Seefeld 2019: Things you must do during the WSC
Between the 19th of February and 03rd of March, Seefeld is the proud host of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019. The days before and during the World Championships offer a full program – but nevertheless you should definitely have a look at this list! We have 14 tips for things you simply must do during the WSC. Enjoy this unique event to the maximum and never miss a thing!
1. Open the World Championships with us
The countdown is finally down to “0”! We have all been counting down the days on #roadtoseefeld2019 for a long time. Celebrate the beginning of the World Championships with us and welcome the athletes from all over the world here in Seefeld! The opening ceremony takes place on the 20th of February at 6 pm (entry at 5 pm) in the Medal Plaza. There will be many hightlights: We are very happy and excited that David Garrett will perform! The Austrian popstarts Pizzera & Jaus will also mmake the crowds dance. Gregor Glanz will sing the official song of the WSC. It’s a show you cannot miss! If you can’t be there, you can also watch the whole event live on the Austrian TV channel ORF 1 (from 5:30 pm).
2. Take a stroll through the Nordic Mile – and join the party!
During the World Championships, Seefeld’s pedestrian zone will be transformed into a very special place: the Nordic Mile! Every day from 1 p.m. you will find side events with the best atmosphere here. Live music and concerts from many different DJ’s and bands await you! So it’s total must-do to drop by and let the atmosphere sweep you away during the WSC! 😉
3. Go ice skating – in the middle of the WM-Arena
The ice rink at the Olympia Sport- und Kongresszentrum are in the perfect location: immerse yourself in the middle of the World Cup atmosphere whilst having fun on the ice at the same time. Situated directly at the Medal Plaza, you won’t miss a thing here!
4. Cheer on until your voice fails
Not only die-hard fans cheer on the athletes as much as they possibly can on the competition days! Support your nation on the tracks and see the best athletes in the world live. Because one thing is already certain: the atmosphere be boiling! After all, a World Championship at home is something very special and that will be celebrated. Immerse yourself in the middle of the competitions and let yourself be carried away. The biggest competitions take place on …. Find the competition program here! For the tickets click here.
5. Warm yourself up again and recharge your batteries
Cheering on can be exhausting! To make sure that you don’t run out of energy and to warm up again, many restaurants and cafés are waiting for you. From rustic to modern, from snacks to Sushi or Strudel and cake, you’ll find everything you need for a delicious break within just a few minutes’ walk from the WSC venues. Find the overview of all restaurants here!
6. Experience ski jumping in a different way
The World Team Masters 2019 is a side-event of a special kind: ski jumping will be reinterpreted here. Stars like Gregor Schlierenzauer, Oliver Pocher, Andreas Wellinger and many more will be there when teams jump on a snow jump – but not with long ski jumping skis, but alpine skis. Up to 20 meters can be jumped! The teams of amateurs and stars compete against each other in 2 rounds. Whoever jumps furthest and shines with the best posture score wins. The proceeds go to deaf children. The World Team Masters will take place on February 25th.
7. In the footsteps of the professionals: go cross-country skiing!
During the World Championships, of course, you can not only cheer the athletes on , you can also run long and hard yourself. It doesn’t matter if you want to push yourself to the limits of your sport like the athletes do, or if you want to go for a leisurely lap, the cross-country trails are at your disposal! We ask for your understanding that during the World Championships some trails are closed. But of course there are still enough perfectly groomed trails open to discover the beauty of the region on cross-country skis.
8. Take a break while cross-country skiing!
Those who work hard deserve a break, of course. So we recommend: Take a break. In a cosy hut. In a deck chair. With a Kaiserschmarrn or a warm soup. That’s the way we do it here in Tyrol. A relaxing experience that you shouldn’t miss. You can find the cross-country trails and huts our interactive map to plan your perfect cross-country skiing tour.
9. Memories for a lifetime: Take many pictures!
History will be written during the World Championships – not only in sports. Capture your best World Cup moments on camera to never forget them 😉 The best spots for photos are: The countdown clock at the centre of Seefeld (in the Nordic Mile), the light installations in the Kurpark and the pedestrian zone, and of course the Nordic Mile! Also the Seekirchl and the Medal Plaza with the Seekirchl in the background always guarantee a great photo. Share your experiences online with the Hashtags #seefeld2019 & #visitseefeld to share them with the whole net.
10. Take a look at the World Championships from above
Embedded in a breathtaking mountain scenery, Seefeld is the perfect location to watch the World Championships from above. Especially from the ski resorts Gschwandtkopf and Rosshütte you have a good view and can still enjoy the slopes. You will have to climb less far if you look from the Pfarrhügel at the village and the WM-Arena (make sure you wear warm winter shoes). Those who grab the snowshoes can hike up to the Brunschkopf. The view from the platform over Seefeld and the World Championships is absolutely worth the effort! And for those who want to combine the World Championships with relaxation and sauna or swimming, the spa and swimming pool of the Olympiabad is the perfect place: From the panorama sauna and the outdoor pool you have the very best view over the Medal Plaza!
11. Enjoy the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle
During the 12 days everything revolves around the World Championships. But our region can do so much more than that. Anyone who wants to enjoy the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the World Championships will find many quiet places.
Our insider tipps:
While winter hiking you can admire the glittering winter landscape. You can find many echanting and relaxing places in Leutasch and Scharnitz. In Mösern (easily accessible via the Telfer Berg) it is always worth visiting the Möserer See and it is the ideal starting point to reach the quiet Wildmoos Plateau.
There are also numerous huts waiting for your visit. Climb the mountains and deserve a delicious stop with Tyrolean delicacies.
The many toboggan runs also invite you and your companions to a fun toboggan run.
Of course you can reach all 5 villages in our region during the World Championships by car, bus or train. You can find all information abot which streets are open and which are closed here! If you prefer to come by bus, click here!
12. Visit our WSC partner city Innsbruck
While all cross-country competitions will take place in Seefeld, part of the Nordic Combined and the ski jumping competitions will take place at the Bergisel Stadium in Innsbruck. These days are a great opportunity to make a trip to Innsbruck. With your ticket for the World Championships you can travel free of charge by public transport from one World Cup venue to the next!
13. Travel by public transport – 100% stress-free
With your ticket to the World Championships you can travel free of charge by public transport. With a valid ticket you travel free with the VVT, ÖBB and IVB connections throughout Tyrol. If you travel from Munich, you can travel free with the Werdenfelsbahn. So there’s hardly a simpler way to get there!
14. Enjoy perfect slopes – with a view!
Our ski areas not only offer a magnificent view over the mountains of the Olympiaregion Seefeld, but also entice you with relaxed skiing during the World Championships!
Our insider tip: While people are cheering in the World Championship arena, you have the slopes almost for yourself 😉 All ski areas of the region are open – from family-friendly to sporty slopes, there is something for everyone! Here you will find an overview of all ski areas. The access from and to Seefeld is possible at any time via the B177 Seefelder Straße (“Zirler Berg”). The Gschwandtkopf ski area can be easily reached via the bypass tunnel. The access from and to Leutasch is possible at any time via the L35 Buchener Straße (“Telfer Berg”) and the L75 Bodenstraße.
Fotos: Stephan Elsler, World Team Masters, Tirol Werbung, André Schönherr, Stefan Hagenlocher, Stephanie Kratzer, Innsbruck Tourismus, Kristall Leutasch, Laura Zobernig