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seefeld tirol area

I am looking for activities to do from seefeld in mid may.
A days activities in Innsbruck.Is the palace and cable car rides the best attractions?
Cost and time involved to visit the Jugspitz(is this comparable to the Jungfrau).
Is the Linderhof worth a trip.I would need to do a day tour or train bus combo.
Mitten wald day trip.Is this just another village?
St anton and KItzbuehl appear to be too far.
Best short and mid range hikes for that time of year

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I doubt that anyone will say the Zugspitze is comparable to the Jungfraujoch. But if you're looking for an excuse not to spend the money to go to Jungfraujoch, then rest assured that many people don't, especially if the weather is not idea.

I found Linderhof quite worthwhile when driving and would consider a bus tour. Rick's book says "Without a car, getting to/from Linderhof is a royal headache, unless you're staying in Oberammergau (with direct, 30-minute bus)." From Seefeld, DB train schedules are showing a train and two buses (3 hours each way), which does not sound like a good balance of time.

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"getting to/from Linderhof is a royal headache, unless you're staying in Oberammergau"

So why not stay in Oberammergau. It's an interesting village with murals painted on the houses.

Actually, Oberammergau is an easy trip from Munich, a 1-2 hour bus trip from Füssen, or less than an hours trip by bus from Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From there it's half an hour to Linderhof.

When, in 2007, I did my Romantic Road trip, I started in Oberammergau and made Linderhof a day trip before heading up the RR.

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Lots of possibilities from Seefeld... Thumbs up. All that follows comes with the caveat about May... Weather can be a factor. Google before you go out for the day to make sure things are running. But your base gives you tons of options... well-chosen.
Here are three town + lift pairs that enable great hiking flexibility:

  • Seefeld / Rosshütte lift system
  • Mittenwald / Karwendelbahn
  • Innsbruck (Igls) / Patscherkofelbahn

You can lift up and hike down any of these, or vice versa. All three of these have nice walking at height when you get off the lift, if you just want to spend an hour or two up there and take the lift back down. Photos from up high will be impressive. Seefeld is advantageous because the lift itself is walking distance, and other than the lift you need no transportation.

Alternately for a longer hiking day you can hike up to a mountain hut, eat lunch, and hike back down. In this area is the Brunnsteinhütte (access from Mittenwald or Scharnitz) or from Garmisch go up through the Partnachklamm and follow the people up to another Hütte -- Eckbauer maybe?

Mittenwald is the nicest of the small towns in this area, imho. Fingers crossed for a good day or two of weather and you'll find plenty to keep you busy and moving outdoors.