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The history of the Arlberg1800 RESORT

From the pilgrim's inn to the RESORT in Arlberg

Philanthropy and hospitality are the cornerstones on which the RESORT in Arlberg rests. Even today, the founding concepts are shown through the history of the "inn" in Arlberg, which began in the 14th century with Heinrich Findelkind.

The beginning of the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel
The Arlberg Hospiz Inn in Tirol

We are writing about the year 1386. Heinrich Findelkind, a swineherd in Arlberg, built an inn in Arlberg on the site of the present-day Arlberg Hospiz Hotel. There, people who took the way over the Arlberg pass found food and lodging. As the messenger of Christian love of neighbor, Heinrich received from Pope Boniface the right to found the brotherhood of St. Christoph  , in order to be able to give to pilgrims a protective inn.

More than 630 years of history until the present-day Arlberg1800 RESORT

For six centuries the inn in Arlberg was a life-saving refuge, until in 1884 the building of the railway tunnel through the Arlberg was begun and few people crossed over the mountains. The inn was shown to be deteriorating. Carl Ganahl, Deputy Governor of Vorarlberg and great-grandfather of Arnold Ganahl, the later owner of the Hospiz, achieved with the Vorarlberg and Tirolean state parliament that the old building was declared a protected monument.

Winter sports in earlier times
Ski sports in Arlberg at earlier times

Arlberg is the cradle of ski sports and the Arlberg Hospiz is its birthplace

In the century winter 1900/1901, four skiing pioneers conquered the deep snowy cliffs of the Arlberg – a premier that lastingly marked the Arlberg and the history of the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel . The four skiers paid a visit to the known and hospitable innkeeper Oswald Trojer and overnight made the inn the birthplace of ski sports in Arlberg.

The modern comes first and foremost in the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel in St. Christoph

Since 1959 the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel has radiated new glory. The call to be the most modern and the most beautiful hotel in Arlberg has spread far over the peaks of the Austrian Alps. It was the beginning of an era.

2015 - With the building of the Arlberg1800 Contemporary Art & Concert Hall and the adjacent  Arlberg1800 Chalet suites new doors were opened once again and the Arlberg1800 RESORT developed from the existing Arlberg Hospiz Hotel , the Hospiz Alm Restaurant with the Alm Residence suites  and the Chalet Skyfall suites.

Sincere hospitality and social engagement are a matter of course for the Werner family. Adi Werner is the master of the brotherhood of the brotherhood of St. Christoph  and together with his wife, Gerda, they are a host couple of international reputation. The host of the arlberg1800 RESORT is Florian Werner with his wife Ursula, who, along with the entire team, look forward to welcoming you to St. Christoph. 

Send your non-binding inquiry for a special vacation in the Arlberg1800 RESORT with tradition and history.

arlberg1800 RESORT

1 Arlberg Hospiz Hotel
2 Chalet Skyfall
3 Alm Residence Suiten
4 Hospiz Alm Restaurant
5 Contemporary Art & Concert Hall
6 arlberg1800 Chalet Suiten

A T-bar "Maienseelift"
B T-bar "Kinderlift"
C Chairlift "St. Christoph Bahn"

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Winter & Holidays

Skiing on the Arlberg in Austria is a winter sports experience at the highest level.

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Concerts & Art

With the arlberg1800 Contemporary Art & Concert Hall, devised by the architect Jürgen Kitzmüller, a unique concert and exhibition hall opened on 4th October 2015. Unparalleled in the Arlberg region, the hall wants to offer a programme that acts as an international, open forum for artistic exchange. 

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Restaurant & Wine

The arlberg1800 RESORT impresses not only with several exquisite award-winning restaurants, but also with the renowned and top-class wine collection of Adi Werner.

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Meeting & Celebrating

When you come to St. Christoph, you will be surprised. Experience meetings and conferences in a new way. 

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