The Olympia region Seefeld hosted the Winter Olympics for the disciplines of cross-country skiing and Nordic combined, in 1964 and again in 1976. The resort is well renowned, not only for having hosted the Winter Olympics twice, but also for the level of hospitality and gastronomy that you can experience throughout this beautiful resort.
This resort is also famous for skiing legend Anton ‘Toni’ Seelos, who not only left his mark on the Alpine ski sport, but changed the very character of slalom by introducing the parallel swing. It is thanks to him that the resort became an insider tip for Alpine skiing, sadly he is no longer with us, but his legacy lives on with everyone who visits each year.
For those avid enthusiasts who love to Alpine ski, the sunny slopes of the Tyrol promise great fun for all, from beginners to experts. The Olympiaregion Seefeld boasts 48kms of piste and around 30 cable cars or lifts which are able to take you to the piste of your choice.
For those nervous novices, you can take your tentative ‘first steps’ on the Hinterfeld and Neuleutasch as these are gentle slopes which allow you to build your confidence. The more experienced skier may want to enjoy the challenges that the Gschwandtkopf ski area can offer and this can be reached from three towns, Reith, Seefeld and Musern; this provides plenty of activities with a terrific view of Seefeld’s Landmark, the Seekirchl.
Many skiers are also active in Leutasch on the ‘Katzenkopf/Kreithlift’ and Birkenlift, Geigenbehellift (Seefeld).
The resort is not only geared up for Alpine ski, but offers many more exciting activities for all to experience and enjoy. If you are looking to improve your wellbeing and health, then you might consider visiting one of the many wellness centres in this relaxing Alpine area, with access to the refreshing waters of the numerous streams and lakes in this region – a perfect basis for holistic relaxation.
Exercising in this resort at the healthy altitude of 1,200m, teamed together with the fresh mountain air, makes this an enjoyable and relaxing experience. The Olympiaregion Seefeld cannot be rivalled by any other Alpine region in regards to the multitude of businesses that devote their time to wellness, well being and relaxation.
The newly renovated wellness oasis in the Olympia Sport and Congress Centre and the ErlebnisWelt Alpenbad Lautsch boast attractive swimming facilities and wonderful sauna landscapes.
Families visiting the fabulous Seefeld plateau are in for a real treat. This Alpine resort is a massive natural adventure playground with an enormous space for lots of activities. You can look in wonder at the colourful flower meadows, attractive streams and lakes, as well as the magical forests in your immediate surroundings.
Numerous attractions reconnect you with nature, such as Leutasch Geisterklamm, which is the bee nature trail; or maybe you would be interested in the Gaistal meadow paradise – not to mention the lido of Seefeld. One thing is guaranteed, with so many diverse activities for both young and old, you and your family will be very well looked after in the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
Seefeld offers nightlife for all tastes, all of which will keep you entertained after a day in the Alpine outdoors. Perhaps you would like to experience a glass or two at the glass-sided Eskimo’s igloo, ‘Bar Siglu’ where they offer live music in the early evenings for all to relax and enjoy.
There are almost 50 restaurants as well as many cafes and bars for you to try, some are similar in the delicious dishes they offer, but they are all equally mouth-watering. One particular favourite is the ‘Sportcafe Sailer’ which serves many traditional Tyrolean dishes and has a real local atmosphere. In winter, freshly made soups are a popular choice.
Alternatively, why not indulge yourself with the Austrian dish Grestli (made with potatoes, eggs and bacon) so you get a real feel for the culture.
The major night time attraction is the Spiel-Casino Seefeld at the Hotel Karwendelhof, there you can try your hand at baccarat, blackjack, seven-card stud poker or other card games. Hotel Klosterbreu is the most sophisticated nightspot, its nightclub, ‘Die Kane’, presents an international orchestra and daily floor show in the winter to entertain and enthral you.
Seefeld is suitable for groups, families and couples too and with only a 45 minute transfer from Innsbruck, it is easy to get to. Whatever your reason for visiting Olympian Seefeld resort, you will not be disappointed and will find yourselves wanting to come back year on year.
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