hiking
on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See-Kaprun

Hiking on the Schmittenhöhe

A diverse hiking paradise in the Pinzgau

Your backpack and hiking boots are packed? Then let’s go – time for the Schmitten! Hiking fans and aspiring hikers can get excited about a real El Dorado in the Pinzgau. Read more about your hiking summer in Zell am See-Kaprun! 

Top hiking tips for your summer holiday in Zell am See

Marvel at the breath-taking mountain and lake views during a summit tour or on the high-altitude trails. Find out more about wild-grown herbs on the Schmittenhöhe. Hike in the footsteps of well-known individuals who have shaped the holiday region or were influenced by it. Do as the Austrian empress did and enjoy the stunning sunrise on the mountain. 

As you can see: Hiking isn’t just hiking – at least, not on the Schmitten! That becomes especially apparent when you look at the variety of hiking trails in Zell am See-Kaprun. For even more hiking fun, you should have a look at the digital hiking map of Zell am See-Kaprun. What are you waiting for? Let’s go! There’s so much to discover for hikers of all ages …

The weekly hiking programme of the Schmittenhöhe

You don’t know your way around quite that well yet or prefer to hike in a group? Then browse the diverse weekly hiking programme of Zell am See-Kaprun. From Monday to Friday, you can look forward to a different adventurous group excursion every day. Pasture hikes, yoga or yodelling on the mountain: Spice up your summer holiday in the Pinzgau with a guided hike! 

By the way: Whether you decide to take part in a guided hike or prefer to go hiking on your own – the summer cable cars and lifts on the Schmittenhöhe quickly and safely take you to the starting point of many hiking trails. Find out more about cable car tickets for the Schmitten! 

Scenic viewpoints and Photo Points on the Schmitten

What’s essential during every hike? Exactly: the perfect snapshot of the experience! There are plenty of picturesque motifs and scenic viewpoints up on the Schmittenhöhe to shoot that perfect holiday picture. Be it the Schmittenhöhe itself, the Plettsaukopf or the High-Altitude Promenade: Let the unique views of Lake Zell and the surrounding mountains enchant you! 

Say “cheese”! You can also take great panoramic photos at the two Photo Points at Sonnkogel and Schmitten Café. 

More about the viewpoints and photo points on the Schmittenhöhe …

Huts and culinary joys at the Schmitten hiking paradise

Just as important – if not more important – during a hike is a stop at one of the many huts. There’s plenty of mountain huts and restaurants that will treat you to culinary joys throughout the summer months as well. Look forward to hearty Austrian classics, regional delicacies as well as to homemade cakes and desserts. And they taste even better on the spacious sun decks while enjoying the impressive mountain panorama. Up on the summit or down by the valley station: Savour the Schmitten! 

Read more about huts and culinary on the Schmittenhöhe … 

Austria’s first art and culture mountain

On summer holiday on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, you won’t have to decide between art and nature. Quite the contrary! Because on Zell’s landmark mountain, both form the perfect symbiosis. The “Art on the Mountain” project, founded in 1995, ensures that. Also visit the inspiring and creative 4 Lakes Art Hike on the Schmittenhöhe – Austria’s first “art and culture mountain”. 

Disc golf: Hiking combined with fun, play and action 

“Just” hiking isn’t enough for you? Then you should try disc golf! You’ll play your way down a downhill course – searching for a total of 18 baskets. Once you’ve found one, you have to throw your disc at the target and hope that you’ll hit it with as few tries as possible. Great fun for the whole family – and an adventurous alternative to a standard hike. 

Family hikes on Zell’s landmark mountain

You love to explore the mountains with your entire gang of little rascals in summer? The holiday resort of Zell am See-Kaprun makes family dreams come true! How? With the various child-friendly themed trails and, of course, Schmidolin’s Adventure World! The greatest dragon-tastic adventure on the Schmitten is Schmidolin’s Baptism of Fire trail. Find out what it’s about … 

Interactive hiking map of Zell am See 

Never lose your way – with the interactive hiking map of the Schmittenhöhe. It shows you the route of most hiking trails but also the cable cars and lifts as well as the various webcams. Click on the routes and symbols and you’ll receive more details. 

Hiking year-round on the Schmittenhöhe

Hiking is something you can only do in summer? Far from it! Hiking tours in the Pinzgau are an amazing experience year-round. Because every season has its own particular appeal. In spring, you can observe nature as it awakens from its slumber. When everything is blooming in summer, you can breathe in the meadows’ scents and soak up the mountain sun. And in autumn, you can marvel at nature’s incredible colour palette …  Until, eventually, you can wade through the glistening powder snow in winter. 

No matter which season of the year you decide on: The Schmitten in Zell am See is always worth a visit for hiking fans! Find out more about cable car tickets and adventure cards for an unforgettable summer in the Pinzgau …