Klostertal Villages near Sonnenkopf

The small traditional Klostertal villages – Klosterle, Wald am Arlberg, Danofen and Langen am Arlberg – have a limited range of accommodation in small hotels and bed & breakfast guesthouses, plus a few apartments and chalets to rent. The après ski is quiet and there’s very little nightlife. This can be ideal for families, those on a restricted budget, and those who want to stay in an unspoilt mountain village.

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The Sonnenkopf base station is situated between the village of Wald am Arlberg and the small hamlet of Danofen, which is mostly composed of chalets, some of them are within walking distance of the Sonnenkopf lift. There are a couple of small 3 star hotels though: the Hotel Garni Stockinger and the Gasthof Spullersee – both are about 500m from the lift.

About 2.5km to the East is the slightly larger village of Klosterle am Arlberg. Its western fringe is called Waldle and some consider this a separate hamlet too. 2.5km to the East of Klosterle is Langan am Arlberg, another small village but with a railway station, connecting it to Innsbruck and St Anton amonf other places. That’s really the last of the Klostertal villages, but it’s worth noting that it’s only another 2.5km to Stuben am Arlberg which unlike Sonnenkopf is lift-linked to all the other Arlberg resorts, and so is an important gateway into the main Arlberg ski area.

Bus Route 90 connects all thes villages with the ski lifts at Sonnenkopf and Stuben, and the railway station at Langen, and there are about 20 buses a day (for a time table see ) so if you don’t have your own car, or you want to drive as little as possible when you are on holiday, check how close your accommodation is to the nearest bus stop.

The S16 Arlberg motorway runs along the valley but most of the Klostertal villages are sufficiently set back from it to prevent it from spoiling the holiday environment.  (The accommodation finder below lets you see map locations and read previous guest reviews and ratings.)

Architecturally, Klostertal is unspoiled with a few traditional family-owned hotels and private guesthouses renting out rooms. Besides the local SPA supermarket there are no shops and not a great deal happening in the villages so there is little for non-skiers to do during the day, apart from soak up the sun, weather permitting, on the terrace at the Bergrestaurant Sonnenkopf or to go for a walk. The main night time activity is eating, drinking and relaxing in hotels and a handful of restaurants in the village. Best bring a scrabble board, an iPad and a few books! If you have your own car and want a change of scene, there are some very smart but quiet restaurants at StubenLech and Zurs, and lots of bars and nightclubs at St Anton which could never be described as quiet!

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