Summer

 

The Zell am See region is a beautiful summer resort.

The lake has a number of beaches and various

water-sports can be undertaken in numerous locations around the lake. Remarkably the water temperature

can reach up to 22 °C. If you wish to relax and gaze at

the mountains from out on the water, then a scenic

cruise or ferry crossing on lake Zell is a beautiful way

to spend an hour or two.

Bruck - Fusch lies in the ‘Hohe Tauern National Park‘. Here you will find wonderful meadows and gorges with wild flowers and waterfalls. The whole area is a paradise for Nordic walkers, ramblers and mountain bikers , as there are seemingly unlimited trails to explorer. ‘Tettenwand‘ and ‘Gletscherseeplatte‘ rock faces offer some excellent climbing for both novices and experts.

 

Just an hours drive in any direction and you will find some of the most amazing attractions such as; the largest ice caves in the world at ‘Werfen‘, one of the highest waterfalls in the world at ‘Krimml‘, the ‘Grossglockner high alpine road‘, Salt & Copper mines and the historical area of ‘Berchtesgaden‘.

 

Our properties are situated directly on the Grossglocknerstrasse. This famous alpine road which leads you into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park and to the highest mountain in Austria, the ‘Grossglockner’ (3,798m) and its glacier the ‘Pasterze‘. You will have the most amazing drive and experience nature of a special kind on 48 kilometres of high alpine road with 36 hair-pin bends, and an altitude ascent to 2,504 metres! Why not combine the trip with a wander around the Wildlife park at ‘Ferleiten‘, located just before the toll road starts. Here you will meet some of the animal inhabitants of the region such as Bison, Bears, Lynx, Wolves, Deer, and the Ibex Goat, which is a type of mountain goat, unique to the Alps.

For the more adventurous, there are activities such as white water rafting, canyoning, and rock climbing. And if that still isn’t enough then why not pop down to the light airfield in Schüttdorf, where paragliding and other airborne activities are to be found.

 

In nearby Kaprun, the ‘Tauern Spa’ offers all year round wellness and relaxation options. Also located there in Kaprun is one of the finest golf courses in Austria which offers 36 holes, surrounded by the most stunning views.

 

The Glemm valley, running from East to West from the top of the Zeller See is home to the hochseilpark which is Austria's biggest high rope course, as well as the Glemmy off-road park where you can race Quad bike‘s or Buggy‘s.

‘Bruck-Fusch‘ train station offers brilliant connections to both Salzburg and Innsbruck.

 

Salzburg is one of Europe’s most appealing cities, blessed with a stunning location by the banks of the Salzach river and surrounded by glorious scenery. The medieval Hohensalzburg fortress, overlooks the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, where amongst the quaint craft shops and typical Austrian coffeehouses, you will find some serious shopping to be done. Church steeples, Baroque and Rococo domes rise above historic rooftops, and courtyards. You may prefer to seek out a traditional beer hall for a glass of the local creamy-topped Steigl beer, while culture lovers can visit the house of Mozart, Salzburg’s most famous son, along with many museums and galleries. Salzburg was also the setting for the ever-popular musical the Sound of Music, and every summer the city hosts the prestigious Salzburg Festival, with a packed programme of opera, drama and concerts.

 

Innsbruck, the Capital of Austrian Tyrol is a charming historic city in the Inn Valley, surrounded by forested mountain scenery. The compact city centre is a delight to walk around and also has an extensive tram system. Innsbruck’s old town is full of ornate baroque mansions, museums and medieval churches, along with the splendid Imperial Palace and the gilded ‘Golden Roof’ pavilion in its central square. The city is a fantastic option for those wanting to combine culture with outdoor activities, as cable cars and excellent transport links make it easy to visit the nearby mountains for walking and hiking.