Seefeld was first mentioned in the 12th century AD. A small church might have been in the center of Seefeld at that time.
It was only when a miracle happened to Oswald Milser in 1384 that the construction of our Gothic church began. Friedl-mit-der-leeren-Tasche started to build the church, which was completed mainly by his son Siegmund der Münzreiche. From then on, thanks to the new Gothic church, Seefeld became a popular pilgrimage destination.
As a consequence of the strong influx, the railway line to Seefeld was completed in 1913. As a result, Seefeld can now be easily reached by train via Munich and Innsbruck. At that time there was only summer tourism. After World War II, however, winter tourism developed very fast, which is still the dominant tourism in the Olympiaregion. Due to the clearcutting of the Gschwandtkopf and the Rosshütte Seefeld had a new foothold and could thus offer an attractive alpine skiing. Because of the racer Toni Seelos, the reputation for winter sports was immensely encouraged. Also by the two Olympiads 1964, 1976 and now the Youth Olympics 2012 Seefeld. The Nordic World Championships 1985 and 2019, which took place in Seefeld / Innsbruck, made a welcome contribution to the reputation of the region.
If you grew up here, you have more often the opportunity to listen to the OLD locals in their stories about "domols". At Christmas, parents and children had to move out of their bedrooms because each bed was let. Old Seefelder still tell how they have been waiting with a cart for the "guest". The tip has always paid off. When the baker drove through the village, everyone knew that it's that time again!