Hiking in the Salzburg mountains

Many hundreds of kilometers signposted hiking trails, Mountain paths and tours we lay at your feet.

The challenge

A sunrise hike is announced - the Porsche design gondola lays an extra layer. In the valley there is still nocturnal haze over the Zeller lake, the high mountain peaks are already warmed by the summer sun. As the gondola pokes through the fog, you can see the first rays of sunshine, falling flat through the panoramic glazing into the interior of the gondola - time to take a picture.

You should take this with you

    • Rain resistant clothing
    • Warm clothing for under it
    • Sunglasses & Headgear
    • Sunscreen for the skin
    • Sufficient Provisions and to drink
    • Maps & Tour Info
    • Info about Weather
    • Mobile phone & emergency numbers
    • camera

Start of the hike on 2000 Meter

The gondola takes us straight into the world of the Hohe Tauern Alpine Center at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn. Majestically, the summit pyramid towers above the glacier plateau - "Horn", a fitting name. Although the summer is ruled in the valley, it is cool at over 2.000 meters. Good thing we packed warm clothes. The guide is already waiting at the agreed meeting place and welcomes us with a big smile. He leads us into the world of 3.000ers. Or should we even dare the summit tour? Phew, it's cool. Tomorrow we go on a hike on the family mountain Maiskogel, which is several hundred meters deeper and awaits us with great hikes and beautiful hiking trails on us. Should we combine both? We could walk over the Alexander-Enzinger-Weg from the Maiskogel to the Kitzsteinhorn. Are we also sufficiently sure-footed for the alpine challenge?


There is a great deal of that in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. A glance at a panorama map is enough and you know: here you are in good hands with your hiking boots. Many hundreds of kilometers signposted hiking trails, Mountain paths and tours we lay at your feet. You just have to start walking. But not without being optimally informed and prepared ...

The variety of the hiking region Zell am See-Kaprun is really becoming clear, if you look at the hikes on the Schmittenhöhe or in the area of ​​the Kitzsteinhorn. Take the design gondola - free with the summer card mind you - on the Schmittenhöhe and hike beautiful paths on the Pinzgauer walk or until the summit of Maurer Kogels, Even though this path is called a "walk," you can continue on it until it does not feel like a walk anymore. The cable car also takes you to the Maiskogel or to the Alpincenter am Kitzsteinhorn. There you hike over the Alexander-Enzinger-way or even dare one Summit victory on the Kitzsteinhorn. On the Hochkammererweg you reach the Mooserboden reservoir and continue in the direction of Kapruner Törl.

walking tours

Four hundred kilometers of excellently signposted hiking trails in all degrees of difficulty invite you to discover the beautiful nature. Around Zell am See and Kaprun there is a unique hiking paradise. The eleven-kilometer hiking route around Lake Zell offers impressive landscapes and breathtaking panoramic views of the Großglockner and the Kitzsteinhorn. Especially for families, this route is ideal and in summer several beach baths invite you to swim and relax. With a hiking map you are well equipped for the tour.

Hiking on imperial paths

The shortest hiking trail in Zell am See - Kaprun, only two kilometers long, is the Sisi path on the Schmitten. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to Austria's former empress, who wandered here. In the Elisabethkapelle a photograph and a hand-signed picture of this historical event still bear witness today.

The Höhenpromenade - a panoramic hiking trail in a class of its own

Hikers need a bit more time along the Höhenpromenade to Sonnkogel. To explore invite intricately crafted wooden figures, interesting boards and dewy mountain herbs. A special highlight is the Salersbachköpfl, which offers fantastic views of the Wilder Kaiser, the Leogang Steinberge, the Pinzgauer Grasberge and the Steinerne Meer.

Pinzgauer walk - hiking on one of the most beautiful hiking routes in Austria

On the local mountain of Zell am See - Kaprun, the Schmittenhöhe, starts the well-known long-distance trail Pinzgauer walk. The route leads 25 kilometers along the romantic Salzach Valley to the Oberpinzgau. There are numerous peaks happening and intoxicating prospects are inevitable. Of course the hiking map and the camera should not be forgotten. In Zell am See - Kaprun there are also numerous themed hiking trails. The Emerald Trail reveals the breathtaking beauty of Habachtales. The nature trail offers interesting details about the legendary Veniceermandln and the most important minerals of the Habach Valley. If you want to go in search of emeralds, you can rent the necessary equipment from the Mure near the inn "Alpenrose". This is an experience especially for children. In the "herbal walk" knowledge about the flora of the Alps are taught. Nature lovers will get their money's worth here.

Hiking with lamas

Zell am See - Kaprun also offers unique trekking tours with llamas. The born load carriers are the optimal companions and even carry the luggage. Along the romantic Sigmund-Thun-Klamm the beautiful Kaprunertal leads to the Klammsee. An unforgettable fun for the whole family.
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