The region of Zell am See-Kaprun was formerly known as "Europa Sport Region" and is one of Austria’s most beautiful holiday regions. From picturesque Mount Schmittenhöhe Lake Zell is just a stone’s throw away from your Austrian chalet. One of Europe’s clearest bathing lake the shores of Lake Zell provide holidaymakers with a place for taking a deep breath and enjoying the fresh air of Zell am See, a climatic health resort.
Zell Am See
Some 100 years ago Zell am See was a rather unknown market village. Then the railway was built and Zell became an important station. The village grew and was declared a city in 1928. Today the lovely town at Lake Zell has almost 10,000 inhabitants. Also its location close to Großglockner High Alpine Road increased the importance of Zell am See, bringing many tourists to the region.
Kaprun has got two landmarks – the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and the medieval castle. Kaprun Castle was built in the 12th century and has a varied history. Today the castle – one of the oldest in the province of Salzburg – is used as a venue for different cultural events.
The Schmittenhöhe stands for diverse winter holidays in Austria. During the cold season it offers 77km of perfectly primed ski slopes for the ultimate skiing experience. If you're not into skiing the wonderful landscape will please your eye. In summer you can explore Zell am See’s local mountain during hikes, climbing expeditions and Nordic Walking. Qualified hiking guides will lead you in winter as in summer!
During summer the Maiskogel is the perfect hiking destination. Countless Alpine huts offer Austrian delicacies. Taste your way through the regional cuisine while taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and watching your children explore the Alpine lifestyle. They can marvel at cows, light-heartedly play tag, let off steam and laugh it up at the playground too. The Maiskogel offers the family vacation you've always dreamed about.