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      Zell am See-Kaprun - the Austrian Way

      From lake to glacier, from paddling to climbing your first 3,000 m peak – Zell am See-Kaprun is full of surprises.

    An Alpine Summer Dream

    The crystal-clear blue lake is probably what you’ll notice first. Then, the majestic peaks all around you and the glacier, a world of ice and snow even in the peak of summertime. Spending time in Zell am See-Kaprun tends to be like that: You peel back layer after layer, and still find yet another delightful surprise. Activities enjoyed by locals and visitors side by side run the gamut from mountain yoga to paddle-boarding and climbing a via ferrata.

    Bask in the sun at Lake Zell during the day, then treat yourself to dinner at one of the many top-notch restaurants - relaxation the Austrian way!

    Glacier, Mountain & Lake

    Make the most of Zell am See-Kaprun's spectacular natural setting.

    • Yoga at Schmittenhöhe / Schmittenhöhe

      Practice yoga among 30 three-thousanders

      Sign up for a yoga class at Schmittenhöhe (1,965 m) and master your tree pose in a picture-perfect mountain landscape.

    • Stand-up paddling at Lake Zell

      Go for a hike, then cool off in the lake

      Mountain or water? In Zell am See-Kaprun, you don't have to choose! Hike or bike in the morning, then go swimming or rent a SUP or kayak.

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      Spend a magic night at a gorge

      The Sigmund Thun Gorge is spectacular any day and time of the year but the guided Monday walks come with torches and a campfire on top.


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    Why Visit Zell am See-Kaprun

    Closest Airports

    • Salzburg: 80 km (1h 15min)
    • Munich: 200 km (2h 45min)
    Schmittenhöhe seen from above / Schmittenhöhe

    Facts & Figures

    • Hiking routes
      400 km
    • Bike trails
      200 km
    • Lifts
    • Huts

    A Paradise for Active Travellers & Families

    Zell am See-Kaprun, in the midst of the Kitzsteinhorn (3,203 m) and the Hohe Tauern National Park, is truly blessed with its magnificent backdrop, a natural setting so beautiful you have to see it to believe it.

    Add the endless activities the mountains, the lake and the glacier provide and you might just want to add a couple of extra days. No matter if you hike, bike, paddle, or jump out of a plane, stunning panoramic views will be your constant companions.

    The region is a hub for sporty outdoor enthusiasts as well as families looking for a relaxing break from reality. For the later, Schmittenhöhe's very own mascot, Schmidolin, welcomes kids at adventure trails, playgrounds, and an e-motocross course.

    Top Activities in Zell am See-Kaprun

    •                         Trailrunning in Zell am See-Kaprun

      Go Trail Running

      Zell am See-Kaprun is made for trail running. Pick your route and enjoy the magnificent landscapes along the way.
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    •                         Kitzsteinhorn Ice Arena

      Tobogganing in Summer

      Too hot to handle? Head up the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and take a break from the summer heat in the snow.
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    •                         Traditional bread from Salzburg

      Eat Bread straight from the Oven

      Watch bread-making like 200 years ago at the Holzofenstüberl hut on Fridays - and be the first to sample the result.
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    Our Tips for ...

    • Mountain Experiences

      Gipfelwelt 3.000

      Take the cable car up to Salzburg's highest viewing platform at 3,029 m


      Choose a leisurely walk or herbal tour, or head on a challenging summit hike

      Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs

      Check out the reservoirs Wasserfallboden and Mooserboden lat 2,036 m and marvel at the surrounding landscapes

      Lake View Gravel Bike Tour

      A 37.56 km route (level: medium) with stunning views of, the name suggests it already, Lake Zell

    • Family Highlights

      Lidos around Lake Zell

      Choose from 3 lidos around the lake and enjoy the sun, go for a swim, try water skiing, or rent a SUP or boat

      Maisi Flitzer

      Whisk down the Maiskogel at this all-year-round toboggan run with a speed of up to 40 km/h

      Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour

      Explore the Hohe Tauern National Park with a ranger and take a ride with the "3K K-onnection" (the world's most modern cable car)

      Schmidolin's Adventure World

      A family-friendly adventure hike together with the region's mascot Schmidolin - help the little dragon learn how to breath fire.

    • Mountain Huts

      Sonnkogel Restaurant

      Rustic hut with its very own herb garden (the chef is an expert), the perfect lunch spot after a herbal hike


      Traditional hut at Ronachkopf mountain right at a mountain biking trail, try their fried chicken and spare ribs

      Gipfel Restaurant

      Salzburg's highest restaurant (3,029 m) at Kitzsteinhorn, top views included!

      Panorama Restaurant Franzl

      Inspired by imperial times, this restaurant on the Schmittenhöhe features local culinary favourites and spectacular panoramas

    • Events

      Seezauber (Magic Lake Show)

      Music, laser and light installations every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, plus daily daytime shows
      16 May - 15 October 2023


      One of Austria's top sports events: 1.9 km of swimming, 90 km of cycling and 21.1 km of running
      3 September 2023

      Spartan Race

      Three days full of obstacle races for children and adults
      8 - 10 September 2023

      Alpine Delight Weeks

      Zell am See-Kaprun's foodie festival with show cookings, workshops, markets, and more
      9 - 25 September 2023

    Sustainable Summer Holidays

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    Eco-Friendly Holidays

    Sustainability Projects in Zell am See-Kaprun

    Climate & Energy Model Region (KEM)

    Zell am See-Kaprun has committed to eleven focal points for the next three years, aiming to minimise its ecological footprint due to tourism. These include increased investments in solar power, e-cars and e-bikes, expert consultation for tourism businesses, and regular updates for locals and guests alike on all things sustainability.

    Train Travel

    The mountain resort actively encourages holidaymakers to arrive by train rather than by plane or car. The train station is right in the heart of town, surrounded by hotels and restaurants, and there are regular connections from all Austrian cities, plus direct services from Germany and Switzerland.

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