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Meet the Zell am See-Kaprun Locals

Lake Zell and its surroundings offer visitors plenty of activities in both summer and winter. Here we introduce you to two people that know the region like the back of their hand - a local brewer and a local mountain guide.

Summer in Zell am See-Kaprun © TVB Zell am See-Kaprun
Fritz Sendlhofer
Brewer zell am see local

In my opinion, the region of Zell am See-Kaprun is absolutely and totally unique. The nature that surrounds us here has everything anyone could ever possibly want or need. On Sonnberg on Schmittenhöhe, I operate a brewery called ‘Saglbräu'. We are high above sea level and enjoy beautiful views of Lake Zell and the impressive Grossglockner mountain region. For my beer I only use locally grown ingredients and you can definitely taste that when trying my many different brews! Here in my homeland region, residents and visitors can still enjoy nature in its purest form, whether you are high up in the mountains, in the valley, or on our famous lake. 
Erwin Cizek
Mountain Guide
mountain guide zell am see-kaprun
For 37 years, I have been responsible for maintaining the ski runs and walking trails on the famous Kitzsteinhorn mountain, part of the Hohe Tauern moutain range. I know these mountains like the back of my hand and they never fail to cast their spell over me. Every year I take guests on hiking tours to the summits and every time they are fascinated by the stunning view of the highest peaks in Austria. There are so many different routes for hikers (in both winter and summer) and the panorama platforms, at up to 3,000 metres high, are the ultimate place to go for a breathtaking view. From here, the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain, is so close you could almost reach out and touch it and if you are really lucky you might even spot a golden eagle soaring high above the mountaintops.