With its imitable combination of natural splendour and medieval majesty, the Austrian town of Kaprun is a dynamic destination in which to enjoy a serene sojourn from the metropolitan world. The snow-capped spire of the majestic Kitzsteinhorn Glacier reigns supreme over the quaint and quintessential town, a place in which ancient traditions are still nurtured, while the captivating castle echoes a colourful past. Skiing and hiking opportunities will satisfy those seeking energetic excursions, while the self-contained charisma of the town will charm and enchant anyone visiting Kaprun.
The inspiring splendour of Kitzsteinhorn Glacier makes it one of Austria’s most appealing natural attractions; rising to the awe-inspiring altitude of 2600m, the mountain is perpetually covered in a heavy blanket of snow and ice. At its snow smothered summit resides the Ice Camp, a captivating landscape of igloos and furniture carved from ice. Bars offered reindeer furs to wear while sipping warming beverages inspired by the incredible surroundings.
Spanning a 600-year period of bloody battles and turbulent times, the Kaprun Castle is the town’s cultural and architectural highlight. An austere and authoritative façade is topped with pointed turrets and decorated with small, squinting windows. Guided tours reveal gruesome tales of the castle while prominent cultural events are regularly hosted within this historic building.
Unanimously hailed as one of Kaprun’s best restaurants, Gastwirtschaft Tavern is an elegant eatery that refines regional specialities while still maintaining their rich and robust flavours. An extensive wine list provides excellent liquid accompaniments to your authentic Austrian feast, while impeccable service and perfect presentation will ensure a delightful dining experience. (Peter-Buchner-Strasse 2, Kaprun 5710, Austria)