Der Arlberg ist ein mountain range or massif between Vorarlberg und Tyrol in Austria.
The Arlberg is the perfect winter escape, and a great draw for alpine skiers. However, this famous skiing region, joining Tyrol and Vorarlberg, is much more than that.
For over 100 years, the Arlberg has been a tourist destination, with stunning orchids, large herds of ibex and red deer, and an growing number of marmots.
In winter, large parts of the region are inaccessible to visitors, and in summer the trails are populated by travelers seeking to simply relax, but the area really belongs to the animals.
The highest peak is the "Valluga" at 9,222 ft (2,811 metres). The name Arlberg derives from the tradition of the "Arlenburg," who are said to have once established themselves on the Tyrolean side of the Arlberg passes.
Another story derives the name from the "Arlenbushes" that are very numerous here. There is no mountain mit the name "Arlberg" proper. Popular places and famous ski resorts at the Arlberg are Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton.
The Arlberg railway connects Innsbruck with Bludenz. Between St. Anton and Langen it runs through the 6.52 mile long Arlbergtunnel.
Just this morning, a very nice video was uploaded by Iztg of Lech Zürs . If you're stressing today, and need to relax, the vid is sure to make your brain quiver. Our suggestion: Suck on a mint and imagine crisp Alpine air.