The town of Seefeld lies high in the Alps in the Tirol region of western Austria. The most famous sight in Seefeld is the stunning red spired church of Seekirchl which adorns the front of Seefeld tourist information brochures. The town is a haven of peace and outdoor activity, with visitors flocking to self catering apartments in Seefeld to get into the mountains, either armed with a sturdy pair of walking boots, a mountain bike, climbing ropes or skis. There is nowhere better to relax after a hard day of alpine sport than one of the fine restaurants, cafes or even your own apartment in Seefeld.
The town of Seefeld holds a huge number of attractions within its town limits, meaning that you do not even have to head out of Seefeld to enjoy a truly relaxing and fun holiday. The pedestrian district is wonderfully romantic, consisting of stereotypical alpine architecture, containing some exquisite little shops selling some of the finest Austrian craftwork, many top restaurants and even a casino. At certain times throughout the year, the town comes to life during the festival seasons. The Seefeld Flower parade is a frenzy of colour during the summer, and the dance world championship always draws a crowd. Tourist information from Seefeld’s tourist office is always up to date and easy to get hold of.
During the winter months, Seefeld ski breaks and skiing weekends thrive. There are 23 ski lifts in Seefeld, taking visitors up to the higher reaches of the Austrian Alps where they can try downhill skiing. Seefeld is better known as a cross-country skiing destination though. There are several hundred kilometres of top-class cross-country skiing routes throughout the region, and many of Austria’s best rent self catering apartments in Seefeld during the winter months.
During the summer, Seefeld apartments are in even higher demand, which is something very unusual for ski resorts in Austria. The ski lifts are the perfect asset for mountain biking and walking in Seefeld. There are a variety of routes throughout the mountains catering for casual walkers and bikers to serious adrenaline fuelled outdoor activity experts. Mountaineers and rock climbers should look for the Seefeld walking trail signs marked with a black dot. These lead you to some of the most spectacular, taxing and dangerous routes through the mountains.
If you are hoping for a slightly more relaxing afternoon from your holiday apartment in Seefeld, there is a wonderfully scenic 18 hole golf course just outside the town limits. The Seefeld-Wildmoos Golf Course is an absolute gem of a course, offering taxing fairways and delightfully scenic panoramas. There are also driving ranges, putting greens, rental equipment and a golf academy located in Seefeld, so if you need to blow away a few cobwebs during your stay, help is at hand.
To the north of the Seefeld plateau is the village of Scharnitz. Located in a mountain pass between the border of Austria and Germany, the village has a remarkably long history, and is now a holiday favourite with walkers, mountain bikers and mountain climbers especially.
During the Seefeld skiing season, temperatures are of course cold. Average temperatures remain around 0˚C from December until February. However, with spring comes a remarkable warming, with temperatures reaching around 25˚C during the day from May until late October, perfect for walking and mountain biking.
In recent years, taking a Seefeld ski break or reaching any villa, chalet or apartment in Seefeld has been made a huge amount easier. Much to the delight of the Seefeld tourist office, both easyJet and British Airways have started flying direct to Innsbruck (INN) from both London and Manchester (MAN).