Presentation of the destination
All the essence of Tyrol is concentrated in this small village of 3241 inhabitants, located north of the River Inn. With its pedestrian zone energized by the many restaurants, cafes and shops, its casino and bars, but also its 279 kilometers of cross-country ski trails and 650 kilometers of hiking trails. all levels, in the summer, Seefeld is a family destination all year round. The village enjoys a privileged location, 1200 meters above sea level, on a plateau between mountains and valleys. It is a popular destination for Nordic skiing and winter sports. As proof, Seefeld has already hosted the Olympics 3 times (in 1964, 1976 and 2012), in disciplines such as cross-country skiing or the Nordic combination. Average temperatures range from -10 to 0 degrees in January, and 10 to 24 degrees in August. The official currency is the euro. Seefeld is located in the time zone CEST: UTC / GMT + 1 (+ 1h in summer).
Points of interests / things to see
In the center of the village is the very first church, located in Saint Oswald. The church is mentioned in records dating back to 1263, but it has had its glory days a few decades later in 1384, the "miracle of the host". According to the legend, Oswald Milser of the nearby Schlossberg fortress demanded a larger host than the others. When the host was placed in her hand, she became red-blooded. The stone on which he was kneeling sank. The one he tried to rely on too. One can still see the imprint of his hand on one of the stones of the altar. Following the miracle and the influx of pilgrims, it was decided to enlarge it, and the works were undertaken from 1425 to 1474. If the Saint Oswald Church is one of them of the most beautiful flamboyant gothic buildings in the Tyrol, Emperor Charles IV modified the "Blutskapelle" (the blood chapel) in a Renaissance style, to stick to the tastes of his era, rather Baroque . The relief of the main portal recounts the legend of the host, the triple nave includes frescoes dating from the fifteenth century. Statues dating from 1524 as well as a 1502 wood painting by Jörg Köderer depict the precious and wonderfully preserved interior of the Saint Oswald Church. .
Located to the south-west of the village, the small lake church, or "Seekirchl", sometimes also called Church of the Holy Cross, is an emblem for Seefeld. Commissioned by Archduke Leopold V, it was built between 1629 and 1666 by the famous architect from Innsbruck, Christoph Gumpp. This small baroque church, shaped like a rotunda, has a more unusual design for the Tyrol. Its center octagonal plan is surmounted by a dome and a bulbous bell tower. The altar features a flamboyant Gothic cross, and several frescoes adorn the walls. The church takes its name from the artificial lake that once bordered it, which was built in the 15th century by Duke Sigismund of Austria (known as Le Riche). Two centuries later, the church was built on a small stone island in the middle of the lake, a bridge linking it to the shore. The lake, of about thirty hectares, was finally sold, then emptied in 1807. Several architects would like today to restore this plan of water so that the little church is again that of the lake . In summer every Sunday at 11am, an evangelical mass is given.
The Way of the Cross walk takes about an hour, and has 14 steps, from the village up to the top of the parish hill - the "Pfarrhügel" from where a splendid view offers to visitors. From Saint Oswald Church, take the path on the left that climbs the presbytery. You will arrive on the parish hill, where is the famous stone circle. Created in 2000, it is made up of 12 "menhirs" arranged in a circle, each of which possesses the engraved name of an apostle. Each stone weighs up to 23 tons. Nothing is left to chance. The stones are arranged according to a particular constellation of stars and are a representation of the Cène. This place, full of wisdom and energy, is dedicated to peace among all religions. Continuing your journey, you will meet a small garden called the Noah's Ark, and whose great initiative is to protect the endangered vegetables. The hike continues to Lake Wildsee, which can be seen below. Â Â Further information: Information Office Seefeld Klosterstrasse 43 A-6100 Seefeld in Tirol Austria Telephone: 0043-508- 8050 firstname.lastname@example.org
The lake was mentioned in ancient documents dating back to 1022. Indeed, a camp called "Sevelt" would probably refer again to Lake Wildsee. At the time of the Emperor Maximilian, he It was mainly used for fishing. Later, he gave his name to the village of Seefeld. Today, the lake is a popular destination for locals. Two bathing areas are located along the lake, with water around 20 degrees in the summer. The depth of the lake does not exceed 5 meters, for an area of 6.7 hectares. Strandperle includes a heated outdoor pool, a children's pool, a playground, a beach volleyball court, locker rooms and kayak rentals, as well as a restaurant. The second bathing area offers a panoramic covered terrace, a sunbathing lawn, a cafe -beach, a playground, several activities, and locker rooms. To the west of the lake is a natural reserve of 3 hectares, protected since 1926, the Reither Moor. The flora is composed of the sundew, a carnivorous plant, peat bogs, and dwarf pines. It is possible to take a path that goes around the lake to enjoy the peace, nature and beauty of the landscape.
Around Seefeld are two main mountain ranges, which offer hiking trails and ski slopes. One of them, known as RosshÃ¼tte, is named after the restaurant located halfway up the hill. The famous restaurant is reached via the Rosshütte funicular, "Standseilbahn Rosshütte", which departs every 15 minutes. The climb lasts about ten minutes From high, a breathtaking view is already opening on the valley. Several hiking trails allow access to the summit, or, for the less sporty, a whole system of telephones, telephones and telephones will do the job. In winter, the RosshÃ¼tte is transformed into a paradise for Nordic skiing enthusiasts. Different rates apply for the funicular. In the winter season, itâ € ™ s a point system that will be disregarded from the ski pass. In the summer, there are several combined packages available. For the funicular ride alone it costs 12 euros per adult, and 6.50 euros for children under 15 years. The funicular is open in summer (late May to late October) from 9h to 17h, and winter (early December to early April) from 9h to 16h30. Â RosshÃ¼tte Â Phone: 0043-5212-24-160 http://www.seefeld-sports.at/en
Seefeld has a small area dedicated to downhill skiing: 37 kilometers of pistes between 1200 and 2064 meters above sea level, the highest of which are on the Rosshütte. However, Seefeld is much more recognized for Nordic skiing. On three occasions, the village hosted some winter Olympic Games disciplines, as well as in 1985 and soon in 2019, for the Nordic World Ski Championships. Seefeld is one of five villages that make up the "Olympiaregion". Fans have quality facilities at their disposal, 279 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails (154 kilometers for classic style and 125 for skating). Â Â For more information on fares: http://www.seefeld-sports.at/en/geigenbuehel-birkenlift/ski_passes
Nothing better to relax after a long day of skiing or hiking! The Olympia Sports Center is a unique sports complex. There is a swimming pool, with a space reserved for children, a stream of 140 meters, indoor and outdoor spaces, and a sauna area with 7 different saunas. , themed relaxation rooms, relaxation baths, and the possibility of reserving a massage. The complex also includes the convention center, which is regularly organized events, a cinema, a restaurant, and a field outside, arranged on ice rink in winter. Â »Olympia Sport- und Kongresszentrum Seefeld Klosterstrasse 600 6100 Seefeld in Tirol Austria Telephone: 0043-5212-3220 www.seefeld-sports. Has
Seefeld is punctuated by many events throughout the year, which delight tourists. The Seefeld festival takes place in July. The center of the village is lit by candles, and all the specialties of the region are waiting for you: food, drink, and crafts, all accompanied by concerts in the pitted area. tonne. A real treat! Blumencorso (Flowered Corso) is one of the biggest flower festivals in Europe. On August 1st, the parade of floats ends with a big party in the pedestrian zone, until late at night. In September, it is the festival of craftsmanship, which highlights local traditions. Among other important events, the return of herds of transhumance (in September) and the feast of the snow are essential.
Hotel Spa and golf five stars, the KlosterbraÃ¼.jouxte the church Saint Oswald. And for good reason, this rather special luxury hotel is actually an old monastery erected in 1516 by the Emperor Maximilian I, wishing to welcome the pilgrims. A hundred years later, the monastery was completed and the monks undertook a brewery, hence the name of the hotel today (Kolster means monastery, and braÃ¼ means brewery). The monastery was bought in 1807 by the Seyrling family, the site's guardian for six generations. If the outside has been arranged, the interior of the hotel is worth the trip. Imposing, of a remarkable beauty, the site is always endowed with incredible magic. For more information: http://www.klosterbraeu.com/en/
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How to get there ?
By car: Seefeld is very easy to reach. In fact, the village lies on two practicable highways like winter: the Innsbruck-Telfs axis, and the Munich-Garmisch axis. By plane: The nearest airport is about 20 kilometers away and 25 minutes by car from Innsbruck. Flights connect Vienna, several cities of Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Hanover ...) and England (Bristol, London, Liverpool) to Innsbruck. For more information: www.innsbruck-airport.at Â Munich Airport is less than 2 hours away by car. By train: Since 1912, a train connects Innsbruck to Reutte. Trains arrive from Munich (Germany) and Innsbruck regularly. Note that the road between Seefeld and Innsbruck is particularly beautiful. For more information: http://www.oebb.at/ (Austrian Network) or http://www.bahn.de (German Network) Move in the village: during the summer and winter season, a free shuttle system is set up and runs every 45 minutes. In winter, a free bus connects the village to Wildmoosalm, and Rosshütte to Gschwandtkopf, where are the main ski slopes. For more information: http://www.seefeld.com/en/service/downloads
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