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From lush green mountain pastures to imposing mountain ranges - the Zell am See-Kaprun region is a paradise for mountain hikers.

The varied hiking routes around Zell am See-Kaprun leave no wishes open. A large number of signposted paths are available to hiking fans in various degrees of difficulty. No matter whether a leisurely walk in the Pinzgau Grasberge or a challenging mountain tour in the Hohe Tauern is on the programme - all trails score points with wildly romantic landscapes and unique views! The numerous cable cars serve as a comfortable means of ascent to make the mountain and summit worlds accessible to all visitors, even during the summer months.

Panoramic summits around Zell am See-Kaprun

Starting points for hikes on the Schwalbenwand, the Hundsstein or the Schönwieskopf can easily be reached by car. From there you can hike on beautiful paths, surrounded by the best nature has to offer. At the top, fantastic panoramic views await you, which are best enjoyed by stopping at one of the alpine huts.

Hiking on the Schmittenhöhe

Those who want to go higher up can take the gondola from Zell am See to the Schmittenhöhe. Zell am See's local mountain offers family-friendly walking trails, extensive theme hikes and more demanding high-altitude trails. The Sisi-Rundwanderweg, which is only two kilometres long, is dedicated to the former Austrian empress - a short hike with great views!Those who want to go higher up can take the gondola from Zell am See to the Schmittenhöhe. Zell am See's local mountain offers family-friendly walking trails, extensive theme hikes and more demanding high-altitude trails. The Sisi-Rundwanderweg, which is only two kilometres long, is dedicated to the former Austrian empress - a short hike with great views!

The 25 kilometre long Pinzgauer Höhenweg leads along a mountain ridge over the Pinzgauer Grasberge. Experienced hikers can do the entire route in one day. Those who are slower will find accommodation in the Pinzgauer Hut or on the Sonnbergalm. A highlight for young and old is the Höhenpromenade adventure trail with its viewing platforms, play stations and telescopes. It leads from the Schmittenhöhe down to the Sonnkogel.

Views from Maurerkogel and Kitzsteinhorn

The Maurerkogel, the neighbouring summit of the Schmittenhöhe, impresses with its 360-degree panoramic view of the region's most beautiful mountain ranges: the Wilder Kaiser, the Steinerne Meer and the Hohe Tauern with the Grossglockner, Kitzsteinhorn and Großvenediger. The high alpine terrain of the Kitzsteinhorn can be explored on guided tours. Ambitious hikers can climb their first three thousand metre peak secured on a rope with a certified mountain guide. Whereas the exciting expedition with the national park ranger through the four climate zones of the glacier is an experience for the whole family.

Zell am See-Kaprun: hiking routes along the water

Many routes are very close to the element of water: a hike for all fitness levels leads from the Kesselfallstraße around the Klammsee and the Sigmund-Thun-Klamm. The paths around the Kitzloch Gorge and the Krimml Waterfalls are equally attractive.

But the beauty of the mountain world can also be experienced quite simply in the valley: leisurely walks around Lake Zell are just as popular with pleasure hikers as a stroll through the picturesque old town. The fantastic alpine panorama is always in sight.