Info Discover life in Zell am See-Kaprun

Welcome to Zell am See-Kaprun, where life is like a holiday and work turns into relaxation! Here you will find everything you need for an all-round happy life between glacier, mountain, and lake - from an excellent infrastructure to a wide range of leisure activities. Enjoy the region’s unique atmosphere and find out why Zell am See-Kaprun could be the perfect centre of life for you!

Our region in bullet points

  • Located in the heart of Salzburger Land: You can reach the city of Salzburg in less than 1.5 hours by train or car

  • Diverse and varied jobs in the catering, hospitality, retail, and mountain railway sectors

  • Excellent transport infrastructure (car, train, bus)

  • Healthcare facilities & doctors, kindergartens, schools, and further education opportunities

  • Well-developed retail & excellent catering infrastructure

  • Wide range of leisure activities in summer and winter and numerous excursion destinations and activities around glacier, mountain, and lake


Zell am See-Kaprun is located in Salzburger Land, in the Austrian Alps on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

The region can also be easily and conveniently reached by train: the train station is located directly in the centre of Zell am See.

Distances to larger cities:

  • Munich: approx. 170 km
  • Vienna: approx. 400 km
  • Salzburg: approx. 85 km

Activities all year round!

Fantastic pistes for skiing, freeriding and ski touring await you in winter, while mountain biking, hiking, and swimming are on the agenda in summer. Zell am See-Kaprun offers a wealth of activities for all seasons. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a friend of nature, you will get what you desire here. The picturesque hiking routes, pistes and trails are right on your doorstep and invite to go on exciting adventures.

Paradise for freeriders in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Kitzsteinhorn

If you are longing for a more urban flair, the town centre of Zell am See offers a variety of bars, restaurants, and shopping opportunities. And if you do feel the need for some big city excitement, the federal state capital of Salzburg is just an hour and a half away by train.

And if you're still looking for company? No problem! You can experience and live life in Zell am See-Kaprun to the full with like-minded people thanks to our network programme! From work colleagues who become friends to organised network events, we offer numerous opportunities to get connected and experience together what the region has to offer.

Shopping in the old town of Zell am See | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

Adventures for the whole family:

We welcome you and your loved ones

When starting your new job in Zell am See-Kaprun and embarking on this adventure together with your family, the local childcare facilities are of course of great importance. After all, you want to make sure that your children are well looked after while you start your career. You will find childcare facilities and a variety of schools in the town of Zell am See and the village of Kaprun.

 Fantastic panorama on the Schmittenhöhe | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
On your days off, there are numerous highlights for families in the region:

 Family vacation in SalzburgerLand | © Korbinian Seifert

Helpful information

For your start in Zell am See-Kaprun