Holidays in Kaprun
Between Lake Zell and the Kitzsteinhorn
The name of the village Kaprun probably has Celtic origins and means “wild water”. Kaprun has developed from a small mountain farming village to one of the most important holiday regions in Austria, attracting tourists from all over the world in summer as well as in winter. Some parts of the district of Kaprun are part of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The panoramic mountain views around the popular holiday destination of Kaprun are overwhelming. Back in the nineteenth century Kaprun, the small village between Lake Zell and the mountain Kitzsteinhorn, enjoyed a good reputation on account of its well-organised mountain tours. Even today you will experience plenty of unforgettable adventures in the mountains around Kaprun. In winter Kaprun offers a lot of snow and perfect conditions for a perfect skiing holiday.
Sports and fun during your holiday in Kaprun
A unique sight in Kaprun is the Sigmund Thun Gorge – a 32-metre-deep and 320-metre-long ravine where the water of the glacier finds its way down to the valley. Other things worth taking a look at include the Kaprun Castle from the twelfth century with its castle festivals each summer. You will be able to enjoy impressive views over the mountains from the power plant at the high mountain reservoir near Kaprun. A cable car in Kaprun which takes skiers and hikers to the top of the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain and the skiing area at the glacier has been in operation since 1965. The wide range of sporting activities makes your holiday in Kaprun very unique. The Zell am See-Kaprun holiday region is famous for its beautiful landscape and it activities for skiers, mountain bikers, hikers, tennis players, riders and golf players.