On four paws Holidays with dog in Zell am See-Kaprun

The Zell am See-Kaprun region is a wonderful place to discover with your four-legged best friend: The region, with dog-friendly accommodation such as B&Bs or apartments, restaurants and excursion destinations, is the perfect place in summer and winter. Your holiday with your dog in Austria will be a special experience, and your dog and yourself will feel right at home.

Four-legged friends are welcome!

You and your dog go on all adventures together? Then your pet and faithful companion should be with you on your holiday. There are numerous possibilities for a relaxed holiday with dog in Zell am See-Kaprun. It is important to know that there is a requirement for dogs to wear a muzzle or being kept on a leash in public spaces across the entire municipal areas of Zell am See and Kaprun. Only assistance dogs do not need to wear a muzzle or be kept on a leash.

Dog zones in Zell am See-Kaprun

However, your dog can run freely and play with other dogs in designated dog zones: such a dog zone can be found at the Erlberg Lido in Zell am See, right next to the nature reserve with a wonderful walking trail. In addition, there is a dog area in the surroundings of the Klammsee reservoir in Kaprun.

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Don’t forget the dog waste bags

You will also find convenient dog stations throughout the area, especially near the dog zones, to help you dispose of dog waste properly. This is important not only for hygienic reasons and out of consideration for all hikers, walkers and bikers – but, above all, because the excrement can cause great damage to nature’s sensitive ecosystem. Therefore, please remember to bring poop bags when you are out and about with your dog!

A holiday with your dog:

Dog-friendly B&Bs and apartments

In Zell am See-Kaprun are plenty of pet-loving B&Bs, hotels and holiday apartments where dogs are very welcome. These accommodations are the ideal base to discover the region together with your dog! 

Accommodation with dog

Overnight stay in the hotel with your four-legged friend | © DAS ALPENHAUS HOTELS & RESORTS

The most beautiful excursion destinations to explore with dogs

Take the cable car to the summit and enjoy the freedom of the mountain, walk around the Klammsee reservoir, watch the thundering waters in the Sigmund Thun Gorge, or discover real treasures among vintage cars: Numerous excursion destinations, which are also perfect for four-legged friends, are waiting when on holiday with a dog in Zell am See-Kaprun.

Hiking with your dog

As a dog owner you are out and about with your dog every day: this not only provides a good balance to your stressful everyday life, but also keeps you fit and healthy. On holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun, you can choose from a variety of hiking routes, mountain paths and walking trails that you can explore together with your dog. Dog tickets are available at the cash desks for the Schmittenhöhe, Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel cable cars.

Tips for planning tours with your dog

As with the usual tour planning, the following also applies to a mountain holiday with a dog: pay attention to your own physical condition and, above all, that of your dog. If you are travelling for a longer period of time, the ascents should be as shaded as possible. Don't forget to pack enough water as well as food and treats for both of you. You also need to plan for breaks.  

Dogs and grazing animals

If you pass grazing animals when out with your dog, please follow the necessary rules to avoid frightening the grazing animals. It is important to give herds of suckler cows a wide berth. Never touch young animals: your dog should be kept on a leash. In an emergency, let the dog run so that it can get to safety. You should then retreat slowly and calmly. Do not run!

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Hiking in the mountains with your four-legged friend | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

Going swimming with your dog

The cooling water in Zell am See-Kaprun beckons especially on hot summer days: How convenient that Lake Zell is right there in front of you.

Dogs also love to cool down in high temperatures, and are happy to take a dip in the lake. There is no special dog beach in the region, but as long as the leash and muzzle requirements are observed, there is nothing to stop dogs from splashing around in the water. The exceptions are the lidos and official bathing areas: Here, unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the water.

Another option is the Klammsee reservoir in Kaprun. Dogs are allowed to swim here, as long as you observe the local leash and muzzle regulations.

By the way: a slow cool-down is better for your dog's circulation, and that applies to dogs and their owners alike

Cool off on a summer holiday with your dog in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

Golfing with your dog

Do you prefer to spend your holiday on the golf course? Then bring your dog along! At the Golf Club Zell am See-Kaprun, dogs are allowed on the Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhöhe courses. In order to make your day of golf with your dog as relaxed as possible, you as a dog owner are asked to observe the most important rules: This includes, among other things, keeping your dog on a leash without exception. In addition, pay attention to the sun and shade situation on the golf course, and please tell about your four-legged companion when making your reservation.

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Breathtaking scenery on the golf course | © Golfclub Zell am See