Mountain – Glacier – Lake
It’s this truly amazing trio of natural beauty that makes Zell am See-Kaprun a first class fun-filled holiday destination. Whether you’re coming here for the winter or the summer holidays you won’t be short of things to do and experience. The lake is so clear and pure it’s of drinking water quality, which makes the lake all the more popular with water-sport enthusiasts, swimmers and triathletes. A lap around the lake is about 12km and a big attraction for runners, cyclists and various endurance-sport enthusiasts. For something far more relaxing why not hire out one of the many electric-motor boats or hop on board a lake ship cruise and take in the surrounding awe-inspiring alpine panorama from the lake itself.
It only takes a few minutes from the hotel Grüner Baum and town centre to walk to Zell am See’s very own majestic mountain, The Schmittenhöhe. When it comes to the wintertime you are merely a snowball’s throw away from the hub of ski activity and ski slopes…not forgetting the alpine huts for refreshments and fun. Come the summertime the same mountain slopes transform into a paradise for hill-walking and trekking adventures offering beauty and breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding alpine countryside. At the top of the Schmittenhöhe you get the amazingly picturesque view of the Hohe Tauern National Park and its imposing mountain peaks, many of which extend skywards more than 3,000 metres high.
The small town of Kaprun and its famous Kitzsteinhorn glacial ski resort is only a 4 kilometer drive away. This glacial resort is a sure thing when it comes to ski conditions from autumn through to spring and attracts skiers and snow-boarders from all over the world during these months. The Kitzsteinhorn is part of the Hohe Tauern National Park and at its summit you can experience pure breathtaking views from the visitor centre known as ‘Gipfelwelt 3000’. The centre also provides lots of interesting and amazing facts and videos regarding the flora and fauna found in the upper alpine areas.