A class of its own

DER LECHER is a taxi business serving Lech am Arlberg. And just like Lech itself: it’s in a class of its own. Anyone visiting Lech is justified in expecting more from his/her holidays: more time, more space. And anyone travelling with us can sit back in comfort. We offer our passengers a number of advantages: more service, more comfort. And we offer this 365 days a year.

Our Team

Der Lecher employs some 40 winter-trained drivers. Friendly and obliging. Always there for you. May we introduce ourselves? We’re your drivers:: Karl, Jürgen, Markus, Reiner, Stefan, Andreas, Alfred, Gerald, Michael, Hubert, Reinhard, Peter, Mike, Leo, Herbert, Danut, Johannes, Hans, Goran, Edwin, Martin, Elmar, Harald, Gerhard, Harald, Gerhard (Taxi) und Thomas, Rene, Andreas, Stefan. Alex, Markus, Hans, Stefan, Thomas (Bus).

And we’re here for you in the taxi office: Janet, Hans, Barbara, Verena, Wolfgang, Stefan, Manfred, Stefan (Büro) und (nicht auf dem Foto:) Trude, Holger, Herbert, Oktay (Haus).

Manfred Ladstätter

“Our service is what makes the difference. Ours is a creative company and we’re constantly thinking about ways to make our passengers’ travel experience even more comfortable and convenient.”

Manfred LadstätterManagement
Stefan Walch

“Although it looks back on a long history, Der Lecher has always kept its finger firmly on the pulse of time. Experience and innovation are the ideal combination.”

Stefan WalchManagement
Stefan Bischof

“Only the best is good enough for our passengers. When it comes to quality, we make no compromises. And our success proves that our approach is the right one.”

Stefan Bischof

Der Lecher – a success story

At the beginning of the 1950s, it was a Willy’s Jeep that took holiday guests, for the first time since the war, over the Flexen Pass to Lech. Local joiners made an elegant wooden seating compartment especially for the purpose. The beginning of the 1960s saw the heyday of the VW Bully, a vehicle which proved to be both practical and suited to winter road conditions.

Der Lecher came into being at the beginning of the seventies after several taxi businesses joined forces. However, the actual roots go back further still: to time of the turn of the century. Back then, the “Der Lecher’s” ancestors transported goods locally with carts. However, they soon changed their line of business to the more lucrative transportation of people.

The winter sports saw the arrival of the first tourists. And with them, thousands of journeys from Langen railway station to Lech and Zürs. These journeys were made by horse-drawn carriage in accordance with old tradition.

However, the car brought a rapid change to Lech – and it turned into a business. Soon, more and more businesses were driving in competition with each other. Up until a good thirty years ago, when one single taxi business brought them all advantageously together under a new name: DER LECHER.

The founding fathers of DER LECHER are: Oskar Zimmermann, Josef Zimmermann, Tobias Bischof, Josef Bischof, Josef Walch Senior, Heinrich Walch, Wilhelm Walch from Lech – as well as Karl Kessler from Klösterle.

Our summer hostel

Der Lecher taxi headquarters is also run as a youth hostel / self-catering accommodation during the summer months. Our house has 8 twin-bed, 2 three-bed, and 20 single-bed rooms. All rooms are fitted with a shower and toilette.

A fully-fitted canteen (cleaning carried out by the groups), our dining room and lounge, as well as a large terrace, are available to self-caterers.

Summer prices upon request!

Children aged up to 6 years are free when accompanied by a chaperone in the same room; one person is free-of-charge for every 20 paying guests. The prices include bedding, warm water, heating, VAT and visitor’s tax.

Each guest staying overnight in Lech receives an „Aktiv inklusiv Card“ free-of-charge during the summer season

This entitles you to use the following services free-of-charge:

  • all open cableways and chairlifts
  • the town and hiking bus, which serves the entire region from Lake Spuller and  Lake Formarin to the Hochtannberg pass (excluding tolls* where required)
  • child care in the Kids Active Club
  • selected guided hikes
  • a forest swimming pool with slide and children’s pool
  • tennis courts and a football field
  • keep-fit trail and Welltain® trail
  • a day ticket for the Lech Golf Academy (driving range, putting green and 3 holes)
  • Lech Leisure Centre: miniature golf, table football, pit-pat, billiards, baby and toddler paradise
  • library, local history museum, slide shows, concerts on the village square

* to lakes Formarin and Spuller, with an additional EUR 3.00 toll charge (children EUR 1.50) per day