Ready for summer

Ready for summer


10 tips for a family holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun

Exciting outdoor tests of courage for young adventurers, enchanted gorges for fairy tale fans, snow and swimming experiences for all young athletes: the holiday programme for families in Zell am See-Kaprun is full of dreams and fantastic adventures. We have collected 10 tips that will put you in a good mood on holiday - whether the sun is shining or rain clouds are gathering.

1 | Children's programme for adventurers, animal lovers and sports fans

From 30.05.2022 from Monday to Friday

The Cool Kids Fun holiday programme offers a variety of spectacular excursions and action-packed experiences from Monday to Friday. Here, children go in search of gold and precious stones accompanied by alpacas and llamas, recover a mysterious pirate treasure from the depths of Lake Zell or help Schmidolin, the friendly dragon, on his great adventure tour.

 Summer vacation with the whole family | © Christian Mairitsch

2 | Dragon power adventure: Schmidolin's Baptism of Fire

Open daily from 26.05.2022

Brave young heroes can help Schmidolin become a real dragon and learn how to breathe fire: Adventurous tests of courage, tricky puzzles and exciting challenges await in Schmidolin's Adventure World with hiking trail on the Schmittenhöhe. And those who want to prove themselves in climbing and flying above the woods and supporting the little dragon in his Baptism of Fire will get a little surprise at the end! The adventure world for families is easily accessible by areitXpress or cityXpress.

 Summer on the Schmittenhöhe | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

3 | Off to the swimming pool: Three locations for aqua fun with children

Open daily from 13.05.2022

Time for lilos, inflatable armbands and chocolate ice cream: Lake Zell offers three lido locations for splashing around and playing. While the kids race down the giant slide or dare to jump off the 5-metre tower, parents can relax on the spacious sunbathing lawns on the shore, go water skiing or rent stand-up paddle boards. And as final highlight, there's the family boat trip on Lake Zell!

 Father and son at the lake | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

4 | Boat trip on Lake Zell

Daily from 14.05.2022

On a boat trip on Lake Zell, the captain does the work and the guests can enjoy and relax! From the deck of the large excursion boats, you will definitely have the best view of the surrounding mountain peaks, the lakeside promenade of Zell am See and the crystal-clear water. Come aboard!

Panoramic round trip on Lake Zell | © Schmittenhöhe

5 | Ice Arena: Fun in the snow in summer

Open daily in July and August

Do you fancy a snowball fight with the whole family despite or because of the summer temperatures? Or do you want to slide through the white splendour of winter on a toboggan together with the kids? In the Ice Arena of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier at almost 3,000 metres above sea level, this fun in the snow is also possible during your summer holiday.

Snow in summer on the Kitzsteinhorn | © Kitzsteinhorn

6 | Maisi Flitzer: Tobogganing fun on rails for all ages

Open all year round

Tobogganing in the snow is not enough for you? The Maisi Flitzer Alpine Coaster is the first year-round toboggan run in SalzburgerLand and takes passengers downhill into the valley across spectacular curves in summer and winter. The youngest guests can also let off steam on numerous slides, bouncy castles and colourful playgrounds in the leisure park next door.

 Family holidays in the Zell am See-Kaprun region | © Kitzsteinhorn

7 | Tauern SPA: Water slides instead of bad weather mood

Open all year round

Zell am See-Kaprun also offers a diverse programme for rainy days: the 20,000-square-metre aqua & sauna world of the Tauern SPA thermal spa offers relaxing time-out moments not only for adults. In a spacious children's area with slides, adventure grotto, climbing wall and a baby pool for the youngest, the rain outside the door is quickly forgotten. But of course the Tauern SPA is not only worth a visit on rainy days!

Bathing fun for the children | © Günther Böck

8 | Excursion to the Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs: Marvelling at and understanding hydropower

Open daily from 03.06.2022

What does a reservoir look like and how is electricity generated from water? At an altitude of over 2,000 metres above sea level, inquisitive minds of all ages can learn exciting things about hydropower, and at the same time visit the technical marvel of the high mountain reservoirs "Wasserfallboden" and "Mooserboden": For visitors of all ages, there is a guided tour of the dam wall and the "Electricity" adventure world to discover.

High mountain reservoirs in Zell am See-Kaprun | © VERBUND

9 | Sigmund Thun Gorge: A spectacle of nature of rock and waterfalls

Open daily from 13.05.2022

Another spectacle of nature is the 30-metre-deep and 320-metre-long Sigmund Thun Gorge. Here, a path leads over boardwalks and bridges past impressive rock formations and thundering waterfalls. A magical place, just made for creating fantasy and fairy tale stories together!

 Family vacation in SalzburgerLand | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

10 | Museum tours: Learning is fun

Open all year round

Come rain or shine: history buffs, technology and nature enthusiasts, but also fans of oldtimer cars can visit several exciting museums in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. In the local history museum in Kaprun, the Kaprun Museum, you can learn everything about the development of the glacier lifts and the beginnings of tourism.

In the medieval Vogtturm tower in Zell am See you can follow the tracks of local history - the famous Studio F. A. Porsche is also presented in a special exhibition.

In Vötter's Vehicle Museum, over 200 vintage cars and even a steam locomotive from 1893 are waiting to be admired. And if you want to get to know Austria's magnificent nature and wildlife, visiting the National Park Gallery on the Kitzsteinhorn is a must.

Museum in the old town of Zell am See | © Peter Brand

What are you waiting for? Set off on your summer holiday to Zell am See-Kaprun and explore the top ten for families right away!