Seefeld is a popular destination for hiking and there are plenty of activities for non-skiers including winter walking, Nordic walking, tobogganing, paragliding, ice skating and curling, swimming and wellness facilities.
Winter Walking in Seefeld
The Olympiaregion Seefeld is a real walkers' paradise. In the winter there are approximately 142 km of cleared and salted walking paths with many traditional huts for refreshments. Over at Scharnitz there's a 2½ hour walk from the village up to the Pleissenhütte and then to the top of Pleissen spitze. The view from the top is majestic and the descent, as long as you don't encounter too many toboggans, a delight. A map with descriptions of all winter hiking paths and trails can be obtained from Seefeld Tourist Information Office. Snowshoe hikers can also discover breathtaking views high up above the Seefeld plateau.
Nordic Walking & Running in Seefeld
Olympicregion Seefeld is a centre of excellence for Nordic walking and running all year round and attracts experienced Nordic walkers including top athletes as well as beginners in winter and summer. Nordic walking with poles is easy on the joints and offers a whole body aerobic work-out and is an increasingly popular activity for fit outdoor enthusiasts to train at an altitude of 1,200-1,400m. The Nordic walking and running area includes 30 well-signposted routes with options for beginners and experts in three levels of difficulty and with varying types of route requiring different levels of experience and fitness. For more information or to book a beginners or advanced Nordic walking course in Seefeld contact Sport Norz Seefeld (www.sport-norz.at) or go to www.seefeld.at.
Tobogganing in Seefeld
Tobogganing in Olympiaregion Seefeld includes five toboggan runs, the Hoher Sattel, Hämmermoos, Katzenkopf, Rauthhütte (www.rauthhuette.at) and Wettersteinhütte in Leutasch, two natural toboggan runs at Kreidegraben and Mühlberg in Scharnitz and the Kaiserstand Natural toboggan run in Reitherjoch-Alm. Toboggans can be rented locally at sports shops and valley lift stations. For more information go to www.seefeld.at
Paragliding in Seefeld
Parashuttle Seefeld and the Human Eagle Air Academy offer panoramic paragliding flights over Seefeld all the year round when weather conditions are fine and the cable cars are open. Both companies employ only certified flying instructors and passengers do not need any prior experience. For more information contact the operators listed below or go to www.seefeld.at
Contact Christian Lindner
Tel: +43 664 124 40 10
Human Eagle-Air Academy
Contact Alban Klose
Ice Skating & Curling in Seefeld
The Olympia Sport & Conference Centre in Seefeld includes a large artificial ice rink open daily in winter from 10 am - 1.45 pm and 2.15 pm - 6.00 pm. (Tel: +43 5212 3050) with changing rooms and skate hire for ½ day or a full day. For more information go to www.seefeld-sports.at (German language only) or www.seefeld.at
Olympia Sport & Conference Centre in Seefeld
The recently renovated Olympic Sports & Conference Centre includes indoor and outdoor swimming with special areas for families and children, a waterpark with special features including a 140m long whitewater river and SilverStar family slide, a sun terrace for relaxing and a restaurant. Wellness facilities include a 2,000 square meter two-storey sauna with seven different saunas, cold pool and themed relaxation rooms, a 33 degree warm relaxation pool, solarium, infra red cabins and massage facilities.
Olympia Sport & Conference Centre Seefeld
6100 Seefeld in Tirol
Tel. +43 (0) 5212 3220
Shopping in Seefeld
Seefeld has five supermarkets, bakeries and Tirolean Speck shops (selling ham and sausages), numerous sports and fashion shops, leather goods and shoe shops, jewellers and the usual newspaper kiosk and souvenir shops.
Day Trip from Seefeld to Innsbruck
Innsbruck 20 km to the south east of Seefeld is worth visiting for a day out. There is a good train service from the Seefeld bahnhof and the descent is spectacular. While in Innsbruck, check out the new Hungerburgbahn station behind the Hofburg (Royal Palace). This rapid shuttle gets Innsbruckers up to the SeegrUbe ski area in less than half an hour. No other city in the world has such a rapid transit from urban life to the ski slopes. The controversial Pritzker-prize winning architect Zaha Hadid designed the station.
Seefeld Tourist Information
For more information contact Seefld Tourist Information:
Seefeld Tourist Information
6100 Seefeld, Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 5 0880 50