History, technology & nature in the museums & exhibitions of the Zell am See-Kaprun region
Often communicated as holiday programme for rainy days or as alternative programme, this description does absolutely not apply to the museums in our Zell am See-Kaprun region. Why would you only be interested in history, nature, technology or traditional customs on rainy days? There are many interesting things to discover.
The region has a long history, much has been developed and there are many old things that deserve to be preserved for future generations. Vötter's Vehicle Museum is dedicated to old vehicles and mobility while the Kaprun Museum offers many interesting facts about the 4.000-year old history of the town in the mountains. The National Park Gallery and the National Park Museum in nearby Mittersill are museums with adventure factor where you learn more about the exciting world of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
History at your fingertips - Kaprun Museum
The history of Kaprun is almost 4.000 years old. Reason enough to dedicate a museum to this town and its historical development. Admire archaeological finds of the first settlements or experience the development of tourism in the region at your fingertips. Whatever got you to choose the Zell am See-Kaprun region as your holiday destination started already back in 1900. The region's touristic value and the creation of a desirable basis of life in the post-war years are based on interesting processes, much work and know-how. WW II as such was an important period for the development of Kaprun as it is today as this chapter of history greatly influenced the building of the power plant at the Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs. A new show room explains the the story of the Kaprun Cable Cars.
Opening times: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday from 1pm to 5pm
Vintage cars and the most famous pass road
There is of course a link. Old pictures of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road prove that Austria's highest-situated pass road was open to proper traffic many years ago already. Old but not forgotten vehicles have a place in the region where they can be admired in a dignified setting. The passionate vehicle enthusiast and proprietor has created a magnificent world of technology in the Vötter's Vehicle Museum in Kaprun. The journey through the history of automobiles at Vötter's starts in the 1950s. Many of the vehicles exhibited there did really drive on the nearby Grossglockner High Alpine Road and still do so every now and then to this day. The finest hour of these vintage vehicles of Vötter's Museum is the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Grossglockner.
Opening hours: daily from 10am to 6pm
NEW: Museum Vogtturm Zell am See
Discover how Zell am See became what it is today. The medieval Vogtturm in the heart of Zell am See explains the history, art, culture and innovation of the city and its region.
Special exhibition from autumn 2020: World-class design from Zell am See: Studio F.A. Porsche
Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday | 2pm - 6pm
Guided tours by prior arrangement
Nature & interesting facts
When talking about the region's museums and interesting facts, then should the exhibitions at the National Park Centre in nearby Mittersill not be forgotten. If you wait for days of bad weather here, then you may miss out. Fantastic exhibitions and theme worlds about flora and fauna in Austria's largest and oldest National Park are waiting for you here. You learn many interesting facts about the alpine mountain world in up to 3.000 metres above sea level at the National Park Gallery at the Kitzsteinhorn. The world of the Hohe Tauern, "inside" the mountain, is at your fingertips and will delight you and your kids. Museums and exhibitions can also be found along the route across the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Interesting facts about the construction, the natural space to the left and to the right of the road and the mountain world of the Hohe Tauern invite to stop for a while and to take wonderful impressions home with you.
Opening hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Vintage cars & more at Vötter's Vehicle Museum
- 200 vehicle exhibits from the 50s & 70s
- Kaprun Museum - 4.000 years of history
- Pioneers of tourism in Kaprun of the 19th century
- History, development and interesting facts about the town
- Development of ski tourism in the 20th century
- National Park Gallery in over 3.000 m above sea level
- 360° panorama in the Mittersill National Park Centre
You don't want to wait for rainy days and can't wait to find out a wide range of facts and interesting information in the region's museums and exhibitions? If you want to learn more about the region's history, the development of tourism and the creation of an amazing natural space, then book your accommodation in the Zell am See-Kaprun region now and spend your next holiday here with us. If you have any questions about the museums and special exhibitions, then contact us directly! We look forward to hearing from you!