Our Region

Zell am See

In the middle of the Alps lies Zell am See with 10.000 residents, the main town of the Pinzgau and it is the center point of Salzburg winter-sports. This famous mountain city, together with Kaprun, builds the important tourist center of Zell am See – Kaprun and holds a rich variety of attractions for guests of all nations.

Active through the Alpine Nature – in all seasons!

This excellent European sports-region guarantees a breathtaking holiday with lots of sun, nature and clear mountain air.
With a visit to this history rich city you can wander through the nostalgic streets in the beautiful historic town center (Altstadt), relax at lake Zell, or take a boat trip on the “MS Schmittenhöhe” and much more.

In Zell am See there are many public beaches and open-air pools as well as a Cinema, discos, pubs and shops.

For more information visit www.zellamsee-kaprun.com

Zell am See: in the heart of the alps
Zell am See: in the heart of the alps


At the end of Glemm valley (Glemmtales) lies the Salzburg community Maishofen in the folds between Zell am See, Saalfelden and Viehofen – at the entrance to Glemm valley in the direction to Saalbach-Hinterglemm – a ideal starting point for hikes and bike tours.

Long distance runners especially love the extensive running network. From Maishofen you can quickly reach lake Zell with all of its sport opportunities or in winter the 3 top ski locations: Saalbach, Zell am See and Kaprun.

More trip locations and tips can be found at www.maishofen.com


Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

One of the most beloved holiday destinations in the heart of the Alps is also the highest mountain in Austria. The famous Großglockner with its striking peak measures 3.798 meters and at its foot is the Pasterze Glacier.  The Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse (street) will lead you into the center of Hohe Tauern national parks. Nature and history lovers find themselves right at home on a trip here.

In the Visitor Center you can learn about the “Großglockner” on four stories of information. Furthermore the Panormawege, viewing platforms, themed playgrounds for children, Schaukäserei cheese production showcase and much more is all waiting for you. A special highlight for animal lovers: with a little luck you might spot some marmots, chamois, raptors and ibexes.

Our Tip:
The majestic view from the Kaiser Franz Josephs Höhe should not be missed.
More info at www.grossglockner.at

Wildlife Park and Amusement Park:

Directly on Großglocknerstraße (street) you can find on about 15 Hectares of land over 200 animals that call the Alps their home.Experience the fun and rides in the amusement park in the middle of a impressive mountain world.

More info at www.wildpark-ferleiten.at

Austrias highest mountain
Austrias highest mountain

Krimmler Waterfalls

With a fall height of 350 meters, they are Austria’s highest waterfalls and even rank as the fifth highest in the world. This natural monument is just one of the attractions in Krimml. A holiday destination that promises with its immense bodies of water a refreshing dib on a hot summer day.
A four-kilometer long, well built trail leads you to multiple viewing platforms close to this natural water wonder. Just a 10-minute walk from the parking lot brings you to the first grand waterfall and within an hour you can reach even the highest waterfall.

Our Tip:
You can find WasserWunderWelt Krimml (WaterWonderWorld Krimml) right at the entrance to the Krimmler waterfalls. Here you can discover the fascinating world of water: Fun for adults and children alike!

Austrias highest waterfalls
Austrias highest waterfalls

Canyons and Ravines

The numerous canyons and ravines around Zell am See make a spectacular trip destination for families. Hiking around natural paths and breathtaking ravines and the wildlife reserves of Salzburg lands. If the thermostat climbs over 30 degrees, a canyon hike is the ideal cool down.

Canyons near our Holiday Cabins:
Kitzlochklamm, Taxenbach
Sigmund Thun Klamm

numerous gorges and canyons
numerous gorges and canyons

Lofty Mountains Reservoir Kaprun

A trip to the reservoir Moserboden and Wasserboden should definitely be planned in your holiday. Since 1952 Kaprun has produced clean, renewable energy from its water.

A fascinating trip in the lofty mountains is made easy with the bus and Europe’s biggest open funicular railway, where you can enjoy a terrific view of the Alpine area. At 2.040 meter up you can learn about the eco-energy generation and power station construction in a dam tour guided from specialists, or take a hike on the herb path.

Our Tip:
Enjoy the mountain restaurant with its huge panorama windows and the first class view of the surrounding area from Hohen Tauern to the Stone See (Steinernen Meer).

fascinating yourney into the high mountains
fascinating yourney into the high mountains

Art and Culture in Salzburg Lands

This is your chance for a premium holiday in a historical land. You can almost feel in the air that the Salzburg land is rich in history. Culture and art lovers can visit the many museums and travel through Salzburg’s rich history.

A particularly good time to visit is in the summer months when you can find many special events, like concerts, exhibitions and theater shows.

The Harvest Festival, offers more then 2000 events and come every year in harvest time to the Salzburg lands. Here are traditions and culture displayed in their original form. Old handcrafted work and traditional food is brought back to life for you.

Festival City Salzburg:
A visit to Mozart’s birth house, located just 70 km away in the beautiful City of Salzburg, in which the yearly Festspiele are held is for the culture seeker truly worth a visit.

Stadt Salzburg

Festung Hohensalzburg
Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen
Burg Kaprun

Nationalpark Museum Mittersill
Heimatmuseum Zell am See
Pinzgauer Heimatmuseum Saalfelden
Bergbau Museum Leogang
Kaprun Museum
Culturkreis Maishofen
Keltenmuseum Hallein

Festival City Salzburg
Festival City Salzburg

Harvest Festival (Bauernherbst)

Culture and customs play a very important roll in the Salzburg land. Out of these came the tradition of the Harvest Festival, in which yearly numerous events are celebrated. Old handcrafting and traditional food is brought to life here. Come to the festival - good spirits guaranteed!

Participate in Almabtrieben (driving cattle from the mountain pasture), horse tours, Almmessen (mountain mass), or take a bike trip to any of over 70 participating Salzburg communities. Traditional Salzburg delicacies await you there. Whether its handmade cheese and farmer’s bread with an Austrian cream cheese spread and smoked ham or homemade schnapps, these Austrian specialties are worth the trip. 

Harvest festival yearly at harvest time
Harvest festival yearly at harvest time


This alpine republic is renowned for it’s excellent, down to earth cuisine and great wines. Guests from all over the world treasure Austria’s culture of cuisine and fine drink.

Numerous great cooks in our region wait excitedly to indulge your palate with regional specialties. Depending on your wish, we can serve you hearty traditional foods, like Schnitzel, Strudel, Kässpätzle or sweet temptations like Salzburger Nockerl, Kaiserschmarrn und Topfenknödel, and all served in a friendly atmosphere. Naturally the chefs are also proficient in whole array of international cooking arts and will gladly make you your favorite food.

In the region around Zell am See – Kaprun – Maishofen, over 100 restaurants await your visit. With so many there is something for everyone!

excellent local cuisine
excellent local cuisine


Approx. 0,5 km to Lake Zell
Approx. 2 km to Center Maishofen ( Tourism office, Grocery stores)
Approx. 2 km to Center Zell am See
Approx. 2 km to Schmittenbahn Zell am See
Approx. 6 km to GolfcourseZell am See
Approx. 8 km to Tauern Spa - Kaprun
Approx. 9 km to Castle Kaprun
Approx. 10 km to Pinzgauer Heimatmuseum in Saalfelden
Approx. 10 km to Schönleiten Gondola Saalbach
Approx. 15 km to Mining Museum-Leogang
Approx. 15 km to Kitzlochklamm in Taxenbach
Approx. 15 km to Kitzsteinhorn Glacier
Approx. 15 km to Sigmund Thun Klamm in Kaprun
Approx. 18 km to Seisenbergklamm in Weißbach
Approx. 19 km to Tollbooth: Großlockner Hochalpenstraße
Approx. 19 km to wild and recreational park Ferleiten
Approx. 20 km to the High mountain reservoir Kaprun
Approx. 20 km to Vorderkaserklamm in Weißbach
Approx. 25 km to Lamprechtshöhle

Approx. 31 km to National Park centre Hohe Tauern in Mittersill
Approx. 44 km to Wald - Oberpinzgau - Mineral museum, Minerals grotto, Watermill, Schaubergwerk
Approx. 45 km to Thermal spring Bad Hofgastein
Approx. 48 km to Liechtensteinklamm, Sankt Johann in Pongau
Approx. 50 km to National park Hohe Tauern
Approx. 50 km to Weißsee (Stausee) in Uttendorf
Approx. 57 km to the Krimmler waterfalls and to WaterWonderWorld Krimml
Approx. 61 km to Fortress Hohenwerfen, Burgstraße, Werfen
Approx. 62 km to Eisriesenwelt, Werfen
Approx. 80 km to Salzburg City
Approx. 82 km to Zoo Hellbrunn
Approx. 82 km to the Water Features und Castle Hellbrunn
Approx. 84 km to the Salzwelten Salzburg (Salzbergwerk)
Approx. 86 km to Keltenmuseum Hallein
Approx. 200 km to Munich Airport (Flughafen München)
Approx. 387 km to Vienna (Wien)