Seefeld and its neighbouring resorts of Leutasch, Reith bei Seefeld, Mösern, Buchen und Scharnitz, together make up the Olympiaregion Seefeld. It is located approx. 17 kilometres northwest of the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck and about 10 kilometres from the German border.
With 279 km of trails, the Olympiaregion Seefeld is generally regarded as Europe’s mecca for cross-country skiing. “Classical skiers and skaters” alike can enjoy a total of around 300 km of cross-country trails. No wonder the Olympia region of Seefeld was recognised as one of the Best Cross-Country Skiing Areas 2007 by the motoring organisation ADAC. Readers of the DSV Atlas Ski also voted it number one (out of 232 nominations worldwide) in the Excellent Trails category.
Seefeld first achieved international recognition as the venue for the Nordic disciplines of the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck (1964 and 1976). Nine years after the second Olympics, Seefeld went on to host the Nordic World Championships in 1985.
Even in winter, many guests come to Seefeld not just for the cross-country or alpine skiing, but to enjoy the diverse range of leisure and sporting activities which are available away from the slopes. Dog-sledding, curling, ice-skating, snowshoe hiking, tobogganing, as well as other fun snow-based activities such as snow rafting, are just some of the exciting experiences on offer. And for water-lovers, there is a huge fun pool (at the Olympia Sports & Congress centre) with both indoor and outdoor swimming, a 140-metre white-water chute, the 110-metre Silver Star family slide and a large sauna complex. In the winter season, guests can take advantage of over 140 km of well-prepared hiking trails, whilst in the warmer summer months the Seefeld region offers over 650 km of hiking paths and more than 266 km of trails suitable for running or Nordic Walking. And with over 570 km of cycle paths, ranging from easy tours for the whole family to challenging routes for the fittest of mountain bikers, there really is something for everyone.
The resort also has a fitness studio, beach volleyball court, biathlon facilities (including a summer biathlon), a public library, campsite, casino, three discos, a cinema, three Kneipp pools, two minigolf courses and a yoga centre (at the Hotel Klosterbräu). There are also two indoor riding arenas, and an indoor tennis centre - with eight courts – which is used for major events, such as the Seniors European Tennis Championships. The Seefeld Tennis Club also has six clay courts and there are others available near the indoor tennis centre. In 2011, the resort also gained an asphalted roller ski track, suitable for use when completing the roller ski biathlon.
The Seefeld high plateau is a veritable paradise for golf enthusiasts. Whether you want to improve your handicap or simply enjoy the ultimate game on one of the world’s most beautiful courses – this is the perfect place!
Seefeld-Wildmoos Golf Club
The 18 fairways of the Seefeld-Wildmoos Golf Club, one of “Austria’s Leading Golf Courses”, are designed in such a way that they blend perfectly into the natural landscape of undulating alpine meadows and larch and birch forests. Surrounded by majestic firs and spruces, experts have ranked it among the top 100 golf courses worldwide. www.seefeldgolf.at
Seefeld Golf Academy
The 9-hole Golf Academy offers the perfect practice area for golfers of all abilities and there are highly-experienced golf pros on hand to guide beginners round the academy’s well-tended green.
Seefeld s situated on the Mittenwald rail line and is accessible by train from both Munich and Innsbruck. It is also conveniently located on the S5 S-Bahn route (Innsbruck-Scharnitz). With the changeover to the winter timetable of Deutsche Bahn in 2010, Seefeld became the highest ICE station in Europe. At weekends there are two ICE services in each direction (annual timetable 2012).
By car, Seefeld can be reached via the B177 which goes from Zirl via the steep Zirler Berg to Scharnitz and then on to Mittenwald in Bavaria. There is another road connection from the Inn Valley which runs from Telfs via Mösern, or alternatively, you can reach Mittenwald by taking the Leutasch road and crossing the Scharnitz pass.
Innsbruck airport is approx. 20 km from Seefeld. In winter there are connecting flights from Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt.