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About Kaprun - Zell Am See - Austrian Alps
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If you are looking to visit Austria for your holidays Kaprun near Zell am see is the ideal place. Holidays in Austria are wonderful experiences summer and winter. With beautiful scenery, plenty for activities from a gentle stroll to skiing, Kaprun near Zell and See offer everything you would want for holidays in Austria. Our self catering holiday rental is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Kaprun and has been available for holiday rental in Austria since 2005. ask
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15 kms from Kitzbuhel and a short ride away from the Grossglockner!
Only 10 minutes by car/bus to Kitzsteinhorn Glacier for all year round ski and snowboarding fun!

In the heart of the Europa Sport Region with a huge choice of summer and winter sports available for all, or just relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery all around!

Zell am See and Kaprun are only 10 minutes apart by bus, and one ski pass covers both resorts and bus transfers. Barrack and Schuttdorf are smaller and quieter skiing hamlets nearby. There are plenty of all year round activities. In the summer you can even ski on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. 01 11 2017.


 

As well as skiing & snowboarding in winter all year round activities & facilities include boat trips, golf, leisure centres, walking (with plenty of marked trails), spa & sauna, sightseeing flights, bike rental, tennis & squash, horse riding, sailing, surfing & other water sports, paragliding, aviation, as well as day trips & excursions to places throughout Austria & beyond.

There are 2 ski areas:

Kaprun is near the Kitzsteinhorn glacier an it has a great range of runs and all-year skiing for the intermediate and beginner. There are plenty of ski lifts, ski schools & ski rental shops in Kaprun.

The Schmittenhöhe mountain behind the town of Zell am See has 80 km of piste. This has some excellent terrain for the advanced skier.

Zell am See and Kaprun have everything to offer you for an active holiday :

In fact about 40 different kinds of sports everything from walking and biking to more extreme sports like canoeing and rafting, as well as skiing and snowboarding.

You can ski and snowboard on the wonderful powder snow even in the summer. This is because the Kitzsteinhorn glacier guarantees snow 365 days a year. Kaprun and Zell am See form ‘Europa-Sportregion’.

Bars, restaurants and après ski in Kaprun & Zell am See

Both towns have many shops, cafes and restaurants. The après-ski is lively and typically Austrian, there are many bars to choose from and several discos. There are over 40 restaurants in the area.

The valley is surrounded by beautiful mountains and very attractive scenery. Kaprun Castle is ideal for sightseeing, dating from the 12th century and mentioned for the first time in 1280.

The castle festival is one of the highlights of the summer programme of the Europa-Sportregion. Lasting two days, you are transported back to medieval times with parades, jousting, witches, jugglers, and magicians.

Nestling on the scenic shores of Lake Zell, Zell am See is a charming small town. You will find a wide range of shops, restaurants, cosy pavement cafes and off-slope activities in its medieval traffic-free centre. In midwinter the lake freezes over and can be used for ice skating and curling.

Other Activities in Kaprun & Zell am See, Austria in winter

The non skiing activities on offer in winter include sleigh rides, tobogganing, curling, ice-skating, indoor tennis and squash, snowshoeing, walking trails, skidoo, a leisure centre and cinema, and shopping and a leisure sports centre with pool and gym.

Something you should not miss when on your holidays in Austria is the Gletscherbahn , a cogwheel railway running from Kaprun along a glacier bed to the peak of Kitzsteinhorn. There are organised sightseeing excursions to both the Grossglockner Pass, and city Salzburg. In the summer visitors there is a sailing school in Prielau, and a beach and a water-ski school at Thumersbach. You will also find parasailing, windsurfing, sailing, tube-rafting and banana boats on the lake. you can also play golf.

 
 

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