Swimming holidays in Austria Your summer at Lake Zell

Guarded by majestic peaks and with crystal-clear water, Lake Zell is one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria. In summer, it is the undisputed favourite place for locals and visitors: with a water temperature of 23 degrees, it promises pleasant refreshment during your summer holiday. No less than three lidos on the shores of Lake Zell invite you to spend relaxing days of swimming. Here you can find shaded spots on the sunbathing lawn or let off steam in the water. The activities available around Lake Zell range from stand-up paddling to surfing and sailing.    

Your swimming and aqua fun holiday highlights in Austria

Summer holiday in Salzburg

Lake Zell is the heart of the region: this is especially evident in summer, when water sports enthusiasts and sun worshippers enjoy themselves around the lake and in the water. You can explore Lake Zell while swimming, sailing and surfing or enjoy the view of the water and the surrounding mountains from a boat.

Three lidos are waiting for you

No less than three lidos around Lake Zell invite you to a day of swimming: The lido in Zell am See, the lido in Thumersbach and the lido in Schüttdorf. In addition to direct access to the lake and a sunbathing lawn, all three also score with many facilities for activities: Diving towers and slides, water trampolines and children's playgrounds as well as heated pools provide variety during your swimming and aqua fun holiday.


Panorama at the Thumersbach lido | © Christian Mairitsch
Free of charge swimming areas in Zell am See-Kaprun

In addition to the three lidos with pools, restaurants, changing rooms, parasol rental and more, you will also find free of charge swimming areas around Lake Zell. These sunbathing areas with lake access are distributed along the shore. There are also two public swimming areas with sanitary facilities, both also free of charge: the Wieshof swimming area on the north shore and the Erlberg swimming area on the south shore.

Swimming area in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Balazs Kovacs
Boat trip on Lake Zell

Welcome on board! Stand on deck, let the sun shine on your face, slowly sail across the water and watch the mountains and towns pass by: A trip on an excursion boat is a very special experience during your summer holiday. Four boats, including the nostalgic boat Libelle, are available for scheduled and panoramic trips, but also for special tours.


 Fantastic panorama on Lake Zell | © Flesch Fotodesign
Water sports on the lake

You've long wanted to take a surfing course, try stand-up paddling or dream of pedal boating? Then Lake Zell is your summer holiday destination. Here you can book surfing and sailing courses, rent equipment, go boating on the lake or marvel at the view on panoramic tours.


With the SUP on the way at Lake Zell | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus