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About Kaprun

A village steeped in history dating back to Celtic times, Kaprun these days has a population of approximately 3000 people, making it a pleasant spot for holidaymakers not looking for the hustle and bustle that other resorts provide. Perched beneath the dramatic Kitzsteinhorn Glacier looming 3000m above sea level, the town attracts adventure-lovers year-round with the glacier proving a haven for numerous different adventure sports. Winter time, of course, provides fantastic opportunities for skiing, with the glacier proving especially popular with typically strong levels of snow and plenty of runs ensuring a superb day on the mountain. Don't be fooled into thinking that Kaprun is only a winter destination though, the glacier remains open year long ensuring plenty of summer sports, including some skiing in summer and the best places to stay in Kaprun, are well placed for making the most of the plethora of activities available.

What Not To Miss

  • The skiing! It'll come as no shock that a huge number of visitors come to Kaprun for the skiing, and it's not one to disappoint! With glacier skiing and superb views, the town acts a superb base for skiers looking for a somewhat quieter holiday.
  • Alternatively, visitors in summer may wish to experience the mountains from a different perspective with mountain biking and hiking options available - an incredible way to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
  • Zoom down the mountain on the Maisiflitzer Alpine Coaster - a two-seater rollercoaster that curves and arcs its way down the mountain at speeds of up to 40km/h for a totally different perspective of the mountain.
  • Or to explore some of the rich history of the region, pay a visit to the imposing Kaprun Castle. This 12th century fortress looms over the town, commanding impressive views of the valley and visitors are able to take advantage of numerous events to really make the most of this slice of history.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Kaprun range from properties with world-class spa facilities for relaxation to ski-in ski-out chalets.

The best places to stay in Kaprun

To relax

  • Excellent for families, Hotel Sonnblick is a traditional mountain hotel, in the centre of Kaprun. The elegant rooms are decorated in a typically Alpine manner and boast balconies with spectacular views. Feast on Austrian cuisine at the in house restaurant, and pamper yourself in the extensive spa. The ideal mountain getaway!
  • Active by Leitner's is a contemporary hotel in a stunning Alpine location. Rooms take on a modern mountain twist with plenty of glass and wood. A spa especially designed to promote an active lifestyle. Healthy meals are served in the wooden clad restaurant. Boundless activities in the area. A real adventurers paradise.

Close to the pistes

  • Hotel Tauernhof is a four-star property located right by the ski lifts and boasting epic mountain views. A spoiling base to return to after a day in the mountains; unwind in the expansive spa or nurse a drink in the ambient bar. Comfortable rooms feature king-sized beds and pine furniture. Alpine perfection.

For luxury

  • Alpen Wellness Hotel Barbarahof is a charming hotel offering stunning views of the Hohe Tauern mountains, and extensive spa facilities. The rooms are modern and spacious with suites also available. The restaurant serves excellent Austrian and international cuisine in an elegant setting. Be sure to make use of the indoor pool!

For an apartment or chalet

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option this holiday, don't hesitate to visit our online partner, Booking.com for a great selection of properties, perfect for making the most of the mountains!

Travel Information

  • Fly to Salzburg Airport located 83km (51 miles) from Kaprun with a range of flights across Europe.
  • Alternatively, if you want to rent a car to explore the stunning mountains, visit our online partner, Rental Cars.
  • Best time to visit - for skiing, December to April typically provides good snow conditions.

Still Not Sure?

Best Hotels in Kaprun

  • Hotel Sonnblick Kaprun 35 rooms from £108

    A traditional mountain hotel, in the centre of Kaprun. The elegant rooms are decorated in a typically Alpine manner and boast balconies with spectacular views. Feast on Austrian cuisine at the in house restaurant, and pamper yourself in the extensive spa. The ideal mountain getaway!

    Active Holiday  -  The perfect active break with ski-to-door acces, an on site pool and horse riding, cycling, hiking and golf all on offer nearby.
    Families  -  With family suites, a kids meals at the restaurant and plenty of room to run around.
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the many surrounding hiking trails and tracks.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • Active by Leitner's Kaprun 55 rooms from £150

    A contemporary hotel in a stunning Alpine location. Rooms take on a modern mountain twist with plenty of glass and wood. A spa especially designed to promote an active lifestyle. Healthy meals are served in the wooden clad restaurant. Boundless activities in the area. A real adventurers paradise.

    Skiing  -  138 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes in the Zell am See-Kaprun region.
    Active Holiday  -  Numerous Alpine activities on offer for all outdoor enthusiasts.
    Spa breaks  -  A spa specialising in re-invigorating body and mind
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
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  • Hotel Tauernhof Kaprun (SalzburgerLand) 49 rooms from £175

    A four-star property located right by the ski lifts, and boasting epic mountain views. A spoiling base to return to after a day in the mountains; unwind in the expansive spa or nurse a drink in the ambient bar. Comfortable rooms feature king-sized beds and pine furniture. Alpine perfection.

    Active Holiday  -  Perfect for an active break, with ski lifts just steps from the hotel and an on site fitness centre and swimming pool.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Spa
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  • Alpen Wellness Hotel Barbarahof Kaprun 42 rooms from £269

    A charming hotel offering stunning views of the Hohe Tauern mountains, and extensive spa facilities. The rooms are modern and spacious with suites also available. The restaurant serves excellent Austrian and international cuisine in a elegant setting. Be sure to make use of the indoor pool!

    Back to Nature  -  Kaprun is a beautiful town at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, offering spectacular views and walks.
    Active Holiday  -  The hotel boasts ski to door access, an indoor pool, local cycling and hiking trails and its own gym.
    Total relaxation  -  Enjoy the peaceful Salzburg countryside or relax in the pampering spa!
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the summer sun and head out to explore the beautiful mountainous trails.
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