Autumn is arriving in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Faistauer Photography

Autumn delight

between glacier, mountain & lake

At the foot of the 3,203m high Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun and Zell's local mountain Schmittenhöhe, holiday dreams of all kinds come true around the crystal-clear Lake Zell on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park: For hikers and nature lovers, for families and those seeking relaxation, for cyclists and trail runners, for connoisseurs and golf enthusiasts.

7 reasons for holidays in Zell am See-Kaprun

  • Glacier, mountain and lake
  • Real treats for the palate
  • Mobility Card and Summer Card
  • Sheer variety of experiences
  • Relaxing at the Tauern SPA
  • Safe and healthy holidays
  • Booking without worries
Glacier, mountain and lake

Glittering glacier fields, idyllic alpine meadows and a deep blue lake: it is an impressive backdrop that promises the Alps at their very best in Zell am See-Kaprun and reveals a wide range of possibilities. The Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmittenhöhe panorama and family mountain and Lake Zell form the triumvirate for unforgettable holidays full of fun, action and activity.

Real treats for the palate

Excellent restaurants and chefs as well as down-to-earth inns promise authentic moments of culinary delights in Zell am See-Kaprun. The region boasts a total of eight Gault Millau restaurants. Zell am See-Kaprun is considered a hotspot for Alpine cuisine, which is characterised by seasonality and regionality, by tradition and extravagance. The Alpine Delight Weeks from 10 to 26 September are a must for connoisseurs.

Mobility Card and Summer Card

All overnight guests staying in Zell am See-Kaprun until 31 October will get the Zell am See-Kaprun Mobility Card. This entitles you to the use of all public transport in the Pinzgau region. In addition, the Summer Card offers a unique variety of experiences with more than 40 attractions and discounts until 31 October. You will get the card upon arrival from the hosts of the participating accommodation establishments.

Sheer variety of experiences

The Alps at their very best means that you can design your holiday completely freely and individually. Whether a long walk by the lake or a hike in the mountains, whether a great holiday with the family or an action-packed activity holiday, whether fun or sport: Zell am See-Kaprun offers a unique variety of nature and experiences.

Relaxing at the Tauern SPA

A holistic experience for body, mind and soul promises the TAUERN SPA, one of the most modern wellness oases in the Alps, including a 4-star S-Hotel and restaurant. In addition to the twelve indoor and outdoor pools, ten saunas and steam baths, guests also enjoy the amenities of the Kidstein SPA for children and the sophisticated treatment area. 

Safe and healthy holidays

You can be sure of the highest level of safety during your holiday in autumn in Zell am See-Kaprun. All hosts, hotels and restaurants, excursion destinations, attractions and mountain railways guarantee you a safe and therefore also relaxed holiday thanks to comprehensive hygiene and precautionary measures.

Booking without worries

2021 requires special measures, which are implemented in the region in the best possible way. Accommodation establishments offer 100% planning security and joyful anticipation: many establishments have been awarded the official "Trusted CLEANLINESS" certificate by TrustYou and thus fulfil the strictest hygiene measures. In addition, they offer free of charge cancellation and rebooking options.

Top tips for your autumn holiday

You can enjoy the sunny autumn days to the full on a boat trip or during a round of golf. Numerous excursion destinations - such as the mountain railways or the high mountain reservoirs - are still open in autumn and the "Alpine Delight Weeks" with culinary treats and regional dishes provide moments of enjoyment in between.

Hikes of all types of difficulties on the Schmittenhöhe | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
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Alpine Delights | © Johannes Radlwimmer
Regional products & top quality

Culinary Delights

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MS Schmittenhöhe: Boat trip in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Schmittenhöhe
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Boat trips

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Viewing platform at 3,029 metres above sea level in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Kitzsteinhorn
Gipfelwelt 3000:

Top of Salzburg

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Summer Card including many attractions for free | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
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Summer Card

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© TAUERN SPA Zell am See-Kaprun
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Outstanding bike tours at Kitzsteinhorn | © Schultheiss
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Bike tours

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Golf in Austria in SalzburgerLand | © Johannes Radlwimmer
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Trailrunning on the mountains: Holiday in the Alps | © Jakob Edholm
On the mountain or in the valley:

Running & Trail running

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Top accommodations for your autumn holiday

Sportresort Alpenblick

****Superior Zell am See
Reopening after major renovation!
Alpenblick wellness and vitality area with indoor and outdoor pool. Including fun & action programme for teenagers, childcare and Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card.
Certified hygiene.

Hotel Der Kaprunerhof

**** Kaprun
Enjoy your autumn holiday between mountain panorama and swimming lake in our family-run 4* hotel. Our sophisticated cuisine for sportsmen and women as well as our wellness area with pool promise pure active fun. Certified hygiene & Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card.

AlpenParks Hotel & Apartment Central Zell am See

Zell am See
Cosy holiday apartments & rooms directly in the town centre. Only a few minutes' walk to the lake and the mountain railway. Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card included, in-house sauna area & restaurant.

Das Alpenhaus Kaprun

**** Kaprun
Alpine style, nature, sport, SPA and fun - that's what DAS ALPENHAUS in the centre of Kaprun stands for. 1,000 m² ALPEN.VEDA.SPA on 2 floors with panorama pool, and Alpenhaus.Cuisine with daily vegan menu. Summer Card & hygiene certificate included.

Hotel Fischerwirt

**** Zell am See
Charming hotel in the heart of the old town. Only a few minutes' walk to Lake Zell and the foot of the Schmittenhöhe as a starting point for numerous hiking tours. Newly renovated and lovingly designed rooms. A wide range of restaurants within walking distance.

Das Romantikhotel Zell am See

**** Zell am See
Pure relaxation and cosy time for two at the 4* Romantikhotel with traditional charm. Town centre and lake within walking distance. New roof terrace with views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Zell. Summer Card included!

Safe holiday

Travelling in times of COVID-19

As an internationally renowned travel destination, Zell am See-Kaprun meets the highest standards: quality, trust and safety have top priority here in all areas. This also applies to the handling of Covid-19 and the related safety measures and hygiene regulations.

Nature offers the opportunity for a wide range of leisure and sports activities with plenty of distance and free space.

Health is a top priority:

Comprehensive test facilities on site (both rapid antigen tests and PCR tests) are available.


FFP2 masks as well as rapid tests can be purchased at local pharmacies.

Many hosts have had their properties certified as "Trusted Cleanliness" hotels.

We guarantee the highest safety and hygiene precautions at excursion destinations, mountain railways, attractions, etc.

Best medical care is guaranteed at the region’s Tauernklinikum hospital as well as numerous general practitioners and specialist practices.


Zell am See-Kaprun is located in the heart of Austria, making an easy and fast arrival possible.