• Hiking near the Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs (c) Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
      Your Summer Holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun

      Discover your Austrian 'Lebensgefühl' between glacier, mountain and lake - no holiday could be more summer!

    A summer holiday between lake, mountain and glacier

    What a scenery! Marvel at the contrast between a white-peaked glacier, a crystal-clear blue lake and the lush green meadows of the Schmittenhöhe mountain. In the midst of all that - you, on the mission of finding your 'Lebensgefühl' in Austria.

    Zell am See-Kaprun invites you to try out lighter or more challenging hikes, it offers plenty of bike trails, and also comes with every water sports activity you could imagine. Enjoy the amazing views from the panoramic platform "Top of Salzburg", and feel like the king or queen of the world! And in case you get too warm, cool down on the snowy glacier - or hop into Lake Zell.

    Get a feel for that unique mix of Alpine traditions and modern lifestyle, enjoy being taken care of by your welcoming hosts, and sample the regional cuisine with a focus on local produce - no holiday could be more summery!

    'Lebensgefühl' in Zell am See-Kaprun means ...

    Summer in Zell am See-Kaprun / Zell am See

    ... getting the summer started

    The unrivalled combination of glacier, mountain and lake makes for an unforgettable holiday in a breathtaking scenery!

    • Zell am See _ Kaprun / Zell am See - Kaprun

      ... you like to move it

      The region offers a myriad of hiking possibilities with 400 km of trails, from guided tours to family and glacier hikes.

    • Stand-up paddling at Lake Zell

      ... doing something in the water

      The crystal-clear lake invites you for a swim, to try out some stand-up-paddling, or to just relax on its shores.

    • Mountain biking on Mitterberg mountain

      ... to keep your wheels turning

      Conquer 200 km of cycle paths and bike trails by e-bike, mountain bike, gravel bike or road bike - the choice is yours!

    Zell am See _ Kaprun / Summit cross / Zell am See - Kaprun

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    Why Visit Zell am See-Kaprun

    Closest Airports

    • Salzburg: 80 km (1h 15min)
    • Munich: 200 km (2h 45min)

    Our region turns into a biking paradise as soon as spring sets in! Mountain bike in the woods, race down a narrow trail - but please always be aware of nature protection!

    Mountain biking on Mitterberg mountain
    Christina, local

    Climb every mountain

    •                         My first 3,000m peak - Hiking tour at Kitzsteinhorn

      Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour

      Experience the Hohe Tauern National Park with a ranger and hop on the "3K K-onnection" (the world's most modern cable car).
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    •                         Gallery National Park at Kitzsteinhorn in summer, Zell am See-Kaprun

      Gipfelwelt 3000

      Take the cable car up to Salzburg's highest viewing platform at a whopping 3,029 m and enjoy the stunning panoramas.
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    •                         High Altitude Reservoirs Kaprun

      Kaprun high mountain reservoirs

      Like fjords, the two high mountain reservoirs lie embedded in the alpine landscape at 2,036 m about sea level.
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    Climb every mountain

    We are Family

    Hiking fun with the whole family / Schmittenhöhe

    Your family summer holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun

    Maisi Flitzer

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

    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.

    Sigmund Thun Gorge

    Discover a mystical place, where untamed water has cut through rock and stone in the Kaprun Valley.

    Find more information about family holidays in Zell am See-Kaprun here.

    Our favourite ...

    Our Insider Tips

    •                 Culinary delights - baking bread

      Bake bread in the wood-fired oven parlor Bake bread in the wood-fired oven parlor

      Every Friday from spring to summer, Günther Katschner heats up his oven at Holzofenstüberl in Kirchbichl. Sample bread, Buchteln and other delights!

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    •                 Augut farm shop in Zell am See / Augut Hofladen

      Augut farm shop Augut farm shop

      Visit Josef and Ingeborg at their shop and get home-made bacon and cheese, jams, honey, fruits, veggies, and so much more directly from their farm.

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    •                 Schmittenhöhe seen from above / Schmittenhöhe

      Flos Restaurant Flos Restaurant

      Sitting at the foot of the Schmittenhöhe mountain, and with a strong focus and regional products, it combines traditional, classic cuisine with sophisticated modern touches.

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    Sustainable Projects in Zell am See-Kaprun

    Surrounded by a glacier, mountains and lake, Zell am See-Kaprun is a natural paradise. To ensure that future generations can still enjoy nature and the landscape of the region in summer and winter, various sustainability measures have been taken.

    Climate & Energy Model Region (KEM)

    Zell am See-Kaprun has committed to eleven focal points over 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 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.

    Mystic Woods Schmittenhöhe Zell am See-Kaprun

    Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

    Brucker Bundesstraße 1a

    5700 Zell am See

    +43 6542 770

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