Austria Bound: What You Should See in Seefeld Tirol
If you were looking for a fine example of a European destination that is both picturesque and a cultural delight, Austria is a country that has most tourist boxes ticked.
This is a country with an air and energy for life, fantastic ski venues and a calendar that is packed with cultural festivals and highlights to plan your trip around.
You can learn more about cultural trips to Austria in general through the Tourist Board. They are currently busy promoting all that their country has to offer in terms of sport as well as plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
The Tirol Valley is a stunning location to visit all year round and Seefeld enjoys a particularly scenic position just above the Inn Valley, which is reasonably close to Innsbruck and in the Tirol region of the country.
A particular point to note about Seefeld is that it offers both and skiers and non-skiers alike, countless prospects of enjoying a plethora of leisure amenities, culture, entertainment and an enviable range of top quality hotels to choose from.
From Seefeld you could take a train and enjoy a day trip to Innsbruck or if you want to explore the area and get some exercise at the same time, the area is renowned for having some of the best cross-country tracks in Austria.
Rich in history
One of the principal attractions that draws so many visitors to Seefeld is the fact that it has a rich history which is evident all around you and the many churches you encounter are a fine example of the historical buildings that form this attractive tapestry of culture.
You can actually go on an organised cultural hiking tour if you want to or arrange to visit some of the main attractions yourself, such as the inspirational Peace Bell and the mystical stone circle that can be found in Seefeld.
Near Seefeld, you will find Leutasch, which is well known for its beautiful mountains that provide a spectacular background as you wander around one of the many hamlets that make up this area and date back as far as the 12th century.
Eagle View and Eagle Kick are two notable cultural highlights to take in during your stay in Seefeld.
If you want to view the remains of a 17th century defensive stronghold between Bavaria and Tirol, Eagle View will allow you the chance to see what is left of this important structure in the area’s history. Although large parts of the once mighty bulwark are no longer there, some vaults and a rather imposing ditch are still in existence and you are also rewarded with a spectacular natural view in the form of Gießenbach Gorge while you are there.
Eagle Kick, which is the unmistakable Große Arnspitze Peak is one of the most recognisable peaks in the region and although the climb to the top may be a little challenging, your view over the Bavarian foothills and Walchensee Lake as well as amazing views of the Ötztal Alps are your deserved reward for your endeavours.
If you are looking for a magical Christmas destination, then Seefeld ticks all of the required boxes in that respect as well as being more than versatile enough to offer visitors in the summer, some inspiring views and experiences.
Many people agree that Seefeld is almost like a fairytale in the winter months with so many picture postcard views and a wonderful atmosphere that is virtually guaranteed to put a smile on your face as soon as you arrive.
Many tourists return at different times of the year, simply because the area offers them so much to do and see whatever time of the year they come.
During the summer, the clean mountain air and simply epic views are just perfect for a day’s hiking adventure and at the end of the day, you will have truly earned a classic schnitzel and local beer, which you can enjoy at your leisure in one of the many charming restaurants in and around Seefeld.
As already mentioned, The Austrian Tourist Board is currently running a promotion to tell a wider audience about the cultural pearls and awesome views that await visitors to their country, but when you have destinations like Seefeld and the Tirol Valley in general to promote, it is really quite an easy sell.
Come and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed and will more than likely become a frequent guest in the future, enjoying famous Austrian hospitality and culture.
Evan Moran is an avid traveler and sports enthusiast of many years. An avid writer, he likes to explore breathtaking destinations all around the world. His articles appear mainly on travel, lifestyle and culture websites.
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