Fantastic summer activities in Zell am See

Summer holidays in zell am See in the Boutique Hotel Martha

Experiencing diverse summer activities in Zell am See is always something special. The striking mountain peaks of the Pinzgau grass mountains reflect in the glistening Lake Zell. Walk across lush green meadows and stunning mountain pasture sceneries as your gaze falls on the surrounding alpine landscape.

Zell am See-Kaprun is a place to rest, indulge and recharge. The Boutique Hotel Martha is in the heart of this stunning region and ensures pure relaxation for its guests with various offerings.

As a unique landmark mountain, the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See is well-known far beyond the region. Guests of the Boutique Hotel Martha enjoy the perfect location right at the foot of the Schmittenhöhe mountain, making the hotel the ideal starting point for hikes in the mountains and trips throughout the region; other mountains are in close proximity, such as the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun.

Demanding mountain hikes, leisurely tours and various walks with stunning views are just as accessible as the neat biking routes, various public pools, attractive golf courses and the popular forest workshop of hostess Martha.

The swimming pond, with carefully crafted garden and sun terrace right at the hotel, is widely regarded as a true gem. The natural pond lends itself to relaxed swimming on warm summer days and is a scenic eye-catcher too. Eating on the terrace of Flos Restaurant, you can enjoy the view of the calm waters and the alpine garden, as well as divine food in a casual dining atmosphere with refined ideas, modern cuisine, and a strong emphasis on regionality.

The Boutique Hotel Martha combines a devotion to alpine nature with the power of the surrounding mountains, promising pure stimulation of all the senses – including a keen eye for detail. Look forward to an unforgettable summer in Zell am See-Kaprun in the mountains!

P.S. our tip – with the Summer Card guests of the Boutique Hotel Martha enjoy the best attractions and summer activities in Zell am See-Kaprun in the mountains and the valley free of charge or discounted!

The Summer Card

Unlimited holiday pleasure

Enjoy the many benefits and discounts available with the Zell am See – Kaprun Summer Card uring your stay in the Schmittenhof.

You get your card when you arrive. Every card is personalised, with the exact validity period stated on it. Look forward to a holiday with plenty of inclusive services.

Hiking in Zell am See

Adventures for all ages

On the local mountain in Zell am See a sensational hiking area awaits all the family. The routes are wonderful and easy to negotiate. Stroll along the altitude promenade trail, or on Pinzgau’s walking path. The Sisi circuit path on the Schmittenhöhe is worth a visit too.

Or immerse yourself in the exciting realm of the Hohe Tauern on the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. Guides and hiking guides take you with them on a tour through the rocks, ice and low temperatures. The family mountain the Maiskogel in Kaprun is located deep in the valley and offers more wonderful hiking trails through Pinzgau’s grass mountains. Take a bit of time to enjoy a leisurely rest in typical Austrian inns. Reinvigorated with a ‘traditional’ snack, your hike will go all the better.

We can provide ‘insider tips’ for more tours in the surrounding mountain realm.

Cycling and mountain biking in Zell am See

Explore the natural surroundings by bike

Get into the saddle and head out on a bike tour. Between the glaciers, mountain and lake there are so many cycle routes available for you.

From a leisurely cycle tour on signposted routes or challenging mountain bike tours on routes that are marked out in green on the respective signposts – there is something for everyone. Or opt for longer road bike tour along the Tauern Cycle Trail.

In addition, on the Kitzsteinhorn you will also come across the Geißstein Trail, Wüstlau Trail and Bachler Trail, which have various difficulty levels available. Jumps, wide bends and challenging sections set your cycling heart racing. 



As one of the most stunning and purest lakes with water fresh enough to drink, Lake Zell provides a refreshing way to cool off in summer. Three outdoor pools – Strandbad Zell am See, Thumersbach and Schüttdorf – are found around the lake and offer endless bathing fun for the whole family.

We are offering our guests a special summer highlight and experience with our natural pool with a waterfall and seating area in the water, ideal for refreshing summer activities in Zell am See.

What could be more pleasant than taking a dip in the cool water after an eventful excursion on the mountain? See out your day in full relaxation.


Relaxation and indulgence in the Martha outdoor area

The entire outdoor area of our hotels covers an impressive 3,500 m². As well as the pure relaxation and refreshment of the natural pool, there is plenty of greenery and additional outdoor areas around the hotel. The terrace is all about relaxation all day along. Breakfast, afternoon snack, dinner – this holiday tastes mighty fine.

Many ingredients used in our kitchen come straight from the garden. The 500 m² fruit and vegetable garden is lovely for a walk, while also being home to precious ingredients for special dishes. You’ll also find several herb patches and flower meadows in this summery oasis of comfort.



Give your creativity free rein and explore your artistic side. Martha’s forest workshop is in an idyllic location at the edge of the forest, just under our hotel and in summer has a shaded terrace.

Martha is a keen pottery maker and creative artist and will provide you with information about this handcraft using materials including clay, wood and metal, in various different courses. Whether you are a beginner or are at an advanced level – be there, take part and try something new.

To the forest workshop