TOP SIGHTSeeings & attractions IN ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN


Are you planning a holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun and would like to know which are the most impressive sights in Zell am See and Kaprun? Then you are exactly right here. You will also find further interesting information about the picturesque town directly at Lake Zell.


  1. Schmittenhöhe mountain
  2. Schmidolins fire baptism
  3. Sigmund Thun George
  4. Gipfelwelt at 3000m
  5. Sightseeing at the lake
  6. Vogt tower with Museum
  7. Castle Rosenberg
  8. Church St. Hippolyt
  9. Kaprun Castle
  10. Kaprun High alpine reservoirs Kaprun


Zell am See is a charming town in Pinzgau in Salzburger Land. The perfect location directly on Lake Zell, at the foot of the Schmittenhöhe panoramic mountain, is particularly impressive. As a guest of our hotel in Kaprun, you can reach the picturesque town within 15 minutes by car.

Already knew? As our guest you will receive the Zell am See-Kaprun summer card for free! This gives you an ace up your sleeve and allows you to enjoy many advantages during your stay in Zell am See. Do you like traveling by bike? Then we recommend a bike tour to the city by the lake. You are welcome to rent a bike from us. A very special adventure is tandem paragliding from the Schmittenhöhe directly above Lake Zell, or in other words – sightseeing from a bird’s eye view!


The city is located between lake, mountain and glacier. This special combination generally makes the Zell am See-Kaprun region a highlight in the Salzburger Land. So you can hike and then immediately jump into the lake or take a boat trip. You can explore the glacier and then go shopping in town.

The nightlife and cuisine are also excellent in Zell am See. You see – a holiday in Zell am See is simply an unforgettable experience. In addition to sporting activities and shopping trips, sightseeing in the city is an exciting adventure in its own right. We have summarized the top sights for your sightseeing tour. With the city map of Zell am See you can orientate yourself optimally.


The most popular activities and attractions summarized

A very special kind of sightseeing awaits you in Zell am See. You are in a climatic health resort. Visit the sights and breathe in the best air – that sounds tempting! You can also experience your sightseeing tour from different perspectives. For example, you can look at Zell am See from the mountain or the lake. The most interesting sight is definitely the Schmittenhöhe. Fresh mountain air and limitless views of Zell am See.

1. Schmittenhöhe

One of the most popular panoramic mountains in Austria is the Schmittenhöhe (free access with the Zell am See-Kaprun card). The Zeller Lookout Mountain offers fun and adventure for families, sports enthusiasts and anyone who wants to enjoy a perfect view of Zell am See. At the top of the mountain you should definitely hike to the Sisi Chapel. The Sisi circular route stretches over 2 km and is therefore the shortest hiking trail on Zell’s local mountain. Walk in imperial footsteps! The Austrian Empress Sisi visited the chapel on the Schmittenhöhe over 120 years ago. The chapel was named after her. Our insider tip: Experience a sunrise on the Schmittenhöhe. The mountain scenery will impress you!

2. Schmidolin’s baptism of fire

Schmidolin’s baptism of fire is on the Schmittenhöhe. This is an exciting adventure hiking trail for the whole family with children aged 6 and over. It’s best to take the Areitbahn, then you’ll get to this eventful attraction as quickly as possible. On the adventure hiking trail, your children can master 15 adventure stations with tests of courage. Each of these stations hides a so-called flint. Each flint has an individual color. The color of the stone is then entered into your child’s adventure passport. Let’s go to Schmidolin’s baptism of fire!

3. Sigmund Thun Gorge

The Kapruner Ache has truly demonstrated how unstoppable the water flows from the glacier into the valley. The Kapruner Ache has cut its way into the Kaprun Valley over 30 meters deep and 320 meters long. Especially in spring, the water masses are enormous due to the melting snow. Wooden paths and bridges have been built along the Sigmund Thun Gorge for visitors. Don’t miss this amazing natural spectacle!

4. Summit World 3000

A little closer to heaven: The Summit World 3000 on the border of the Hohe Tauern National Park is the place to be to look at the mightiest mountains in Austria. In fantastic weather you will see the top of the Großglockner (highest mountain in Austria) and see the high alpine flora and fauna of the Salzburg region. With the Zell am See-Kaprun summer card you can travel up the mountain for free. If it spontaneously starts to rain up there, you can go to the highest cinema in Austria and enjoy a film about the breathtaking nature of the surrounding area.

5. Sightseeing at Lake Zell

Sightseeing from an alternative perspective: take a boat trip on Lake Zell and view Zell am See from the ship. You can also see the Kitzsteinhorn and the beach resorts of Zell am See. A boat trip is included in the Zell am See-Kaprun summer card. A boat trip definitely brings variety to your sightseeing program! Once on land, we recommend the light show in Elisabethpark in Zell am See in the evening. A spectacular show awaits you: impressive lasers and lights, lively water features and beautiful music are optimally combined and ensure great evening entertainment in the park.

6. The Vogt tower with museum

The Vogtturm is one of the oldest buildings in the city and is 23.5 meters high. The local history museum of the city of Zell am See is located in the tower. The museum currently has the following opening times: you can visit the museum every day between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., except Mondays and Tuesdays. The museum is closed on these two days. The museum is a top highlight, especially in bad weather (more bad weather activities for Zell am See). Insider tip: At the top of the tower you can see Zell am See in two directions.

7. Rosenberg Castle

The municipality bought the castle in 1970 and turned it into a town hall. Since then, the mayor has had his seat in Rosenberg Castle in the center of Zell am See. The castle is definitely the most romantic sight in Zell am See, because more and more wedding couples are choosing Rosenberg Castle as their wedding location.

8. Parish Church of St. Hippolytus

This church, which is worth seeing with pretty wall paintings, is very well preserved and is located in the center of Zell am See. In the parish church of St. Hippolyt you will find a large organ and a vivid altar. Our insider tip: The choir sings excellently and the acoustics are ideal. Find out when the choir will sing again and enjoy the beautiful moment.

9. Kaprun Castle

The castle in Kaprun is a real fortress. The thick walls speak for themselves. According to historians, the castle was built in the 12th century. The majestic building used to be so many things at once: a place of retreat, the home of noble families and an absolute status symbol. Nowadays, the castle high above Kaprun is often visited as part of events. Visitors often rave about the medieval charm of the location. But even if there is no event taking place, you should definitely visit this attraction.

10. Kaprun High Alpine Reservoirs

The two reservoirs Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden are located high above Kaprun, near the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. The impressive dam wall at the Mooserboden reservoir is particularly worth seeing: the wall is an impressive 107 meters high and 500 meters long. Another tip is the Electricity & Ice Experience World. You can get to know how the power plant works on a guided tour. Have you ever heard of a herbal nature trail? During a leisurely hike you will get to know interesting herbs. A varied program awaits you at the reservoirs.

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