Summer in the county of Salzburg
Alpine summer in Zell am See-Kaprun
The county of Salzburg is a real hiking paradise: Crystal clear lakes with a very good water quality sparkle in the middle of majestic mountains, cows graze on unaltered grassland and rural mountain huts and restaurants serve famous Austrian delicacies. Live pure nature! Epicures from all over the world discover every year the unique treasures of this popular holiday region during their hiking holidays in Salzburg. There are 550 mountain huts in the county of Salzburg, which underlines the immense choice you have! In the surroundings of Zell am See-Kaprun on the Maiskogel, Schmittenhöhe and Kitzsteinhorn you will also find plenty of cosy huts which offer not only typical Austrian specialities like the famous Kaiserschmarrn (a light, caramelized pancake) or Marillenknödel (dumplings filled with apricots), speck or self-made cheese, but also a spectacular view on the mountains.
Hiking in the Alps of Salzburg
Special attractions during the alpine summer in Salzburg are e.g. baking your own bread and making your own Schnaps, a type of distilled alcoholic beverage. Numerous festivals and culinary events like e.g. the cheese festival in Kaprun in September, music events and ancient customs render the alpine summer in the county of Salzburg an unforgettable experience for all guests in Zell am See-Kaprun. The region is also host to the mountain festival with a wrestling competition, held every year. This kind of wrestling (Ranggeln in German) is a unique tradition fought by men. Of course this festival also invites to participate in a culinary journey through the diversity of the region!