The countryside which surrounds Kaprun is unique and characterized by massive alpine peaks. There are different ways to discover our impressive nature and the most beautiful places. Some love to conquer 3,000ers completely on foot, others prefer to make the climb a little easier with the help of a gondola or their own car. That said, when it comes to your outdoor equipment, the same thing applies for everyone: It needs to be functional and weatherproof. Our experts at the Bründl Sport Shops in Kaprun are always happy to assist.
In the countryside surrounding Kaprun, numerous hiking tours are possible, ranging from relaxing family hikes to high-alpine challenges. Along the way, traditional huts invite you to enjoy a break and refreshments.
You will find easier hikes on the Maiskogel and Schmittenhöhe. We only recommend a hike to the top of the Kitzsteinhorn to very experienced alpinists who are in excellent physical condition: You will have to take on a vertical gain of more than 2,000 meters through occasionally rocky terrain, until you finally reach the summit at 3,203 m above sea level.
Regardless of whether you prefer an easier or more demanding hike, you should always be equipped with appropriate outdoor clothing. That means, you will always be prepared should the weather take a rapid turn for the worse.
In order to reach the summit of the Kitzsteinhorn without major effort, the gondola lift is a perfect choice. It will carry you all the way up to Summit World 3000 at 3,029 m above sea level. From there, a safe path leads you out to the highest point. Enjoy the glorious scenery and allow the beauty of this glacial world to work its wonders on you.
Yet another way to make your way into the heart of this mountain world is the Grossglockner High-Alpine Road. Branching off from the car parks located alongside this scenic road are many beautiful hiking paths. These trail heads are also reachable by public bus.
Even if you choose a more comfortable way to reach the mountains, before setting out to discover the outdoor world on foot, you will have to insure you have made all the necessary preparations - including the right gear and mountain shoes with an excellent tread. At the Bründl sports shops in Kaprun, we look forward to having you stop by before your first hike.