Golden Autumn in the Olympiaregion Seefeld - International Group Press Trip

Golden autumn in Tirol
Golden autumn in Tirol ©Tirol Werbung / Webhofer Mario

International Group Press Trip to the Olympiaregion Seefeld in cooperation with the Tirol Tourist Board

During the golden season of autumn, the Olympiaregion Seefeld really comes into its own, showcasing its stunning natural beauty and diversity to the very full. The dramatic contrasts between the craggy rock mountains and the lush, rolling hills and between the vibrant orange and yellow forests and the deep blue of the lakes are nothing short of spectacular. Here at an altitude of 1,200 metres, our sunblessed Alpine plateau, with its clear air, gentle walking trails and challenging hiking tracks, provides the perfect setting in which to unwind, relax and recharge your batteries. The Naturpark Karwendel nature reserve offers a fascinating world of discovery where you can explore the source of the River Isar. In Leutasch, you should plan a variety-packed day in the picturesque Gaistal valley.. Take a stroll through Seefeld’s pedestrian area – the oldest of its kind
in Tyrol. Enjoy browsing in the numerous boutiques and speciality shops, savour a refreshment
in one of the pleasant cafés or visit the Alpine-style casino. If you fancy some blissful relaxation after an eventful day in the fresh mountain air, you can choose from a wide spectrum of specialised spa establishments in the region’s five villages – Seefeld, Leutasch, Mösern-Buchen, Reith and Scharnitz. Many local accommodation
and amenity providers place a strong emphasis on well-being and offer high-quality treatments carried out using select products. Refreshed and revitalised after a spot of pampering, you can embark on a culinary journey of discovery. The freshness and high quality of local products are second to none, and in the region’s many restaurants and taverns you can enjoy authentic, heartfelt Tyrolean hospitality. From farmproduce shops to delicatessen stores, from award-winning restaurants to rustic mountain huts – there’s something to suit every taste and preference.

Since this is an international group press trip, the language used during the trip will be English. Adequate knowledge of the English language is, therefore, a prerequisite. Travel to the region by plane and/or train, overnight accommodation and all activities and services stated in the programme are provided by Tirol Werbung GmbH, the Olympiaregion Seefeld and their partners. They shall have no liability to any participant. Each participant must take care of his/her own insurance, in particular cancellation insurance, overseas health insurance, repatriation insurance, loss of earnings insurance, life insurance and third-party insurance.

In order to participate in the hikes, participants must be surefooted and physically fit.


Thursday, 28th September 2017

4.30 p.m.
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Arrival in Seefeld and check-into Hotel Seespitz-Zeit
Hotel Seespitz-Zeit | Innsbrucker Straße 1 | 6100 Seefeld | t +43.5212.2217
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5.30 p.m. Tyrolean tradition meets urban panache in Seefeld
We’ll meet for our first ‘getting-to-know-each-other’ at the hotel reception together
with Lisa Krenkel from the Olympiaregion Seefeld Tourism Association. During a
pleasant guided walk through Seefeld’s pedestrian area, we’ll take in some of the
main sights of this charming holiday resort and gain our first impressions of the area.
7.30 p.m. Evening dinner together in the restaurant Tiroler Weinstube
We’ll discuss the programme for the following days and you have the opportunity to
ask any questions you may have.

Friday, 29th September 2017

7.30 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel
8.15 a.m. Meeting point with Lisa Krenkel at the hotel reception, then group transfer to the
Naturpark Karwendel nature reserve in Scharnitz.
Afterwards Photography workshop in the Karwendel region with photographer and
climbing pioneer Heinz Zak
Well-known far beyond the borders of Austria, Heinz Zak is a renowned alpinist and
has, especially for this trip, put together an exclusive photography workshop in the
Naturpark Karwendel nature reserve. The extreme climber and mountain guide is
also a professional photographer and has published several books, including a stunning
illustrated volume on the Karwendel mountain region.
During this workshop he’ll guide you to his favourite spots and share with you, both
with and without a camera, the beauty of this craggy massif during the glorious
autumn season with its vibrantly coloured forests, crystal-clear rivers and majestic peaks.
Lunchtime Picnic ‘al fresco’
Afternoon Continuation of the photography workshop
5.00 p.m. Transfer back to the hotel and free time at your leisure
7.30 p.m. Evening dinner in the restaurant Kracherlemoos

Saturday, 30th September 2017

7.30 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel
8.15 a.m. Meeting point with Lisa Krenkel at the hotel reception, then group transfer to the
picturesque pastures of the Gaistal valley in Leutasch
Afterwards On the trail of Ludwig Ganghofer
One of the most-read and most-filmed German-language writers of his day, Ludwig
Ganghofer spent more than 20 years of his life in the Gaistal valley in his hunting lodge
‘Hubertus’. Not only did he write many of his works there, he also received many
eminent visitors from the world of art and culture around the year 1900. Starting from
the car park, we’ll be following the Ganghofer Hiking Trail for around 6 km to the
Gaistalalm mountain hut from where, assuming we’re still feeling fit, we can continue
to the Tillfussalm pastures where the Ganghofer lodge is located. We’ll stop for a rest
at one of the mountain huts and enjoy some traditional Tyrolean fare. With a bit of luck
we might even hear the belling of stags since late September is rutting season.
Afternoon We’ll visit the House of Culture-Ganghofer Museum in Kirchplatzl and take part in
interesting guided tour with the museum’s director Iris Krug.
Afterwards We’ll enjoy a light snack prepared using fresh products from local farms.
5.30 p.m. Transfer back to the hotel and free time at your leisure
7.30 p.m. Evening dinner in the hotel


Sunday, 1st October 2017

7.30 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel and check-out
8.30 a.m. Meeting point with Lisa Krenkel at the hotel reception
Afterwards 2,000 metres above it all!
This morning we’ll take the Rosshütte funicular and cable-car up to the Seefelder Joch
at an altitude of 2,064 metres. From there a 20 to 30-minute walk along the Panorama
Trail (surefootedness required) takes us to the Seefelder Spitze peak. Down below you
can take in the entire Olympiaregion and, if weather conditions are good, you can enjoy
a stunning view of the Karwendel massif, across the border all the way to Germany, over
to Leutasch with the Gaistal valley, over to the Zugspitze and Hohe Munde mountains
and across to the Inn Valley. After our hike we’ll return to the middle station by cablecar
and enjoy a tasty snack.
Midday Return to Seefeld, official end of the group press trip
Afterwards Departure at your leisure

 Programme is subject to change due to weather and snow conditions.

Please note:

Flights, transfers in the region, accommodation and all services listed in the program are provided by the Tirol Tourist Board and their partners. Any liability to the participants on behalf of Tirol Tourist Board is excluded. Participants have to care oneself for appropriate insurances, such as travel health insurance, life policy and liability insurance.