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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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Hotel Sonnenburg in Oberlech offers relaxation for guests of all ages

As you enter the “Heukraxenbad” sauna, a fragrant scent of fresh alpine meadows tickles your nose. The spruce wood of the benches cracks invitingly in the background. While sitting comfortably, the gentle warmth of the sauna can work its magic: all the strained muscles in your neck and back, your legs and calves release more and more tension. For a long moment, the world is pleasantly far away.

Sufficiently warmed up, it is time to refresh yourself. First, you rub down your skin at the ice fountain before taking an extensive shower. Afterwards you tread cold water in the mist grotto, where refreshing clouds of mist envelop your head and body from above. After all these spa activities, it is time for a little snack and some delicious tea. And then relax on a comfortably upholstered lounger while reading a book and napping.

Our family spa hotel area is open daily from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. It includes:

  • Finnish sauna: 80-90°C
  • Steam bath: 42-45°C
  • “Heukraxenbad” – an alpine sauna specialty: 40°C
  • Laconium: 55°C
  • Infrared sauna: > 60°C
  • Mist grotto with Kneipp basin
  • Ice fountain
  • Relaxation area with tea bar

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Holidays for your body and soul – spa activities at Hotel Sonnenburg

Recharge your batteries and enjoy the peace and quiet. On a 5-star level. Others call it “spa holidays”, we simply call it “holidays”. We do not consider ourselves a classic spa hotel. Instead, our premium spa activities round off your active family holidays in the mountains. Your overall wellness is our priority. Visit us in Oberlech and experience our sophisticated spa equipped with an extensive sauna area and an elegant hotel pool. Spend your family spa holidays at the 5-star hotel Sonnenburg situated in the majestic Arlberg mountains in Western Austria.

Choose from our wide range of spa activities: would you like to visit the Finnish sauna, spend time in our Laconium or relax in the infrared sauna? You can also experience our typical alpine “Heukraxenbad” sauna or take a steam bath in the Hotel Sonnenburg‘s spa. After the sauna you can cool off at the ice fountain or in our magnificent mist grotto with its unique Kneipp basin. Meanwhile, the tea bar in our wellness oasis provides you with snacks and refreshments to restore your energy in the relaxation area. Our family spa hotel Sonnenburg is the perfect place for you to take care of yourself and your health!

Family spa & Family sauna

As a family spa hotel, it is important to us that you can enjoy family wellness in the company of your loved ones. For this reason, we have created a spa area that guests of all ages can enjoy: in addition to our panoramic swimming pool, we have set up a family sauna. Here you can spend the afternoons perspiring as a family. Massages for adults, teenagers, and children round off our spa programme. You can find out more about the types of massages that we offer on the massage menu of our family spa hotel.

We proudly present: Our sauna area

The need for warmth is as old as mankind itself. As early as the Stone Age, people used to enjoy their sauna in burrows. As a result, the positive effects of a sweat bath on the human immune system are well-known throughout all cultures. This is why there are so many different kinds of sauna: from the Finnish sauna, the infrared sauna or the Turkish steam bath to our alpine specialty, the Heukraxenbad. If you ask yourself “Why is sauna good for me?”, “Which sauna suits me best?” or “Why is it good to use the sauna after doing sport?” this overview will help you choose among the saunas of the Hotel Sonnenburg’s spa area:

Finnish sauna

Traditionally, the warmth of the Finnish sauna offered a welcome contrast to the cold climates of Skandinavia. And it is popular for this exact same reason in our Austrian winter sports paradise Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Our hotel’s Finnish sauna reaches temperatures of 80 to 90 degree Celsius. Since this classic dry sauna is so popular, we even put two of the Finnish sweat baths in our wellness area at Hotel Sonnenburg. Whether as a family sauna, ladies-only sauna or highlight of the naturalist wellness area – many of our hotel guests in the Arlberg region enjoy the recuperative effect of a dry Finnish sauna built from fragrant spruce wood.

Steam bath

The steam bath – also known as Turkish Bath – is an interesting variation of the sauna. You might choose to visit it if you prefer moist heat. At low temperatures of around 42 to 45 degree Celsius, your body can gently detoxify. What’s more, the inhalation of the steam moisturises your mucous membranes and thus vitalises your respiratory organs. In addition, the moist heat of a steam sauna also opens the outer layer of your hair. This allows care products to penetrate and work more efficiently. Our magnificent steam bath even nurtures your skin: sweating opens your pores and cleanses your skin.

After spending 10 to 20 minutes in our steam bath you should allow your body at least 30 minutes of rest and relaxation. During this time, make sure you drink enough liquids from our tea bar.

Heukraxen-Bad – The medicinal power of Alpine herbs

In summer, the alpine meadows in the Arlberg region around Oberlech absorb the full energy of the high-altitude sun. These mountain flowers, grasses, and medicinal herbs are harvested late in summer. It is this natural hay that we put into our delightful Heukraxenbad, a traditionally alpine type of sauna. Before we put the hay in the Heukraxenbad we first slightly moisten it and warm it up. This allows the alpine plants to release their precious active ingredients into the air. Combined with the gentle warmth of around 40 degree Celsius, this process creates optimal conditions for detoxification and boosting your immune system. Its mild temperatures have a particularly positive effect on your cardiovascular system. Due to custom shaped and padded seats, the Heukraxenbad in our family spa hotel relaxes especially your shoulder muscles as well as your back and pelvic area.

Laconium with Rose Quartz

Many thousand years ago the Laconians in ancient Greece discovered the advantages of this dry sweating bath. And for good reason: at around 55 degree Celsius, radiant heat stimulates your blood circulation. A visit to our Laconium, among other effects, accelerates the breakdown of metabolic waste products and strengthens your immune system. In the Sonnenburg hotel’s family wellness area, a harmonious musical concept reinforces the classical effect of a Laconium. Also, a precious rose quartz in the centre of the sauna contributes to creating a wholesome and relaxing atmosphere. This further reduces stress levels and has a positive effect on your cardiovascular system. Take a little time to enjoy our Laconium: in order for it to develop its full effect, you should remain here for about 30 to 60 minutes.

Physiotherm Infrared Sauna – how heat makes you happy

Our innovative infrared sauna by Austrian market leader Physiotherm heats your body through and through. This particularly gentle, efficient, and safe application of heat is called low-temperature infrared technology. If you ask yourself, how an infrared sauna works, here is the answer: infrared panels installed on all sides of the sauna cabin emit infrared light. Where this light hits your body, it heats up to pleasant temperatures of no more than 60 degree Celsius.

Infrared radiation, thus, has a beneficial effect on your body. But, what’s more, it is also used for therapeutic purposes. Athletes in particular appreciate infrared light. The reason for this is that its warmth deeply penetrates your body and relieves joint pain, muscle ache or tension. Our infrared sauna stimulates your immune system, too, by significantly increasing your body’s core temperature. It is also worth mentioning that infrared light supports a desired weight loss. And last but not least: infrared light makes you happy because it makes your body release endorphins.

Finnish sauna made of Austrian pine wood
Finnish sauna with pine wood and alpine sauna stove
The alpine haykraxen bath
Our Laconium with Rose Quartz Crystal
Tiled steam bath and inhalation bath

Cooling down after the sauna session

Cooling off after the sweat bath is a vital part of each sauna session: only by cooling down it can develop its full healing effect. In the wellness area of Hotel Sonnenburg you will find different possibilities for refreshing yourself. And there is one for all tastes. You might want to visit our spa’s ice fountain where you can cool off your body by rubbing it down with ice chips. In our mist grotto you can get your system going by wading through a cold Kneipp basin while fine mist from above covers your skin. Here you can tread water as fine pebbles at the bottom of the basin provide a pleasant reflexology foot massage. Of course, you can activate your blood circulation, as well, by taking a cold shower or cooling down gently at room temperature.

Relax and recharge your batteries

Perspiring in the sauna makes your body lose a lot of fluid, oftentimes up to over a liter. For this reason, we have set up a tea bar for you within the hotel’s sauna area. Here you find water, tea, and healthy snacks – in short – everything your body needs for a well-balanced stay at our spa and sauna. Between each sauna session your body needs a break. As a rule of thumb, take a break for at least as long as the sweat bath lasted. For these moments of complete relaxation, we have set up several relaxation areas within our spa. Here you can sleep, snooze or meditate on comfortably upholstered loungers.

As a literary hotel, we have installed reading lamps in our sauna world. This way you can enjoy moments of peace while reading a good book. And if you happen to have left your book in your room: our hotel’s swimming pool library will provide interesting reading material for both our young and adult guests. Enjoy your stay at our family hotel spa!

„The greatest events happen not during our loudest but our quietest hours.“

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Pool area with panorama front

If you are looking for some exercise before or after your sauna session our elegant panorama pool is the perfect place for you. In our custom-made stainless-steel hotel swimming pool you can swim laps while enjoying a breathtaking view over the Lech Alps. Guests of all ages can swim or splash around from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. In addition, book lovers will find exquisite reading material on the subjects of “water” and “swimming” in our hotel’s swimming pool library. Our pool area provides also you with comfortable loungers. And then there is our family sauna which turns into a sauna for ladies every day from 5 p. m.

Massage à la carte

It is well known that sauna and massages complement each other perfectly. We at want you to completely feel at ease in our family spa hotel. This is why we offer a selection of exquisite massages in our hotel’s spa area. Simply choose from our hotel’s extensive massage and spa menu: may our qualified massage therapist pamper you with a honey massage? Or relax your sore muscles with a sports massage? Wellness for the entire family is an important part of our philosophy. For this reason, we also offer a special teen massage to our adolescent guests.

Our concierge will be happy to advise you in detail and organise all your wellness appointments for you. This way, your personal relaxation programme can already be arranged by the time you arrive at Hotel Sonnenburg in Oberlech.

Are you looking for something special for your wellness stay?

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