Glacier experience in summer World of experiences on the Kitzsteinhorn

The eternal ice of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier still maintains its magic even in summer. A cool world of adventure for the whole family beckons at an altitude of over 3,000 metres when it's high summer in the valley in Zell am See-Kaprun. Discover the Gipfelwelt 3.000 with an impressive view of the Hohe Tauern, take part in ranger tours in the National Park and let off steam in the ICE ARENA when sliding in the snow.

Your summer holiday on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Austria
  • Gipfelwelt 3.000 with National Park Gallery
  • ”Top of Salzburg" viewing platform
  • Free guided tour with National Park ranger
  • Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour through 4 climate zones
  • Tobogganing and summer fun in the snow in the ICE ARENA 
  • Skiing on the glacier until early summer (depending on snow conditions)
  • Guided hikes in the glacier region for example the “My first 3,000 m peak” tour to the summit of the Kitzsteinhorn
  • Restaurants & huts with regional specialities
Gipfelwelt 3000

At 3,029 metres, right on the border of the Hohe Tauern National Park, is Salzburg's highest-situated excursion destination: Gipfelwelt 3000 on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. Among other things, the "Top of Salzburg" panorama platform awaits you there. It offers you a unique view of the glaciated peaks of the Hohe Tauern. With a bit of luck, you may even see the Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain, in the distance. The journey also takes you to the National Park Gallery, into the interior of the glacier, where you can learn exciting facts about the mountain, nature and technology.


Visiting the National Park Gallery on the Kitzsteinhorn | © Kitzsteinhorn
365 days of snow & ice

You can comfortably reach the summit at over 3,000 metres above sea level by cable car. You can also hike on numerous clearly marked trails on the Kitzsteinhorn. Once you've reached your destination, it's time to relax: enjoy the glacier sun on the snow beach! Then nothing stands in the way of sliding fun in the ICE ARENA: here you can toboggan on snow in the middle of summer. If you don't want to miss out on skiing in summer, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier is also the right place for you. The ski resort is - depending on the snow conditions - also open until early summer.

Tobogganing in summer on the Kitzsteinhorn | © Kitzsteinhorn
Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour

The guided Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour takes you on an exciting journey through four climate zones. Accompanied by a ranger, you start in the valley and then take several cable cars uphill to the eternal ice. You will learn how glacier ice is formed, where the majestic golden eagles live and how flora and fauna adapt to the high mountains. The Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour is suitable for the whole family.

 Family vacation on the Kitzsteinhorn | © Tom Lamm