Surrounding Countryside, Seefeld
A funicular, operating in both summer and winter, ascends the Rosshütte (1,784m/5,853ft), from which there are cabin cableways to the Seefelder Joch (2,074m/6,805ft) and the Härmelekopf (upper station 2,041m/6,697ft) and chairlifts to the Gschwandtkopf (upper station 1,490m/4,889ft) and the Olympiaschanze (1,312m/4,305ft). There are good climbs to the south by way of the Gschwandtkopfhütte (fine view) to the Gschwandtkopf (1,550m/5,086ft; one hour); to the east by way of the Rosshütte and the Seefelder Joch to the Seefelder Spitze (2,220m/7,285ft; about three hours); also eastward by way of the Maxhütte (2,115m/6,939ft) and the Nördlinger Hütte (2,242m/7,356ft) to the Reither Spitze (2,373m/7,786ft; three and a half to four hours, not difficult for experienced climbers) with magnificent panoramic views from the summit.
Accessible via a beautiful footpath from Seefeld in Tirol, the quiet little hamlet of Mösern (1,250m/3,950ft; pop. 100) lies in a magnificent setting high above the Inn valley. From Mösern, the place with the longest period of sunshine in the whole of Tirol, there is a splendid view of the Tirol mountains. Surrounded by flower covered meadows with beautiful larches Mösern is a fine place in which to relax; there are well-marked paths for walkers.
To the northwest of Seefeld extends the Leutaschtal, one of the most beautiful mountain valleys in northern Tirol, extending below the Wettersteingebirge to the German frontier. The various villages which make up the commune of Leutasch (1,130m/3,710ft; pop. 1,500) are quiet little winter sports and summer vacation resorts. There are chairlifts from Leutasch-Weidach to the Katzenkopf (1,400m/ 4,595ft) and from Leutasch- Moos to the Rauthütte (1,610m/5,253ft). Leutasch-Mühle, just short of the frontier, is the starting point for the ascent of the Grosse Arnspitze (2,195m/7,202ft; four and a half to five hours).
Between the Wetterstein massif and the Miemingergebirge the Gaistal, the valley of the Leutascher Ache, runs westward from Leutasch for some 15km/9mi. A narrow road through this valley (closed to cars) gives access to a large area of walking and climbing country.