Thurnhers Alpenhof          

  A-6763 Zurs am Arlberg − Austria

Member of Leading Hotels of the World

You can expect a warm welcome when you arrive. We are pleased to see you. Experience a hospitality that comes from the heart. That is what travellers are looking for: a temporary home. For body and soul. Thurnher’s Alpenhof, a 5-star superior hotel and a member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”, is just that: a house large enough to provide space for your wishes. And small enough to pamper you with personal service. You can experience your own winter fairy tale in one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the Alps.

Arrive instead of simply checking in. Feel at ease instead of just “being on holiday”, knowing that you are in the best possible hands if you want to make sure your wishes come true. In Thurnher’s Alpenhof, your home in the mountains, all this is a matter of course. In addition to 38 elegant and inviting rooms and suites, the chalet hotel in Zürs am Arlberg offers supreme comfort as well as service which is tailored to the individual needs of each and every guest. And incidentally, one of the most attractive skiing regions of Europe lies directly before our door.


“What is average makes the world go round, but the unusual is what gives it its value.” Oscar Wilde, from whom this quotation stems, would certainly have liked Thurnher’s Alpenhof. Because from the start the hosts have continued to live according to the credo of Oskar Thurnher and have therefore seen it as their duty to provide the unusual. Dr. Beatrice Zarges, the owner of this prize-winning hotel, demonstrates a remarkable love of detail – and that applies equally to the interior design of the entire establishment and to the friendly and professional service.


It all started in 1964. With the establishment of Thurnher’s Alpenhof, Elfi and Oskar Thurnher had fulfilled their long-cherished dream of a home in the mountains. Today their daughter Dr. Beatrice Zarges manages the destiny of the family-run chalet hotel. She is assisted by Stephanie Zarges-Vogel, representing the third generation – with the help of little Coco-Felice, who runs gaily along the corridors and regards the hotel, which is considered to be one of the most attractive resorts in the whole of the Alps, as her own personal property.


The attribute “outstanding” applies to Thurnher’s Alpenhof in many respects. Not least because this boutique hotel, which appeals to the senses and which is one of the few members of The Leading Hotels of the World in Austria, has already been awarded prizes by various committees. It is also commended by the international press, which emphasises among the hotel’s many virtues in particular the unusual hospitality, the excellent service and the unique atmosphere of this “beautiful gem”.


2016 Thurnher’s Alpenhof was selected by Connoisseur Circle as the best ski resort in Austria, while Zürs-Lech was voted by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller as the best skiing region in Europe.

2013 Senses Award in the categories Best Alpine Resort 2013

2010 For the tenth time in succession, awarded the Five Star Diamond Award of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences for exceptional achievements

2004 Prix Villégiature in two categories: “Meilleur Resort Hôtel en Europe” and “Meilleur Acceuil et Service d’Hôtel en Europe”


Owner Dr. Beatrice Zarges presents the latest fashion and lifestyle trends in her exquisite mini-concept store because she likes to share her pleasure in beautiful things with the guests of Thurnher’s Alpenhof. Thurnher’s Shop, which was formerly located by the Zürser See lift, has now opened in the hotel itself. Here there is plenty to be discovered in addition to cashmere and co: couture highlights from the world’s fashion capitals, jewellery and handbags and selected home accessories in the typical style of the hotel. They are tracked down by Dr. Beatrice Zarges and her daughter Stephanie Zarges-Vogel during their regular trips to Paris, London and Milan.

Opening hours: Daily from 8 a.m. -8 p.m.


Of the 14 rooms, no two are alike. And each of the 24 suites radiates the individual flair of an inimitable personality. Ultra-modern, in Alpine chalet style or classically elegant: they all share three harmonious characteristics: contemporary comfort, an inspiring atmosphere and a soothing effect thanks to the light colour scheme. Antiques and modern art create exciting contrasts. In most rooms, broad panorama windows offer dramatic views of the mountains surrounding Zürs.


With their different colour schemes, our nine Junior Suites are anything but monotonous. They all share a classic furnishing style which sets accents with antiques, high-quality fabrics and lovingly chosen decorative objects. Some of the Junior Suites have an open fireplace which contributes to a particularly cosy atmosphere on cold winter days. The sofas in the living area can be pulled out to provide space fort wo children.


Our lovely Junior Suites offer a bathroom with WC, flatscreen TV and high-speed WLAN. They are also equipped with a comfortable living area and a writing desk. Most Junior Suites have a spacious wardrobe area and a separate toilet.

FROM 645,00 €


The Junior Suites with fireplace, which we shall be pleased to light for you every day, are characterised by a high level of comfort and spectacular views of the winter wonderland of the Arlberg. Of course they also have a bathroom with separate WC, a flatscreen TV and high-speed WLAN.

FROM 975.00 €


All our suites have separate sleeping and living areas. Some of the bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub with Jacuzzi. The SPA suite does not entirely replace the facilities of our wellness area, but it offers a whirlpool in light onyx as well as a steam bath and shower cabin together with a flatscreen TV, thereby providing supreme comfort. Romantic souls like to book the suites with an open fireplace, while families prefer to settle for the suites with two bedrooms and bathrooms.


The Deluxe Suites offer a bathroom with separate WC, a flatscreen TV and high-speed WLAN. The spacious living area invites you to read, relax and enjoy your holiday while offering magnificent views of the enchanting winter landscape.

FROM 795,00 €


These suites are furnished in classic alpine style and offer every comfort. The lovely bathroom is equipped with a large whirlpool bathtub and guarantees total relaxation after a day’s skiing. The cosy living area has a pull-out sofa bed and encourages you to linger and relax.

FROM 935,00 €


The suites with fireplace, which we shall be pleased to light for you every day, are characterised by a high level of comfort and spectacular views of the winter wonderland of the Arlberg. Of course they also have a bathroom with separate WC, a flatscreen TV and high-speed WLAN.

FROM 1.135.00 €


The Spa Suite scores with its clear, modern design and very comfortable furnishings. The cosy sofa corner is ideal for reading and relaxing, or you can just enjoy the breathtaking views of the romantic winter wonderland. A special highlight of the Spa Suite is the luxurious and very spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub of exclusive onyx and a luxurious multi-sensory shower with a steam bath function. Of course it also has a flatscreen TV and high-speed WLAN.

FROM 1.185,00 €


The suites with two bedrooms are the largest in the hotel and are ideal for families with several children. In addition to two bedrooms they provide a comfortable living room with spectacular views of the mountain landscape. They are also equipped with two bathrooms, a separate WC, flatscreen TV and high-speed WLAN.

FROM 1.235,00 €



The individual, very personal furnishing style of the three single rooms and eleven double rooms is similar to that of the Junior Suites and Suites. Most of the rooms have a balcony with a view of the 1,700-metre Hexenboden or the romantic village. Some of the double rooms can be equipped with twin beds upon request. In addition, some of the rooms can be linked directly to a suite and are therefore suitable for larger families who would like to extend the room available in their spacious suite.

The comfortable double rooms offer a bathroom with WC, flatscreen TV and high-speed WLAN. They are also equipped with a cosy seating area and/or a writing desk. There are magnificent views of the enchanting mountain landscape from the bed or the seating area.

FROM 405,00 €


Just four Suites and one Penthouse Apartment: the newly opened Thurnher’s Residences are attracting attention as the first and only serviced apartments in Zürs. Modern forms are combined with relaxing materials. They are luxuriously equipped, flooded with light, extremely comfortable and provide an attractive alternative temporary home instead of living in a hotel – especially as the guests in the chalet residence directly beside the Zürser See lift can also call upon the wide-ranging services provided by Thurnher’s Alpenhof at any time.



All our prices are quoted per room and night. They include our Thurnher's "enjoyment package" with welcome cocktail, lovingly arranged breakfast buffet, afternoon snack and a four- to six-course evening menu. In addition the free participation in daily trips and tours in the unique Arlberg ski area with our in-house Skiguide Roman Dornauer is included as well as the following comfort:

Fruit basket and homemade surprise to welcome you in your room, High speed wireless internet throughout the hotel, Daily morning or evening gymnastics with focus on stretching and ski gymnastics, Culinary weekly program with welcome cocktail, gala dinner, rustic buffet, fondue evening, Loving childcare and children's meals during the holidays, All the amenities of our 5-star-superior-service such as luggage unpacking and packing service, 24-hour room service and much more



Gourmet breakfast buffet, daily afternoon snacks, exclusive dinner menu in our gourmet restaurant, Weekly cocktail reception with the Thurnher`s Family, Various theme evenings and buffets, e.g. Fondue Evening, Rustic Buffet


DVD player and DVDs on loan from our extensive hotel video library, Free high-speed internet access via WLAN throughout the entire hotel, iPad for guests’ use, Fruit basket and home-made surprise as a welcome gesture in the rooms, Bathrobes and slippers in the rooms, Products by Molton Brown, Shoe-cleaning service


Newly designed SPA with Finnish sauna, bio-sauna, steam bath, plunge pool with our own spring water, Indoor pool with counter-current equipment, Small fitness room


Nationally certified ski and snowboard teacher, participation in ski excursions, ski tours and ski races, The hotel’s own sports and leisure coach with a wide-ranging programme, Children’s programme and children’s supper, Newly designed multi-function room with billiards, table tennis and Nintendo WII as well as a separate area for children. Yoga sessions can also be held here. 24-hour room service, concierge service, luggage unpacking and packing service


To switch off for a few hours or even an entire day – not to have to do anything, just be and savour the moment: What better place is there to enjoy this than the SPA of Thurnher’s Alpenhof? Our modern wellness area with its Mediterranean accents offers a indoor pool with counter-current, a Finnish sauna and a bio sauna, steam bath, fitness room and rest area. Our wellness programme also includes massages, holistic treatments and fitness units. Stretching, water and ski gymnastics will make you fit for the slopes. 


Swimming in our indoor pool, which is heated to 30 °C, is most enjoyable when the snowflakes are swirling down from the sky. The clean lines and elegant mood of the pool is continued in the other areas of the SPA. The Finnish sauna, bio sauna and steam bath can be used by our guests free of charge at any time. In order to cool down you can simply leap into the plunge pool, which is fed by the hotel’s own spring. Afterwards, the rest area beckons – for as long as you want and as often as you want. 


The well-being of our guests is a top priority for us. “Wellness” is more than simply the good feeling of having pampered one’s body and having relaxed for a while. Well-being is based on inner balance, on energies which can flow freely. Because we at Thurnher’s Alpenhof are convinced by holistic principles, in our SPA we offer massages using aroma oils as well as Ayurveda massages and chakra treatments using products by DORISSIMA. They work on the seven energy centres of the body.


Ayurveda is a holistic health system covering all aspects of life. It is one of the most comprehensive systems and covers both physical-material and intellectual-spiritual aspects. Ayurveda treatments form an important part of this tradition. They help you to find your true centre once more, encourage inner equilibrium and ensure a deep cleansing on all levels.

You can experience the beneficial, gentle powers of Ayurveda massages and their rejuvenating and revitalising effects. You are in the best hands with our long-standing wellness expert Susanne Sydow.


50 Min. / 80 Min.    100.00 € / 150.00 €


50 Min. 80.00 €


50 Min. 80.00 €


50 Min. 75.00 €

This full-body massage stimulates lymphatic drainage and increases the metabolic rate.

It is carried out using silk gloves without oil. The application is reactivating and revitalising.


Treatments with products from the DORISSIMA series combine natural purity, sensuousness and puristic luxury. Not only from a holistic point of view do the DORISSIMA Chakra treatments with massages, body scrubs, beauty packs and coordinated herbal teas offer both relaxation and skin care. Through the essences, aromas and colours attuned to the various chakras the treatments have a holistic effect.

All ingredients of from the DORISSIMA product series are purely natural products which are based on natural jojoba, almond, avocado or sunflower oil. To these are added essences such as, for example, rose, lemongrass, ylang ylang, frankincense or ginger as well as essences including sea buckthorn, mint and arnica.


110 Min. 180.00 €

Basic foot bath ceremony – Raw silk glove Dry Body Scrub - Dorissima Signature Red Hot Stone Body-Massage with Alpenrose d1 Bbody & massage oil, focuses on the first energy centre - Body wrap with Alpenrose d1 Beauty Pack – Red Hot Stone foot massage. Relaxation with Alpenrose d1 Herbal Tea.


110 Min. 180.00 €

Detox  foot bath ceremony – Raw silk glove Dry Body Scrub - Dorissima Signature Herbal Stamps body massage with Gentian d5 herbs snd Gentian d5 body & massage oil focuses on the fifth energy centre - Body wrap with Gentian d5 Beauty Pack – Herbal-Stamps facial. Relaxation with Gentian d5 Herbal Tea.


110 Min. 180.00 €

Foot bath ceremony – Raw silk glove Dry Body Scrub – Body exfoliation with Honey-Salt- iddhartha oil – Siddhartha body massage – Siddhartha Beauty Pack Wrap – Scalp and face massage


SALT OIL BATH   ab 35.00 €

WILD ROSES BATH   ab 35.00 €

DREAM BATH FOR TWO   ab 35.00 €


Bernd Österle is your man. Assuming you want to do something to improve your physical condition. Our Mr. Universum Fitness looks after the guests at Thurnher’s Alpenhof personally and in addition to Pilates he also offers training units for body shaping, muscle development and back strengthening. If you want to improve your endurance, strengthen your body and become more flexible, upon request Bernd Österle will also draw up individual training plans which can easily be fitted into your daily routine.


The Lech Zürs am Arlberg ski region is regarded as one of the top winter destinations in Europe. It has won many awards as a perfect destination for skiers and snowboarders, for freestyle skiers and heli-skiing fans. All those who want to explore the magnificent winter landscapes without boards beneath their feet will also find a wealth of delightful alternatives. The team at Thurnher’s Alpenhof will be pleased to help you to plan your day. In any case you can rely on our ski guide Roman Dornauer.


Over 300 kilometres of perfectly prepared ski slopes, 200 km if high Alpine deep-snow desents, 87 lifts and railways: The Lech Zürs am Arlberg ski region can only be described in superlative terms. No wonder that the readers of Condé Nast Traveller nominated the “Cradle of Alpine Skiing” as the best skiing region in Europe. With the opening of the new Flexenbahn from December 2016, all ski resorts in Arlberg will be linked together to create the fifth-largest skiing region in the world. It extends from St. Anton in Tyrol via Lech and Zürs to Warth and Schröcken in Voralberg and is thus unrivalled in Austria. 


Roman Dornauer is his name and he is a ski ace! He knows the most attractive descents and the best deep-snow tours; he leaves the most elegant tracks in the snow and knows how to explain the fine details of carving with great charm. As the hotel’s own nationally certified ski and snowboard teacher he is available to our guests free of charge throughout the entire season. Roman Dornauer organises guided ski tours every day – including breaks for refreshments in the cosiest ski huts in the entire Arlberg region. He teaches our youngest guests to ski using a playful approach, and in Roman’s care skiers who want to improve their technique are in the best possible hands. You can also count on his competent advice when buying ski boots, ski clothing or free-ride equipment. 


Curling instead of carving, paragliding instead of free-riding: the Lech Zürs holiday region offers a wide range of alternatives to enchanting slopes and deep snow adventures. 27 varied kilometres of cross-country skiing trails delight pleasure skiing enthusiasts and professional sports enthusiasts alike. An extensive network of winter footpaths awaits winter hikers and snowshoe walkers. Curling, ice skating and sledging complete the diverse leisure offers. If you prefer to take off and defy the laws of gravity, you can go paragliding and experience a bird’s eye view of the magnificent mountain world. Click here to find out more about the courses and offers of Flight Connection. For a romantic excursion in a horse-drawn sleigh or a picnic in the snow please contact us by e-mail at mail@thurnher’ or by telephone under +43 5583 2191.


We as a family know the special needs of parents traveling with their children - and we do not have to find out - what a small kid likes and what not.

Daily child care from 4pm to 9pm

Joint dinner with care 

Varied, healthy children's buffet 

Visit of the farmer Küng in Zürs

Visit the cowshed

Tobogganing on the toboggan run in Oberlech


Thurnher’s Alpenhof is suitable for small conferences, incentive events or executive meetings in an exclusive circle: You can brainstorm and hold discussions in a tasteful setting, with the latest conference technology upon request. A varied framework programme with skiing, snowshoe tours or sledging, visits to traditional huts and culinary highlights in our gourmet restaurant will round out your event.


You will not need mountaineering skills to dine in the restaurant which critics and testers have confirmed to be one of the top gastronomic addresses in Austria. Thurnher’s Alpenhof lies at a height of 1,717 metres, but it is easily accessible for visitors. Delicious creations to delight both eye and palate await you in our restaurant. The Piano Bar is immediately next door, where the fire crackles in the hearth while the barman shakes and stirs the cocktails ...


Starting point for our cuisine is the product. Top quality, fresh, unadulterated. Preferably from the region, but sometimes from distant shores. Our two new chefs de cuisine Ronald Thelemann and René Pusch will convince you with a puristic cuisine which focuses on the product and dispenses with superfluous flavourings. It goes without saying that dietary requirements or special culinary requests are taken into account during the preparation of the meals. And so are the nutritional requirements and preferences of children, for whom we prepare special menus. The highlight of our abundant breakfast buffet is the cold meats counter with a unique selection of Austrian sausage and ham varieties. Theme evenings round out our culinary offerings. Try them and see!



A Zürs Sprizz is always the right choice – not only as an aperitif before a delicious gourmet menu! The signature drink of Thurnher’s Alpenhof is one of many creations with which our barkeepers create emotions in liquid form. Time seems to stand still in the Lounge and Piano Bar when the snowflakes are swirling outside and your gaze through the panorama windows sweeps across the white mountain world before the door. Every afternoon between 3.30 and 5 pm we serve traditional refreshments including a small savoury speciality and delicious cakes.


Thurnher's Alpenhof is again conjuring up a trend for Zürs on the Arlberg in the new 2017/2018 season: Coco's Lounge!

In a relaxed atmosphere  we serve Surf & Turf in three variants.

Our motto: "Casual, but still with top quality"

Furthermore: you will be pleased about our champagne prices! "Our guests should not be tempted to enter a five-star superior hotel!"

Convince yourself:



The Trittkopf, Rüfikopf and Hasenfluh provide the imposing backdrop for relaxing moments on the panoramic Rooftop Terrace of Thurnher’s Alpenhof. Up here, on the fifth floor of the 5-star superior hotel, our guests can enjoy a midday snack or the warmth of the sun as they relax over afternoon tea with Gugelhupf, can retire to read or end the day on the slopes with a sundowner. Or take a break from their leisure programme and do nothing at all.


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Hotel: Thurnhers Alpenhof

Address:  A-6763 Zurs am Arlberg

Region: Voralberg

Country: Austria

Official website:

Telephone: +43 (0)5583.2191

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Car, bus & rail or by air − however you travel to Zürs, you will find your journey is easy and straightforward. We have listed here the best ways of reaching us. Of course we shall also be pleased to arrange your journey for you. We wish you “Bon Voyage” and look forward to your visit.


Follow the A 14 motorway and take the “Bludenz” exit; then continue along the main road B 197/198 to Zürs.


Travel to the railway station “Langen am Arlberg”. We shall be pleased to meet you there with our hotel bus, or you can take a taxi or bus to Zürs (approx. 14 km).


There are bus or taxi transfers to bring you to Zürs from a number of airports. We shall also be pleased to arrange your transfer in accordance with your requirements.

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