Along with a huge selection of sporting activities offered by the Zell am See/Kaprun resort, there are many other interesting things that you should definitely see and do. Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria, Central Europe's largest waterfalls, and the giant ice caves Eisriesenwelt – these are only some of the available sights and leisure options.
Großglockner High Alpine Road (Großglockner Hochalpenstraße)
Enjoy an unforgettable trip along the famous Alpine Road (Alpenstraße) through the Hohe Tauern National Park. It’s an outing to the unique mountain world with its flowering alpine meadows and imposing, giant rocks. One more exciting sight to look forward to: the highest mountain in Austria, Grossglockner (3,798 m). The more adventurous types can enjoy a hiking or a cycling tour.
Hohe Tauern National Park Worlds
You can take a tour of each area of the whole complex, which consists of 8 adventure stations. There you’ll learn all about Austria’s 267 peaks over 3,000 metres tall and its 342 glaciers, as well as about one of the mightiest waterfalls in the world Krimml Waterfalls.
The National Park Worlds invite both young and grown-up guests on a fascinating informative tour.
Krimml waterfalls are a 52 minute drive away. These are the largest waterfalls in Europe and the 5th highest in the whole world. A walk along the path over the waterfalls offers some breathtakingly beautiful views.
You will enjoy a breathtaking natural spectacle, where water and sun meet to create a rainbow of brilliant colours.
Hallein Salt Mines (Salzwelten Hallein)
Just 80 km away are the salt mines of Hallein. During the interesting and informative tour of the mountain caves, you will learn about the 15th century salt mining technologies, as well as about the salt trade and the history of the region’s wealth. A visit to Hallein salt mines lasts approximately 70 minutes.
Werfen Ice Caves
You are just one hour’s drive away from the wonderful village of Werfen, home of the magnificent ice caves. During a tour of the caves, where you will have to climb 1,400 steps, you will learn about its wondrous history. It is almost inconceivable how a single mountain could house a cave that’s 134 metres high (as tall as a 40-storey building). Expect the impressive play of colours and completely fresh emotions and experiences!
Just a 1.5 drive away from Zell am See, the city of Salzburg is a fascinating, international cultural centre. A beautiful baroque ensemble of palaces, museums, medieval church spires, squares and mysterious narrow streets, with plenty of both quirky local stores and international brands.
Salzburg Tourist Info