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Refreshing moments on Lake Zell

From snow to lake: Summer holidays in Zell am See-Kaprun 12.05.2021

Refreshing moments on Lake Zell
Bike ride to Mitterberg
Summit hike with the whole family
Nationalpark Gallery at Kitzsteinhorn
MS Schmittenhöhe at sunset

The Kitzsteinhorn glacier is located in the middle of Austria's highest mountains and offers visitors of the TOP OF SALZBURG viewing platform at 3,029 metres a stunning view of the surrounding mountain world on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park. But the Kitzsteinhorn not only offers fabulous views, it also provides welcome refreshment in the summer heat in the ICE ARENA: Guests can make up for a missed winter holiday in the eternal ice of the glacier with a snowball fight, tobogganing or in a deckchair on the "snow beach". Even skiing and snowboarding is possible on the pistes of the Kitzsteinhorn until 24 July 2021. Those who have had enough of fun in the snow can enjoy absolute freedom in nature while hiking or mountain biking on the Kitzsteinhorn and on the Maiskogel family mountain. The diverse hiking trails range from relaxed and leisurely hut tour to the sporty challenge on the  "My first three-thousand-metre high peak" guided summit tour. The new Maiskogel Trail will be added to the wide range of  mountain bike and freeride routes in summer 2021.  Thanks to its wide design and low gradient, the trail is ideal for beginners and families. The bike tours on the Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel can also be combined with all cable cars. With the K-onnection, guests are taken from the village of Kaprun directly to the glacier, and experience unique panoramic views while climbing 2,261 metres in altitude - the largest difference in altitude metres in the Eastern Alps. Accompanied by a National Park Ranger, guests explore nature from the valley to the glacier world and learn more about the formation of the glacier ice as well as the flora and fauna in the four climate zones on the Kitzsteinhorn Explorer Tour.


Active holidaymakers, connoisseurs and families alike get what their heart desires on the  Schmittenhöhe panorama and family mountain. In summer, early risers have the opportunity to be the first to reach the summit of the Schmittenhöhe and enjoy the magnificent sunrise over Zell am See after a short hike. A substantial mountain breakfast afterwards complements a perfect morning on the Schmittenhöhe. Yoga enthusiasts and those who want to become one start their day relaxed with yoga on the mountain: Surrounded by fragrant alpine meadows, in the fresh mountain air, the yoga session balances body and mind. Gourmets of all ages learn about the wild growing plants along the hiking trail during the herb and leisure hiking tour with the Schmitten herb expert Fredi. The herbs are processed afterwards and turned into soothing ointments, refreshing lemonade or delicious spreads during a subsequent course in the herb workshop. The guided hiking tour to the neighbouring summit of the Schmittenhöhe takes you uphill to dizzy heights. Starting from the trassXpress upper terminus, hiking enthusiasts climb the Maurerkogel and experience pure summit bliss thanks to the fantastic panorama of the most famous mountain massifs in Pinzgau.

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