The Rud-Alpe over Lech - time to stop off

The Rud-Alpe lies in the heart of the Arlberg ski resort at an altitude of 1,560 m above sea level. Its great location, being secure from avalanches and particularly sunny even in winter, its spectacular views and its close vicinity to the centre were all obviously taken into consideration at the time of its foundations being laid.

The origins of the house are estimated to go back to around the year 1750. Many details such as the exterior decoration, the balcony and the interior design are all signs that the
Rud-Alpe was no doubt a house intended for what must have been a wealthy family back then. The reason for this wealth is its ideal location on an extremely frequently used mule track. The size of the chimney indicates that the mules must not only have been passing through, but that they were offered a place to stay for the night.

The following paths – important in former times – led directly past the Rud-Alpe:

  • Spullersee into Klostertal
  • Zugertal – Rote Wand
  • Großes Walsertal
  • Unterer Berg – Oberer Berg
  • Schlössle – Auenfeld –
  • Bregenzerwald
  • Gaisbach – Gaisbühel
  • Hochtannberg – Kleines
  • Walsertal
  • Tiroler Lechtal – crossing from Warth


These days the ski runs from Kriegerhorn, Schlegelkopf and from Oberlech are the ones that directly pass by the house and therefore make the Rud-Alpe the ideally located inn stop.

Since the year 1857, the
Rud-Alpe house has no longer appeared in the Lech property records. This fact indicates that it was probably transferred to the plot of Tannberg for use as Alpine pasture.

We are both proud and happy to be able to continue the gastronomic tradition of the house after a 150 year break.