Mountain Summer in Zell am See/Kaprun

The combination of the glacier, the mountains and a lake makes the Zell am See-Kaprun region in the Salzburger Land absolutely unique. Nowhere else are Austria’s most beautiful features situated as closely together as in Zell am See-Kaprun.  

This unique Alpine landscape offers sports lovers, families and people looking for relaxation a great choice of activities and adventures right on their doorsteps: hiking and biking on the Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmittenhöhe or the Maiskoge, water sports in and on the crystal clear Lake Zell, paragliding with a view of the 3,000 metre peaks of Hohe Tauern, or a round on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the Alps. 

Mountain Summer in Zell am See/Kaprun

The Zell am See/Kaprun Sommercard

Summer guests just need one card to get action, fun and variety at a very special price – the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card.

The Zell am See/Kaprun Summer card opens a lot of doors for you. Right upon arrival you will receive this card when you stay in a participating accommodation. The Zell am See/Kaprun card is valid from 15th May until 15th October.

It is worth getting the Zell am See/Kaprun summer card. Many entrances are included for owners of the Zell am See/Kaprun summer card. Enjoy natural attractions and sights like the cable cars, the shipping, indoor pools, buses, lidos and much more. Either get free entrance or just pay a discount price.

Important to know: You cannot buy the Zell am See/Kaprun card separately.

The card includes a return trip on the Schmitten cable car in Zell am See and one on the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. (use of lifts for glacier skiing not included)  It also includes a boat trip on the lake and access to the Lido and the indoor pool in Zell am See. You can also visit the following free of charge - Zell am See town museum, Krimml waterfalls, Kitzloch Gorge, the wildlife and leisure park, National park worlds in Mittersill, the tourist mine in Leogang and both Vorderkaser Gorge and Seisenberg Gorge.

If you would like to know more about the Zell am See/Kaprun Sommercard or other Summer cards in the Alps then check out some more information we have here.

Example itinerary

  • Saturday arrive and go for a swim in the indoor pool
  • Sunday Swimming in the lake
  • Monday take the lift up the Schmittenhohe and hike back down (self or guided) 
  • Tuesday Visit the wildlife and leisure park
  • Wednesday take the lift to 3000m in Kaprun to visit the Top of Salzburg”. Boat trip on the lake at Zell am See
  • Thursday visit National park world in the morning and Krimml waterfalls
  • Friday city express lift up to the dragons fire adventure and play frisbee golf
  • Saturday departure day 

At a participating accommodation for 1 week a family of 4 would save approximately 402.40€.

What's included

Prices include the activity program as described as well as the accommodation you select.

We include a channel crossing as standard when you book an apartment or chalet or return transfers when you book a hotel.

Other services available

  • Prefer transfers from the airport
  • Want to do some additional activities - see the options
  • Prefer a short break - send us the dates and group size and we can quote

Extras to consider

  • Travel insurance - do ensure it covers the activities you will be enjoying
  • Flights or other transport arrangements
  • Tax de sejour

Make an enquiry

If you would like to know more about the Zell am See/Kaprun Sommercard or other Summer cards in the Alps then check out some more information we have here.

If you have any questions or would like to amend the itinerary, do email us

You can book online or email us your dates, preferred accommodation and group size.

What we like

  • Two seasons, 52 weeks, 365 days - the year is long and offers many possibilities for active and sporty experiences
  • Excursion destinations, attractions and adventures for your Sumer holidays with the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card.

Getting here

  • The towns of Zell am See and Kaprun are approximately 8 km apart. As the name indicates, Zell am See is located at the shores of Lake Zell while Kaprun nestles in the steep flanks of the Hohe Tauern, especially of the Kitzsteinhorn.
  • By car, Zell am See-Kaprun is around 1.5 hours away from Salzburg. Munich is only a 2.5 hours' drive away.
  • Travelling by train is a grand and comfortable way of arriving at your holiday destination. Zell am See-Kaprun does not just have excellent railway links to all Austrian towns and cities; the  Zell am See Train Station is directly in the town centre and in walking distance to many hotels and restaurants.
  • The airports of Salzburg and Munich are conveniently situated. Salzburg Airport is only 80 km away; the distance to Munich is approximately 200 km

Top 5 things to do

  1. The glacier in summer - off to the "Kitz"
  2. Water adventures at the sunny Lake Zell
  3. Bike tours, mountain bike routes, single trails
  4. Hiking tours, mountain tours, summit victories
  5. "Tee off" at the Zell am See Golf Club

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

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