Real winter and summer variety in the Region Seefeld -Tirols Hochplateau at 1,200 meters
In the Region Seefeld, the Alps are truly unique: they frame nature instead of taking it over. Here the landscape opens up sunny to the south from the Zugspitze mountain and gives space to natural diversity and true joy of life. So wild and beautiful, with just one step you are already in the middle of it. Tyrol's most beautiful high plateau stretches between mountain and valley, forest and meadow, air and water. Welcome to 1,200 metres, where true diversity awaits!
Seefeld, Leutasch, Mösern, Reith and Scharnitz: Tyrol's unique high plateau comprises five idyllic villages. Each place tells its own story, offers special experiences and knows how to inspire with diverse adventures. Together, the five villages form an impressive holiday paradise in a breathtaking natural landscape.
The local variety of sports and leisure opportunities on the high plateau is almost limitless; in summer and winter, real adventures, exciting experiences and soothing relaxation await. Nature and enjoyment are the focus of the Region Seefeld - between countless activities and genuine relaxation, excellent cuisine and varied events, 365 days a year.
Easy arrival. The impressive variety on the sunny high plateau above Innsbruck is quickly reached. Thanks to modern rail connections and well-developed regional transport, real relaxation is also possible here without a car: with its own ICE railway station in the centre of Seefeld, you can travel comfortably and without traffic jams to your winter holiday. Arriving and switching off is very easy here.
Much more than Olympia. 64, 76, 2012. Three times the Olympic fire found its way to Seefeld. World Championships, World Cups and many Nordic training camps followed. No coincidence, as hospitality and winter sports are deeply rooted in the region by tradition. So deeply that the Olympics even became part of the name for decades. But Tyrol's high plateau is much more than that! The region is far too versatile, far too unique to reduce it to a winter sports resort. Because even when the fire goes out, the people on the plateau continue to burn for everything that really makes the region special - in every season. What remains is the sheer endless variety of sports and leisure facilities for discerning guests of all ages. That is why the region has had a new name since May 2022: We are the Region Seefeld – Tirols Hochplateau. Welcome to 1,200 metres above sea level, where real variety awaits!
Facts & figures about the region
Five in total - Seefeld, Leutasch, Mösern-Buchen, Reith, and Scharnitz
approx. 320 km²
Around 600 metres above the Inntal valley, on a high plateau open to the south; framed by the Karwendel Nature Park, the Wildmoos nature reserve and Wetterstein mountains.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS
Seefelder Spitze (2,221m), Gehrenspitze (2,163m), Birkkarspitze (2,749m), Hohe Munde (2,662m); viewing platforms: Kurbelhang and Brunschkopf
Good travel options from all directions - not only by car! From Hamburg you can travel directly to Seefeld with the ICE. From Vienna and Zurich it is possible to travel by Railjet. Innsbruck airport is 20 km from the region.
• 650 kilometres of hiking trails
• 266 kilometres of running and Nordic walking trails
• 570 kilometres of bike routes in all levels of difficulty (including mountain & e-bike, gravel bike)
• 260 kilometres of e-bike routes, e-bike premium region with exclusive service
• 1 beginner-friendly bike park with own bike school and equipment rental in Leutasch
• 4 kilometres roller ski track to prepare for the cross-country skiing winter season
• Summer adventure programme "Discover the Region Seefeld" with hikes and unique adventures
• Around 60 managed huts and alpine pastures
• 3 climbing gardens with over 280 routes for all levels and demands, member of Climbers Paradise, Great Line Pulse 2000
• 1 panorama via ferrata in Seefeld
• 2 golf courses, 9- hole & 18-hole
• Various natural lakes, heated lido at the Wildsee, two adventure pools with extensive sauna areas and children's areas, 1 fishing pond.
• 10 indoor tennis courts and 12 outdoor courts, Estess tennis school
• Mountain railways in summer operation
• Around 245 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, in all degrees of difficulty
• Around 30 kilometres of alpine slopes and spacious children's areas
• 142 kilometres of cleared winter hiking trails and 1 long-distance winter hiking trail
• 35 kilometres (7 routes) for snowshoe hiking
• 7 varied natural sled runs
• Ice rinks and curling rinks
• 2 adventure pools, indoor and outdoor, with spacious sauna areas and separate children's areas
• 10 indoor tennis courts and Estess, the leading tennis school in the Alpine region
• Winter adventure programme "Discover the Region Seefeld" with hikes and unique adventures in the snow
Real winter at last
The extensive high plateau of the Region Seefeld stretches over a snow-sure 1,200 metres. One of the most beautiful winter paradises in the Alps, which is why the region is also listed in the exclusive "Best of the Alps" ranking. During the winter months, the impressive landscape is transformed into a versatile Eldorado for both enjoyable and ambitious winter sports enthusiasts: with widely cleared winter hiking trails, varied natural sled runs, family-friendly slopes and almost endless kilometres of cross-country ski trails. On the way, many cosy huts tempt you with delicious refreshments by the crackling fireplace. With just one step from the hotel door, you are in the middle of nature - if you like it comfortable, just take the mountain railway.
Really on track. Runs with us: In cross-country skiing, the path is the goal. Hardly any other winter sport combines physical strength, coordination and enjoyment of the landscape as wonderfully as Nordic gliding. What's more, cross-country skiing is all the rage right now. In addition, the joint-friendly movement sequence is easy to learn, involves little risk of injury and trains the whole body efficiently!
The five villages of the Region Seefeld are united by an extraordinary passion for Nordic skills at a snow-sure 1,200 metres above sea level. During the winter months, Seefeld, Leutasch, Mösern, Reith and Scharnitz are then connected by a good 245 varied kilometres of cross-country ski trails for all requirements. Framed by the Karwendel Nature Park and the Wetterstein Mountains, Tyrol's high plateau offers optimal conditions for a unique cross-country skiing experience in a breathtaking natural setting as early as mid-November. All 36 cross-country trails are easily accessible, offer plenty of space and can be connected with each other at will. So after only one or two hours of running, there is still enough time to enjoy.
Real variety again at last. A successful overall experience does not end with cross-country skiing, because the region offers a truly breathtaking variety of pleasures in winter. True to the motto "Everything but après-ski", you won't find crowded party venues here. Instead, you'd rather go skiing - but not gondolaing! In other words: almost all of the 30 kilometres of varied pistes are accessible without gondolas, except for a few metres. Well-equipped children's areas also ensure that family holidays are a real pleasure. Free ski buses take guests reliably and safely to the piste and back in just a few minutes, so that there is still plenty of time to enjoy all around.
Instead of falling head over heels in après-ski bars afterwards, you'd rather take a well-groomed descent on eight natural sled runs and then warm up again in one of the many cosy huts with tasty Tyrolean home cooking. Or enjoy a gourmet dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants in the region. You can also simply skip the steam in the ski cellar here and instead be pampered with aromatic infusions in the wellness hotels.
A shopping spree in the historic pedestrian zone sometimes offers fashionable bargains, and the Casino Seefeld also invites you to spend exciting gaming hours in a similarly exclusive ambience, complete with goosebumps and thrills. Those who prefer a little peace and quiet in the evening can enjoy the winter silence on a walk under the twinkling stars. In between, Christmas markets, living traditions and seasonal specialities offer wonderful variety - until winter beckons again.
Summer in Seefeld - enjoy naturally
Breathtaking Alps. In the middle of it all, the sun is at home in the Region Seefeld at 1,200 metres above sea level. On the picturesque high plateau, ancient mountains give way to authentic joie de vivre, as sports enthusiasts and bon vivants alike get their money's worth here.
One region. Five places. 1000 adventures. The Region Seefeld comprises a unique sunny plateau and no less than five villages. The warm summer months offer a varied leisure programme, surrounded by dreamlike forests, lush alpine meadows, imposing peaks and mountain massifs. Whether alpine adventure or holistic relaxation, everyone will find what they are looking for here: Varied hiking and e-bike tours, exciting climbing gardens, an action-packed bike park, extensive golf courses, idyllic bathing lakes and refreshing mountain streams, family-friendly adventure pools, discovery tours to the source of the Isar river and through mystical gorges, guided themed hikes or a spontaneous day trip to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. The absolute highlight of every bike and hiking tour is, of course, a stop at a cosy alpine hut - with seasonal specialities and genuine hospitality in the mountains. The new Karwendel Höhenweg high-altitude trail - a six-day long-distance hiking trail with incredible mountain panoramas in Austria's largest nature park - is a special experience.
Karwendel Nature Park. The Karwendel Nature Park offers a special, unique experience on Tyrol's most diverse high plateau: here, in untouched nature, you will encounter extensive forests, lush alpine meadows and ice-cold mountain streams, get to know rare local medicinal plants and encounter animal tracks and the inhabitants of the forest along the way.
From the newly built Information & Visitor Centre next to the Holzerhütte Museum, nature lovers can reach three alpine valleys: The Karwendel Valley - through which the legendary Karwendelmarsch also passes - is a very pristine valley with sometimes challenging climbs. The high-altitude Karwendelhaus offers fantastic views, a well-deserved snack and an ideal starting point for breathtaking summit climbs. The route is more leisurely through the Hinterautal valley, along crystal-clear water veins to the source of the Isar river "bei den Flüssen". Only a few minutes further on, the Kastenalm invites you to a cosy stop, framed by magnificent maple trees. The route through the Gleirschtal valley leads via the Möslalm to the Pfeishütte. If you are looking for absolute tranquillity in the Karwendel, you should choose the path through the wildly romantic Gleirschklamm gorge. A narrow path leads along the challenging and wonderfully wild Gleirsch mountain stream.
Active holiday meets relaxation. The individual daytime programme in the Region ends in the warm evening hours with a shopping spree or a lively sundowner in the historic Seefeld pedestrian zone. In addition to cosy restaurants with Tyrolean cuisine, there are also excellent speciality restaurants. Alternatively, body and soul can be pampered with soothing warmth, deep-acting massages and professional treatments in selected wellness hotels. Between crystal-clear spring water and wonderfully fresh mountain air, the heart of the Alps beats even faster in the Region Seefeld.
One for All: The Plateau-Card
The diverse Region Seefeld offers visitors with the regional guest card PlateauCard numerous exclusive benefits and discounts for many attractions and offers throughout the year. For example: special prices for renting premium equipment, guided forest hikes with fluffy alpaca company or a beer tasting including a brewing course in the 500-year-old monastery cellar. The guest card is also valid as a ticket for all regional buses and is activated free of charge by the host at check-in. And if you use your guest card digitally via visitSeefeld Guide, you can enjoy all the benefits with just one click.