Really easily accessible: The arrival in the Olympiaregion
Traffic jams, roadblocks and valuable holiday time that is lost on the way – nobody likes starting the holidays like this. But while a line of cars is moving south, I enjoy the easy accessibility of the Olympiaregion Seefeld. The sunny high plateau on 1.200 m is very well accessible from all directions! This is indeed the case, and that with all means of transport. In the following article I would like to give you some information about the most important travel options and solid arguments for the ideal accessibility.
The sunny high plateau has a true pole position, because the region is ideally accessible by car, bus and train from all directions. This was already appreciated by traders hundreds of years ago, when the route between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Brenner became one of the most important trade routes. The cross connection coming from Switzerland through the Inntal valley has also always been a simple and important route for transporting goods or for getting from A to B.
Tradition meets modernity: The Karwendelbahn & the highest ICE railway station
The impressive Karwendelbahn railway from Mittenwald to Innsbruck was opened in 1912 as the first fully electrified railway in Austria. Due to its early construction, the Karwendelbahn railway always carries a piece of history with it on every journey. Along 32 km, the railway runs through 16 tunnels and over 18 high bridges and viaducts. The picturesque Martinswand and its steep walls is an impressive highlight of the route. Today the Karwendelbahn is considered the most important connection between the plateau and the provincial capital Innsbruck. A ride with the Karwendelbahn should be on your must-see list during your holiday.
With the highest ICE railway station in Seefeld, tradition meets modernity. Thanks to the new direct ICE (Intercity express: high speed train) connections from Hamburg via Hanover, and Dortmund via Cologne and Frankfurt and many other stops, the journey to the Olympiaregion Seefeld is both sustainable and comfortable. After about 9 hours from Hamburg you reach the Seefeld railway station, which is surrounded by impressive mountain ranges. From December 2019, the connections will be running every weekend.
Find all information about arriving by train here.
Mobile holiday without a car. That is possible? Yes, it is!
Mobility during your holidays does not necessarily have to be associated with a car. The five regional villages Seefeld, Leutasch, Reith, Scharnitz and Mösern are so well connected by regional buses that you don’t need to bring your own car. Not only your wallet appreciates it, the environment also benefits from the use of public transport. Guests with a valid guest card enjoy many advantages during their stay: the regional buses and ski buses are free of charge within the 5 regional towns, i.e. the guest card is the bus ticket. From December on this offer is valid all year round. The transport when arriving from the train station to the accommodation (on presentation of the reservation confirmation) is also free of charge.
You can find all information about getting around in the region here.
Individual arrival from all directions
If you like to travel individually and want to take advantage of the good accessibility, you are on the right track with your car. Especially on heavily frequented travel weekends or when a large number of vacationers have one and the same destination in the south in mind, a stop in the Olympiaregion Seefeld is worthwhile. The region has as many beautiful places to offer as the more southern holiday destinations, but there, traffic jams and long journeys are part of the daily program. Those who want to avoid exactly this heavy travel traffic, roadblocks and traffic controls should spend their next holiday in the Olympiaregion Seefeld. Enjoy relaxing power places full of peace, tranquility and an easy arrival here in our region!
There will be some traffic bans in winter 2019/20 on weekends around Tyrol. Spoiler: these traffic bans do not affect our region! More news and information can be found here. But first of all a The bans do not apply for the Fernpassstraße (B 179) and the Zirlerberg (B 177) . You can find more news und information about the heavy holiday traffic bans around Tyrol. Here you can read all about arriving by car. Last but not least, here you can find everything about travelling to the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
… We wish you a good journey and a pleasant arrival in our region!
Fotos: Stefan Hagenlocher, Laura Zobernig, Tessa Mellinger