Press release, February 2023
Summer News 2023
News of the Region Seefeld
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. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org from the Seefeld Tourism Board.
Summer News 2023
- The Erlebniswelt Alpenbad Leutasch recently opened its completely renovated wellness concept: with various saunas, sweat lodges, steam baths, infrared, relaxation zones and its own indoor and outdoor pool, it is truly an experience in itself.
- The Hotel Garni Olympia in Seefeld is now called Boutique Hotel Olympia.
- The former Astoria Resort Seefeld is now called 5*S Alpin Resort Sacher Seefeld-Tirol.
- In the Weidach district of Leutasch, a modern and bright sweet spot has opened its doors with the Boutique Aparthotel Chalina: Time and space for you. Tyrol's mountains right under your nose. The leisure program of the Seefeld region at your fingertips. Your hosts at your back. It's going to be nothing but special – promise!
- Since 1928, the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. has brought together the most beautiful and unusual luxury hotels in the world: only about 400 exclusive hotels in over 80 countries have been able to win the rigorous application and inspection process. Of currently just 8 hotels in the whole of Austria, the exclusive Alpin Resort Sacher Seefeld-Tirol is of course in Seefeld.
- The Genuss Guide Austria 2023 also awarded the Seefeld delicatessen tre.culinaria OG as one of the best Tyrolean gourmet shops 2023 (category delicatessen & greisslerei).
- You can now finally take the new look of the Seefeld region home with high-quality merch products all about Tirols Hochplateau.
- A new "Country House" has opened in the heart of Seefeld: Hotel Henri welcomes you there with immediate effect.
- In Leutasch, there has been a new viewing platform on the Runst high trail since late summer – reachable in about ten minutes on foot from the Kulturhaus Ganghofermuseum.
- Many of the most beautiful sunny spots in the extensive Seefeld region are now adorned with cosy and freely rotating wooden sunbeds made by local craftsmen.
- The newly renovated natural Kneipp facility at the Salzbach stream (at the last hikers' car park in the direction of Almenparadies Gaistal) offers weary biking and hiking calves welcome refreshment in the forest.
- A new panoramic trail has recently been added around the Seefeld Pfarrhügel with views over Möserer Tal, Seekirchl, Wildsee, Gschwandtkopf, Brunschkopf, the Rosshütte area, Seefeld and the surrounding mountain scenery from Hohe Munde to the Karwendel Nature Park.
- The spectacular Leutascher Geisterklamm is one of the most popular summer excursion destinations in the Seefeld region. Until the 2023 summer season, the family-friendly themed trail concept with its own storyline, great interactive stations and its legendary gorge inhabitants will now be extensively renovated and comprehensively redesigned.
- The Herbert Pixner Project will play a gala concert in the Seefeld World Cup Hall on 7 October 2023.
- The legendary Stihl Timbersports will be held in Seefeld for the first time on 2 and 3 September 2023 – including the Austrian Championships and the European Nations Rookie Cup & the European Nations Pro Cup.
- Under the project title "Echt nachhaltig", corresponding measures have been bundled in the Seefeld region since spring 2020.
- Regionales Plateaufrühstück: Participating businesses have been able to purchase regionally produced products for a sustainable Plateau Breakfast since spring 2020.
- Plateau-Pioniere: Eight Plateau lead businesses analysed their direct and indirect emissions and submitted a corresponding reduction plan for the next 5-10 years to meet climate targets.
- TeamCard Region Seefeld: Since the end of 2022, the TeamCard employee card has been an additional building block for regional employer branding. Through bundled inclusive services, the region offers its employees an excellent opportunity to get to know the diversity of the region at very low cost.
- Plateau product: Since the end of 2021, it has been possible to purchase plateau products made by regional businesses in our information offices and in the online shop. Of course, the wooden Regio shelves in the information offices were also made by local carpenters.
- Mountain spring water: Through various on- and offline initiatives, we want to sensitise our guests and businesses to the fact that crystal-clear mountain spring water from the tap is a real privilege. Together with the Tirol Tourist Board, we created our own carafes and glasses with regional branding in order to serve the water in a correspondingly appealing way.
- CleanUp Plateau Challenge: An annual large-scale clean-up campaign to successfully keep our region clean. Guests and locals alike receive rubbish bags and tongs from the TVB, and for every 5kg of rubbish collected they receive a restaurant voucher for the Seefeld region (win-win!).
- Eco-label: Certification with the "Eco-label for Destinations" according to criteria catalogue UZ 82 Tourism Destinations. Together with 6 Tyrolean pilot regions and support from a LEADER project, we have been preparing intensively for the environmental certification since the beginning of 2022.
- Electric vehicle fleet: All service vehicles at the TVB headquarters in Leutasch have been completely converted to e-technology since 2020. When new vehicles are purchased for the building yard fleet, the respective technology is also critically assessed here and, in the best case, converted to sustainable e-technology.
- Mobility cooperations: Through ongoing cooperation with DB/ÖBB/VVT, public travel has been continuously improved and promoted since 2020.
- Optimise public transport network: From summer 2023, the comprehensive new transport concept in the Region Seefeld will come into force – with much higher frequencies, more connections and perfect coordination with train journey times.
- Karwendel Nature Park partnership: Austria's largest nature park is a Natura 2000 protected area of European significance on our region's doorstep – and our long-standing partner. The cooperation ranges from nature tours and visitor guidance concepts to the new Holzerhütte Museum and the Scharnitz Nature Park Info Centre. With the new nature park designer project for businesses, this cooperation is to be further strengthened. In spring 2020, for example, the protected area was expanded to include the impressive Arnspitzgruppe.