AlPine Summer iN Salzburger Land

Alpine hikes around Kaprun

Our region is quite simply a dream – both in the valley and on the mountain. But here let's take a minute to appreciate Kaprun's mountain world because during the Alpine Summer it is just waiting for you to explore! The region's chalets and mountain inns open for guests in summer and invite you to stop by on your hike to the chalets in Salzburger Land. You'll be served Austrian specialities, often accompanied by homemade bread, bacon, cheese and cake.

Chalets to visit during the Alpine Summer

Take a guess at how many chalets are in Salzburger Land? A whopping 550 alpine chalets line Salzburg's hiking trails. In the Zell am See-Kaprun area, you will find plenty of cosy huts and small restaurants on the Maiskogel, Schmittenhöhe and Kitzsteinhorn where you will be treated to "Marillenknödel" (apricot dumplings), "Kasnockn" (cheese spaetzle), "Kaiserschmarnn" (sweet pancakes) and beautiful views – this mix will make your holiday a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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The best chalets for an Alpine Summer in Kaprun

Many alpine chalets near the Kaprunerhof look forward to your visit. You can easily reach them via the hiking trails that wind through the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Because we can't list all of the nearby chalets here, we have put together a list with a few highlights for you:

  • Jausenstation Unteraigen: Try the schnapps!
  • Schaunbergalm Niedernsill: Homemade fruit whey and visits from sweet marmots!
  • Fürthermoaralm Kaprun: The salad with a homemade cheese dumpling is excellent.
  • Alpengasthaus Glocknerblick, Kaprun: Here you'll find "hütten chips" and views of the most beautiful three-thousand-metre-high mountains in the Alps

Special events during the Alpine Summer Festival

Many special events such as the Kaprun Cheese Festival, presentations of traditional customs and crafts, as well as the chance to distill schnapps and bake bread with locals bring visitors closer to regional traditions. One mainstay in the calendar is the annual "Bergfest", or Mountain Festival, with traditional its "Ranggel" tournament. "Ranngeln" is a traditional men-only sport similar to wrestling. In addition to this sporting event, musical performances provide entertainment, and delicious food and drink is available.

All of these specials during the Alpine Summer in Salzburger Land make it easy to decide on a summer holiday at the Kaprunerhof!


If you're mountain biking or hiking around Zell am See, you should definitely make a stop at the Schützingalm. Why you ask? Keep reading and find out!
Anna Unterkofler
Kasnockn kochen auf der Almhütte