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The architecture of the Schwarzwand has been praised in the press. Here you can find press articles to read.

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A Family Affair: Das Hotel „Schwarzwand“ in Lech am Arlberg

"Birgit Elsensohn ist im Hotel „Schwarzwand“ in Lech aufgewachsen. Nach Jahren in Florenz kehrte die Architektin zurück, um mit ihrer Tochter das familieneigene Hotel in einen heimatverbundenen, doch ganz unrustikalen Wohlfühlort zu verwandeln."

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Tine Fleischer


"If you’re looking for a place to unwind surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, the Hotel Schwarzwand in Lech is your place. Owner Birgit Elsensohn, an architect living in Florence, took over the hotel from her father and has now turned it into an aesthetically pleasing sanctuary. Together with her daughter Marlène, born and raised in Florence, the two women look after their guests with lots of Tuscan-Austrian charm."

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The Alps

City Guide for Design Lovers

The newly renovated Schwarzwand Hotel, located at the centre of Lech am Arlberg, is run by the Elsensohn family, one of the town's oldest and most well-established families.