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One house. One family. One way forward.

The Adler stood here 300 years before the advent of cable cars and ski lifts, although over the course of time it has changed beyond all recognition.

One house. One family. One way forward.

Strolz is a typical name among the families of the Walser tribes who, long before our time, set out in search of pastures new. The lands they settled were scenically beautiful, but not easy to cultivate.
Old habits die hard! Even today the Strolz family is on the lookout for new things, combining the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. 

The history of the Walser tribes goes back a long way. In the middle of the last millennium political and agricultural reasons forced them to leave their homelands in the Vallais region of Switzerland and seek new land as far away as the Klein Walsertal.

They also colonised the Tannberg region, settling in the villages of Lech, Schröcken, Warth and Hochkrumbach. Even today most of the families living in these communities have typical Walser names.

In 1900 the village of Hochkrumbach, which in its heyday boasted 60 inhabitants, a parish church (the chapel on the Simmel) and their own parish priest, as well as a village inn, the Gasthaus Adler in Warth, was completely abandoned and amalgamated with the parish of Warth. It was also during this period that the Gasthaus Adler burnt down to its foundations.

The third generation

The extended Strolz family, already playing a prominent role in the tourist industry of the day, purchased the burnt out ruins and, over the years, rebuilt it into a stylish mountain guest house. 

Friedrich Strolz was succeded by his son, Erich. With the present owner Markus Strolz, the history of the Adler extends into the third generation.

Arriving on holiday on skis with a rucksack

The pass road, a mere cart track until 1950, was always closed in winter. There are still some old faithfuls among our guests who can remember the days when the hotel was only accessible on skis equipped with skins, carrying a rucksack!

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We love the old, embrace the new, to home and hearth we’re always true.

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The Adler today

A hotel keeping up with the times

The architecture of Hotel Adler has developed as steadily and naturally as the rings of a tree trunk. From its ancient foundations, its wine cellar and the "old guest parlour", to the state-of-the-art modern apartments and the new fireside snug,  everything about the Adler reflects the passing of time and the needs of its guests. A sense of feeling at home, and of being genuinely welcome is key. It’s a personal, intangible thing, something that rubs off on all our guests and makes them relax and soak up the laid-back atmosphere that our hotel exudes.

Simple clean architecture

"We love the old, embrace the new, to home and hearth we’re always true." This local dialect quote by Wölfle at the opening ceremony of the Bregenzerwäld railway in 1902 has often been the subject of misinterpretation.

Tradition

The development of our house from a small mountain guest house to a hotel with 100 beds is a further example of this tradition. The architecture of the living quarters built in 1992, the construction of the apartment wing incorporating integrated solar cells in the facade, the fireside snug, poised on stilts above the Krumbach stream are all still the subject of continued heated debate. But more and more guests are identifying with our ideas, are interested in the architecture and design, and are happy not to be spending their holidays in just another big faceless alpine hotel.

Award winners

We are especially proud to have been awarded a National Tourism Prize for our apartments. After all, who can possibly know this house better than our architect  Erich Strolz, the brother of our hotelier, who grew up here?! For other projects by him and his team, visit:

 

Architect D.J. Erich Strolz

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