Bad-weather alternatives
in and around Zell am See

Bad-weather alternatives

Activities for rainy days on your summer holiday

The Schmitten is the “sun child” of the Alps – and yet, the weather on Zell’s landmark mountain doesn’t always play along. How great that there are numerous destinations for excursions on rainy summer days up on the Schmitten and everywhere else in the Pinzgau! 

Bad-weather activities you can do near the Schmittenhöhe

You can’t go on your planned hike because the weather – quite literally – rained on your parade? Rather than get upset about it, you should look for alternatives! And there are plenty in and around the region of Zell am See-Kaprun. Historical exhibition, relaxing days at the spa or a visit to the casino: Make the most of your time until the rain stops and the sun comes out again! 

Summit World 3000 on the Kitzsteinhorn

Visit the Salzburger Land’s highest point – year-round and no matter the weather! Visit the Kitzsteinhorn with its high-alpine experience “Summit World 3000”. The 365-metre-long Nationalpark Gallery helps you get to know the Hohe Tauern mountain range from various perspectives. Even on bad-weather days, you can get an insight into the spectacular world of the biggest national park of the Alps. 

Tauern Spa Zell am See-Kaprun

Are you drawn to the warmth when it gets a little uncomfortable outside? Then how about a relaxing day at the spa? The Tauern Spa in Zell am See-Kaprun is the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries. Spacious pools, various swimming facilities, saunas, steam rooms and relaxation rooms – what could be better? Not to mention the breath-taking view of the Kitzsteinhorn and the Hohe Tauern mountain range … 

NationalparkWorlds Hohe Tauern

Equally as informative but completely different compared to a dusty old museum: the Nationalpark Center in Mittersill. Learn more about the most extensive nature reserve of the Alps, the Hohe Tauern, in an exciting way – very modern and multi-media-based. This family-friendly adventure world takes you from snowy summits to blooming meadows and mountain torrents. If you like, you can also spin the “wheel of time”. 

Lamprechtsofen cave in St. Martin near Lofer 

If you want to experience nature no matter the weather, you can do so at the Lamprechtsofen cave in the Saalachtal valley. In St. Martin near Lofer, visitors can admire the inside of the mountain since the beginning of the 20th century. Walk along the 700-metre public trail that covers 70 metres of difference in altitude. It’ll challenge all your senses and reward your efforts with spectacular views. An excursion that will not only take your kids’ breath away – promise! 

Other bad-weather attractions in the Pinzgau 


The attractions listed already show: In the Pinzgau region, you won’t get bored even on bad-weather days! But there are even more attractions near Zell’s landmark mountain that’ll keep you busy on rainy summer days: 
•    Bienenwelt Saalfelden (Saalfelden Bees‘ World)
•    Bergbaumuseum Leogang (Leogang Mining Museum) 
•    Haus „Könige der Lüfte“ in Rauris ("Lords of the Skies" in Rauris)
•    Erlebniswelt Holz – Mühlauersäge (Mühlauersäge Wood Adventure World)

Bees, mining, eagles or wood – choose the experience that sparks your curiosity. You’ll learn more about the Pinzgau’s nature and animals at each one of these special locations. 


Indoor pool and casino in Zell am See

You’d prefer to stay in Zell am See – but not at your hotel? No problem! The leisure centre Zell am See is open in summer. That’s where you’ll find indoor pools as well as a spa and sauna world – and thus a refuge on rainy days. For all gambling fans, a visit to the casino in Zell am See is a great option, too!