I've learned my skiing skills there!
Most of the instructors come from Seefeld and it´s surrounding villages. They also have a number of instructors from other countries such as England, Holland, France, Italy, Russia, and Bulgaria. As you can see, they do their best to insure that the guests are taught in their native language!
And with all the numerous other activities that Seefeld offers, it is perfect for skiers and non-skiers alike.
I will never hike as long as there are mountain-railways so we took the train and the gondola to Seefelder-Joch. Once you are at a certain altitude you get a breathtaking view over the mountains. It's not like staying in a narrow valley where mountains are rather threatening, there they are wide open!
We hiked from Seefelder Joch to Seefelder Spitze (2220 m), almost to Reither Spitze and back to Härmelekopf.
On our way we even saw about 25 chamois; one of them ended up in a hunter's rucksack!
Equipment: Take the train fom Seefeld to Ross-Hütte, then the small cable car to Seefelder-Joch.
Be sure to have the right shoes on for your hike! Don't forget sun lotion, enough to drink and your binoculars.
It takes you only about three quarters of an hour to hike from here to Reither Spitze (2374 m) but the trail is sometimes very steep and at some parts you have to climb a little. So we decided to hike downwards to Härmelekopf (2050 m), from where we took the cable car back to Ross-Hütte.
Since I am getting more and more into playing Boule I am also interested in related sports.
Curling is played on ice and it has more or less the same idea behind it as Boule: you have to try to get your stone/ball as close to a given point as possible and your opponents will try to either get closer to the goal or remove your stone/ball from the goal.
In Seefeld they have an ice field for curlers and it is always fun to watch them!
For more information on curling have a look at the website below!
Well, this is not really a sport - but watching some people you cannot help but getting this impression!
Seefeld does have a casino and I could convince my wife to spend one evening there! Unfortunately we were not very successful, but that's the way it goes!!!
Here is the website of the Casino Seefeld
The area around Seefeld is great for skiing and even better for cross-country skiing! There are hundreds of km of cross country ski runs and it won't be boring, since you can pick one or more each day!
As we were leaving Seefeld, we saw two Ski jumps located on the outskirts of the village.
These were the Toni-Seelos Olympiaschanze, named in 1948 after the skiing legend Anton Seelos. Before the Olympic Winter Games in 1964, the ski jumping hill was enlarged and a 14 meters high tower was built. Today mainly competitions of Nordic combined take place on the jump in Casino-Arena.
When in Seefeld, do try Eisstockschießen!
It is a mixture of curling and boccia and is a lot of fun!
Equipment: You can get it all at the Eislaufhalle. But since it is played outside - do wear warm clothes and shoes!!!
Enlarging the picture you realize how stony this hiking path was. Imagin the heat you encounter there if you didn't start early in the morning?
This was also the place we saw the 25 chamois.
You really had to look where you were walking on your trail, but taking a rest was well worth it.
You can't get enough from these gorgeous mountains
This peak shows Seefelder Spitze, the place we started this morning. Enlarging the picture you may even see the trail we came along.