The Seefelder Seekirchl has always been a sight with symbolic character and describes the place in Tyrol like no other.
Construction of the church began in 1629 and was initiated by Archduke Leopold V, although the building was not completed until 1666. The Seekirchl gained its name through the history of its actual location: Still in the middle of the 15th century the church was located in the middle of the so-called Kreuzsee and therefore had a very special location. However, the water of the lake was drained in 1808, so that the former Seekirchl is now standing on dry land.
Small church with a lot of style
The religious site is known, among others, as the Church of the Holy Cross and is a building in the Baroque style in the now rare octagonal shape with a dome over the central part of the building. This building was inspired and realized according to the plans of the Innsbruck court architect Christoph Gumpp. He also considered the frescos and the cross around the main altar in late Gothic style, which date from earlier centuries and bear witness to the time of the pilgrimage church in Seefeld.
Only open on Fridays
Please note: The Seekirchl is only open in the summer months from May to October. Every Friday at 18 o'clock there is a service where you can participate and thus admire the small church from the inside. Outside of church service times the Seekirchl can only be visited from outside.
How to get there
From the north: Munich - Garmisch-Patenkirchen - Mittenwald - Seefeld
From the east: Salzburg - Innsbruck - exit Zirl via Zirler Berg (driving ban: uphill car / combination car or truck with trailer - alternative route: Telfs Ost)
From the south: Brenner (Brenner motorway A13) - Innsbruck - exit Zirl via Zirler Berg (driving ban: uphill cars / combination cars or trucks with trailers - alternative route: Telfs Ost)
From the west: Kempten - Füssen - Reutte - Fernpaß - Imst - exit Telfs Ost - Seefeld
By public transport:
There are good train connections to the Olympiaregion Seefeld from both Munich and Innsbruck.