Your personal summer week

Zell am See, Kaprun & more regions

I am Vera, your personal holiday assistant. Zell am See – Kaprun has a wide range of attractions & sights to discover in the heart of Salzburg region. Our itinerary is based around glacier, mountains and the lake. Also in summer the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier offers a beautiful alpine experience. Relax and take the cable car up to the spectacular Panorama Platform “Top of Salzburg”. Do you prefer a sophisticated hike to the mountain peaks? The Schmittenhöhe Mountain provides countless activities, such as the Schmidolins Feuertaufe, the E-Motocross Park or an easy hike to the reservoirs with your family.

Further, lake Zell offers numerous water sports, as well as motor bike and bicycle tours around it. The best: It offers a great way to cool down, on a day packed with activties, like golfing in the regional Club Zell am See – Kaprun – Hinterglem. So are you still looking for accommodation during your personal summer week?

A day in Kaprun at the glacier

Day 1

Kitzstienhorn Glacier: Gletscherjet 1 and 2 open at 8:15am and take you up to 3000m. At the Summit World you can watch nature in widescreen format, before taking the original views of the National Park from the Panorama Platform “Top of Salzburg”. On sunny days you can see from Wilder Kaiser and the Watzmann right to the Großvenediger.

On the way back to the village you will pass a lake connected to a gorge, the Sigmund-Thun Klamm. After a short hike through the gorge (20min) you will reach the Klammsee lake. To finish the day, there is one more attraction just at the beginning of Kaprun Village – Alpine Coaster  “Maisiflitzer”. No matter, which weather the summer toboggan run guarantees fun and adrenaline, for both young and old.

A day at lake Zell

Day 2

It’s a sunny day! Let´s quickly pack swim gear and gather at the lake. You can enjoy the sun at any of the three Beach Clubs around the lake: At the Beach Club “Seespitz” in Schüttdorf you will find water sport activities such as wind surfing and stand-up paddle (SUP). Edi’s Water School is based in Thumersbach Beach Club: water skiing, wakeboarding and many other activities are waiting for you. If you decide to visit the Zeller Beach Club (next to the city centre) make sure to reserve some time for more activities: You are able enjoy a boat tour on the MS Schmitten or rent your own private electric or paddle boat.

Vera's insider secret tip: Plan lunch or dinner at the Beach Club Thumersbach. You can enjoy a delicious meal directly at the lake. The swimming experience goes hand in hand with a bike tour around the Lake Zell. On a 13km trail you will cycle through the beautiful Zeller countryside right along the lake.

A day at the Schmittenhöhe

Day 3

The mountain is calling! The fastes way to reach the summit of the Schmittenhöhe is by cable car starting at the bottom of the Schmittental. If you are only planning a short walk then it is best to start from the City Express cable car which is situated right in the village.

Vera's insider secret tip: Do the hike from the summit to the middle station and later take the City Express cable car down for the last part. From the middle station (top of city express) you will reach the beautiful water reservoir in just a few minutes – panoramic views included!

If you want to surprise the children with a few laps at the E-Motorcross, you should take the AreitXpress cable car in Schüttdorf to the middle station. While your children test the motorbike tracks, you can relax at the Areitalm. In case of bad weather: The Youth Club Pecile in Schüttdorf offers a large climbing wall, squash courts and an indoor beach volleyball hall.

A bad weather day in Zell

Day 4

If you are leaving Zell am See – Kaprun already after a short trip of only 4 days, there are still countless ways for you to finish your holiday: How about a stroll through the old town of Zell am See? The oldtown of Zell am See offers many boutiques shops, where you can buy souvenirs or latest fashion. Tip for bad weather: The “Vötters Oldtimer Museum” is home to 200 exhibits and lots of automobile history and the Kaprun Museum tells you about the history of Kaprun.

If your journey back home takes you north, it is worth visiting the surrounding gorges like Seisenbergklamm and Kitzlochklamm near Lofer. For those who have decided to spend a week in the region, there are many more adventures waiting:

Großglockner – highest mountain of Austria

Day 5

Did you Know? The Großglockner Alpine Road is the highest road in Austria. So travel either by car or by bike towards Fusch Valley, to start your accent to the Großglockner. The street to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs Höhe was built in 1935 and is accessible by car, motorbike or bicycle. From there you will have the best view of the highest mountain in Austria - the Großglockner. The peak measures 3798 Meters and is the home of the largest glacier in the eastern alps, the Pasterze.

Vera's insider secret tip: On the way to the Großglockner you will find the Ferleiten Wildlife and Adventure Park. Take a Caddy Tour of the Wildlife park in the beautiful Käfertal. Surprise yourself! Further you can admire over 200 alpine animals such as lynx, bears, wolves and many more. The children can enjoy the playground while parents watch them from the sun terrace of the Lukashansl restaurant.

Krimml – highest waterfalls of Europe

Day 6

On your way to Krimml, you will find the National Park Centre Mittersill. It is an exhibition area on 1800 m2, which is located on three floors. You will find countless stations, where you can learn about the National Park Hohe Tauern. On the top floor there is a spectacular 3D cinema!

On the way to the world famous Krimml Waterfalls you will travel through alpine landscapes and are able to see beautiful Austrian style farms. The first waterfall tocuhes ground at only 380m. You will reach the bottom in just 15 minutes. There is also shuttle services to the Schönangerl guesthouse, which is situated above the middle waterfall. Vera's insider secret tip: Take the Local Train from Zell am See to Krimml, visit the waterfalls and take a bike tour back to Zell am See stopping at the nicest lake of the Pinzgau for a swim to cool down.

Fly high above Leogang

Day 7

If your journey back home is passing the Saalachtal, we advise to stop in Leogang. The Flying Fox is a steel rope, which is 1600 metres long, You will reach a top speed of 130km/h. To experience more cultural: Spend the day at the Show Mines, Leogang. In the oldest show mine in the county of Land Salzburg, they mined silver more than 600 years ago. Explore historical tunnels on narrow roads and learn interesting facts about the silver mining in the past centuries.

Vera's insider secret tip: Early birds can enjoy both activities! Alternatively spend your departure day in the historical old town Zell am See, like described in day 4.