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Water adventure Zell am See-Kaprun

The entire spectrum of the element water in the Zell am See-Kaprun region

Water - snow - ice. One element, three physical states. All three are highly relevant in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Water is the source of all the beauty in our region. Whether the waters of Lake Zell, the snow on the ski pistes and mountains or the eternal ice on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. Water accompanies us everywhere on our holiday. It is the source of life and part of health, wellbeing and adventure. This is something you shouldn't miss ...

Lake Zell - centre of your vacation

Not only optically the distinctive centre of our region, Lake Zell is at the heart of everything in summer and winter. The wind lends its support to activities like sailing and surfing. Discover the region on water during stand-up paddling tours. Fantastic views to the surrounding nature are nowhere better than from the middle of the lake. The many lidos, sunbathing lawns and lake cafes in Zell am See, Thumersbach and Schüttdorf are the centre of activities during summer. You can sail, surf, swim or take a boattour or a tour on ship. A boat trip is a very leisurely way of discovering the region because private motorboats are not permitted on Lake Zell, you can only rent electric boats, rowboats and paddle boats. This is how we preserve the drinking water quality of our watery jewel.

Fishing in lake Zell

Patience and a bit of luck are important factors when fishing at Lake Zell. Whitefish, pike, perch, lake char, zander and lake trout can be caught in the lake Zell from April to November. Whether you are fishing from the boat or the riverside, in Zell am See-Kaprun you will be fishing in one of the clearest lakes in Austria. You can hardly wait to throw your fishing rod into the Lake Zell? Then you should inform yourself in advance about the current price list as well as provisions on Lake Zell.  And do not forget to get a fish card at Sport Achleitner, the Restaurant Seewirt, the Fishing Team or the Bräurup before you can enjoy the sunrise on Lake Zell and maybe a fish on the fishing rod.



The water comes from the mountains

This is where the circle of life begins and this is also where the element water can be experienced in an even more exciting way. The glaciers of the Hohe Tauern store the waters for us. The ice puts on a show of its amazing world in summer when most of the snow has melted. You will learn more about this during adventure hiking tours and various guided tours into the eternal ice of the Kitzsteinhorn and co. Ice and snow roar into the valley as water during the summer months, creating canyons, ravines and gorges and raising the levels of streams and rivers. An amazing adventure world is created, ensuring action-packed days on your holidays.

Water sport between mountain and valley

Eventful tours through ravines and gorges are waiting where the water roars into the valley. The Sigmund Thun Gorge in Kaprun is only the beginning. The sheer force of water can be experienced at the Krimml Waterfalls. There you can also experience the water's healthy and healing effect on your body. High temperatures during the thawing period let the flow of the water run faster and we use this to our advantage on the region's streams and rivers. Experience the force of water at close range when canyoning. This calls for the brave to take the lead. We all sit in the same boat and let the water show us its definition of gravity on a rafting tour on the rivers Salzach and Saalach. 

Technology and prosperity through water

The water of the Hohe Tauern contributes considerably to the comfort and affluence of our modern life. The Kaprun alpine reservoirs show visitors at close range how much technology, know-how and engineering skills are required for generating energy these days. But this does not only apply to today - the history of the alpine reservoirs is long and a journey into the past with all its strong and weak points will surely fascinate you. A similar experience promises the Weisssee Glacier World when you sit on a sunny bench at the Rudolfshütte and you look across the alpine reservoirs. Water is our life elixir - learn more about it, the Zell am See-Kaprun region offers many opportunities.

OUR WaTer Highlights in Zell am See-Kaprun:
  • Lidos around Lake Zell
  • Sailing, surfing & much more water sport
  • Eternal ice - Kitzsteinhorn Glacier World
  • Ship tour on the lake with the MS Schmitten
  • Kaprun alpine reservoirs
  • Fishing at the lake, at streams and rivers
  • Stand-up paddling on Lake Zell
  • Gorges, ravines, canyons
  • Krimml Waterfalls - Oberpinzgau
  • Fabulous Night of the Water
  • Magic Lake Show in summer
  • Lake Zell Festivals in summer
  • Canyoning, rafting, kayaking
  • And much more to discover ...

Enough of daydreaming about the region's beauty and great water sports on a summer holiday. Time to enjoy the many adventures in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Book your next holiday today or contact us directly. You can look forward to the magic world of water in the Zell am See-Kaprun region!