Really easily accessible: The arrival in the Olympiaregion
A shorter drive means a longer holiday! The arrival to the Olympiaregion Seefeld is short and fast, so that you get more out of your holiday. More relaxation, more mountains and more time for what is really important. No matter if by train or car and from any direction: the journey to the sunny high plateau situated at 1,200 metres above sea level is fast, short and relaxed on all routes. In the following article, you will find the most important information regarding the arrival and solid arguments for the ideal accessibility.
The sunny plateau has a real pole position. The proximity to the German border makes the Olympiaregion Seefeld one of the most popular recreation areas for guests from the Bavarian area. Coming from Munich, Garmisch with the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Clinic and Mittenwald with its historic town centre are only a few kilometres away from the Olympiaregion. The cross-connection coming from Switzerland through the Inntal valley is also an easy and fast route to start the holiday quickly and relaxed!
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!
Corona virus: Border control measures
Border controls have been reintroduced with all neighbouring countries to limit the spread of the corona virus. Entry and exit to and from Tyrol is currently possible in exceptional cases. The border to Germany and Switzerland will be fully opened on 15 June. You can find all information about entering Tyrol here.
… We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon! We wish you a good trip and a pleasant journey to our region!
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Fotos: Stefan Hagenlocher, Laura Zobernig, Tessa Mellinger