dasMAX, Seefeld, Austria: Holiday your way
We’re in Seefeld in Tirol, a picturesque village at 1,200 metres above sea level that has twice been a venue for the Winter Olympic Games. That sporting spirit can still be felt today when you leave the lower station and the mountain railway behind you and take a stroll through the pedestrianised town centre.
In this pedestrianised area, alongside all the cafés and fashion boutiques, sports shops line up one after the other to leave us with a big decision to make: to buy or to rent our ski equipment? It’s perfect for anyone who prefers to decide for themselves how their holiday unfolds, and it’s these free spirits that will be best catered for at the dasMAX lifestyle hotel in the heart of the town centre. Here you will find the perfect base for a holiday that meets your requirements and embraces the motto “Holiday your way”.
Unnecessary luxury is nowhere to be found at the dasMAX lifestyle hotel, which instead favours Scandinavian minimalism of the highest quality. We also don’t pay for anything we don’t need – it couldn’t be a more personalised experience. Despite that, the options of active activities seem endless and are just waiting to be tried out. Today, we opt for a snowshoe hike, because skiing all the time can be a bit boring, even when the ski resort around Seefeld in Tirol has so much to offer – maybe tomorrow. For now, it’s snowshoes, which we get without any hassle from the nearby ski hire shop.
And off we go to the idyllic snow-covered Wildsee lake, which you can also comfortably walk around without snowshoes, even in winter. But we’re enticed to go higher – 300 metres higher up a five-kilometre route. After two and a half hours, we’ve made it to the Gschwandtkopf, one of the local Seefeld mountains, which promises spectacular views. The warm winter sun beats down on our faces as we gaze out over the Inntal valley and for a brief instant forget that anything else exists. We enjoy this moment of pure relaxation and a feeling of elation sets in, before we make our way back via the glittering snowy surface of the Gschwandtkopfmähder meadows.
maxBistro & maxRelax
Upon our return to the hotel, the first thing we need is light refreshment. It won’t be gourmet cuisine today, although French restaurant Le Treize is only next door. We’ll perhaps savour the delicious homely dishes from the spectacular show kitchen after our day of skiing tomorrow, but right now, the tasty snacks from the maxBistro do us just fine, followed by a glass of wine in the hotel’s honesty bar.
There’s no partying today either – although there are plenty of options to choose from in the Seefeld town centre. Today is more about rest and relaxation, so we make our way back to maxRelax later in the afternoon. In the wellness area in the rooftop chillout zone, we warm ourselves up in the power sauna and enjoy the 360-degree view of the sunny plateau. When you see the region looking like this, it’s no wonder that Seefeld is considered amongst the “Best of the Alps”, the twelve most popular destinations in the Alps.
And dasMAX shows us Seefeld in a totally new light: flexible and straightforward, just how we like it.
Text: Nina Prehofer