HIKING IN THE ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN REGION
What is nicer than exercising in nature and breathing in the pure mountain air deeply? Across mountain meadows, past mountainpastures and grazing cows, on up to the summits of the surrounding mountains. From pleasant family hiking trails on up to challenging routes and the eagerly anticipated conquering of the summit for really passionate mountain climbers - anything is possible during a hiking holiday in Zell am See!
Enjoy the peace and quiet, the beauty of the mountains and the unrestricted freedom. Hiking is exceptionally suitable for escaping from the stresses of everyday life, switching off and refuelling with new energy. Hikes up the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain or to the spectacular high mountain reservoirs are worthwhile goals.
Anyone also wishing to combine hiking witheating and drinking will find exactly the right places in the many rustic Alpine cabins in the region. Take a short break, savour traditional delicacies and a nice little “Schnapserl“ drink. Then quickly put your rucksack back on and off you go again....
CYCLING AND BIKING
Enjoy cycling and biking in the Zell am See and Piesendorf region. All of the routes are well signposted and run alongside rivers, lakes and flowery meadows. Feel the pure air and have a short break in special places so that you can admire the majestic mountains.
In addition, one of the most popular biking routes with families and amateur sportspeople, the Tauernradweg/Tauern Cycle Track, runs pasts Piesendorf. An excellent idea for a day’s outing involves taking the “Pinzgau Bahn,” a narrow gauge railway line, through the breathtaking mountainous world of Hohen Tauern to the city of Mittersill. You can then make the return journey by bike via the circa 50 km-long section of the Tauern Cycle Track.
Our professionals consider the greatest challenge to be the Großglockner High Alpine Road. This involves negotiating 80 kilometres of steep mountains. However, there is also something for fit mountain bikers to enjoy during a cycling holiday in Zell am See. Whether you’re after easy, short or difficult routes with breathtaking downhills, there’s a big range to choose from!
LAKE ZELL: BATHING FUN AND MORE
Refuel on energy, let the sun shine on your chest, swim, sail, surf or water-ski on one of the most beautiful and cleanest lakes in Europe! Lake See is 4 km long and 1.3 km wide and, during the summer months, its temperature reaches around 23°C. It is equally popular among those seeking rest and relaxation, people who like watersports and families.
The “Hinkelsteinbad”, an open-air swimming pool, is also centrally located in the area. With a sports and adventure pool, solar-heated children’s and paddling pools, a children’s playground and a water slide, every bathing day during your summer holiday in Zell am See/Piesendorf will be an adventure!
PLAYING GOLF IN ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN
Play golf in the heart of one the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Within a radius of 25 km all golf fans have a choice between the golf courses in Zell am See, Saalfelden (Urslautal and Brandlhof) and Mittersill. All of the golf courses are extremely well looked after and are nestled in the picturesque Alpine setting of the mountains in the Pinzgau region.
One of the most beautiful of the 18-hole golf courses belonging to the Zell am See Golf Club is located only 2 minutes away by car from the Emma apartment building. This is why you should enjoy every summer’s day to the full during your golfing holidayin Zell am See. You’ll discover that all of your drives will be sure to succeed when you’re surrounded by such a spectacular panorama!
HORSE RIDING IN ZELL AM SEE
Walk, trot or gallop! Would you like to go horse riding while on holiday? No problem. With us, you can explore the beauty of theZell am See/Piesendorf region on horseback. After all, as you know, you always have the best views on horseback.
Whether it is a questionof riding lessons for absolute beginners, an introduction to horse riding, professional riding lessons for advanced horse riders or riding out into the wonders of nature, the “Porsche Horse Riding Club“ in Zell am See, a horse riding business located very close to the Emma apartment building, can be recommended.
DESTINATIONS FOR EXCURSIONS IN THE SURROUNDING AREA
The area immediately surrounding Fürth near Kaprun offers you a wide range of worthwhile destinations for excursions and adventures. Sport, fun, games and culture - there is something for everyone! Relax and feel at home in our popular holiday region and enjoy your holiday.
The Oldtimer Museum Kaprun
A visit to the Oldtimer Museum in Kaprun is not just interesting, memories are also stirred here. You can see vehicles which we ourselves, our parents or even our grandparents have driven, including ones from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, as well as vintage models such as a BMW Isetta and a Messerschmitt Kabinenroller micro-car.
The Kaprun Museum
The building in which the Kaprun Museum is housed tells a 400-year-old story and is also a listed building. The exhibition, which has found a spacious home covering an area of 140 m², is divided into four regional subject areas. Opening times: Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 12am; Sundays from 3pm to 6pm..
Großglockner High Alpine Road
The Großglockner High Alpine Road leads you into the impressive and shapely landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park and on up to the highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner (3,798 m high) and its glacier, the Pasterze. The most famous of all Alpine roads is 48 kilometres long and has 36 bends.
Kitzsteinhorn Mountain Station at the top of Salzburg
At a height of 3,029 metres above sea level the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain Station is Salzburg’s highest observation point and offers a truly breathtaking and unique panoramic view. Impressive views down into the valley, of Lake Zell and of the Limestone Alps chain of mountain peaks. And best of all: This high Alpine experience can easiyl be enjoyed by everyone!
Hohe Tauern National Park worlds
The interesting thematic hike through different natural areas leads you past a total of 10 interactive stations. A very impressive attempt is made here to bring the visitors close to the interactive Alpine world located around the Großglockner mountain range, with its total of 266 peaks higher than three thousand metres, its mighty waterfalls and its more than 342 glaciers.
With their impressive dropping height of 380 metres, the waterfalls in the municipality of Krimml are not only one of the most famous waterfalls in Europe, they are also one of the most popular sights in Austria. A hiking trail leads directly up to this natural spectacle and provides you with unforgettable and unique views.
Mozart’s City: Salzburg
The unmistakeable silhouette of Hohensalzburg Castle, Saint Peter’s Abbey, the Residenz Palace, the Glockenspiel Bell Tower, the Pferdeschwemme Horse Well, the Toy Museum and, of course, the house in which Mozart was born - a day trip to the enchanting baroque and festival city of Sazburg is worthwhile in every respect!
Hallein Salt Mine
In the oldest mine in the world open to visitors, small and big treasure hunters can prove their worth and follow the miners’ ancient tunnels which extend for kilometres into the mountain. As far back as 2,500 years ago the Celts mined for salt here; they called the salt “white gold”. Follow their impressive trails...