Museums & day trips: Ganghofer Museum, Spirit Gorge and more
Leutasch Spirit Gorge
The Leutasch Spirit Gorge is a unique natural landscape that links the Leutasch to Mittenwald in Upper Bavaria. Three trails lead through Spirit Gorge:
- Spirit Gorge Trail (3 km)
- Goblin Trail (1.9 km)
- Waterfall Trail (200 m)
On the impressive hike that is mainly great fun for families with children, you hike on modern steel walkways and bridges through the gorge high above the thundering Leutasch Ache. If you keep your eyes and ears open, you might catch a glimpse of the legendary gorge spirit that has been dwelling here somewhere between the cracks in the rock since time immemorial. Together with his assistants, the water fairies and goblins, he likes playing tricks and celebrating raucous parties with thundering water music at night.
The Ganghofer Museum in Leutasch
A lively meeting place awaits you on Seefeld high plateau
The old Leutasch village school from 1950 houses everything to do with the life of the famous folk culture writer Ludwig Ganghofer today. He lived in his hunting house “Hubertus” in the Gaistal valley for about 20 years and was considered to be one of the most widely read and filmed authors of his time with millions of copies sold.
Great artists like Hugo von Hofmannsthal, his friend of many years Ludwig Thoma, Franz Defregger and Arnold Böcklin visited Ganghofer in Gaistal. Ganghofer, who made many people familiar with Leutasch, is considered to be a pioneer of tourism in the region.
Temporary special exhibitions, a variety of cultural events, a public library and beautiful museum garden turn the Ganghofer Museum into a variety-packed and interesting place that you should have seen at least once.
Interesting sights in Seefeld
Be it sporty, cultural or traditional, there are several activities and attractions to discover in the Olympic region of Seefeld. One of the region’s landmarks is the Seekirche, which was built on a small rock island west of Seefeld at the start of the undeveloped Mösertal valley. The Early Baroque central structure from the 2nd half of the 17th century soon became an important pilgrimage church as a Votive church of a miraculous crucifix.
However, there are still many more sights in Seefeld to discover, such as the St. Oswald Parish Church, which is one of the most beautiful Late Gothic hall churches in Tyrol (Click here for the website) or the romantic Wildsee, which can be walked around in about 1 hour on an easy family hike and gets you quite a bit closer to the nature on Seefeld’s plateau. (Click here for the website)
In terms of hiking the Seefelder Spitze with its 2,221 metres is one of the most population day trip destinations in Seefeld. First of all, you take the cable car and gondola up to the Seefelder Joch at 2,060 metres. From here you hike along a ridge to the Seefelder Spitze and enjoy the stunning view over the Olympic region of Seefeld.
You can head up even higher with the Reither Spitze, which is also one of the sights in Seefeld. The Reither Spitze is kind of the next-door peak to the Seefelder Spitze and is famous due to its wonderful view over the Wetterstein mountains. It is 2,373 metres high and no less than three cable cars lead to different stations. It’s no longer that difficult to climb the popular day trip peak and enjoy the view over Tyrol’s mountains to the full. The Seefelder and Reither Spitze are also linked together, which makes a hike to the peaks possible.