Austrian Christmas

We decided to join some friends for a guaranteed white Christmas by having a week in the Austrian Tyrol town of Seefeld. How did we know the “great freeze” was about to start back home!

We flew into Innsbruck and the approach is amazing with the plane twisting and turning in between the mountains making it feel as if you could reach out and touch the snow covered peaks. Seefeld is 40 mins from Innsbruck nestled between the mountains on a high plateau, very beautiful.


 Anyhow this is a foodie blogsite not travel so we’ll start with the Alpen Park Hotel(part of the Karlschmidt Family Group) where we had opted for a half board package. The hotel facilities are just amazing, spa’s, pools, tennis,bowling and lots more but the restaurant was deceptive! On walking into the restaurant it appears just like a well presented big hotel food hall including the obligatory buffet. However breakfast was just fantastic with every type of local bread, eggs cooked in front of you in any which way, fruit juice squeezed as you watch, cold meats, cheeses, cereals galore, hot meats……………and Champagne!

Dinner was a four course affair every night except Christmas Eve when it was 8 courses(Austrians celebrate the main feast on Christmas Eve) and Christmas day was ONLY 6 courses. If a picture speaks a thousand words the feast your eyes;