Excursions - you should not miss

Explore the Schmittenhöhe mountain

Explore the Schmittenhöhe mountain (2000 m) - Austria´s moutains with the most beautiful views. You can take the cable car or hike.

It’s unbelievable, but true: eyeball-to-eyeball with no fewer than thirty 3000-meter peaks, for example the Grossglockner mountain, Großvenediger and the Kitzsteinhorn mountain.

You can join the weekly hiking program of the Schmittenhöhe. A local hiking guide accompanies you and
gives you some informations about 
Zell am See and the mountains.  


Grossglockner high alpine road

A ride to the Grossglockner – the highest mountain in Austria (3.798 m above sea level) – along the "Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe", is always quite an experience!

The "Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse" (High Alpine Road) connects the provinces of Salzburg and Carinthia, above the Hohe Tauern, from north to south. This road leads you from Zell am See in Salzburg, over the Alps, to Heiligenblut in Carinthia. No wonder it is called the dream road of the Alps.

The end of the "Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse" and excursion destination No. 2 (according to the statistics) in the whole of Austria is the "Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe". An impressive scene of glaciers and mountain summits, rare plants and animals, unfolds before visitors’ eyes.

On the Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe you can visit our restaurants - Panoramarestaurant or Kaiser Franz Josef Haus - high above the Pasterze, the longest glacier in the eastern Alps at 2 418 m above sea level with a unique view from our terrace to the Grossglockner peak. Try our homemade apple strudel with vanilla sauce or our bacon and ham from the local farmers of Heiligenblut. Take a picture with the Emperor Kaiser Franz and his pet - the capricorn (figures).

Kitzsteinhorn glacier - Kaprun

Kitzsteinhorn - The glacier - 3000 metres above sealevel - www.kitzsteinhorn.at

Summer snow enjoyment for the whole family at an altitude of 3000 m, fantastic hiking in high alpine nature, freeride mountain bike trails and the Gipfelwelt 3000, open all year round, with spectacular panoramic views.

Excursion to the water reservoirs

Experience nature and technology! Your day trip starts at the Kesselfall-Alpenhaus, which can be easily reached by car or bus. The bus trip first takes you through the Lärchwand Tunnel and then continues to the Limberg Dam and past the barrage wall of the lower storage lake Wasserfallboden. You then pass the Fürthermoar-Alm and continue on up to the Mooserboden Reservoir which lies at a height of 2,040 m.
With modern busses you will reach a breathtaking world of high mountains. Enjoy nature and engineering. The sensory world of electricity and ice and a guided tour of the dam wall complete your excursion programme.

Opening hours: end of May to mid of October, daily from 8.10 am to 4.45 pm
More information under:  http://www.verbund.com/tm/en/kaprun-high-altitude-reservoirs   - Verbund Tourismus GmbH


Krimmler waterfalls - Europe`s largest waterfalls

With their impressive fall of 380 metres over three levels, Krimml Waterfalls are the largest in Europe and the fifth highest in the world. A path created by the Austrian Alpine Association leads directly to this breathtaking natural spectacle. Experience the refreshing rain of spray and the imposing power of water, set against the enchanting mountain backdrop of Hohe Tauern National Park. 

Waterfall path:  from the lowest waterfall (about 10 minutes walk) to the highest waterfall (about 1 hour walk) you will experience spectacular views of the thundering masses of water along the 4 kilometer, well secured path. Open from middle of April to end of October.

City of Salzburg

The city of Salzburg, famous for its music, is the home of Mozart and the „Sound of Music“. You have time to explore the old town as well as the cathedral and medieval fortress. After crossing the Salzach you are looking forward to have a walk in the wonderful gardens of the Schloss Mirabell.
Our seightseeing tips in Salzburg city:
Mönchsberg lift - www.moenchsbergaufzug.at - Express lifts to the view point on the Mönchsberg, fantastic vista of Salzburg city and walking trails to the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the museum der Moderne.
Fortress Hohensalzburg - www.salzburg-burgen.at - Audio-Guide through the inner rooms, ruler`s rooms, museums, multivision show.
Haus der Natur - Museum for natural science and technology - www.hausdernatur.at
Understanding technology in the Sience Center, fascinating underwater world, from prehistoric times into future times, rarely snakes and lizards, travel in the human body, biospheres of teh nature, etc...
Salzburg  Zoo - www.salzburg-zoo.at - 1200 wild animals - 140 animals from all over the world live in an unique zoological landscape. Enjoy seeing animals from Eurasia, South America and Africa.