Kaprun village is situated in the heart of the Salzburg Region of Austria, approximately 80km from Salzburg which has a very convenient and well serviced international airport. What makes Kaprun so special is its impressive setting, nestled at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in the midst of the majestic Hohe Tauern mountain range.
Our accommodation, The Hotel Mitteregger, is situated in the centre of Kaprun only 600meters from the ski lifts. Decorated in a traditional flavour, this charming residence exudes a warm cosy ambiance. All of the rooms have private facilities and the twin rooms and family units have a balcony. The family unit sleeps four and has a private bedroom and a living/sleeping room.
It is a three star hotel with spacious rooms and is well appointed with all the usual guest comforts. It also has a sauna downstairs where you can relax after a hard day on the mountain.
Breakfast is served from 07.00hrs and has a great choice of cereals, fruit, eggs, toasts, yogurts, meats etc. Dinner is four courses served between 19.00 and 20.00hrs and is of a high standard. Wine is not included.
Kaprun is a traditional Austrian village and on the surface puts on a quieter face than does Zell am See, partly because it is much smaller in scale. But its laid-back atmosphere sets a more relaxing pace, and the village common gives it the air of a small New England college town.
The 'Optimum' Sports Centre is the pride of the village, with its fantastic facilities. There's plenty of off piste action from lively bars and discos to the more traditional rustic Stubes. The ‘Optimum' will upgrade your lift pass to a ‘swim and ski' pass giving you unlimited entrance to the indoor/outdoor pool and steam room. There is also ice skating, bowling, night skiing and tobogganing.
Kaprun has recently completed a new Alpine Center at the top of the old Gletscherbahn. Interactive map of Kaprun village
Built in the middle ages, Zell am See is a year round resort because of it's idyllic setting on a flat semicircular piece of land that juts into a delicious alpine lake that has been squeezed from the mountains ringing the shore. Cream-colored buildings huddle around the well-preserved 13th-century church of St. Hippolyt, and the Vogtturm (city tower) which dominate Zell's skyline, giving it the air of a medieval mountain town rather than a bustling ski village. One could wander for hours through the town's winding streets and have no trouble envisioning merchants and traders from bygone days going about their business.
Today the streets of Zell are still lined with unpretentious shops-sport stores, well-stocked markets, intriguing crafts shops. You'll also find cozy cafes, gasthauses and restaurants filled with locals and tourists alike. Zell am See, with a year-round population of almost 10,000, has honed the fine art of balancing the fantasy sought by tourists with the real needs of its citizens.
After dark, Zell am See offers a wide variety of bars and night clubs for all tastes, from the lively and appropriately named Crazy Daisy (Irish Daisy) to the more serene atmosphere of the cafes overlooking the lake. It is a joy to walk around and soak up it's cosmopolitan atmosphere. Interactive map of Zell town
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Plenty of off-piste resort sporting activities and après ski venues from lively bars and discos to the more quaint, rustic stubes.
Sport activities: 'Optimum' Sports Centre with indoor swimming pool and fitness studio, Indoor tennis and squash centre, Small ice skating rink, Sledging, Curling, Tobogganing, Horse-drawn sleigh rides, Bowling
Eating out: Superb selection of over 25 restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets, from fondues to pizzas. Typical three-course dinner from €15-20