Bite-Sized Bits of Seefeld, Austria

If these hills aren’t alive with the sound of music, I don’t know what hills could be. Tucked outside of Innsbruck, the tiny town of Seefeld and its surrounding Olympiaregion have that idyllic combination of vistas, verdancy and wiener schnitzel!

A short or long weekend away can be a welcome respite from finding a spot on a crowded beach. Some people think these ski resorts are more glorious in the winter, just remember you can drink bier outside, without shivering during the whole summer & autumn season.

Seefeld, being only 20 minutes from Innsbruck Airport, makes it super reachable from most of Europe and the Hotel Klosterbräu is the most luxurious bit in town.

Bed…Hotel Klosterbräu – already been mentioned on this site many, many times. Can you tell it’s one of my […]

September 16th, 2016|Austria, Destinations, Seefeld|0 Comments

Best Sips Bartender – Björn Birke, Hotel Klosterbräu

Although this is only his first season behind the bar, German born Björn Birke feels right at home at the luxurious Hotel Klosterbräu in Seefeld, Austria.
Having just taken over for Ewald Gurber, who had been at the hotel for 25 years, Björn is über-enthusiatic and raring to go, ready to take on the challenge of filling such illustrious boots. Working side by side with Ewald through the winter season, Björn befriended the locals and wowed the commanding crowd.
This summer season is his first as sole bartender and he is already making his mark. He scrapped the old cocktail menu and created a brand new one for the hotel’s 500th birthday. He even changed up all the barware, some of which he found in the hotel’s […]

August 16th, 2016|Austria, Destinations, Seefeld|0 Comments

A Bit of Paradise – Hotel Klosterbräu, Austria

As we flew into Innsbruck, the closest airport to the Hotel Klosterbräu, I knew in my heart that this weekend was going to live up to my extremely high expectations. I had not been to Austria for years and the last time was only to Salzburg. Now I was going to spend a very short visit to the town of Seefeld in Tirol, a southwestern region of the country nestled between Munich and Milan.

Seefeld had always been a go-to for skiers. After the 1930s, the town played host to the Winter Olympics Games and now it’s one of the most popular destinations in the Tirol both summer and winter. It was even the birthplace of Anton Seelos, the father of the parallel turn. Since I was to be there […]

July 22nd, 2016|Austria, Seefeld|1 Comment