Presentation of the destination
Leutasch is located about thirty kilometers north of the city of Innsbruck. This delightful town is the perfect place to appreciate nature and relax. The town is very connected to tradition. Some of the highlights of this magical place include game hunting, the Ganghofer Museum, and the charming snowy chapel all set against these delightful Alpine hamlets. In the winter months, the town is alive with those seeking the amazing cross-country ski trails. These trails combine stunning landscapes with delightful pieces of art. The town is typically full of interesting artwork. This has been made possible by a committee in the town dedicated to bringing all sort of art to the town. Summertime brings the delight of hiking through the easy pastures to the summits of the nearby mountain. No matter what time of year you choose to visit, the town of Leutasch has wonderful things to offer.
Points of interests / things to see
This beautiful gorge is a sight to be seen. It is located in the middle of the forest. The gorge is quite steep and was opened in 2006 for tourists to visit. 1.4 million euros were spent to construct a 970 meter long bridge across the gorge. It was made possible by a German-Austrian project. In total the gorge is 1650 meters long and was the longest undeveloped forge in all of the Eastern Limestone Alps. This stunning piece of Austrian engineering is well worth a visit. There are a number of trails you can explore in the area. There is also a small cafe and restroom at the gorge. The bridge itself is rather narrow, so you won’t be able to access it via wheelchair. There are also a number of steps you will need to climb to get there. The gorge is formed by two massive limestone walls on both sides. This limestone is in high in clay, which explains how this impressive formation was made all those years ago. Leutascher Geisterklamm is one of the most magnificent sights in Leutasch and anyone going for a visit ought to take it in. 2.2 Title
This adventure swimming pool center has something to offer everyone. There are a number of different pools, including those for small children. For those who are not visiting with children, one of the best places to hang out is the sauna area. Here you will find an array of different sauna tools to help you relax. These relaxation exercises are particularly effective since you’ll experience panoramic views of the area as you enjoy yourself. You can enjoy the pool and sauna for a total of four hours for about fifteen euros. You will also find a steam bath, infrared cabin, and several other relaxation areas to enjoy. One of the highlights of Alpenbad is the indoor waterfall. Be sure to see that on your trip. There is a slide in the kids pool which offers for all sorts of fun. In the winter time, there is a lovely hot-water pool which allows you to truly enjoy the views in comfort. In the summertime, you can also enjoy the large lawn complete with volleyball court and playground. In total, Alpenbad offers 5 saunas, a turkish bath, an ice pool, indoor waterfall, and various indoor and outdoor pools. You can learn more here http://www.alpenbad-leutasch.com/hallenbad.html?L=2
This moderately difficult trail will take you about half a day to complete. In total, it adds up to six miles. The Hike offers a wonderful experience to get acquainted with the Wetterstein mountain range. You’ll start at the Moos trailhead and head to the Hohe Munde peak. Along the way, you will gain about 895 meters in elevation. The gorgeous hike is full of stunning views and memorable experiences. The hike consists of four different sections. First you’ll head from the Leutasch trailhead out to the Rauthhuttee cottage. From there you will make it up to the Hohe Munde. By then you will be up to 2,000 meters above sea level. Once you’ve made it that far, you will head back to the Rauthhuttee cottage. The final stretch of the trail takes you back from the cottage to the trailhead. Average hikers typically require about 5.5 hours to complete the trek roundtrip. This time estimate includes time to rest and grab a drink as needed. If you would like to make the trek longer and more challenging, you are welcome to climb to the top of Hohe Munde. Be sure to check out the weather conditions and the like to ensure your journey is safe. On your journey you will want to bring sunscreen, water, and comfortable shoes. As you increase in altitude, the shade drops off, so you may also want a hat to further protect yourself from the sun. You will also want to bring some high energy snacks to keep you fueled up and ready to go. Learn more here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Guide-g811455-i1963-Leutasch_Tirol_Austrian_Alps.html
According to local legend, there are many spirits that dwell in the famous gorge of Leutasch. These spirits are said to come down from the mountains to hide in the unreachable areas of the gorge. Stories suggest that a demon came to live in the gorge in order to protect it from unwanted visitors. These goblins are known for lively dancing and music filled celebrations, and the noises from these adventures have been heard by many. The gorge, and surrounding area, is full of little nooks and crannies for these creatures to inhabit. The strange rock formations, thundering waterfalls and bottomless whirlpools are all said to be caused by these creatures. There is a 1900 meter long Goblin Trail which starts in the Mittenwald Gorge and heads all the way over to the Leutasch Gorge. Along the way, goblins will tell you the story of the area’s geology and the important role of the glaciers in prehistoric times. Near Mittenwald, the waterfall trail will take you to a 23 meter high waterfall. This mystical trail is fun for the whole family. Get in touch with the beauty of the area and the delightful folklore. You can learn more about this adventure here: http://www.seefeld.com/pdf/drucksorten-gj/sehenswert/geisterklamm_engl.pdf
This charming museum was first opened in 1999. The Gnghofer museum explores the life and work of the famous folk writer Ludwig Ganghofer. During his lifetime, he was often spotted enjoy some of the joys of Leutascher. Ganghofer was born in 1855 and lived until 1920. He was educated as an engineer, but eventually switched to the study of literature and philosophy. He studied these topics in several cities including Munich, Berlin, and eventually obtaining a Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig. Ganghofer’s first play was premiered in 1880 and was incredibly successful. His break-through show consisted of a guest performance of the same play in Berlin. From there he worked many freelance writing jobs and as a playwright. Ganghofer loved to compose Alpine novels, many of which were inspired by his hunting home located in Leutasch. It is here at the Ganghofer Museum that his memory is celebrated. You can see many objects from his life on display here as well as information about the history and culture of the area. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday between 16:00 - 18:00. It costs about three euros per person to enter. You can arrange a guide by contacting +43 (0) 5214 - 20 093 or +43 (0) 676 - 184 6056
These fascinating “lakes” are really the product of a peculiar sort of natural occurrences. Head over to the gorgeous Moserer See. You will see, almost magically, two lakes appearing in the nearby green meadows, and birch forests. This intriguing phenomenon is most likely a product of the nearby water levels and underground karsts and seasonal rains and thawing. The Wildmoossee and Lottensee will appear and then suddenly disappear as the water levels change and things begin to thaw. The nearby traditional lakes typically stay at fairly constant levels, but these interesting disappearing lakes come and go at surprising rates.
Located in nearby Seefeld, Seekirchl is known as the little church on the lake. It was built in 1629 by Archduke Leopold V. The lake it once sat upon was artificially created and has since been drained, but the architecture of the church is a very unusual style for the area. Just a quick walk away is the Parish Church of St. Oswald. Its been around as early as 1262. The number of pilgrims coming here due to the Host Miracle of 1384, the church was expanded impressively over the years. Today it has both Renaissance and Baroque elements.
This recently created stone monument was created by Architect Michael Prachensky. The stone circle consists of twelve apostle steles each with names chiselled into them. It was completed in 2000. The stations of the cross can be reached from the Parish Church of St. Oswald. The stations are spread out around Parish Hill. The stations conclude at the Stone circle. THe stations were set to resemble a particular constellation of stars. You find an representation of the Last Supper in the form of a series of boulders. Some of these weigh a total of 23 tons.
Located on the outer western hill of Mosern, is something to be seen. It is located in the middle of some astoundingly beautiful Alpine scenery. The bell stands as a symbol for good neighbourliness in the region. Historically there have been some less than peaceful times in this area, so the peace bell is particularly significant. It is the largest bell in the state of Tyrol. It measures in at 2.51 meters high and a diameters of 2.54 meters. It is run daily at five p.m. The peace walk offers a cinematic build up to this impressive bell. It beings in the parking lot of the Seewald Alm and offers a wonderful opportunity for contemplation.
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How to get there ?
The best way to reach Leutasch is to get to Innsbruck. Once you arrive at this larger city, you can choose to grab a train to Seefield and then hop a taxi to Leutasch. Or you can grab an airport transfer which will take you directly from Innsbruck to Leutasch. Contact your hotel in Leutasch to find out more. There are lots of different ways to get to Innsbruck. One popular way is by car. Innsbruck is centrally located, so there are a number of well developed roads to take you into the city. Another option is to reach the city by train. This is often one of the cheaper modes of travel. You can contact the Innsbruck Rail station here: Tel: +43 512 93000-0. You an easily grab a bus from the Innsbruck main railway station. Innsbruck also has its own airport. There are a number of direct flights to this airport from a number of major European cities. Some of the airline companies which operate here are AIR BERLIN, AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, BRITISH AIRWAYS, and NIKI. It is easy to grab a taxi upon arriving to the Innsbruck airport. There is also a public bus which can take you to the city center.
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