Hiking

Adventures for all ages

On the local mountain in Zell am See a sensational hiking area awaits all the family. The routes are wonderful and easy to negotiate. Stroll along the altitude promenade trail, or on Pinzgau’s walking path. The Sisi circuit path on the Schmittenhöhe is worth a visit too.

Or immerse yourself in the exciting realm of the Hohe Tauern on the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. Guides and hiking guides take you with them on a tour through the rocks, ice and low temperatures. The family mountain the Maiskogel in Kaprun is located deep in the valley and offers more wonderful hiking trails through Pinzgau’s grass mountains. Take a bit of time to enjoy a leisurely rest in typical Austrian inns. Reinvigorated with a ‘traditional’ snack, your hike will go all the better.


We can provide ‘Insider Tips’ for more tours in the surrounding mountain realm.

Road cycling

Explore the natural surroundings by bike

Get into the saddle and head out on a bike tour. Between the glaciers, mountain and lake there are so many cycle routes available for you.

From a leisurely cycle tour on signposted routes or challenging mountain bike tours on routes that are marked out in green on the respective signposts – there is something for everyone. Or opt for longer road bike tour along the Tauern Cycle Trail.

In addition, on the Kitzsteinhorn you will also come across the Geißstein Trail, Wüstlau Trail and Bachler Trail, which have various difficulty levels available. Jumps, wide bends and challenging sections set your cycling heart racing. 

Swim

IN THE CLEAR WATERS OF LAKE ZELL OR IN THE HOTEL’S OWN NATURAL POOL

As one of the most stunning and purest lakes with water fresh enough to drink, Lake Zell provides a refreshing way to cool off in summer. Three outdoor pools – Strandbad Zell am See, Thumersbach and Schüttdorf – are found around the lake and offer endless bathing fun for the whole family.

We are offering our guests a special summer highlight and experience from summer 2021 – our new natural pool with a waterfall and seating area in the water.

What could be more pleasant than taking a dip in the cool water after an eventful excursion on the mountain? See out your day in full relaxation.

Pottery making

In Martha’s forest workshop

Give your creativity free rein and explore your artistic side. Martha’s forest workshop is in an idyllic location at the edge of the forest, just under our hotel and in summer has a shaded terrace.

Martha is a keen pottery maker and creative artist and will provide you with information about this handcraft using materials including clay, wood and metal, in various different courses. Whether you are a beginner or are at an advanced level – be there, take part and try something new.

To the forest workshop

The Summer Card

Unlimited holiday pleasure

Enjoy the many benefits and discounts available with the Zell am See – Kaprun Summer Card during your stay in the Schmittenhof.

You get your card when you arrive. Every card is personalised, with the exact validity period stated on it. Look forward to a holiday with plenty of inclusive services.