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The element water in the Zell am See-Kaprun

Water - snow - ice. One element, three physical states. All three are highly relevant in the Zell am See-Kaprun 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 ...

Relaxation at Lake Zell

Our lake is the center of the region, especially in summer. While bathing, sailing and surfing you explore the region from the water. From nowhere you can enjoy better views of nature and the mountains than of the middle of the lake. In summer you can enjoy a great time in the lidos of Zell am See, Thumersbach and Schüttdorf. From there, you can set off on boat tours, sailing trips or swimming in the lake. Private, motorized boats are not permitted on Lake Zell, this is how we preserve the drinking water quality


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.

from the mountains to the valley

On the mountains, the element of water is even more exciting than in the valley. The glaciers of the Hohe Tauern store the water as ice and snow, and when it melts in the summer, the ice flaunts its breathtaking world. Find out more about adventure hikes into the Eternal Ice of Kitzsteinhorn and Co. When the water rushes down from the mountains into the valley in summer, creating canyons, ravines and gorges and raising the levels of streams and rivers. An amazing adventure world is created, ensuring action-packed holidays in Zell am See-Kaprun.

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 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. 

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 ...

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Mountains, lake & revitalisation in the forest

15.05.2020 - 15.10.2020
Unique Landscape between Schmittenhöhe, Kitzsteinhorn and Lake Zell and many advantages with the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card. Bookable for 3 or 7 nights.

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!