Mittersill, Salzburger Land, Austria

Hollersbach im Pinzgau, Schattberg, Mittersill

This walk is 24km west of Zell am See along the Pinzgau valley. Take a bus to Hollersbach im Pinzgau. The walk heads south by the river and then ascends west to Schattberg. It then goes along through the Vorderer Lachwald and then descends  to Mittersill. Return to Zell am See by bus or the Pinzgauerbahn train.

Hollersbach, Austria

Around the Zeller See

This walk goes around the lake in an anti-clockwise direction. It is level with only slight ascent / descend. It is on wide paths on west, north and south sides and the pavement along the east side. It passes the wildlife reserve then goes along the road to Thumersbach, through the camping site and then  back to Zell am See.

Zell am See, Austria


Starting in Zell am See, this walk ascends up paths to the middle station of the City Express lift. It then goes up to the Glocknerhaus (Glocknerhütte on some maps). The descent is back to the middle station via different paths and then back to Zell am See via different paths.

Zell am See, Austria


Starting in Zell am See, this walk takes the Sonnalmbahn gondala and then the chair lift to Sonnkogel (Schrambachkopf). The path goes south west to Salersbachköpfl. Near the summit, the path (Schmittenweg) then descends down  to the village of Viehhofen. The return is by bus to Zell am See.

Viehhofen, Austria

Pinzgauer Spaziergang path - Saalbach to Zell am See

This is the classic walk between Saalbach and Zell am See. It starts with a bus ride to Saalbach. After taking the Schattberg X-Press lift to Ostgipfel, the walk heads along the Pinzgauer Spaziergang path, first south and then west to the summit of Schmittenhöhe and the Schmittenhöhebahn lift.

Saalbach, Austria

Pinzgauer Spaziergang path to Walchen

This walk starts by taking the Schmittenhöle Gondala to the summit. You then  walk along part of the Pinzgauer Spaziergang path to the Hochbergalm resturant. From here the path descends down through the woods to the village of Walchen. The return is by the Pinzgauerbahn train to Zell am See.

Zell am See, Austria


Take the Schmittenhöhe Gondala to the summit (1965m). Then walk along the ridge north west to Salersbachköpfl (1934m) and then to the top of the chair lift at Sonnkogel (Schrambachkopf) (1856m). The path then descends to the bottom of the chair lift (1380m) and then descends to Zell am See.

Zell am See, Austria

Thumersbach, Mitterberghofener Höhenweg, Maishofen

This walk goes from Zell am See around the north side of the lake to Thumersbach village and then ascends to Mitterberghof. From here it then goes north along the Maishofener Höhenweg until it descends to Maishofen. From Maishofen it heads south along the valley back to the lakeside and Zell am See.

Thumerbach, Austria

Zell am See to Kaprun

Starting from Zell am See promenade, this level walk goes south along the Tauern-Radweg to Kaprun. It follows the track of the Pinzgauerbahn train and the river Salzach before heading into Kaprun along the Kapruner Ache river. The return goes past the local airport to the south of Zell am See.

Zell am See, Austria

Zell am See Area

These walks start or finish in Zell am See, which is a 24 km east of Mittersill. There are buses from Mittersill to Zell am See or you can take the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn (PLB) (Krimmlerbahn or PinzgauBahn).

Kaprun Area

Kaprun, Sigmund Thun Klamm

This walk is in Kaprun, a few km south west of Zell am See. It visits the hydroelectric power plant next to the entrance of the Sigmund Thun Klamm. It then goes along the Gorge (cost €3.20 in 2007) to the small Klamsee and then to the valley station of the Kitzsteinhorn lift. Return along past Klamsee to Kaprun.

Kaprun, Austria

Kaprun Kitzsteinhorn

The Kitzsteinhorn mountain at just over 3200m in Kaprun is one of Austria’s summer skiing glaciers. There are three lifts to get you to the summit station and restaurants at 3029m. You can go through a tunnel to a viewing area and walk along a  glacier path. From the middle station there are a number of walks.

Kaprun, Austria

Alexander Enzinger Weg, Kaprun

The Alexander Enzinger Weg in Kaprun is part of the long distance Arnoweg. The walk starts at the second stage of the Kitzsteinhorn lifts from the Alpincenter. It heads along the ridge, sometimes just below, sometimes on top with a rope for safety, descending to the top station of the Maiskogelbahn and then to Kaprun.

Kaprun, Austria

These walks start or finish in Kaprun, which is a 20 km east of Mittersill. There are buses from Mittersill to Kaprun or you can take the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn (PLB) (Krimmlerbahn or PinzgauBahn).

These are some of the walks near Mittersill and in the surrounding area. Click here for suitable maps.


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