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A timeless classic in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps – that is the Olympiaregion Seefeld holiday paradise. The south-facing plateau at an altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level encompasses five villages – Seefeld, Leutasch, Mösern-Buchen, Reith and Scharnitz – all of which offer a huge variety of sports and recreational activities to ensure a truly memorable break amid a breathtaking mountain landscape. At the core of the region’s philosophy is its ‘Nordic Lifestyle’ concept which brings together sport and exercise, fine living and dining and exhilarating events to create an all-embracing experience for body, mind and soul.
As a member of the ‘Best the Alps’ group – an alliance of 12 world-famous tourist resorts in the European Alps – the region boasts a firmly established position based on lifestyle, culture, sport, events and a flourishing tourism industry. This year-round destination is characterised by its international clientele, high-end hotel industry and superb gastronomic offerings. For more than twenty years now, Seefeld has, along with 11 other select destinations in five Alpine countries, been acting as an ‘ambassador’ for the Alpine region and guaranteeing holidays of the very highest calibre.
An area steeped in tradition, the Olympiaregion Seefeld is characterised by rural charm, warm hospitality and a vast spectrum of sports and cultural attractions. Furthermore, the region boasts the highest concentration of wellness establishments in the Alps, as well as a huge choice of accommodation, from five-star superior hotels to cosy bed & breakfasts, offering breaks to suit every taste and budget.
Visitors who take a trip here during the winter months can savour a magical, snow-covered landscape in the heart of the Alps and a huge spectrum of sports and outdoor activities. The vast, around 245-kilometre-long network of immaculately groomed cross-country ski tracks (skating and classic-style), along with additional quality-tested special cross-country ski tracks – seven tracks suitable for adaptive Nordic skiing, two floodlit tracks for night-time skiing and one dog-friendly trail – provide optimum conditions for Nordic sports enthusiasts. Alpine skiers are also well-catered for: sun-drenched ski slopes, state-of-the-art lift facilities and a second-to-none mountain panorama guarantee unadulterated skiing pleasure. Tobogganing, ice skating and many other fun-filled activities ensure that your winter trip is one you’ll remember for a long time to come.
What better way to spend a summer holiday in the Alps than discovering the stunningly scenic hiking, biking and climbing routes amid the spectacular natural landscape of the Olympiaregion Seefeld. Categorised according to distance and difficulty, the network of over 650 kilometres of marked routes offers something to suit every taste and ability, from families with young children to experienced mountain enthusiasts. A particular highlight, unique in the entire Alpine region, is the network of wide, flat ‘Promenade Walking Trails’ – some of which are even wheelchair accessible – which can also be used for winter hiking.
‘Discover the Olympiaregion Seefeld – the GREAT OUTDOORS is waiting for YOU!’ In keeping with this motto, the Olympiaregion Seefeld’s new summer season programme offers a multi-faceted wealth of holiday experiences, including a huge variety of themed walks and hikes. With such tours as ‘Experience nature with all your senses’, ‘Meditative hike’, ‘Nature watch in the Karwendel Gorge’ and ‘Surprise trekking tour’ on the agenda, a fascinating and enjoyable break amid pristine nature is guaranteed.
A new highlight in the region is offered by three themed walking trails that invite everyone – from young to old – to explore the region’s idyllic natural beauty. The three trails come together to form a star shape at the summit viewpoint on the Brunschkopf mountain. Starting points of the themed tracks are the villages of Seefeld, Leutasch and Mösern. Picturesque walking routes also lead to the region’s secluded natural bathing lakes. The Möserer See lake, one of Tyrol’s warmest lakes, and the Lottensee and Wildmoossee lakes are perfect for a refreshing dip, or for simply relaxing and lazing.
If you fancy a spot of swimming and ‘steaming’ during your holiday, then you need look no further than the two leisure pool complexes in Seefeld and Leutasch. Covering an area of over 630 square metres, the indoor pool area in Seefeld’s Sport and Congress Centre is light and welcoming and offers numerous attractions, a heated outdoor pool and a spacious sauna oasis. The ErlebnisWelt Alpenbad leisure pool complex in Leutasch offers a stunning ambience, as well as numerous wellness amenities including various different saunas.
Seefeld has played host to the Olympic Nordic disciplines no fewer than three times – in 1964, 1976 and 2012. It was the venue of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1985, and organises the Nordic World Cup on an annual basis. Following the success of 1985, the Olympiaregion Seefeld was selected as the venue for the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2019, and the region was incredibly proud to host the prestigious Nordic sporting event once more.