Scenic viewpoints and Photo Points
on the Schmittenhöhe

Scenic viewpoints and Photo Points

The best spots for unforgettable holiday moments

Giant mountains and the calm, quiet lake right at your feet: Get to know Zell am See from its most photogenic side. Where are the best places to enjoy the beauty of this holiday resort in the Pinzgau? We’ll let you in on all our secret tips! 

A 360-degree panoramic view of Zell am See-Kaprun 

Whether it’s during a cable car ride, up at the mountain station or during a hike: Numerous scenic viewpoints on the Schmittenhöhe reveal why it’s called the “sun child” of the Alps! It’s the unforgettable combination of impressive mountains and picturesque Lake Zell. Marvel at this incredible image on your summer holiday – and capture it on camera! 

Top-3 scenic viewpoints on the Schmitten

Beauty of nature as far as the eye can see – the view from Zell’s landmark mountain is fantastic no matter where you are. But there are a few locations where the view is even more breath-taking and impressive. Here are our top three: 

  • Schmittenhöhe: From the mountain station, you can see more than 30 three-thousand-metre summits! 
  • Plettsaukopf: The lake for families is one of three reservoir ponds up on the Schmitten and always worth a photo. There are guided hikes to the impressive viewpoint as well. 
  • Salersbachköpfl: A must for great holiday snapshots: the Salersbachköpfl at 1,920 metres above sea level. It’s located on the High-Altitude Promenade between Hochzeller Alm and Sonnkogel. 

You’d like to know what to expect right away? Go ahead and have a look – with our webcams. Even though that doesn’t quite compare to reality … 

Photo Points to document your summer holiday

You forgot to bring your camera or smartphone but still want to capture a moment of your mountain adventure up on the Schmitten? No problem! There are two Photo Points where you can take a picture of yourself. The first one is located on the panorama platform of Sonnkogel Restaurant and the second one is at Schmitten Café. The stunning and almost cheesy backdrop of mountains and lake is bound to turn every picture into an incredible holiday memory. 

Convenient: If you like, you can send the picture to your loved ones as an e-card right after! 

Zell’s landmark mountain from up close

Of course, there are plenty of viewpoints up on the Schmittenhöhe that are popular with holiday guests. What’s even more exciting, though, is to explore Zell’s landmark mountain by yourself and to discover its most beautiful spots. Go on a journey of exploration – and share your highlights! Because no matter how you look at it: the “sun child” of the Alps in Zell am See-Kaprun is an exceptional feast for the eyes …