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Two Alpine Giants

Explore Zell am See-Kaprun's majestic peaks - the 3000m Kitzsteinhorn and the 2000m Schmittenhöhe - on a varied range of short and also more challenging routes.

Kitzsteinhorn Hike © Österreich Werbung / Franz Bischof
The holiday region of Zell am See-Kaprun is a real treasure for walkers. The air is clean and fresh, the grass is lush and green, and you get magnificent views of a picturesque Alpine world. The region offers a wide and varied range of routes, from excursions to the top of the mountains to short walks down in the valley. You'll love every single one!

Walkers have a choice of two majestic Alpine giants, the Kitzsteinhorn, rising up to more than 3000m, and its partner mountain the Schmittenhöhe at 2000m. Several walking routes extend from there into the neighbouring regions and lead holidaymakers on a voyage of discovery through some of Austria's most unique fauna and flora. If you like, you can start your hiking with one of the region's knowledgeable nature experts by your side. They'll explain everything you see and show you all the detours that are worth making as well as all the quickest short cuts. Embark on a summer hike full of surprise. After all, woods and meadows reveal their secrets only to those who take a closer look.

The botanical walks on Schmittenhöhe offer deep insights into the realm of Mother Nature. Bright yellow arnica, violet gentian, or snow-rose; you won't miss a single detail. You can also start your tour at the valley station of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. In July and August a five-hour walk leads up to the snow-covered peak from there, to where impressive crevasses break up the eternal ice. The breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain world is free for all to admire. Those who prefer a more leisurely route can take the 30-minute panorama walk on Schmittenhöhe.

In case your legs suddenly feel tired, there are 55 lifts and cable cars to help you on. Many of them operate during the summer months too and offer a quick and comfortable alternative for getting down to the valley or up to the mountain tops. Far up there as well as down below, plenty of original Alpine huts and inns are waiting to wine and dine you with delicious Austrian fare. Here, the landlords greet you with a smile after your long rambles.