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Places & Mountains

Our region - beautiful places, wonderful towns & high mountains

Glacier - Mountain - Lake. The all dominating triumvirate of our holiday region in the Salzburger Land. The lake is in the valley. The mountains rise high above, some of them very high, rugged and glaciated. Others are not quite as high and less dominating. And in between there live the people in the valley, villages, small towns and settlements. These are the places where life is happening - work, sports, celebrations, enjoyment and laughter. You too will stay in the places between the mountains and the lake: at fantastic hotels, cosy accommodation and chic B&Bs. Get an impression of what you should not miss out on in the mountains and what you definitely must experience in the places in the valley.

Two towns, one holiday region

They give the region its name. They are the centre of events, driving force and home of people. The towns of Zell am See and Kaprun are approx. 8 km apart. As the name indicates, Zell am See is located at the shores of Lake Zell while Kaprun nestles in the steep flanks of the Hohe Tauern, especially of the Kitzsteinhorn. There is always something going on and plenty to see and to discover here. Somewhere in the vicinity of these towns will be the hotel of your choice or the accommodation of your dreams. Do you already know where you will be staying?

The all dominating mountains

Take a look around. You won't be able to look anywhere without your eyes catching gentle mountain crests, steep mountain flanks or firn fields glistening in the sun. The mountains are our life. They dominate our region, characterise its appearance and are the basis of almost all holiday attractions and themes. They shape the landscape, provide the climate, store vital energy and bring rivers and lakes to life. The Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmittenhöhe and the Maiskogel are so popular due to the winter sports. But they are just as attractive in summer. In mountain boots uphill, by mountain bike or paraglider downhill or into the alpine world of the Hohe Tauern National Park  or with the car up on the country's most famous pass road.

  • Zell am See: 757 m; population of 9.968
  • Kaprun: 786m; population of 3.159
  • Kitzsteinhorn: 3.203 m high
  • Schmittenhöhe: 1.965 m high


  • Maiskogel: exciting family mountain
  • Grossglockner High Alpine Road: 47.8 km long
  • Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs: 2.036 m above sea level
  • National Park Hohe Tauern oldest National Park of Austria