• Lake Zell with boats

    Hiking in the Zell am See-Kaprun Region, SalzburgerLand

    Explore Zell am See-Kaprun's majestic peaks (including a glacier), crystal-clear lake, and lovely old town.

    Lake Zell with boats

    Zell am See-Kaprun in Numbers

    • Hiking trails
      400 km (250 mi)
    • Bike routes
      2,000 km (1,243 mi)
    • Mountaintops
    • Highest peak – Kitzsteinhorn
      3,203 m (10,509 ft)
    • Second-highest peak – Schmittenhöhe
      1,965 m (6,447 ft)
    • Lake Zell max depth
      69.8 m (229 ft)
    • Lifts & cable cars
      55 (13 open in summer)
    • Huts
    • Hotels

    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.

    Why Visit Zell am See-Kaprun?

    • Perfect mix of town, mountains, lake & glacier
    • Wide and varied range of hiking routes
    • Authentic Alpine huts & inns
    • Unusual activities like yoga on the mountain & stand-up paddle boarding
    •                     Sigmund Thun gorge
    •                     Top of Salzburg
    • Must-Sees

      • Glacier Panorama Platforms: Get the best view of the region’s majestic peaks, glittering lake, and green meadows from these icy viewpoints at 3,000 metres (9,843 ft) above sea level
      • Sigmund Thun gorge: Follow the winding path cut into the rocks by the Kaprun Ache stream and discover fairytale forests and magical waterfalls.
    • Must-Dos

      • The Gipfel Welt 3000 (“peak world 3000”) offers beautiful glacier views, summer tobogganing on the glacier, and park ranger-led walking tours.
      • Kids will enjoy the animal-themed Alpine adventure playground on Kitzsteinhorn mountain, located right by Gletschermühle restaurant.
      • Take a boat trip on Lake Zell (end of April until mid-October).
    Lake Zell with boats

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    Did You Know?

    Lake Zell is shaped like a peanut.

    How to Get There

    The closest airports are Salzburg (80 km or 50 mi, 1h 15min) and Munich, Germany (200 km or 125 mi, 2h 45min). 

    Zell am See train station can be easily reached from Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Vienna and many other cities.

    Learn more about getting to Zell am See-Kaprun