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!
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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.
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.
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
Are you among those who ask themselves always the same question: holidays in the mountains or at the seaside? Staying with us, you can enjoy both. Instead of the ocean, the “Pinzgau” county offers crystal-clear lakes and tarns, allowing you to do all kinds of water sports: swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing or wakeboarding. You can explore the lakes taking a boat trip or with the kayak or canoe. The staff of the Falkenstein Sports Hotel will be delighted to give you advice.
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!
Exclusive Guided Walks
Accompanied by the guide Gerhard Orgler, you can discover the town of Zell am See – Kaprun in a special way. As a licensed ski instructor, ski touring guide and walking guide, he knows more about his homeland than anyone else. When staying at our family-friendly hotel, you are welcome twice a week to join in on an exclusive guided walk with Mr Gerhard Orgler from the “Bewegt – Das Sportcamp” Outdoor Activities. The participation is free of charge for the holders of the Zell am See Kaprun Summer Card.
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.