4 Mountain Adventures in KaprunA sneak peak
Kaprun lies in the Kaprunertal (Kaprun valley) which stretches south into the Hohe Tauern mountain range. The Hohe Tauern National Park established in 1981 and covers a landscape of high mountains, deep valleys and lakes- a perfect place to “tune-out”, rest and rejuvenate.
Maiskogel- Mountain in the heart of Kaprun
The Maiskogel lies in the heart of Kaprun.
At the base of the mountain is the new Kaprun Centre, the Maisflitzer Alpine Coaster, Maisi-Alm Restaurant, the Baum Bar and many other restaurants.
. The Maiskogel is the starting point for a number of hiking routes- from leisurely to full-scale ascents of Kitzsteinhorn.
From the Kaprun Centre, the MK Maiskogelbahn effortlessly takes you up the mountain where you will find alpine huts for refreshment & relaxation or hiking or mountain biking trails.
The MK Maiskogelbahn mountain station (1.570 m) provides a panoramic view of the valley and Lake Zell.
Sigmund Thun Klamm
A series of timber boardwalks and bridges lead over rushing glacial waters of the Kapruner Ache River and through the narrow Sigmund Thun Klamm (Gorge).
At the top of the Gorge, the trail continues around Klammsee.
Every year more than 100,000 tourists visit the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs (Hochgebirgsstauseen).
Travel above the valley of Kaprun via the Lärchwand inclined lift to the Wasserfallboden (1672 m) and Mooserboden (2036 m) reservoirs that are surrounded by 3000m mountain peaks.
From the reservoirs, there are a number of hikes or visit the “Power and Ice Adventure World“, where you will learn about the history of dam construction and their operation.
The 3203m Kitzsteinhorn is the highest mountain in Salzburgerland. Its glacier is covered with ice and snow throughout the whole year – and the pistes are open for summer skiing (October to July)!
From the Alpine Centre (2450m) there are a variety of hikes, mountain biking trails and restaurants.
At the summit of Kitzsteinhorn you will find the Gipfelwelt 3000-with its majestic views and the National Park Gallery.