Summer holidays in Austria
Enjoy the time out in nature…
You may wonder what awaits you for your summer holiday in Austria. There are a lot of things to do and to see, especially if you choose to spend your holiday in the region Zell am See-Kaprun, whether you are a sports lover, thrill-seeker or seeking peace and quiet. There are indeed endless opportunities for active recreation: for example, a climb to the summit of the “Kitzsteinhorn” mountain (3,029 metres) or an enjoyable walk to the top of the wonderful “Schmittenhöhe” hill, the first mountain in Austria to be dedicated to art and culture.
You can marvel at the impressive artificial lakes nestling in the high mountains overlooking the village of Kaprun or enjoy magic moments attending an event of the “Zeller Seezauber” Festival. Of course, these suggestions are far from being exhaustive. Come and see for yourself!
Pleasures on two Wheels
When hearing the word “Pinzgau”, you will first of all justifiably think of winter sports. However, you should not forget cycling and mountain biking, since the “Pinzgau” county is one of the major cycling areas in the Alps, providing about 1,150 kilometres of cycle trails and mountain bike routes of varying difficulty to suit all tastes and physical abilities, whether you prefer electric bicycle rides, mountain biking or downhill rides.
Mountain bike & Downhill
Do you love to explore nature while mountain biking? Here at Hotel Falkenstein in Austria, we offer exclusive weekly guided mountain bike tours with the e-bikes and explore the bike network of Kaprun together with our guests. A tour to the Zeller See in the morning is unforgettable. You also have the option of storing your own bike in the bike cellar or renting a mountain or e-bike from our bike partner. Our guests receive an additional discount at the Bründl rental. All information about bikes and mountain bikes is available at our reception. And best of all: soon there will also be a bike wash box at our hotel. Look forward to an adventurous holiday with your bike in Austria.
Make Your Way Over Hill and Dale …
Whether you prefer challenging climbs or leisurely walks on level grounds, the “Pinzgau” area can suit all tastes. There are countless walking routes on the shores of the artificial lakes in Kaprun, across the “Hohe Tauern” National Park, on the slopes of “Schmittenhöhe” hill and to the summit of the “Kitzsteinhorn” mountain. Everywhere you will rewarded with beautiful views. Follow your favourite, more or less demanding route, speedy or at a more leisurely pace, just as you like it. The walking guides Gerhard and Josef jun. will be delighted to accompany you.
Exclusive hikes included
Those who travel with Gerhard Orgler also experience Zell am See-Kaprun in a very special way. The certified ski instructor, ski guide and hiking guide knows his home like the back of his hand – if not better! As a guest of our family hotel, you can enjoy exclusive hikes with Gerhard Orgler three times a week as part of “Bewegt – Das Sportcamp”, free of charge with our Sommercard! This summer, the BEWEGT hikes are themed “Time travel through Kaprun”. For all those who would love to capture the experience in pictures, there is a photo safari through Kaprun. Our recommendation: definitely join the “Almwanderung – wo die Welt noch in Butter ist”.
“The secret of moving forward is to take the first step.”
While the “Kitzsteinhorn” glacier is glittering with eternal ice and snow, you can enjoy a refreshing dip into crystal-clear waters down in the valley on hot summer days. On the beaches of Lake “Zeller See” in Schüttdorf and Thumersbach as well as on the shores the artificial lakes of Kaprun high up in the mountains you can spend an amazing day out with your family.
Countless Visitor Attractions
The “Salzburger Land” abounds with visitor attractions, the discovery of which needs more than only one summer holiday. That is great, because you can come again and again and discover each time new things. In the local area there are 70 major sights for a day out, 50 of which are within an hour’s drive. During your holiday, you can visit outstanding museums and exciting leisure and adventure parks, the world famous “Mozart Town” of Salzburg and numerous quaint villages in the local area or simply explore the unique natural scenery, taking a stroll, a walk, a run, a swim or a bicycle ride or from the bird’s eye view, if you fancy a little thrill.
The team of the Falkenstein Hotel will be delighted to give you advice and special tips for your days out.
If you do not want to miss challenges and real adventures during your holiday, you will not be disappointed in Kaprun. The Falkenstein Hotel is renowned as a base for climbers and mountaineers, offering competent advice and guided mountain tours with the guide Markus Bründl. Push yourself to your limits and soak up the views over the highest Austrian peaks from the summit.
Amazing Golf Courses
Make the most of your golf break. When staying at the Falkenstein Sports Hotel, you will benefit from a green fee reduction on the golf course of the “Zell am See – Kaprun” Golfclub. Excellent 9-hole championship golf courses with well-kept fairways and covered teeing grounds await you, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of “Schmittenhöhe” hill and “Kitzsteinhorn” mountain. In the surroundings, you will find a wealth of excellent restaurants. If you would like to improve your handicap, we recommend you the “Golf Academy” run by David Shaw. Try your hand on the greens!
The “Hohe Tauern” From the Bird’s Eye View
The great passion of Sepp, head of the Sporthotel Falkenstein, is paragliding. Nomen est omen, you could say. If you would also like to experience the unique mountain landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park from a hawk’s perspective, the experienced and licensed tandem paraglider will be happy to accompany you to lofty heights! As a free flyer, you can also dare to take the plunge yourself. Or how about a flight around the Alps in a glider or motorised plane? Treat yourself to an adventure!
If you are a pleasure-seeker, you will perhaps begin a lifelong love affair with the “Tauern Spa” Leisure Centre. As the Falkenstein Sports Hotel is a partner of the spa facility, you will be granted a privileged admission without queuing and benefit from a 10 % off the rates. It is all about having friends with good connections!
A Paradise for Children
The “Zell am See – Kaprun” holiday area provides plenty of fun and action for children and teenagers! Therefore, you should absolutely bring along your loved ones. Family holidays in the “Salzburger Land” are actually an unforgettable experience, for there are so many things to do and to see, such as the “Ice Arena” on the “Kitzsteinhorn” glacier overlooking Kaprun with its adventure park, snow beach and the breathtaking glacier trail. Watch brown bears, wolves and lynx or whizz down the toboggan run which is open all year round. There are also numerous swimming pools and wild bathing spots for a refreshing dip. Or scale simply the glacier for refreshment. The “Salzburger Land” holiday region can suit all tastes. Come and enjoy great discoveries together with your children.
Also in our family hotel in Kaprun, you will find lots of fun and action for young and old explorers. Whether in our hotel garden with its own playground or in the indoor play paradise, here the little ones can let off steam while mum and dad relax in the wellness area. To help with planning exciting experiences in the Zell am See-Kaprun region, we have linked handy catalogues and brochures for you to download here: