Kaprun in Summer
Kaprun is just as fantastic in summer than in winter. There is so much to do from young to old to sporty to non sporty. Kaprun has a variety of activities and events in the summer.
Typical key places to go when visiting Kaprun:
Sigmund Thun Klamm
14000 years ago, a glacier covered the whole valley of Kaprun and was gradually melting away and forming a valley cut which a stream called the Kapruner Ache ran through. The stream dug through the blue and white rocks and left the gorge with a length of 320 metres and 32 metres deep. Nowadays the gorge has perfectly manmade wooden walkways and bridges for visitors to walk up through the gorge. Beautiful scenes of rushing water and small waterfalls can be seen in the Sigmund Thun Gorge. It leads all the way up to the Klamm See which is a beautiful bright green water reservoir lake which I will follow up on in the next chapter of this blog.
A morning or afternoon adventure for the whole family which is not hard to walk but will leave you with a happy amazed face.
Prices to enter the gorge are reasonable and inexpensive.
Adults € 5.50 – with guest card € 4.80 , Children (6-15 years’) € 3.90 – with guest card
€ 3.30, Family (2 adults & children) € 12.50 – with guest card € 11.00
By car to the parking lot (free parking spaces limited available) or
By bus (line 660) to Kaprun, Bus Stop: Tauernplatz with a short walk
via the Nikolaus-Gassner- and Krafthaus Straße.
Opening hours: Mid-May to the end of September daily 9am-5pm
The Klammsee is a reservoir lake and is located in Kaprun in the province of Salzburg in Austria. It is used as a daily storage tank with a volume of 200,000 m³ and is part of the Kaprun power plant. The dam barrier with a height of 19 m stows the Kapruner Ache (river) and collects water from the Kapruner valley, which is not recorded in the main stage of the power plant.
People love to walk the footpath which goes all around the lake. Many visitors are amazed by its very unique bright green turquoise water. From the Klammsee you can hike up to the Maiskogel and the Sigmund Thun Gorge leads up to the Klammsee.
It is open all year round for lovely walks with your dog and family. There is a playground for the children to play in and a snack bar for a short coffee break in the sun. The perfect place to relax in the sun and go for a walk. A key spot in Kaprun.
High mountain reservoirs Mooserboden
An interesting place to visit whilst you are staying in Kaprun are the high mountain reservoirs. At more than 2.000 metres above sea level awaits you the two reservoirs Mooserboden and a 107 metre high and 500 metre long dam lock, which were marked already in the post-war period. The reservoirs are used as an annual memory with a surface of 1.6 km² and a net capacity of 84.9 million m³. The water is mainly collected from melted water from the Pasterze glacier of the Gloßglockner and is then held at the Margaritze reservoir in Carinthia and passed through the Möll tunnel into the Mooserboden reservoir. It is open to the public from end of May through the summer for visitors to enjoy the fantastic views and to get an insight of the inside of the dam and its construction history and modern electricity technology today. It is ever so easy to get their. A shuttle bus ride and a lift on Europe’s largest inclined lift you will be there in no time. The recommended stay is about four hours. All transportations run fairly frequently. Please ask at the tourism board in Kaprun for more information.
The castle in Kaprun is a medieval hilltop castle in the municipality of Kaprun in Salzburg, Austria. It was according to historians build in the 12th century and named Chataprunnin. It was a place of residence for aristocratic families and a status symbol. Even to this day it looks and shines as a stately building what it was originally intended for. Today the castle is used for events and for visitors.
Immerse yourself in Kaprun’s family mountain Maiskogel. The best place to go for a lovely hike. You can have a snack in one of the mountain huts and enjoy the fantastic panoramic view. There is also the option to mountain bike up the Maiskogel. At the bottom of the valley station you can take a ride on the Maisiflitzer, Kaprun’s alpine rollercoaster. For children and even adults its heaps of fun. There is also a playground area for children play and a restaurant for adults to have a beer. For those that don’t like hiking you can walk around the Kapruner Moos easily on the flat.
The Kitzsteinhorn is a glacier in the Hohe Tauern which you cannot miss when driving into Kaprun. It’s mighty impressive summit stands out at you with over 3.000 metre. The glacier has the best snow conditions in the area and you can ski all year round. You can also walk/ hike up to the Kitzsteinhorn or take the gondola up to the top of the Gipfelwelt 3000. There is Salzburg’s highest panorama platform. You can breathe in that mountain air and enjoy the incredible panorama view of the alps. The Kitzsteinhorn offers attractions for the whole family to athletes and recreation seekers all year around. for mountain bikers the Kitzsteinhorn terrain is a dream. With kilometres long trails the mountain bike season is open between mid june to mid september.
News: K-onnection, Kaprun – Maiskogel – Kitzsteinhorn December 2019!
A new way of getting to the Kitzsteinhorn from the Kaprun valley is coming very soon. The Gletscherbahnen Kaprun are linking Kaprun with the Maiskogel and the Kitzsteinhorn with two new gondola lifts. Soon every mountain passionate will be able to Ski-in and Ski-Out of Kaprun with a 100 % snow guarantee from October until spring. For more information on the K-onnection please check out the link: www.k-onnection.com
Tauern Spa World Kaprun
Rest, Relax, Swim at the thermal springs & wellness resort Tauern Spa. The wellness resort was only built a few years ago and is known for its unique balance to sports, action and exercise. It is the best place to go and relax and regenerate in the warm waters after a long day skiing. This is the place is perfect for children as there is a big long slide and a children’s fun pool. The Tauern Spa contains 13 saunas (Finnish, herbal and organic saunas) and 12 pools including an outdoor saltwater pool so there is enough space for everyone to enjoy peace and a nice swim. The Tauern Spa also offers a variety of massages and body & soul treatments. So whilst the children are playing in the pool with dad find utter peace and take a mum break and treat yourself to a relaxation massage.