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Alpine Delight Trail

The culinary tour between glacier, mountain & lake

Discover the diversity of the local cuisine on the three new gourmet trails "GLACIER", "MOUNTAIN" and "LAKE" in Zell am See-Kaprun. At the carefully selected addresses - from mountain restaurants and traditional inns to Toque-awarded kitchens - hosts and chefs serve you selected dishes of the alpine cuisine, including real classics, but also exciting new interpretations.

Kitzsteinhorn & Kaprun

Alpine Delight Trail GLACIER

Kitzsteinhorn | Gipfel Restaurant

Salzburg's highest-situated restaurant 3,029 m above sea level combines alpine design and culinary delights with a 5*-panorama.

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL dishes in summer 2021:

  • Summit breakfast
  • Homemade whey curd cheese ravioli with brown butter
  • "Nowi” organic ice cream from Auhof Kaprun  

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL highlight in September 2021:

  • Wild Nature: Ragout of venison with bread dumpling slices and lingonberries

Kitzsteinhorn | Restaurant Gletschermühle

Restaurant Gletschermühle, at the Alpincenter on the Kitzsteinhorn, convinces with typical Austrian dishes. Special emphasis is placed on freshness and regionality.

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL dishes in summer 2021:

  • Weekly "Bradl Sunday"
  • Roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL highlight in September 2021:

  • Lamb from the Tauern

Der Auhof | Kaprun

Enjoy culinary works of art at the "Der Auhof" inn in Kaprun directly at the Maiskogel. Tasty dishes are created from the best local produce, certified with the AMA seal of quality. The motto here is "regionality meets international influence".

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL dishes in summer 2021:

  • Fried beef from Rauris cattle with onions in gravy

  • Braised ribs of beef from Rauris cattle

  • NOWI Conditoreis – handmade ice cream 100% natural

TAUERN SPA Zell am See-Kaprun

Expedition Tasting Menu:
In the exclusive area FinESSEN guests will be surprised with culinary specialties, fine flavors, refined spices and delicious ingredients. Our kitchen team around our executive chef will inspire you - sit back and enjoy. Our tasting menu is the perfect experience for connoisseurs, culinary explorers, special moments for two or an exclusive event. Look forward to up to 10 courses - seasonally coordinated, which promise the highest level of enjoyment.

Tip: Travel through Salzburg:

  • Tasting Start: 6.30 pm
  • Price: € 79,50 per person
  • Surcharge for wine accompaniment: € 35,00 per person
  • Reservation required: by phone +43 6547 2040 0 or per mail

From Schmittenhöhe into the valley

Alpine Delight Trail MOUNTAIN

AreitLounge | Schmittenhöhe

Enjoy Slow Food dishes from the region with a spectacular view. The AreitLounge is located directly at the upper terminus of the areitXpress. Enjoyment and chilling with cool music and the best service take centre stage here.

An exclusive, fine range of top-quality food is served, and chef Raimund Knautz and his team create traditional but also innovative dishes with regional products in an imaginative yet simple way. Matching wines - here, too, the focus is on products from Austrian wineries - are served by the glass from the AreitAlm wine cellar.

Franzl | Schmittenhöhe

Enjoy culinary delights at Franzl on the Schmittenhöhe: a restaurant inspired by imperial-royal times that welcomes guests with panoramic views, regional delicacies and a quaint urban cosiness. The panorama terrace invites you to enjoy the vista.

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL dishes in summer 2021:

  • Original Viennese Tafelspitz, mixed, served in a copper pot:
    Tafelspitz, blade steak and roast beef with creamy spinach, roast potatoes and horseradish bread sauce 

Sonnkogel Restaurant | Schmittenhöhe

If you want to get to know the regional Pinzgau cuisine with regional ingredients, then you can indulge at the Sonnkogel Restaurant. The mountain restaurant creates distinctive dishes from local herbs and focuses on down-to-earth classics.

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL dish in summer 2021:

  • Alpine herb burger with pulled pork & wild herb salad 

Flo´s Restaurant

Chef Flo, the young wild culinary artist, experiments with a wide variety of flavour components to create extraordinary culinary delights. Lovingly arranged, Flo's dishes are a real treat.

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL dishes in summer 2021:

  • Dry Aged Pinzgau Beef & mountain hay with pickled porcini mushrooms and young parsley

  • Poached egg & sturgeon caviar from Salzburg with crispy chicken skin and chives

Kraftwerk restaurant & winebar

If you want to get the taste of SalzburgerLand, then the Kraftwerk is the right place for you: with a 5-course menu, in which each of the main products comes from the Salzburg regions, a regional, partly local as well as seasonal range of dishes is created.

Most of the products used in the dishes come from the province of Salzburg. The majority of the meat and milk used comes from the restaurant's own organic farm, cider and honey cider come directly from the organic farm. A selection of over 1000 different wines from Austria and around the world complements the menu.

Das Vogl | at HAIDVOGL MAVIDA Zell am See

Using regional, seasonal products of the highest quality, traditional dishes are given a breath of fresh air at DAS VOGL. The passion for the perfect combination of different flavouring components and the love of craftsmanship are reflected in all dishes.

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL dishes in autumn 2021:

  • Signature Drink: HERB GARDEN (Lavender | Rosemary | Gin | Soda)
    Braised cheek of beef (Topinambur l pear l gin shalotts)
    Fillet steak (Potatoes l leek l white pepper cream)

Around Lake Zell

Alpine Delight Trail LAKE

Cafè Seegasse

Pies & cakes from our own patisserie: sweet temptations without additives and without ready-made mixes. At Café Seegasse in the centre of Zell am See, you can enjoy these lovely masterpieces.

ALPINE DELIGHT TRAIL dishes in summer 2021:

  • Glacier Lake Breakfast with exclusively regional products (a la carte breakfast)
  • NOWI Conditoreis – handmade ice cream 100% natural
  • Original Pinzgau apple strudel

Restaurant "Der Seewirt"

Edible fish from Lake Zell, such as whitefishes, pike or zander, as well as from various fish farms in the immediate vicinity are naturally part of the identity of the Seewirt, but game from local hunters is also frequently on the menu.

The Seewirt can also rely on a network of mushroom, berry and herb pickers who supply seasonal treasures from the forest. Even when it comes to cheese, the Seewirt is well positioned: Pinzgau grey cheese and alpine cheese come from Hans Gruber of the Tödling Alm on the nearby Hundsstein. Niki Lang gets refined soft and hard cheeses from the fine spirit distiller Siegfried Herzog.

Speisenmeisterei | Thumersbach

The regional fish is sourced from Toni Grundner in Leogang. The organic beef comes from the province of Salzburg and is dry-aged in the meat maturing cabinets for several weeks. A tasty beef tartar with oven-warm focaccia (70% water & 48 hours resting time) delights the hiker's heart at lunchtime on the shaded terrace!

The varying evening menus range from Vitello Tonnato (organic suckling calf from the region) and variations of Leogang salmon trout with beetroot to filet of May roebuck with vineyard peach & specially cultivated olive herb from our herb garden. A homemade curd cheese and strawberry soufflé with home-grown strawberries from the kitchen garden complements the menu!