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Zell am See-Kaprun in the heart of the Austrian Alps is a nature and holiday paradise par excellence. The 3,203 meter high Kitzsteinhorn, the crystal clear Zeller See, the popular local mountains Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel as well as the imposing landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park are a true Eldorado for companies and activities of all kinds. Hikers and water sports enthusiasts, families and nature lovers, cyclists and trail runners, adrenaline Junkies and connoisseurs, yogis and golfers appreciate the traditional holiday region in SalzburgerLand for its beauty as well as for its diversity.

Hiking experience

Zell am See-Kaprun, with the Pinzgau grass mountains and the Hohe Tauern, is a paradise for hiking and mountaineering: around 400 kilometers of well-marked hiking trails lead from the valley up to the eternal ice of the three-thousand-meter peaks. At the center of the alpine adventure are three mountains: the Kitzsteinhorn (3,203 m) with its glacier, the Schmittenhöhe (1,965 m) and the Maiskogel (1,750 m).

Adventure Cycling

Leisure cyclists, e-bikers, racing bike fans, sporty mountain bikers and experienced downhill riders will find ideal conditions in Zell am See-Kaprun to pursue their passion: there are 242 kilometers of designated bike routes in the region, through which the 270 kilometers long and very popular Tauern bike path. The network of cycle paths in the Hohe Tauern is over 2,000 kilometers long. Three challenging freeride trails lead from the Kitzsteinhorn into the valley.

Running and Trailrunning

Zell am See-Kaprun offers wonderful running routes in the valley, through cool forests, on high-altitude trails with a view of Lake Zell or while skyrunning on challenging mountain trails. With the help of the interactive map, running enthusiasts can quickly get an overview: The range of tours ranges from the simple bog round to the moderately difficult gorge run to the challenging Ironman 70.3 world championship course with a length of 21 kilometers. The paths in the "Run & Walk Park" in Zell am See-Kaprun are well signposted and well maintained.

Golf

The Zell am See Kaprun Saalbach Hinterglemm Golf Club is one of the largest golf courses in the Austrian Alps and one of the "Leading Golf Courses Austria". In the region, the two 18-hole golf courses "Kitzsteinhorn" and "Schmittenhöhe" guarantee an extraordinarily beautiful game.

EXCURSION DESTINATIONS AND SIGHTS

KITZSTEINHORN - KAPRUN TOP OF SALZBURG - PANORAMIC ENJOYMENT AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

On the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, the Gipfelwelt 3000 with the National Park Gallery, Cinema 3000 and the panorama platform TOP OF SALZBURG 3,029 m offers visitors unique insights and views of the Hohe Tauern National Park and Austria's highest mountains.

Directly from the center of the village, you float in a unique panoramic cable car ride with the K-Konnection into the eternal ice and the summit world 3000. Surrounded by the highest peaks in Austria, a world awaits you on the Kitzsteinhorn, in which mountains, peaks and ice of their mightiest Show side. Located right on the border of the Hohe Tauern National Park and at over 3,000 meters, the GIPFELWELT 3000 with the National Park Gallery, the Cinema 3000 and the TOP OF SALZBURG panorama platform opens up 3,029m of grandiose views of the high alpine nature. A special highlight in July and August: The ICE ARENA and daily guided tours with the National Park ranger!

KRIMML WATERFALLS

You surely have heard about these waterfalls. The course of the Krimmler Ache river begins where the glaciers of the Großvenediger and Dreiherrenspitze "bleed" in summer. The mountain stream meanders through the beautiful Krimmler Ache Valley before it plunges downward over a steep drop into the Upper Pinzgau, thus bringing the world-famous Krimml Waterfalls to life. With 380 metres in height, these are the highest waterfalls in Europe, and they are not only stunningly beautiful but also soothing and healing. The ions in the water, released through the impact of the water on the rock, have a therapeutic and healing effect on body and mind.

SIGMUND THUN GORGE

Over 30 metres deep and 320 metres long cuts the Kaprun Ache its way through the Kaprun Valley. And cutting is really the right term here. Relentlessly forces the Kaprun Ache its way from the glaciers high above the Kaprun Valley toward the valley. Steep drops and altitude metres accelerate the speed and release the pure force of the water. Nothing will stop this force, neither rock nor stone. It is this force with which the Kaprun Ache has shaped the Sigmund Thun Gorge just outside the town of Kaprun. The stream has cut the gorge into the rocks, shaped distinctive smooth sections and created potholes and scours. This process continues to this day and documents the latest period of the Kaprun Valley's history of origins.

GROSSGLOCKNER HIGH ALPINE ROAD

Quasi in the neighbourhood of the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Not an excursion destination as such but an adventure going on for miles and taking you bend by bend deeper into amazing world of the high mountains. Start in Fusch a.d. Glocknerstraße and follow this historic and stunning structure via the Fuscher Törl and the Hochtor either to the Franz-Josef-Höhe and the Pasterzen Glacier or to Heiligenblut into the neighbouring state of Carinthia. Enjoy your drive on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, you have never been so close to the high mountains.

WORLD OF THE ICE GIANTS

Until the end of the 19th century, no-one knew about the world's largest ice cave. After its discovery, it turned step by step into one of the top excursion destinations in the Salzburger Land. For good reason, we think. Mysterious, exciting, a great experience for the entire family; that is what the World of the Ice Giants inside the Tennen Mountains is. A worthwhile visit whatever the weather in summer and winter because the temperature in the cave is always the same.

SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL WORLDS

A fantastic excursion destination famous beyond the Pinzgau District and even beyond the Salzburger Land. The artist André Heller has created a subterranean adventure world, guarded by a botanical giant, in Wattens in Tyrol on the other side of the Gerlos Pass. Discover the caves and halls of the gigantic maze and immerse yourself in the mystical world of crystals. Learn interesting facts about the magical attraction of the world of glitter and be inspired by the pure beauty.