Seefeld, Austria

Seefeld is an old farming village, now a major tourist resort, in the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

The village is located about 17 kilometres (11 miles) north-west of Innsbruck on a plateau between the Wetterstein mountains and the Karwendel on an historic road from Mittenwald to Innsbruck that has been important since the Middle Ages.

Since the 14th century, Tyrolean shale oil has been extracted in the area. Seefeld was a popular holiday resort even before 1900 and since the 1930s, has been one of the well known winter sports centres and amongst the most popular tourist resorts in Austria. is the home village of Anton Seelos, the inventor of the parallel turn.

With more than one million overnight stays each year, it is one of the most popular Tyrolean tourist destinations especially for skiing in winter but also for walking holidays in the summer.

In wintertime, lovely Seefeld channels the fairytale magic of a Christmas village. Located on a plateau amid mountains and valleys, it's an ideal place for snow sports, particularly cross-country skiing. In fact, several Olympic and World Championship competitions have been held here. It is the home village of Anton Seelos, the inventor of the parallel turn.

Off-season, the crisp mountain air and epic views make for excellent alpine hiking. When you are ready for refreshment, you can't go wrong with schnitzel and a local beer at one of the area's charming restaurants.

Cruises generally commence in late Spring (April/May) and the season ends in September. The shorter season reflects the more northerly latitude of the region, however daily temperatures through the region are generally a pleasant 20 C/70 F through summer and can rise to the mid to high 20's. April and September are cooler. This is a relatively low rain period with about 8 to 10 days of rain per month.

General Information

Population: 3,312
Language: German
Currency: Euro
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Dial Code: +43 (05212)

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