Hiking on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See
Reaching the peak with or without the funicular
The Schmittenhöhe is situated in the region Zell am See, 2.000 metres above sea level. Be it on foot or by funicular: Broaden your horizons! Enjoy the breathtaking views on the surrounding valley, the lake of Zell am See and the majestic mountains of the region. The Schmittenhöhe is part of the Kitzbüheler Alps and a popular skiing area in winter. In summer, when ice and snow melted away, it becomes a hiking paradise with green grassland and chilly woods. The mountain pastures with their mountain huts invite you to rest and have a break. There is one more special thing about the Schmittenhöhe: It is the biggest artistic area of Europe. There are 23 over dimensional wood sculptures standing all around the hiking area, made by international artists with the idea of creating meeting points between human beings, nature and culture. Now you understand that there is really a lot to see during a hiking tour on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See! This is also true for children: With Schmidolin, the smallest and nicest dragon of the whole world, they will have a lot of fun on the Schmittenhöhe. And adults can learn to play a new game in the Schmittenhöhe: the discgolf, a mixture between Frisbee and golf. Furthermore, the Schmittenhöhe is one of the best starting points for paragliding!
Free guided hikes on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See
- Herbal hike: every Monday, meeting point 9.45 a.m. at the valley cable car station of the Schmittenhöhe; the hike is free of charge. Duration: approx. 4 hours. The expert botanist will lead you along the High Promenade to the Sonnkogel and tell you all the things worth knowing about the world of plants and flowers.
- Schmidolin´s kids hike: every Monday, meeting point 9.45 a.m. at the valley cable car station of the Schmittenhöhe; the hike is free of charge. Duration: approx. 3 to 4 hours. The hiking guide and the dragon Schmidolin will accompany the children along the Jägersteig trail. Please take good hiking boots and a snack with you!
- Hill farm walk: every Tuesday, meeting point 9.45 a.m. at the valley cable car station of the Schmittenhöhe; the hike is free of charge. Duration: approx. 4 hours. This time you will walk a leisurely pace along the picturesque Pinzgauer Way to the popular Hochsonnbergalm.