Kaprun the village at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn
In harmony with nature and the local customs to Kaprun became one of the finest tourism destination in Europe. Guests from more than 70 Nations estimates the incredible offer of more than 40 sports that can be practiced here as well as the comfort of 5.000 beds of all categories, and the culinary delights of local and international cuisine. Modern leisure facilities of all kinds, many international cultural and sporting events such as the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in 2002 underscore the year-round attractiveness of the place Kaprun.
Kaprun has about 3000 inhabitants and is situated at the foot of the Hohe Tauern in the Glockner Group. Part of the municipal area of Kaprun are the Hohe Tauern National Park. With the Great Wiesbachhorn (3570 meters) is the highest peak of the seventh standalone summit in Austria and the third highest mountain in the Glockner Group in the municipality of Kaprun. The summit represents the municipal boundary between the municipalities and Fusch Kaprun. Kaprun is crossed from south to north from the Kaprun Ache, which flows into the Salzach
Together with the municipality of Zell am See Kaprun forms the tourist region of Zell am See-Kaprun that counts with more than 14.000 beds and two million overnight stays annually to the most important tourist centers in Austria. In season 2009 / 2010 (November to October), accounted 666.062 guest nights in Kaprun. In Kaprun Kitzsteinhorn glacier (3203 m above sea level. A., first ascent 1828) is open all year (4 weeks a year, usually in late summer, maintenance work) skiing possible, it is accessible by the cable cars Kaprun glacier funicular. Along Kaprun glacier ski area features the Maiskogel about another ski resort. The connection of the two ski areas is planned.Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhöhebahn