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How could one not be thrilled by the natural spectacle around Kaprun and Zell am See? The region convinces with a multitude of superlatives.

The Schmittenhöhe and Kitzsteinhorn alone would be reason enough to visit the region Zell am See-Kaprun. The well-known and popular hiking and skiing areas are only the beginning of further discoveries.
The high alpine mountain world offers breathtaking panoramic views and spectacular summit experiences. While in winter snow-covered landscapes and prepared trails tempt you, in summer there are cosy mountain huts and idyllic alpine meadows. The glacier even makes it possible to experience summer in the snow.

Well worth seeing: the Hohe Tauern National Park 

The national park is one of the most impressive high mountain landscapes in the world and has a wealth of wildlife and plants. Behind the National Park Worlds in Mittersill is a museum that makes it possible for all senses to experience the fauna and flora of the National Park. 
 

Exploring the high mountains by car? The Grossglockner High Alpine Road leads over scenic grounds over two mountain passes. This adventure road, connecting the federal states of Salzburg and Carinthia, is packed with history.

Kaprun-Zell am Zee: Nature experiences at the water's edge

In front of a magnificent mountain scenery, visitors discover the WiesenKönigReich wetland Zeller See. The nature experience trail leads through the fascinating landscape of moor and wet meadows on the southern shore of Lake Zell. With a total drop height of 385 metres, the Krimml Waterfalls on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park are no less spectacular.

Fascinating cave worlds

The Lamprechtshöhle in St. Martin near Lofer is one of the longest caves in the world with a total length of 56 kilometres. On guided tours, visitors learn more about the history and legends surrounding the cave. The Halleiner Dürrnberg also offers an exciting excursion. It is home to the oldest show salt mine in Austria, where visitors can gain interesting insights into the mining of "white gold". 
One of the most popular sights in the Salzburger Land is the Eisriesenwelten in Werfen. Fascinating ice sculptures can be discovered here over a distance of 42 kilometres.
 

Ancient handicrafts, minerals and wild animals

The Salzburg Open Air Museum in Großgmain offers a journey in time through six centuries. Here, 100 original buildings from agriculture and crafts were reconstructed. Mineral collectors will find what they are looking for in the Valley of Crystals: whereas in the past it was the emeralds of the Hachbach Valley or large rock crystals, today other colourful minerals are the collectors' goal. If you feel like it, try washing gold in the Rauris valley. Wolves, bears and groundhogs - more than 200 animals from the Alps and all over the world live in the Ferleiten Wildlife and Adventure Park and can be observed at close range. The walk through the extensive grounds is topped with views of the surrounding landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

With its alpine mountain landscapes, fascinating cave systems and impressive animal kingdoms, the surroundings of Kaprun-Zell am See have a lot to offer. Here, there is no boredom for nature lovers!