Nestled at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, Kaprun is a world-class ski resort with reliable snowfall from October to June. The town immerses visitors in the grandeur of the Austrian Alps and is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and cobalt-blue lakes.
Things to do in Kaprun
Thanks to its altitude of more than 3,000 metres, Kaprun boasts one of the longest ski seasons in Austria. The town is part of the Zell am See-Kaprun ski resort, which features more than 400 kilometres of groomed trails. Activities like sledding and snowshoe hikes make Kaprun a rewarding destination for the entire family.
After a day on the slopes soothe your muscles at Tauern Spa, a luxe thermal springs and wellness resort. Sweat out toxins in the Finnish sauna, indulge in a herbal massage and enjoy an invigorating soak in the outdoor saltwater pool.
In summer, Kaprun is a paradise for hikers, with scenic alpine trails winding through the mountains to flower-filled meadows and glassy lakes. An easy stroll from the village, the Sigmund-Thun Gorge boardwalk takes hikers deep into a glacier-fed ravine. Crystalline water flows through the gorge and creates a series of rapids and waterfalls.
Kaprun is a launchpad for outdoor adventures in Hohe Tauern National Park, one of the largest nature reserves in Europe. Discover more than 2,000 kilometres of hiking trails, as well as hundreds of lakes, streams and waterfalls.
Getting around Kaprun
Kaprun is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. In winter, people get around on skis and snowshoes. Parking is available throughout the village and the sister resort of Zell am See is a 10-minute drive away. Graz Airport is a 3.5-hour drive east.