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Region Seefeld – Tirols Hochplateau

Press Releases


A toast to craftwork

The traditional craft festival took place in the Seefeld pedestrian zone last weekend in imperial weather. Around 120 businesses presented their handcrafts on Tyrol's high plateau. The historical tractor parade, the traditional costume parade with over 800 participants from North and South Tyrol and numerous folk music groups rounded off what is probably the most authentic festival in the region.

September 22, 2023


Summer News 2023

Every year at the start of the summer season we ask for the regional news of our guest establishments and infrastructures. Below you will find the list of our regional news as well as our sustainability goals for the coming summer season 2023.

February 14, 2023


New elections at the Seefeld Tourism Association

Yesterday, Wednesday 30.11.22, the general meeting of the Seefeld Tourism Association took place in the congress centre of the Seefeld Olympic pool. The supervisory board was newly elected for the next five years.

December 01, 2022


Astoria Resort Seefeld becomes Alpin Resort Sacher Seefeld-Tirol

Vienna / Seefeld, September 1st 2022. From mid-September, what was previously two Sacher Hotels will become three in Austria: from September 15th, the Astoria Resort Seefeld will operate under the name Alpin Resort Sacher Seefeld-Tirol. With this step, the Sacher Group is entering the resort hotel industry and the family-owned company is now also setting standards in this category.

September 01, 2022


The region becomes Region Seefeld - Tirols Hochplateau

Seefeld's long-standing first name "Olympiaregion" is now old news. For a long time, the Olympic success story determined the name of the region. Now one wonders: aren't we much more than "just" Olympia? The diversity at 1,200 metres at any time of year as well as the special location between mountain and valley determine the identity of the region. That's why it has a new name as of today: Region Seefeld - Tirols Hochplateau.

May 15, 2022


51st Ganghoferlauf Leutasch – Review of a successful sports festival

TOGETHER AGAIN AT LAST! The joy of finally celebrating a joint sports festival again was written all over the faces of the participants, organisers and many volunteers. On 5th and 6th of March, the big and small athletes were welcomed and cheered on with great enthusiasm at the 51st Ganghoferlauf.

March 17, 2022


Ganghoferlauf 2022: Together again at last!

Finally, real competitions again: On 5th and 6th of March 2022, the extensive Leutasch Valley will once again be transformed into a competition arena for highly motivated cross-country skiers at Austria's most popular public race! Fittingly, this year's 51st Ganghoferlauf will be held under the motto "Together again at last".

February 27, 2022


Truly Exceptional Views - Summer in the Region

The sunny high plateau of the Region Seefeld is a very special place in the Alps: spacious and open, framed rather than taken in by the mighty mountains – this is how guests and locals alike rave. Surrounded by the Karwendel Nature Park and the Wetterstein Mountains, the five villages in the region, Seefeld, Leutasch Mösern, Reith and Scharnitz, are perfect for active holidaymakers. On the way south, Seefeld is the first address behind the Bavarian-Tyrolean border and offers carefree holidays full of unique experiences.

February 14, 2022


Plateau breakfast – a truly sustainable start to the day

With the project "Echt Nachhaltig" (Really Sustainable), the Region Seefeld has been trying to strengthen the topic of sustainability on the plateau since autumn 2020. In addition to measures for climate protection or biodiversity, the tourism association is also committed to regional food and value-added cycles.

February 05, 2022


News from the Bikepark Katzenkopf Leutasch

Leutasch, 10 March 2021 – After more than a year of planning and preparation, the construction of the new bike trails at Katzenkopf Leutasch started at the beginning of October. Four varied trails for MTB beginners and experienced pros will be realised by summer 2021.

March 21, 2021


First address across the border

Keep loose and wait for relaxations: If you are allowed to travel again in summer, the Region Seefeld is the first address behind the Bavarian-Tyrolean border. The sunny balcony above Innsbruck and between the Karwendel and Wetterstein mountains will attract visitors in summer 2021 with its well-known top level – and plenty of news.

March 12, 2021


Hike, Bike & Enjoy

The Region Seefeld in the Tyrolean Alps has an impressive natural backdrop between the Wetterstein Mountains and the Karwendel. The versatile year-round destination on the sunny high plateau at 1,200 m above sea level offers guests a relaxing all-round experience of activities, relaxation and enjoyment in the middle of unspoilt nature.

March 03, 2021


Bikepark Katzenkopf Leutasch

Leutasch, 14 October 2020 – Around one and a half years ago, a Tyrolean company took over the former Leutasch Kreithlift in the Region Seefeld. Since then it has been renovated, renewed and planned under a new name. One of the new projects: the Bikepark Katzenkopf.

October 14, 2020


Sustainable tourism concept on the Seefeld Plateau

The Province of Tyrol is supporting the Region Seefeld in a pilot project to create and implement a sustainable tourism concept, as announced by Deputy Provincial Governor Ingrid Felipe.

July 13, 2020


That was "Bergauf mit Cultour" at the Alpin Resort Sacher

Seefeld, 15 June 2020. 20 artists who accepted Elisabeth Gürtler's invitation to visit her Alpin Resort Sacher last weekend (11 to 14 June) were convinced that Seefeld offers everything that tourism researchers call "new values" and that is gaining in importance for people, namely sustainability, regionality, safety, conscious use of resources.

June 15, 2020



Spring has long since arrived on the Seefeld sunny plateau and the region is blossoming in a lush blaze of colour. With the melting of the last snowfields, the spring sun also reveals some of the things that the winter months concealed with sparkling flakes: handkerchiefs, drinking bottles, snack wrappers and other rubbish.

April 16, 2020


SAAC Camps

Risk on the mountain can never be eliminated, must never be suppressed, but can be optimised with the right knowledge and equipment. The decisive means to raise this awareness: the two-day SAAC BIKE and CLIMB Camps.

March 13, 2020


Sound of Seefeld

Sounds of nature to relax or even help you fall asleep are very much in vogue and have a positive effect on the human psyche, which is often stressed by everyday life. The Region Seefeld stands for an authentic holiday experience with real retreats and unique nature. This combination served as inspiration for the Sound of Seefeld for those responsible at the Seefeld Tourism Association.

March 08, 2020


50th Euroloppet Ganghoferlauf – Skating Competitions

After the classic competitions and the mini Ganghoferlauf already provided exciting moments on Saturday, the skating competitions followed today, Sunday. In the skating discipline, the field of participants was full of motivated hobby skiers and ambitious professionals. At the end of this impressive race weekend, the 50th Euroloppet Ganghoferlauf enjoyed around 2,000 participants from near and far.

March 01, 2020


50th Euroloppet Ganghoferlauf & Mini-Ganghoferlauf

This morning the time had finally come and the long wait was over: the Ganghoferlauf in Leutasch celebrated its 50th anniversary! After 49 successful runs, the joy was great as the round anniversary finally approached. The organisers, the Seefeld Tourist Association and the Leutasch Ski Club, are proud that the Region Seefeld was able to attract more than 500 Ganghoferlauf athletes and almost 200 junior runners to the Leutasch Valley.

February 29, 2020


Karwendel Nature Park: Nature park of the year 2020

The Association of Nature Parks Austria (VNÖ), with a jury of representatives from a wide range of institutions, has awarded the Karwendel Nature Park the title of "Nature Park of the Year 2020".

January 15, 2020


Climbing with a difference

Relaxed climbing with excellent protection in grippy limestone, chill area included: this is what the new climbing garden "Sonnenplatten Scharnitz" promises. The local extreme mountaineer Heinz Zak has renovated the 51 routes from the third to the seventh degree of difficulty as well as opening up new routes; on 6 September, the joint project of the municipality of Scharnitz, the Seefeld Tourism Association and Heinz Zak was officially opened.

September 16, 2019


Real craftsmanship. And true art.

For the 22nd time, the Seefeld merchants' association organises the "Old Crafts Tyrol" event. As every year, on the 2nd weekend in September, craftsmen who maintain old craft traditions meet in Seefeld and inspire visitors who look over the shoulders of the "old masters of their craft" as they work.

August 13, 2019


Study: Top marks for FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Exceptionally satisfied visitors, friendly hosts and a regional economic effect of 39.1 million euros – a study by Management Center Innsbruck and the University of Innsbruck prove positive effects of the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld in Tyrol.

May 18, 2019


The Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in pictures

12 days, 22 medal decisions and 204,400 cheering visitors – the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have gone down in the sporting history of the Region Seefeld. Now also in print for eternity. Brilliant, picture-book weather ensured an exuberant atmosphere for visitors from all over the world on almost all competition days and the athletes were also thrilled by the conditions on site.

April 16, 2019


That was the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019

12 days, 22 medal decisions and 204,400 cheering visitors – the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships have gone down in the sporting history of the Region Seefeld. With success. Brilliant, picture-perfect weather on almost all competition days ensured an exuberant atmosphere among the visitors from all over the world, and the athletes were also thrilled by the conditions on site.

March 19, 2019


From the "Ways of Wood"

Scharnitz/Schliersee. There is still not much to see of the "paths of wood". Very few visitors have any idea of the stories of the areas through which they lead their hiking boots or mountain bikes when they are out and about in the Karwendel or the Mangfall Mountains. But that is about to change. As part of an INTERREG project, the Karwendel Nature Park, the municipality of Scharnitz, the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection and the Markus Wasmeier Open-Air Museum in Schliersee are dedicating themselves to the touristic preparation of the "ways of wood".

February 12, 2017