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Leutasch in Tirol - Enjoy a holiday amidst the pristine natural beauty

Leutasch - Close-to-nature holidays in the Leutasch high valley

  • Leutasch in Tyrol: Authentic customs and thriving traditions in a 16-kilometre-long, sun-blessed high valley
  • Cross-country skiing and hiking (Geisterklamm) at their finest against a breathtaking mountain backdrop
  • Climbing crags in Leutasch - Climbers Paradise
  • Farm holidays – enjoy a back-to-nature break and a traditional, rural way of life
  • Themed hike – Mental Power Trail – to the Brunschkopf mountain summit


Gaistal valley - a pasture paradise

Leutasch valley enjoys an idyllic location nestling between the mountains of the Karwendel, Wetterstein and Hohe Munde massifs. Among Leutasch’s many distinguishing features are the Gaistal valley with its beautiful mountain pastures and huts, and a section of the border-crossing Way of St…

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Geisterklamm in Leutasch, © Region Seefeld, Stephan Elsler

Leutasch Spirit Gorge

Sinister streams and creepy cascades, witches’ cauldrons and devilish ditches – a craggy world of water-filled adventure. Welcome to the realm of the spirit of the gorge and his goblins

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Sights and attractions

In addition to the famous Ganghofer Museum, with its wealth of hunting-themed exhibits from the life of Ludwig Ganghofer, the village of Leutasch also boasts a unique variety of chapels.

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Accommodation in Leutasch

There is hardly anywhere else where nature and people meet with such respect and tranquillity as in Leutasch and its 24 hamlets. Genuine tradition and Tyrolean…

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Monika & Hansi Bantl, © Fabrice Dall'Anese


Leutasch, at the foot of the Wetterstein mountain range, with two parish churches, a lake in which Emperor Maximilian loved to fish, and its scenic Gaistal valley…

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Leutasch – Idyllic tranquillity. Legendary sporting events.

At an altitude of 1,136 metres above sea level, the charming mountain municipality of Leutasch enjoys an unparalleled location in a sunny high valley, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery and pristine nature. Stretching over a distance of 16 kilometres, this alpine valley is home to a string of 24 tiny hamlets. Leutasch is a very traditional municipality where local customs and rural culture are still very much part of everyday life; it offers the perfect destination for a well-earned break complete with a huge range of recreational opportunities, with a focus on nature, sport and relaxation.

A holiday in Leutasch offers a memorable experience both in winter, with a glittering, snow-covered landscape, and in summer with lush, blossoming meadows. Leutasch is renowned as the gateway to Central Europe’s largest cross-country skiing resort, and offers endless, multi-award-winning cross-country ski tracks and floodlit night-time trails for unadulterated winter sport enjoyment amid pristine natural surroundings. With numerous groomed walking trails and rustic mountain huts nestled in a breathtaking snowy landscape, Leutasch is also a perfect destination for winter hiking enthusiasts. For those who prefer a winter break combined with downhill skiing, the surrounding ski resorts boats perfect piste conditions for beginners and experienced alpine skiers alike. According to a study carried out by Günther Aigner (2014), Leutasch is one of Tyrol’s most snow-reliable resorts.

The top sporting highlight during the winter months in Leutasch is the annual Ganghoferlauf – Tyrol’s oldest public cross-country ski race. The contest forms part of the ‘Euroloppet’ and ‘Austria Loppet’ series of European cross-country ski marathons. For families on holiday in the area, Leutasch also hosts the Mini-Ganghoferlauf – a race for younger contestants offering guaranteed cross-country fun!

During the summer months too, a break in Leutasch offers a huge spectrum of activities for the whole family. The high valley is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts, boasting breathtaking routes through the Tyrolean mountains that ensure unparalleled, close-to-nature holiday enjoyment. From easy-going walks among pastures and mountain huts, to challenging peak climbs in the Wetterstein massif, the Leutasch valley offers routes of all lengths and levels of difficulty to suit everyone’s taste and ability. A not-to-be-missed highlight for families is the Leutasch Spirit Gorge, an untouched ravine with roaring cascades, amid which trolls and goblins are said to live! Boasting a huge tunnel slide, jet massage jacuzzis, a waterfall and a spacious sauna area, the ErlebnisWelt Alpenbad leisure pool complex offers refreshing recreation and relaxation. The Salzach Kneipp water therapy area in Gaistal is also suitable for children and offers an invigorating outdoor experience for the whole family.


The Region Seefeld is just around a 20-minute drive from Innsbruck Airport and around 90 minutes from Munich Airport (toll free). The region is also easy to reach by car from all directions. Those in search of a scenic, romantic journey can travel to the region along the Karwendel railway line, one of the most beautiful rail routes in Europe.