Seefeld is a town in Austria with excellent connections to other towns and even other countries. You can easily hop over the border into Germany by train, bus or coach.
The big cities such as Innsbruck and Munich are great and there is lots to do and see, but personally, I prefer the smaller towns such as Mittenwald in Germany. It only takes fifteen to twenty minutes to get there by bus or train. Mittenwald is a beautiful town with lots of traditional painted buildings and old style streets.
It also has a lot of history and at the beginning of August the town was taken back in time to the 15th century.
The Bozen Market moved from Bolzano to Mittenwald in 1487 and this year marks the 530th anniversary of the market. The market is only re-lived every five years so I am feel lucky to be living so close to the town this year and able to visit.
For one week only, market stalls have been put up, fake stone walls have been built, and craftsman’s workshops constructed. The locals have dressed in the 15th century style clothing and have even gone as far as not wearing shoes.
There is traditional cuisine to try, and woodcarving demonstrations – the town is famous for its violin making. The market is here for the week until 13th August (Sunday). After that, it will not be seen for another five years.
When the market is not here, the town is still a spectacular place to wander round. There is the St Peter and St Paul church, the violin museum, a cable car and a chairlift with a range of walks around the lakes.
And having crossed over the border into Germany, you’ll find the shopping is a little bit cheaper than in Austria! What more can you want than to be able to say you visited two countries in one holiday?