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Seefeld is a village in the Tirol province of Austria. It is a popular destination for walking holidays in the summer, and winter sports in winter. Tyrol (Tirol in German) is a federal state or Bundesland, located in the west of Austria. ...

Geographically, it's situated on a south-facing plateau north of the River Inn. It is on the watershed between the Inn and the Isar. The plateau (which also has villages such as Leutasch and Mosern) is bordered by a steep drop off to the Inn valley to the south, the Wetterstein and Meiminger mountain ranges to the west, and the Karwendel mountain range to the east. To the north, the valley continues through the towns of Scharnitz and Mittenwald into Germany. For the river named Inn, check Inn River Inns are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. ... The river Isar near Munich. ... View on the Northeastern Part of the Karwendel (Location: Blue Mountains) The Karwendel is the largest range of the Northern Limestone Alps. ...

The village is so popular with walkers because of its plateau location - there are many attractive walks which don't depend on climbing up and down mountains. However, the walks into the mountains are beautiful too, especially since the Karwendel is a huge nature reserve. Recommended walks include down through the Schlossbachklamm to Hochzirl (then the train back), and from the cable car stations down into the Eppzirlertal (if you're fairly fit). There are possibilities for multi-day walks through the Karwendel towards the Achensee. View on the Northeastern Part of the Karwendel (Location: Blue Mountains) The Karwendel is the largest range of the Northern Limestone Alps. ...

The ski area's not too impressive in the winter: it's small, although the terrain itself is quite good. It is however good for beginners and those who want other things to do (walks, shopping and the Olympia swimming complex for a start). It's also good for cross-country skiers - one of the best areas in the world.

It has two main mountains (for walking or skiing) - one is the round hill "Gschwandkopf" and the other is a series of mountains, known incorrectly as "Roßhütte" after the large mountain restaurant half-way up.

The village has existed as a farming village for centuries but has only grown to its present since since the mid-1970s. Development has now slowed, and the town probably won't grow much more.

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Leutasch is the centre for the cross-country skiing on the plateau.
Seefeld has its own cross-country ski school and the villages of Reith, Mösern and Scharnitz are all linked in to the extensive cross-country ski trail network on the Seefeld plateau.
The Seefeld plateau and the villages of Leutasch, Mösern, Scharnitz and Reith are world-class destinations for cross country skiing.
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