Press release, February 2022
Truly Exceptional Views
Summer in the Region Seefeld
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.
Summer in Seefeld: Close at hand!
The natural diversity of the Region Seefeld is quickly reached by short routes, so you simply get more out of your holiday. More relaxation, more mountains and more time for what is really important. Whether in your own car or especially comfortably by train. At the world's highest ICE railway station, trains not only arrive regularly from Munich and Innsbruck, but you can also travel comfortably from Hamburg to Seefeld. If you take the night train to the mountains, you can even dream yourself on holiday from home.
The historic pedestrian zone with its cosy cafés, restaurants and small shops begins right next to the modern station building. Whether it's a delicious cake, a tangy aperitivo or the start of a relaxing hike – here, the most beautiful experiences are guaranteed to be just a few minutes away. And for those who want to get to the top of the extensive region, the guest card, including regional transport, puts the whole variety at your fingertips.
True diversity at every turn.
Those who have really been treading water long enough can explore varied e-bike routes on the Seefeld Plateau – or lace up their mountain boots. Hikers and mountaineers can look forward to over 650 kilometres of hiking trails and more than 60 huts. Countless e-bike routes through cool forests and across sunny meadows await cyclists. Not enough action yet? The family-friendly bike park at Leutascher Katzenkopf, newly built in 2021, pumps adrenaline into your bloodstream, while you can leave everyday life in the valley on the brand-new Seefelder Spitze via ferrata.
New diversity in Austria's largest nature park.
The Karwendel Nature Park encompasses almost the entire Karwendel massif and was extended in January 2022 to include the existing Arnspitze nature reserve in the Leutasch municipality. This means that Leutasch will also become a nature park municipality, which, according to Mayor Georgios Chrysochoidis, further supports the unspoilt nature and agricultural character of the valley, which must also be preserved in the best possible way in the future.
With an area of 739 km², the Karwendel Nature Park is not only the most extensive protected area in Tyrol, but also the largest nature park in the whole of Austria. It has an above-average proportion of natural habitats such as primeval forests and wild rivers and is home to a high number of animal and plant species that are important throughout Europe, such as the golden eagle, white-backed woodpecker or lady's-slipper orchid.
Scharnitz is the ideal starting point for hikers, mountaineers, bikers and nature lovers. A total of four valleys – Karwendeltal, Hinterautal, Gleirschtal, Gießenbachtal – and now also the imposing Arnspitzgruppe invite you to discover them.
The Isar: A genuine Tyrolean.
Back to the source of the river, where everything begins. There, where the natural springs are found . A feeling can hardly be more genuine and original. Especially when it is the Isar, which rises at 1,162 m in the Hinterautal valley near Scharnitz. Bavaria's most popular river is actually a genuine Tyrolean! By e-bike or gravel bike, you can follow its blue waters particularly beautifully from Scharnitz for around 15 km to its source.
Decades can pass before thaw water or raindrops make their way through the rock. Along the way, the water collects many valuable minerals and trace elements before it bubbles to the surface again in the Karwendel Nature Park. Ice-cold and crystal-clear, the water rises from several springs. The drops of water then take three days on their way to the Black Sea – but not before the Isar has learned to speak fluent Tyrolean on its first kilometres.
A quiet insider tip: Wildmoos.
Quiet beauty and untouched nature characterise the Wildmoos landscape conservation area. An insider tip for those seeking peace and quiet, connoisseurs and nature enthusiasts. Situated in the middle of the region and beautifully accessible from the three towns of Seefeld, Leutasch and Mösern, you will encounter a great deal of nature and very few people on the winding paths with hardly any altitude difference. From the highest point, the Brunschkopf, you can see over the entire Seefeld plateau. Numerous power spots, oases of peace and cosy alpine pastures line the forests and exceptional bodies of water: where one of the warmest bathing lakes in Tyrol sparkles between ancient trees at Mösern, you need a bit more luck at Wildmoossee and Lottensee. The two aperiodic natural phenomena appear and disappear here as if by magic when the snow melts in spring.
Regional temptation – the Seefeld plateau breakfast.
Simply walk through the hotel door and you are already in the middle of nature. From the quiet holiday guesthouse to the luxurious alpine resort, the most beautiful adventures are close at hand here.
It is especially delicious when you then enjoy a genuine Seefeld plateau breakfast. The main ingredients of the breakfast, such as bread, butter, milk and eggs, as well as at least one type of jam/cheese/sausage etc. come directly from the region. This promotes regional food, strengthens local value-added cycles and reduces transport distances. Regional means at least "grown and refined in Tyrol", but if possible the products come directly from the Plateau. You can already enjoy the Plateau Breakfast at the Alpin Resort Sacher, the Klosterbräu Hotel & Spa and the Boutique Hotel Olympia in Seefeld, as well as at the Hotel Lärchenhof Natur in Mösern. In the summer season, the hotels Bergland (Seefeld), Inntalerhof (Mösern), Alpenhotel Karwendel (Leutasch) and Ivo's Sonnenpension (Leutasch) also start.