It’s “all aboard” for a panoramic cruise on the MS Schmittenhöhe, which allows you to experience the three-thousand metre peaks of the Hohe Tauern mountains from an entirely different perspective. Back on dry land, the picturesque town of the same name has plenty to offer visitors: a stroll along the lakeside promenade, numerous shops, and several inviting restaurants and cafes offering a range of culinary treats.
Reservoirs in Kaprun
Enjoy the power of water on a visit to the Kaprun high Alpine reservoirs! Nestled among the majestic Hohe Tauern mountains, interested visitors will learn how water is converted into clean energy in theMooserboden and Wasserfallboden reservoirs. Two exhibitions in the “Energy and Ice” visitor centre further illustrate this fascinating topic. A guided tour along the inside of the Moosersperre reservoir wall is sure to make a lasting impression!
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
It’s the most famous of all Alpine roads - the “Großglockner Hochalpenstraße”! Travelling through the national park to Franz-Josefs-Höhe following the road’s 36 bends is an experience in itself. Once you arrive at the top, you will be even more impressed by the views of Austria’s highest mountain, the 3,798 metre high Großglockner. Located right next to the Grossglockner High Alpine toll road is the Ferleiten Wildlife Park, where you can observe the local animal world up close.
Kitzlochklamm (Kitzloch Gorge)
The Kitzlochklamm in Taxenbach is one of the most impressive and beautiful gorges in the region. Idyllic coves, jagged rock walls, a hermitage, and an impressive bridge leave visitors open-mouthed in amazement! In addition, guided tours provide many interesting details about the creation of the Kitzloch gorge. The perfect family excursion, and a great place to escape bad weather or hide from the summer heat. A welcoming snack station takes care of your refuelling needs!
Summer toboggan run
The "Biberg" summer toboggan run in the neighbouring town of Saalfelden has an unbelievable 61 curves along its 1.6 km track, ensuring fun and excitement for the whole family! If you’re looking for an extra thrill, you can take the more daring route back down into the valley and ramp up your speed over 3 jumps. Either take the chair lift to the starting point, or if you’re feeling athletic, you can hike up. Before heading back down into the valley, stop off at one of the several cosy inns offering traditional Pinzgau delicacies.