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Austria: Zell am See and Kaprun – Places Where Visitors Feel Great

Published: 9.6.2013
Uniqueness of the Zell am See-Kaprun Region is in its combination of glaciers, mountains and lakes. Perhaps in any other place in Austria you won’t find them as close as here. Environment of this Alpine region allows to try various activities for sportsmen, families and those who seek relax.

The town of Zell am See offers atmosphere which resembles large city and it has a lively night life. Tourists and bikers are enchanted by Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe or Maiskogel. It is possible to carry out water sports on Zeller See, a crystal clear lake. Except this visitors can try paragkliding or kiting in Zell am See-Kaprun both with a view on three thousand meters high peaks of the Hohe Tauern. Visitors can also play on the top-notch golf courses in the Alps.

Tourists enter unprecedented world of three thousand meters high mountains in the new resort 'Gipfelwelt 3000' in the Hohe Tauern national park . The two new platforms 'Top of Salzburg' guarantee marvelous panoramas of the Alps . The most up-to-date station on the peak attracts visitors to the many times acclaimed Cinema 3000 and a great panorama – restaurant. Guests may learn here about the Hohe Tauern and Kitzsteinhornu. Also TAUERN SPA in Kaprun are worth visiting.  

Excited tourists are like fish in water here in Zell am See-Kaprun. Their hikes are even better thanks to 400 kilometers of paths. It is possible to set out on a easy family trip but also on a difficult alpine trek to Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe or Maiskogel.

Experienced guides can accompany you. Thanks to them you won’t miss any detail of local fauna and flora. The most popular attraction among children are treks with lamas carrying their luggage. Those who love mountains and are fit and want to experience adventure, those may try to beat Großglockner with a professional guidance.

Biking and water sports in Zell am See-Kaprun

Biking in Zell am See-Kaprun is the most pleasant aktivity for sportsman ride their bikes to the mountains, families with children may have a trip along Zeller See. There are more than 240 km of bike trails in this region. Everybody can thus to choose what their like. Maiskogel is perfect for people prefering downhill. The Kaprun bikepark will enjoy people who want to experience freestyle. Across mountains and valleys you can get easily with e-bike for Zel lam See-Kaprunmhas 25 rental places of e-bikes. This makes it one of the most important e-bike regions in Austria

Crystal clear waves on Zeller See entice you to swimming, water skiing, sailing and surfing. You can enjoy monumental mountains during any aktivity. Very popular aktivity is the „Stand Up Paddel“ competition, competitors try to paddle across Zeller See standing on a surfboard. Visitors will enjoy Zeller See also at its three swimming pools with beaches or in a roofed swimming pool near Zeller’s downtown.

Bonus for guests: „the Zell am See-Kaprun Card“

The guests who arrive from May 15 to October 15 will receive automaticaly the „Zel lam See-Kaprun Card“ after they accommodate in one of more than 200 facilities. This card allows you to use for example a cableway, rent a boat on Zeller See or visit various swimming pools, complexes or sights, all for free.   


7 REASONS why spend your summer vacation in the Region of Salzburg

1. Salzburg summer in mountains

Fresh air, peace, beautiful nature. You will experience the world of mountains in Salzburg to its fullest. Guests may enjoy great regional special delicacies and traditional Austrian cuisine in almost a quarter from total 1800 original cottages and chalets.

2. Sound height above the sea level

Higher above the sea level you get, more fresh air gets. Especially people suffering from asthma or some allergies will appreciate local climate. However, stay in higher altitudes proves to be healthy for your heart and blood circulation as well as it benefits your muscles. You can smell blossoming flowers in summer.

3. Clear lakes  

Water is clear, lakes glitter, mountains reflects in water. Beautiful places for bathing or just splashing one’s face on a long trek.

4. Getting some fresh air

Alpine air has lower level of oxygen than in lowlands so you should accelerate your metabolism whether you are sporting or just looking at sunset.

5. Regional cuisine

It tastes good and is mostly made of fresh regional goods. The „Via Culinaria“ trail will take you to along seven adventurous trails, which everyone who love delicacies.

6. Absolute peace

…on treks, sailing, skiing, at wellness resorts and spas, by a fireplace in cottage or on lake shores. You may also enjoy relaxation through alpine herbal massages or hey baths.  

7. Traditional and brand new thermal spas

The Region of Salzburg is an important Alpine spa region for water in thermal spas as well as air in local medical tunnels contains healthy levels of radon. The new wellness resorts in the Region of Salzburg are so huge and beautiful you won’t leave it ever.

Wellness resorts you can visit in the Region of Salzburg:

-          Alpine thermal spas Bad Hofgastein

-          Rock thermal spas Bad Gastein

-          Thermal spas Amadé Altenmarkt

-          Aqua Salza Golling

-          The Bad Vigaun Health Center


Text and photo: Mgr. Andrea Žáčková, Jan Chaloupka,

Salzburgerland.com via TZ spol. Mediatrust Com

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