Olympiaregion Seefeld Travel Tips – best things to do in Tirol
This post will be about one of the most beautiful place we have EVER seen. No kidding, we are totally in love with it. Few months ago, when we were planning our stay in Austria, we have stumbled upon Olympiaregion Seefeld. We couldn’t find many informations about this region in English. That made us really excited! We love discovering the hidden gems of Europe. Austria is very touristic country but most people are only visiting Vienna. Even though this city is heartbreakingly beautiful, Austria has much more to offer than only its capital. In this article we will write about Olympiaregion Seefeld travel tips and best places to visit in this region. We will show you the reasons why it is one of the best places to visit in Europe. Hopefully the post will fuel your wanderlust and inspire you to visit Seefeld in the nearest future!
Olympiaregion Seefeld travel informations
Olympiaregion is located in Tyrol, in western Austria. It’s very close from Innsbruck (about 15-30 minutes driving or train ride). You can also easily get there from Vienna.
Seefeld is situated quite high in the Alps, about 1,200 metres (3,870 ft) above the sea level. It is surrounded by the Wetterstein and Karwendel mountain ranges.
Seefeld Travel: Top 10 things to do in Olympiaregion Seefeld
1. Visiting Rosshute & Kaltwassersee.
These two places are our personal favourites, that is why we are writing about them at the beginning. Rosshute and Kaltwasersee are located at the western side of Härmelekopf mountain. They are popular ski areas in the winter.
In order to get to the top, you can hike up or take a funicular railway. It is not going directly to the summit, so you need to change for the smaller cable car in the halfway.
The view from the top is absolutely breathtaking! We were there at the end of October and everything was covered with a snow. It was the most amazing beginning of the winter in our lives.
There is another amazing place located on the very same mountain. It is called Kaltwassersee (Cold Water lake). You can’t get there directly by the funicular railway. There are two options to see it:
- hike up from the Seefeld (it will take about 2 hours)
- take a funicular railway and go down to the lake.
One way or another- you need to walk. We took the ride up and then hiked down to Seefeld. We’ve been back in the car after about 1 hour.
2. Hiking at Gaistal Valley.
Gaistak Valley is one of the most picturesque places to hike in Olympiaregion. It is located in Leutasch and it’s great place for everyone. You need to climb up a bit but it’s very easy.
If the weather is good, you can also rent an e-bike (bike with a small engine that will help you cycling).
We took the shortest route to Hammermoose. It took us about 40 minutes to get there. We stopped at the restaurant, drank a mulled wine and enjoyed the beautiful view on Alps. The best part was that we were there completely alone! It is not like that in the other seasons of the year, which is another reason to travel to Seefeld on autumn. No matter what the weather is, you will always find there something surprisingly amazing.
3. Horse drawn carriage around Seefeld.
Even though Olympiaregion is located in the mountains, it is a great tourist destination for disabled people or elderlies. There are many things to do there that won’t require walking! One of them is taking a tour by horse drawn carriage. You will see all the best places in the town, without necessity to hike.
Seefeld travel tip: You can book the horse drawn carriage tour at tourist information centre (Klosterstraße 43).
4. Seeing the Mösern Peace Bell.
Peace Bell in Mosern is a lovely place. It was built as a sign of the peace in Tirol. It is ringing everyday at 5 pm to remind the local people about staying in a good relations with each other.
There is a beautiful view on the Alps and the valley from the Peace Bell. It is one of the best places to take photos at Olympiaregion, if the weather is good.
5. Hiking at Geisterklamm (Leutasch Gorge).
Geisterklamm is definitely the best place to visit with children. They can read some interesting informations about the geography and make little experiments along the way, like learning about the reflections, light or sounds.
The hike is very easy and requires walking on the bridge located high above the Leutascher Ache river.
6. Relaxing in the spa & at the swimming pools.
That’s one of the things we liked the most about the Olympiaregion. It is a perfect place for wellness lovers! Olympia sport is the most famous and the biggest pools complex in Seefeld.
Almost every hotel has its own spa though. We have been staying at luxurious Astoria Relax & Spa Resort. It has an amazing wellness centre, with many places to relax and unwind. We loved it!
7. Strolling around Wildsee lake.
Wildsee is the main lake in Seefeld. It is not very big but it’s a great place to spend time all year round. It is very interesting especially in the summer- you can jump into the lake to cool off or rent a pedal boat to swim around it.
There is a restaurant at Wildsee, so you can easily spend there an entire day. Having fun, enjoying the beautiful Alpine view and breathing the fresh, unspoilt air.
8. Having fun at Casino Seefeld.
Casino Seefeld is one of the main tourist attraction in the town. Even if you are not into the gambling, it’s a place worth visiting.
We were lucky enough to went there during a fashion show of dirndl (traditional Tyrollean dress) and man outfits. It was na AMAZING experience! We absolutely love Austrian trachts, both in the traditional and modern versions.
9. Trying Tyrolean food & drinks.
When we think about Tyrollean food, we are getting hungry immediately!
Everything we had at Olympiaregion Seefeld was delicious. Not only the food but also the drinks! The thing you must try is schnapps, strong alcoholic beverage that will warm you up even in the coldest day.
Two restaurants with a a truly local food that we can recommend are: Dorfkrug in Mösern and Klosterbräu in Seefeld.
10. Taking part in the seasonal events.
There is always a lot going on at Olympiaregion Seefeld! In the summer you can see the schuhplattler (folk dance) & yodeling shows. In the winter you can visit the Christmas market.
For all the important informations about nearest events, visit the official website of Seefeld. It is an unlimited source of the travel inspirations, so if you are looking for any additional infos about the region, this is a site to visit!