Sustainable contemporary architecture in a magnificent Alpine landscape: with the new Lechwelten, Lech Zürs am Arlberg now has a pioneering event building that knows how to impress with state-of-the-art technology and a multifunctional hall for up to 650 visitors behind its charming wood and glass façade. Lechwelten will open on 12 April 2024, after which it will also form the center of the diverse cultural events in Lech Zürs.

These include the high-profile Impact Lech symposium, which in 2024 will focus on the topic of "The security factor. From the basic need in uncertain times to overregulation that restricts freedom as a brake on innovation". In addition to geneticist and Impact Lech initiator Markus Hengstschläger, there will be exciting participants such as Peter Brabeck-Letmathe and Josef Penninger.
June 13 to 16, 2024
www.impact-lech.at

Spring in Lech © Daniel Zangerl

Spring in Lech © Daniel Zangerl

In July 2024, the wonderful Literaricum Lech will once again be devoting itself to a classic of world literature, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita: Lechwelten will host an in-depth and intensive examination of this controversial book - a book that was first banned, later enjoyed enormous success and made the Russian author suddenly world-famous. With: Nora Bossong, Philipp Hübl, Raoul Schrott, Elisabeth Bronfen, Thomas Sarbacher and others.
July 18 to 21, 2024
www.lechzuers.com/de/literaricum

Lech Classic Festival © Lech Zürs Tourismus

Lech Classic Festival © Lech Zürs Tourismus

The internationally renowned Lech Classic Festival will also be performing in the acoustically outstanding Lechwelten hall this year. The extensive program includes duets from Baroque to Romanticism, compositions by Anton Bruckner and Antonín Dvořák, exceptional works from the Viennese Classical period (such as Welsh folk songs by Joseph Haydn) and a semi-staged performance of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. A concert with works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy will be the final highlight of the festival: in addition to the formidable Lech Festival Orchestra under the renowned Japanese conductor Tetsurō Ban, two outstanding soloists, violinist Dalibor Karvay (1st concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra) and pianist Jasminka Stančul, will be performing. Other internationally acclaimed performers such as bass Peter Kellner, tenor Pavel Kolgatin, German bass-baritone Jochen Kupfer and the fantastic sopranos Jennifer O'Loughlin, Uliana Alexyuk and Slávka Zámečníková will also be guests in Lech, the Czech mezzo-soprano Štěpánka Pučálková, the wonderful cellist Sebastian Bru (a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and acclaimed for his chamber music recitals) and the brilliant pianists Kamila Akhmedjanova and Gottlieb Wallisch.
August 5 to 11, 2024
www.lechclassicfestival.com

Philosophicum Lech © Dietmar Hurnaus, Lech Zürs Tourismus

Philosophicum Lech © Dietmar Hurnaus, Lech Zürs Tourismus

The 27th Philosophicum Lech will once again be curated by Konrad Paul Liessmann and Barbara Bleisch(Sternstunde Philosophie), the new directors of this internationally renowned philosophical and cultural studies conference, and will focus on the highly topical subject of " Sand in the gears. A philosophy of disruption. Here, of course, one thinks of "climate stickers", "lateral thinkers", troublemakers as well as eccentrics. When does the "sand in the gears" have a productive effect? Is philosophy mutating into feel-good wisdom that wants to please everyone? Top-class speakers will give talks on questions like these at Lechwelten and discuss them with the audience.
September 17 to 22, 2024
www.philosophicum.com

Lechwelten © Dorner, Matt, Architects

Lechwelten © Dorner, Matt, Architects

The Lechwelten: Multifunctional at the highest level
Behind the glass and wood façade, the Kulturhaus offers flexible rooms for conferences, concerts and events of all kinds. The centerpiece is the multifunctional Lechwelten hall for up to 650 visitors, which can be divided into up to three smaller halls if required. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology that plays all the tunes.

There is also a foyer and a rooftop bar. The technology installed, such as the acoustics and the LED wall, are state-of-the-art and make Lechwelten a modern event location. As far as catering is concerned, there are several docking stations for caterers - both for preparation and serving kitchens. A large freight elevator also makes it possible to transport cars into the hall - for a car presentation, for example. The panoramic windows and the roof terrace offer a view of the local mountain Omeshorn and the high alpine natural landscape. And in the evening, you can reach for the stars here. Four floors below, an in-house bistro and the vibrant forecourt on the banks of the Lech river invite you to enjoy and relax. Water. Sun. Energy. Experience it at Lechwelten from June 2024.
The event hall in the Lechwelten will meet high acoustic requirements: it will function just as well as a large hall as it does divided into two or three small halls. This requirement is unique in Europe. For optimum sound control, the interior wall cladding is slightly inclined, as are the windows. In order to create optimum acoustic conditions for classical concerts, an electronic room acoustics system was installed: A large number of loudspeakers, distributed throughout the room, create an artificial reverberation and make the room "sound". A special processor calculates for each individual speaker what is needed for optimum sound in that particular location. This system is used in numerous renowned cultural venues around the world and ensures exceptional acoustics for a wide variety of event formats, from speech events to concert performances.
Awareness of sustainable thinking has always been a top priority in Lech: The Lechwelten are an expression of concrete action. Over 90 percent of the suppliers are from Vorarlberg and 100 percent of the building materials used are from Europe. The building is heated entirely by the Lech biomass heating plants, a very high level of heat recovery is also achieved, both roofs are greened and controlled ventilation ensures a pleasant climate, whatever the weather.
The event location with a unique atmosphere: the alpine surroundings provide inspiration and energy for creative work. The building is centrally located in the village and can be reached on foot by local bus or with the Lech Oberlech cable car from accommodation in every category. Once you arrive in Lech, you can leave your car in the garage. The entire space around the Lechwelten is designed as a place to meet and slow down, located directly on the banks of the Lech.
www.lechzuers.com/de/lechwelten