburg there are plenty of literary attractions and activities. For example, you can hike the Grüner Ring, a literary hiking tour divided in three sections. This literature and art project unites literature, nature, and the legendary heritage of the Arlberg area. One of the 35 stops of the Grüner Ring is, for example, a library within a mountain hut: here hikers can make themselves comfortable with a book and embark on exciting literary adventures while enjoying the Austrian mountain sun.

Excursions to the monastic library of Mehrerau Abbey in Bregenz  or to the Ernest Hemingway exhibition in Schruns are just two more of the region’s numerous literary highlights.

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