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Zell am See

Mountain adventure and aqua fun on summer & winter holidays 

Mountain, lake & glacier - these are the extensive holiday themes of the region. The indisputable centre of your holiday, whether ski holiday in winter or family holiday in summer, is the town of Zell am See. The town of Zell am See is located at the base of the mountain Schmittenhöhe and at the shores of the Lake Zell in close proximity to the glacier Kitzsteinhorn. On a peninsula, formed by the Schmittenbach stream, the town protrudes into Lake Zell and clearly states: "Here I am and you must come here if you want to enjoy your holiday in the Zell am See-Kaprun region."

From market to town

Zell am See has been in existence for centuries. Only a market in the 19th century, today a city and centre - especially in terms of tourism. The triumph of tourism in Zell am See was marked by the building of the railway through Zell am See in 1875. This transport connection opened an important link between the town and the region, widely known as a gem of relaxation between mountain and lake. The town has been bearing the name "Zell am See" since 1810 and is home to approx. 9.900 habitants today. Many more "temporary" habitants are accommodated by the town during the touristic seasons in summer and in winter. For a long time, winter sport and especially ski holidays were the main reasons for travelling to Zell am See. The clear air and in particular the crystal-clear water of Lake Zell and the quality of the drinking water made the town at Lake Zell more and more popular with summer holiday makers.

From the lake to the mountain ...

... and return takes just a few minutes. As already said, Zell am See is located directly at the shores of Lake Zell and offers a wide range of possibilities to enjoy a summer at a lake in the Salzburger Land. Swimming beaches, open-air pools, the lakeside promenade and all kinds of water sport let you quickly forget everyday life. The legendary Schmittenhöhe cable car is only few minutes away from the shores of the lake. The modern gondola in Porsche design takes you uphill to the local mountain - the Schmittenhöhe. The town of Zell am See nestles up to the slopes of the Schmittenhöhe, thus providing a wide range of possibilities for ski sport in winter and mountain sport and hiking in summer. The ski pistes lead you directly from the mountain into town and the hiking trails start more or less behind the pedestrian zone. The view from the Schmittenhöhe to the town of Zell am See and Lake Zell is legendary and for many the main reason to spend their holiday here again and again!

Culinary delights & shopping bliss

Zell am See is not only a natural region in the vicinity of the lake and the mountain, it is also stands for urban flair, sophisticated shopping experience and culinary highlights. The town has a long history. The many beautiful old houses tell about the town's history. The occassional look up while strolling through the town is definitely worth it. The town is a real shopping and culinary experience. Modern shops alternate with traditional souvenir shops and department stores. Traditional hospitality and modern restaurants go hand in hand here. International culinary delights meet traditional cuisine and local products here and will delight your senses. Après ski and nightlife introduce you to quaint huts at the mountain and you meet like-minded people in trendy bars in town. Good food, a drink in good company, drifting along and sampling the best the region offers; this is the motto for your holiday in Zell am See.

Local Guide

Digital guided tour of Zell am See
Experience at 10 stations places of interest and stories told by local and famous personalities on your smartphone.

SculpturePark Thumersbach

A new contribution of sculpture in the public area
Experience a digital tour through the Park in Thumersbach in Zell am See. With your smartphone you can marvel at interesting personalities and stories at a total of 8 stations.

OUR TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS in Zell am See:
  1. Top location lake, mountain & glacier
  2. Directly at the shores of the lake and at the base of the mountain
  3. Ski pistes leading into the town of Zell am See
  4. Hiking trails & cycling routes start directly in town
  5. Shopping bliss on the highest level
  6. Culinary delights, gastronomy & nightlife summer and winter
  7. Perfect railway connection
  8. Lake Zell with water sport and summer adventure
  9. From the town to the mountain in just a few minutes
  10. Urban centre of the Zell am See-Kaprun region

Have we convinced you that the town of Zell am See is the best location for your next summer or winter holiday in the Salzburger Land? Do you want to spend your holiday between mountain, lake & glacier but don't want to miss out on urban flair, shopping, top culinary delights and traditional hospitality? Then book your accommodation for your next holiday in Zell am See now. We are happy to help - just contact us directly. Enjoy your holiday in Zell am See!