• Summer in Zell am See-Kaprun / Zell am See
      Zell am See-Kaprun: From Lake to Glacier

      From lake to glacier, from paddle boarding to climbing your first 3,000 m peak – Zell am See-Kaprun will surprise you.

    Schmitten from above / Schmittenhöhe

    Facts & Figures

    • Hiking routes
      400 km
    • Bike trails
      240 km
    • Lifts
      Kitzsteinhorn & Schmittenhöhe
    • Huts
      about 50

    A New Perspective

    The crystal-clear blue lake is what you’ll notice first. Then, you’ll look up at the majestic peaks, a backdrop so picturesque it might take your breath away for a moment. Close by, a glacier is waiting for you, offering a world of ice and snow in the middle of summer.

    Visiting Zell am See-Kaprun in SalzburgerLand tends to be like that: You’ll peel back layer after layer, and still find yet another delightful surprise. Activities here run the gamut from yoga in a serene Alpine landscape to climbing a dam on a specially-designed via ferrata. You can take an exhilarating helicopter flight one day, then lazily bask in the sun by the lake for hours on end the next. And at the end of your stay, what you’ll notice is that you can’t wait to come back.

    Two Brits in Zell am See-Kaprun

    We sent our friend Katy to explore Zell am See-Kaprun, and she brought along her husband Tony. See what the two got up to on their first-ever trip to Austria – and find more information on their itinerary below.

    Katy’s Zell am See-Kaprun Highlights

    Stand-up paddling at Lake Zell

    Boat Trip on Lake Zell

    In Zell am See, you can easily hire a boat to explore the lake – and jump in wherever the fancy takes you!

    Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    This is the summer to try something new – like stand-up paddle boarding! You can even take a yoga class conducted on top of these sturdy boards, if you dare.

    Yoga on the Mountain

    Speaking of yoga: How about doing the sun salute in front of a breath-taking Alpine panorama? The Zell am See-Kaprun region is known for its diverse yoga offerings, such as private lessons in the mountains, both for experienced yogis and complete newbies.

    Summer tobogganing at Kitzsteinhorn Glacier

    Guided Hike (Including Marmots and Sheep)

    The Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour on Kitzsteinhorn mountain lets you experience Alpine nature guided by a local park ranger. Perhaps you’ll meet some marmots and friendly sheep like Katy and Tony did – but one thing’s for certain: You’ll explore 4 different climate zones, and end up on 3,000 metres above sea level.

    Tobogganing on a Glacier

    Your tour ends at the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier – where you’ll be able to have a snowball fight or try tobogganing in the middle of summer!


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    Why Visit Zell am See-Kaprun

    • Glacier, mountain & lake
    • Wide variety of activities and experiences, from stand-up paddle boarding to mountain biking or relaxing at the spa
    • Experience a glacier in summer – tobogganing included!
    • Quaint, beautiful town centre
    • Try something new, like golf of paragliding

    Closest Airports

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

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