Zell am See - Kaprun Region
Holidays, Outdoor Activities and Relaxation in the Mountains
A holiday in the Zell am See - Kaprun region includes strolling through the picturesque centre of Zell am See, relaxing on the shores of Lake Zeller See or taking in beautiful views of the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn. Hike to the top of the mountain Schmittenhöhe in summer or explore the mountains on your mountain bike. Do you wish you could go alpine skiing in summer? No problem! You can do that on the mountain Kitzsteinhorn. In winter, you can also glide over the ice with your skates, explore picturesque ski resorts or unwind in the spa “Tauern Spa” in Kaprun. You’re sure to spend a diverse holiday in Zell am See and Kaprun. Thanks to the central location in the heart of the Pinzgau region, there are plenty of attractions and destinations for day trips nearby. The farmhouse is the ideal place to relax and unwind after a long and exciting day.
Summer Holidays in the Zell am See - Kaprun Region
Adventures on the Mountain and at the Lake
Explore the unique landscape as you hike on the mountain Schmittenhöhe right next to the town of Zell am See. The cable car takes you to the top, to an altitude of 2,000m. Simply start your hike from there. The loop trails are great for the whole family and come with countless panoramic views. On the mountain Kitzsteinhorn, it’s not only possible to go alpine skiing in summer, but also to hike across a glacier. We recommend joining a certified hiking guide who’ll take you through the world of the Hohe Tauern range.
Passionate cyclists can choose from an abundance of tours and trails for mountain bikes and racing bicycles. Would you like to go for a leisurely ride on an e-bike? There’s a number of delightful routes. Follow the “Tauernradweg”, a long-distance cycle path, to the Krimml Waterfall and soak up the beauty of nature.
Lake Zeller See is arguably one of Austria’s most beautiful lakes. With its crystal-clear waters, it’s the perfect place for a refreshing dip after some exercise in the great outdoors. Join a boat cruise around the lake or try water sports. There’s a great choice of different activities for the whole family.
The region is not only perfect for a summer holiday if you enjoy swimming but also if you love golf. In the golf club in Zell am See you can get set for tee-off between glacier and lake. Enjoy the spectacular panorama!
Winter Holidays in the Zell am See - Kaprun Region
The Mountains and Glacier Are Calling!
A great winter holiday is about to begin! In the Zell am See - Kaprun region, you’ll find the ideal conditions for ski touring, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Explore pristine nature as you walk in the winter wonderland or follow a snowshoeing trail.
Alpine skiers and snowboarders can look forward to three world-famous ski resorts: “Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn”, “Schmittenhöhe” in Zell am See and “Kitzsteinhorn” in Kaprun with 408km of premium pistes. From October, you can make your turns in the fresh snow on the mountain Kitzsteinhorn. The family-friendly ski resort “Schmittenhöhe” is ideal for families who are looking for spacious pistes and cosy mountain cabins. With only one ski pass, the “Ski Alpin Card”, you have access to three ski resorts. Fun for all ages is included! Everyone will find the perfect piste to ski down.
After a long day in the great outdoors, the spa “Tauern Spa” or the farms are the perfect places to relax.
Ultimate Bucket List: 3 Things to Do in the Zell am See - Kaprun Region
1. Skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn
Skiing at its best from autumn to late spring on pistes covered with natural snow at an altitude of 3,000m. The connection “Kaprun-Maiskogel-Kitzsteinhorn” takes you from the village centre of Kaprun up to the glacier via two new cable cars. Those who are not fond of skiing should visit the “Gipfelwelt 3000” with spectacular art installations made of ice, a panoramic lookout point and a restaurant on the summit. Everything’s accessible all year round.
2. A Boat Cruise on Lake Zeller See
In summer, there’s plenty of activities to engage in at Lake Zeller See. You can go swimming in one of the public pools, do some water sports such as surfing, sailing or stand-up paddleboarding and much more.
What do you think of a more relaxing way to spend the day, a boat cruise across Lake Zeller See? From the water, you’ll have the most scenic view of the historic centre of Zell am See, set against a spectacular mountain backdrop. During the cruise, you’ll have enough time to soak up the beauty of the scenery.
3. Visit the Reservoirs High above Kaprun
A trip to the “Kaprun High Mountains Reservoirs” is a must-do for everyone who stays in this region. The top of the 107m dam at “Mooserboden” is only accessible by bus and via an inclined elevator. A multimedia guide gives you an insight during your way up. Once you’re on top, at an altitude of 2,000m, you can walk along the shores of the reservoirs or book a guided tour of the dam. There’s a permanent exhibition on the glacier, the construction of the dam and the generation of electricity.