The Lechtal Nature Park
A nature park is a protected landscape which finds its origins in the interaction between man and nature. The Post Steeg Hotel in the Tyrolean Lech Nature Park is located between two majestic mountain chains, the Lechtal Alps and the Allgäu Alps. This 41.38 km² big nature park is the largest interconnected protected area of the Tyrolean valleys and is crossed by the wild river Lech, which characterizes its natural habitat.
The last wild one – the Lech
Licca – the “fast-flowing” – was the name that the Celts gave to the wild river Lech. This attribute is still noticeable on the Tyrolean side where the river shapes the appearance of the valley.
The Lech and its alluvial forests represent a last refuge for many plant species that were very common in wild river areas. In the entire surface of the nature park, i.e. 41,38 km², 1,116 plant species have been founded. This equals approximately one third of all plant species existing in Tyrol. 392 species are classified as very precious and endangered.
Lady’s-slipper bloom in spring
Lady’s-slipper (Cypripedium calceolus)
The flowering begins mid of May and ends approx. mid of June. This is the time where you can marvel at the beauty of these wonderful plants.
As the name says, this extraordinary orchid species creates a slipper-shaped flower.
The orchid can reach 70 cm height and has mostly one or two flowers; only in rare cases you can find exemplars with three flowers. The lady’s-slipper shapes 40,000 very little seeds that are then spread in the air by the wind. Once they touch the ground the can by germinated by mushrooms, though it can take up to 7- 15 years until a plant produces the first flower.
The Post Steeg Hotel offers weekly excursions to the lady‘s-slipper area during the flowering period. Our hotel’s host is a qualified guide and will show you the beauties of this season. Our hotel is indeed partner of the Nature Park and belongs to the Nature-Watch hotels.