31/05/2013 / Kappl, See


The towns of Kappl and See are family hotspots in the Paznaun. Fun and activities for kids and teenagers are very much a priority here. Yet at the same time both idyllic towns at the entrance of the sunny Paznaun high mountain valley exude a very special tranquillity and naturalness. They indulge little holiday-makers with an exceptionally wide range of entertainment and provide adults with relaxation, adventures in the natural surroundings and culinary highlights – all surrounded by the timeless beauty of the Paznaun mountains. 

The neighbouring towns of Kappl and See are located at the entrance to the Paznaun, in the west of the Austrian state of Tirol. They are bordered in the north by the mountains of the Verwall group and in the south by the Samnaun mountains. Neighbouring towns include the famed Ischgl in Paznaun and Swiss Samnaun. Kappl, which has some 2600 inhabitants, is located at 1258 metres altitude – while See, with some 1150 inhabitants, is located at 1056 metres altitude.

Enjoy the variety of the region – with the Silvretta Card All Inclusive
The Silvretta Card All Inclusive is available free of charge to anyone holidaying in Galtür and it is available even before you get here. In addition to use of public transport in the town, the guest card also includes the toll-fee levied for the journey here via the spectacular Silvretta High Alpine Road – certainly the most atmospheric route into Paznaun. The Silvretta Card is a real gem for families – it provides free entry to family attractions, such as Paznaun children’s adventure park Paznaun in Kappl and the play, sports and water park in See. Many extras are also included, such as participation in the programme of weekly events with glacier safari, family climbing and co, Kids Club and Youth Club Paznaun and entry to a great deal of public facilities, like swimming pools and exhibitions. Hikers and mountain-bikers can avail of free use of the cable cars and chair-lifts throughout Paznaun.

Unlimited fun and adventure – the range on offer for families in Kappl and See
When the kids are happy parents can experience a relaxing and restorative holiday too. In Kappl and See a great deal is done to ensure that little ones don’t get bored. With Kids Club Paznaun and Youth Club Paznaun an exciting programme of adventurous activities awaits children and young people. This takes pace in a different town every day and is run by professional supervisory staff.
In the Kid Clubs in See for instance there are educational ‘Geo-Coachings’ and exciting family themed hikes for all the family. In Youth Club Paznaun mountainbike races await those who are a bit older, followed by a ‘Chill & Grill’ at the lake, or some action-packed rafting and canyoning tours.
A tranquil little spot in the sun for adults and non-stop (water)fun for the children awaits families in the play, sports and water park in See, in the heart of the town. The large park, naturally inset into the landscape stretches across three areas of water, from the large swimming lake to the children’s swimming area, right the way through to the idyllic fishing pond down from the park area. A separate play area with slide, beach volleyball pitch, football pitch and tennis court provides entertainment on dry land. Additional information about a family holiday in See and about the water park is available at: https://www.see.at/en/active/play-sport-waterpark
As well as the programme points in the Kids Club and the Youth Club, a special highlight awaits children and teenagers in Kappl - the Sunny Mountain adventure park in Kappl at almost 1900 metres altitude. It has been carefully integrated into the surrounding area and brings a sparkle to the eyes of children of all ages. Sliding tower, climbing tree, swings, dam zones, tepees and much more are waiting to be discovered. Even educational features, such as the Flaxi village and the alpine herb and stone garden, and sporty features such as the fitness course provide some variety. The adventure park is also the starting point for the Dias themed circuit hiking trail. During a one-hour hike families learn lots of interesting facts about nature, history and customs in Paznaun from the numerous information boards. With Flaxi‘s fun puzzle the little ones get to solve exciting nature puzzles at each board and win fantastic prizes – for instance a holiday in Kappl for all the family. 
Sunny Mountain member businesses provide ideal accommodation for families – a network of child-friendly accommodation, from a B&B through to a comfortable hotel which offer many inclusive services and extras for families in the price. Upon arrival, for instance, kids can expect a surprise Flaxi goodie bag, their own bed linen and supervision in the Sunny Mountain guest kindergarten is free of charge. Flaxi, the little Sunny Mountain mascot, accompanies kids throughout their holiday – even when brushing their teeth. In the summer a trip on the speedy tubing coaster is free with Sunny Mountain member businesses – it’s not just the children who find this really brilliant fun. 

Hiking in Kappl und See – A pleasure on foot
Whether it is families, mountaineers or those who hike for pleasure – in Kappl and See an extensive network of well-developed and signposted hiking trails and Nordic Walking routes tempt you to get out and experience the natural surroundings. Those who prefer guided tours can be accompanied through the forest in Kappl by a forest ranger, or hike from inn to inn with a mountain guide and sample traditional alpine dairy produce.
In See water also has a major role to play in hikes. For instance, what about a hike to Wellnesspark Medrigalm for a relaxing time together as a couple, while the children have fun in the Kids Club. Two Kneipp facilities, a barefoot trail, sound cylinder – stone circle and much more ensure peace and tranquillity there, with the Paznaun mountains providing a dreamy backdrop. In contrast, the adventure trail which goes from the water park in See through the thundering Schaller gorge provides fun for all the family. A hiking bus, cable cars and chairlifts, which are also available to use free of charge with the guest card, also mean that the hikes on offer in Ischgl and Galtür, and the high mountain trails and via ferrata routes are also easily accessible.
The Genuss routes in Kappl and See are a highlight for gourmet hikers. Both routes are part of the ‚Culinary St. Jacob’s Way Trail‘, a programme for gourmets and hikers under the patronage of chef of the century Eckhart Witzigmann.
The destination of the Kappl Genuss hike is Niederelbe Hütte, which in summer 2013 is to be embraced by award-winning chef Kristof Coppens from Restaurant Apriori in Haaltert, Belgium. The innovative chef has become especially well-known for his achievements in the technical domain. He developed a low temperature cooking method, with which in a vacuum, while adding nitrogen, yielded completely new taste experiences. Yet Coppens clearly sees his roots in traditional Mediterranean cuisine, which he re-interprets and refines with the help of special techniques.
Genuss route See proceeds to Ascher Hütte, which in summer 2013 embraced by the award-winning chef from Munich, Otto Koch. This lovely man from Bavaria was, along with Eckart Witzigmann, Gerhard Gartner and Heinz Winkler, one of the pioneers of the new German cookery movement. After he had been at the pinnacle of cooking in his own restaurants for 20 years, he was out and about for a few years across the globe, acting as an adviser to the Robinson Clubs. He is now back in Munich and is delighting his guests with innovative, passionate cuisine in the impressive Restaurant 181 on the top floor of the Olympiaturm. 
Koch and Coppens are to present their exclusive summer dishes at the opening event on 7th July 2013 in Jamtalhütte, before they are incorporated into the menus in Ascher Hütte and Niederelbe Hütte for the summer.
Further information and hiking tips, as well as a programme of weekly events is available in Kappl and See at https://www.kappl.com/en and https://www.see.at/en.

Happiness on two wheels – through the mountains in Kappl and See by mountain-bike and E-Bike
The towns of Kappl and See are, like the entire Paznaun region, ideal for investigative tours on a mountain bike or an E-Bike. High mountain tours through the glistening realm of the Silvretta, endless single trails with dreamy panorama and idyllic inns tempt riders into the mountains. The routes around Kappl and See are very accessible via the cable cars and chairlifts, there are even numerous hire stations available for holiday-makers who are travelling without a bike.
Specific E-Bikes are available around Kappl and See at 17 hire stations. It is your energy which powers electric bikes, but there is also additional support in the guise of a small motor, which means that with an E-Bike, even riders whose focus lies more on pleasure and enjoying the views, can also enjoy an adventure in the mountains. Further information available at https://www.see.at/en and https://www.see.at/en.

Further information available at www.kappl-see.com/en