Glacier, mountain and lake - Zell am See-Kaprun offers this unique combination of the Alps in a holiday paradise.

Zell am See-Kaprun – a dream destination all year round

A snow-white glacier, sky-high mountains, crystal-clear lakes. In this unique natural paradise on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park, sports fans, active holidaymakers, families and those seeking relaxation will find a wide range of adventure worlds in summer and winter - from the eternal ice of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier to spectacular panoramic views on the Schmittenhöhe to the crystal-clear waters of Lake Zell. 

The pistes of the 100% snow-reliable Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski resort, with its 3000 summits and viewing platform, delight holidaymakers 365 days a year, as does the Schmittenhöhe with its top hiking trails in summer and its diverse range of pistes in winter. Great views across the mountains can be enjoyed always and everywhere.

Unforgettable experiences such as a boat trip on Lake Zell, the Kaprun High Mountain Reservoirs, the Sigmund Thun Gorge or a round of golf on the 36-hole Zell am See-Kaprun Leading Golf Course fascinate in summer. Spectacular top event highlights and weekly events such as the Magic Lake Show are the icing on the cake of your holiday in Austria - and in the evening you can relax in the TAUERN SPA, one of the most modern wellness oases in the Alps. 

Austria's best premium ski offer with over 400 km of pistes in connection with the Ski ALPIN CARD

Ski season from October to May, 100% snow-reliability on the glacier, three premium ski resorts with over 400 km of pistes and more than 120 lifts, plus lots of top wellness offers for relaxation – it comes as no surprise that Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the best winter sports regions in the Alps. Sporty skiers and freeriders as well as snowboarders, leisure carvers or families with their kids get what their heart desires. 

With 100% snow-reliability, three snow parks & superpipe, fantastic freeride lines and spectacular pistes such as the "Black Mamba" (63% gradient), the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort attracts all ski fans, who can enjoy the first downhill runs as early as October. The Schmittenhöhe offers great pistes with levels of difficulty for the whole family as well as fantastic panoramic views to the surrounding mountains. Ski tours, snowshoe hiking tours and perfectly groomed cross-country ski tracks also ensure winter fun away from the pistes in Zell am See-Kaprun. 

The best thing about it: the new K-onnection takes you from the centre of Kaprun directly to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort and the new 10-seater gondola zellamseeXpress travels from the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn to the Schmittenhöhe panorama & family ski resort. Thanks to the Ski ALPIN CARD ticket network, three premium ski resorts can now be conquered with a single ski pass - this promises endless fun in the snow in the Skicircus, on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and on the Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun! 

Fascinating summer experiences

The mountain world around the natural paradise Zell am See-Kaprun is a true paradise for summer holidays. A total of around 400 kilometres of well-marked hiking trails leads through the mountain world between the Pinzgau Grass Mountains and the Hohe Tauern - from lake tours to three-thousand-metre peaks. The crystal-clear Lake Zell offers aqua fun experiences for everyone: boat tours with the MS Schmittenhöhe, swimming in one of the many open-air pools and stand-up paddling are just a few of them.  

A real highlight is the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card, which every holidaymaker receives upon arrival at a participating accommodation establishment. The card enables the use of dozens of attractions, such as cable car or boat trips and other excursion destinations around the crystal-clear Lake Zell, for free or at discounted rates. Very useful is also the new mobility card, entitling holidaymakers to free of charge use of all public transport in the region - for comfort and the good of nature. 

Arrival information 

Because the Zell am See-Kaprun holiday region is not only in the heart of Austria, but also in the middle of Europe, there are many possibilities for a fast and comfortable arrival.

By car

Zell am See-Kaprun can be reached from Salzburg via well-developed motorways in only about 1.5 hours, from Munich it takes about an hour longer.

By plane

Salzburg Airport is about 80 kilometres away, Munich Airport is about 200 kilometres away from Zell am See-Kaprun. Various shuttle services and bus connections are available at the airports. 

By train

The train station of Zell am See is located directly in the town centre. From there you can reach many hotels on foot, by a short journey on the bus or by local train. 

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Getting to Zell am See-Kaprun