Delightful hiking at the Klammsee in Kaprun

The best hiking tours around the Klammsee

Besides Zell am See, there is also a very romantic lake in Kaprun – the Klammsee. Although it is significantly smaller, it nevertheless enchants our guests with its beauty. For those who prefer to hike in high alpine terrain, check our hikes at the reservoirs Kaprun. Our guests will find more family hikes here. Meanwhile, the Klammsee hiking options range from easy to intermediate.

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Klammsee circuit

About the Sigmund Thun Gorge

The Klammsee circuit is best combined with a visit to the Sigmund Thun Gorge. We have summarized all details about the gorge under this link. After leaving the gorge, the trail leads along the lake to the mouth of the Kapruner Ache. There you cross the Ache over a small wooden bridge where a kiosk restaurant with sun terrace and playground awaits you. After your children have finished the excursion with a cool drink, they can continue to explore the area. Tip: On hot summer days, take a bathing suit with you. If you dare, jump into the ice-cold Klammsee after the hike. On the sandbanks of the upper part of the Klammsee you can also just dip your feet in.

Route description Klammseerunde

Enter from the Sigmund Thun Gorge and go up over wooden footbridges to the Klammsee dam. Continue hiking along the Klammsee to the kiosk and go over the bridge back on the other side which once again, crosses under the dam. Head back to Kaprun over the asphalt road.

Hiking trail: No. 17
Duration: 1:30 hour (with gorge)
Level of difficulty: easy

Hike to the Bürgkogel

The lookout mountain of Kaprun

Strictly speaking, the Bürgkogelsteig is an extension of the Klammseerunde. The plateau of the Bürgkogel is one of the oldest settlement areas of Kaprun. The view over Kaprun when Klammsee hiking is breathtaking. The Kitzsteinhorn with its white glacier, towers in the background. On the plateau there are some cozy areas and benches. Tip: don’t forget a picnic blanket and snacks.

Directions Bürgkogel

Start at the Sigmund Thun Gorge parking lot and take asphalt trail no. 17 in the direction of Klammsee. Turn left at the yellow sign and take a few switchbacks through mixed forest to Bürgkogel.

Hiking trail: No. 15
Duration: 1:00 hour
Level of difficulty: easy


Via Almwirtschaft Scheckenreith

If the path to the Bürgkogel was too easy for you, it is best to start in the direction of the Maiskogel. The hike there is significantly higher, and therefore more demanding. The starting point is again at the Klammsee. In high summer, it is recommended to start in the morning because the midday sun shines on the path. Luckily, after three hours of climbing there is a reward in the form of cool drinks and snacks at the Glocknerblick. Those who don’t want to walk back can take the downhill ride from the top station of the Maiskogelbahn until 16:00.

Route description Jetzbachastensteig

Start from the Klammsee parking lot and head in the direction of Maiskogel. Take the road in the direction of Almwirtschaft Scheckenreith and then the paved road uphill. Follow trail no. 29 through the forest to Jausenstation Glocknerblick.

Hiking trail: No. 29
Duration: 3:00 hours
Level of difficulty: medium