The Olympiaregion Seefeld is a resort in the Austrian Province of Tyrol which has hosted the winter olympics on two occasions in 1964 and 1976; and consists of five villages (Leutasch, Mösern/Buchen, Reith, Scharnitz, Seefeld). With more than one million overnight stays each year, it is one of the most popular Tyrolean tourist destinations especially for skiing in winter, but also for walking holidays in the summer.
Seefeld is a large resort with 17 lifts (3 chair lifts, 11 surface lifts) that offers skiers an 900 metres (2953 feet) of vertical descent. Seefeld has 19 pistes with a total length of 27 kilometers (17 miles). For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe.
The skiing in Seefeld is based on three areas. For beginners, the Geigenbühel area near the centre of the village provides an ideal and unintimidating slope to learn the sport. Intermediate skiers will enjoy the Gschwandtkopf area, near Seefelds landmark the Seekirchl (the "lake chapel").More advanced skiers will head for the higher and longer runs on the Rosshütte and the Härmelekopf. The other villages on the Seefeld plateau have their own ski-lifts - there is skiing in Leutasch and lifts in both Mösern and Reith.
For skiers and snowboarders who are willing to travel further afield, the local skipass also covers the Zugspitz glacier in Germany (at an elevation of just under 3000 metres).
Seefeld is the capital of cross-country skiing in Austria. Due to its extraordinary climatic conditions Seefeld is one of the premier spots for cross-country skiing in the world. The cross-country and biathlon Olympic competitions have been held here twice when the international winter games were headquartered in Innsbruck. Seefeld offers 266 km of primed skiing runs and a 3 km night trail for both classic and skating techniques.
In Summer Seefeld offers 143 kilometers of walking trails and plenty of additional activities ranging from Mountain-Biking, Cycling, Nordic-Walking, Running, Hiking, Swimming, Tennis, Equestrian-Sports, Paragliding to Golfing on one of Austria’s oldest Alpine-Golfcourts.
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- 4 Contacts
- 5 Planning
- 6 Resort Facilities
- 7 Ride Guide
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Seefeld is located in the Austrian Tyrol and is a municipality of the Innsbruck-Land District, located about 17 km (11 mi) northwest of Innsbruck. Seefeld is accessible by train on the railway line from Munich via Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Innsbruck, also served by Intercity-Express (ICE) trains. The Bundesstraße 177 highway to the German border is part of the European route E 533.
- Tourist Information Seefeld
Adress: Klosterstraße 43, 6100 Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria
Phone: +43(0)5 08800 Fax: +43(0)5 0880-51 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.seefeld.com/en/
From the East: Coming from Munich or Salzburg take the A 93 to Kufstein and then follow the A12 via Innsbruck to the Zirl exit. Here you can climb the relatively steep ‘Zirler Berg’ Mountain for approx. 12 km into the region. An alternative: do not leave the motorway in Zirl but rather continue to the Telfs Ost exit. Follow the signs to Mösern or Seefeld and you will arrive in the region after about 12 km.
From the West Coming from Vorarlberg cross the Arlberg Pass or take the Arlberg Tunnel (S 16) via Landeck and then the A 12 motorway to the Telfs exit. Follow the signs to Mösern or Seefeld and you will arrive in Olympiaregion Seefeld after about 12 km.
From the North: Via Garmisch Partenkirchen you will come to Mittenwald and cross the former border. Then you are soon in Scharnitz, the gateway to Olympiaregion Seefeld (no motorway permit sticker required). The distance from Garmisch to Scharnitz is approx. 35 km.
From the South From the former border crossing ‘Brenner’ take the Brenner Motorway (A 13) and cross to the A12 at Innsbruck. Stay on this motorway until the Zirl exit. Here you can climb the relatively steep ‘Zirler Berg’ Mountain for approx. 12 km into the region. An alternative: do not leave the motorway in Zirl but rather continue to the Telfs Ost exit. Follow the signs to Mösern or Seefeld and you will arrive in the region after about 12 km.
BY PLANE: You can fly to Innsbruck from London, Bristol, and Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Visitors from Graz and Vienna can fly to Innsbruck Airport quickly and easily with Welcome Air, Austrian Arrows, or fly Niki. For additional connections and information: http://www.innsbruck-airport.at/
BY RAIL: There are good connections from Munich and from Innsbruck to the Olympiaregion Seefeld. The railway station in Seefeld is right next to the pedestrian district.
Timetable information from ÖBB / Austrian Railways: http://www.oebb.at/en/index.jsp
Address: Gschwandtkopf 277, A-6100 Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria / Phone: +43(0)5212 2689 / Email: info[at]sportalm-seefeld.at
The Sportalm Seefeld is situated at the valley station of the Gschwandtkopf-Lift, just 7min from the centre and 5min from the Rosshütten-Incline. The perfect accommodation for Skiers and Snowboarders. Direct access to 260 km perfectly primed cross-country ski runs.
Address: Geigenbühelstrasse 374, A-6100 Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria / Phone: +43 (0)5212 2903-0 / Email: frenes[at]seefeld-ferienwohnung.at
The family-run Landhaus Frenes offers four fully equipped holiday apartments for 2, 4 or 6 people. It consists of 2- and 3-room apartments of varying sizes of 57, 75, 82, and 102 sqm, all of which are south-facing and all of which have either a balcony or terrace.
Address: Innsbrucker Strasse 3, A-6100 Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria / Phone: +43 (0)5212 2293 / Email: bergland[at]seefeld.at
The 4 star Hotel Bergland is an all-inclusive accommodation located in the city centre of Seefeld. The hotel offers doubles, singles, suites, studios and a completely redesigned SPA-area with sauna, steam bath and indoor pool. Special package deals for cross-country and alpine skiers are available.
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