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Fun and Games in Seefeld

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A June 2004 trip to Seefeld by jim

Beautiful fields around Seefeld Photo, Seefeld, Austria More Photos
Quote: Both as part of the World Tourism Games and on my own, I took advantage of many of the outdoor activities that Seefeld had to offer.

Fun and Games in Seefeld

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Overview

Beautiful fields around Seefeld Photo, Seefeld, Austria
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Seefeld is a beautiful town about 30 minutes from Innsbruck. I was here for four days to participate in the World Tourism Games and to see as much of the Tirol region as possible. Seefeld has been host to previous Olympic games, so the facilities are absolutely fantastic for both winter and summer. The hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, and other outdoor activities are all world-class. . . and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. The people are exceptionally friendly and the food was great. This is definitely a place that an outdoor enthusiast and/or adventure seeker can spend many wonderful days. One particular highlight was the championship golf course. Playing on a mountain c...Read More
Hotel Hocheder Photo, Seefeld, Austria
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I think we stayed in the best possible place in Seefeld given the location of the World Tourism Games (we were literally 200 meters from the main area of the games). But the Hotel Hocheder is a great hotel and is in a great location no matter what your reason for being in Seefeld. It is right in the center of town, but also near the ski lifts (which operate even during the summer), trails, shops, and restaurants that you will want to check out.But just as importantly, the Hotel Hocheder is a very fine place to stay. The rooms are very comfortable and large. In addition to a nice bathroom and a large area for the bed, there was a sitting area and spacious balcony where you could chil...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 28, 2004

Hotel Hocheder
Klosterstrasse 121
Seefeld, Austria
+43 (5212) 2039

Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds)

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Attraction | "Swarovski Crystal Worlds"

Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds) Photo, Innsbruck, Austria
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I went to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds for a group event as part of the World Tourism Games. But while I was there I toured the museum, did some shopping, and had a nice meal in the Luna Café. I must admit that I wasn’t particularly interested in going to Swarovski, but after I went I was glad I had seen it for several reasons. First, the museum is pretty interesting. You go through several rooms and see crystal integrated into art in very interesting ways. I particularly enjoyed the crystal chamber. It was a globe-shaped chamber with crystal mirrors covering the walls. When you walked in the room, your voice echoed in an eerie way and your images on the walls changed regularly....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 28, 2004

Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds)
Kristallweltenstraße 1
Innsbruck, Austria 6112
43 5224 51080 0

Whitewater Rafting in Landeck

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Attraction | "White water rafting in Landeck"

Whitewater Rafting in Landeck Photo, Seefeld, Austria
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The white water rafting was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. We stopped in Landeck (about 30 minutes from Seefeld) and setup a trip with the folks at Sport Camp Tirol (the telephone number is 43544264636). Most of the people in the group had experience, so we encouraged them to take us to the most difficult rapids available. They took us to some Class Four rapids about 15 minutes out of town, and we had an amazing six-mile ride down the river. This was my first time rafting, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I’m pretty adventurous and like extreme sports and I definitely felt like we went through some pretty hairy stuff. At the very least we got beat about with lots of...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 29, 2004

Whitewater Rafting in Landeck
Sport Camp Tirol
Seefeld, Austria
+43 (0)5442 61222

Golf Club Seefeld

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Attraction

Golf Club Seefeld Photo, Seefeld, Austria
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It was a wonderful golf experience playing at Golf Club Seefeld. It was unlike any course I have played on. I have played at so-called "mountain courses" before, but this was a real mountain course. Almost every hole was up or down (particularly on the back nine). And since you have to walk (you can rent pull carts), you get quite a workout. Plus the views are amazing. You are in a very lush mountain environment with lakes, dense trees, and mountain peaks on every side.As for the golf, this was a thinking golfers course. There was a premium on shot selection and you had to hit a shorter club on many of the holes. In fact, you only need your driver on about four holes. But when ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 29, 2004

Golf Club Seefeld
A-6100
Seefeld, Austria

World Tourism Games

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Story/Tip

The North American Team Photo, Seefeld, Austria
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Every two years the Austrian Tourism Board puts on the World Tourism Games. Think of it as the Olympics for the tourism industry. There is an opening ceremony, medals are awarded, the national anthem of the gold medal winner is played, and athletes compete in about a dozen competitions including downhill skiing, mountain biking, triathlon, tennis, golf, beach volleyball, archery, running, and more. The location of the games rotate every two years to different regions of Austria. The games are a way to highlight some of the best of what Austria has to offer. The hospitality was amazing, the event was organized flawlessly, the venues (ie the mountains and facilities) were world-class, the food was ...Read More

Outdoor Activities in Seefeld

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The scenery was beautiful Photo, Seefeld, Austria
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In my eyes, the main reason you would come to Seefeld would be to enjoy the variety of outdoor activities. The scenery is breathtaking and the surrounding mountains provide amazing views in every direction. Toss in mountain lakes, flower-filled meadows, amazing trails, and the charming Austrian villages, and you have a winning formula for everyone. There is something for all fitness levels, and you can go as extreme as you want (and a little bit beyond). Readily available activities include mountain biking (and road biking), hiking, canyoning/rock climbing, white water rafting, paragliding, golf, tennis, and almost anything else you can do outside. You would have to spend months to try all of ...Read More

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jim

jim
Charlotte, North Carolina

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