- Beautiful historic centre with bustling pedestrianised area, walking, activities, shopping, sightseeing or simply just relaxing
- Full of character and crammed full of friendly cafés and bars
- Stunning location perched on the edge of the lake Zell and at the foot of the Schmittenhohe mountain
• coach transfer • car hire • private transfer
• Salzburg · 80km · 1 hr 30 mins
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So what's it like?
The idyllic mountain town of Zell am See has the perfect location right on the lake, with the snowcapped peaks of the 'Hohe Tauern' mountains rising up to the south. The lake offers all kinds of water activities including lake cruises, rowing, water skiing and swimming. There is some superb walking in the area. Zell am See town has a beautiful historic centre with a bustling, pedestrianised area with pavement cafés and a great selection of shops to browse on a sunny afternoon. Zell am See central location makes it easy to visit other areas of Austria, including a day trip to Salzburg which is just an hour and a half away.
Why not get the most out of the lakeside town of Zell am See with the Zell am See Discovery package? Explore what Zell am See and the surrounding area has to offer and the package includes excursions to Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Krimml Waterfalls and take a boat trip on the lake. Discovery Packages are available for summer 2014 departure dates only - Must book before 30 April 2014.
Relax and discover
Local culture: One of Austria's most popular resorts. The Kasterturm Tower is home to the local heritage museum, the Romanesque style Church of Hippolytus, the oldest building in the town, shows off the oldest architectural elements in the region.
Water sports: You can abseil, scramble and swim through magnificent waterfalls on a canyoning trip or race down the rapids on a white water rafting adventure. Challenge your friends to a pedalo race across the lake, the best way to explore and instil some healthy competition.
Walking: Ramblers, strollers or hikers, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to walking in Zell am See. With over 83 marked mountain trails, there’s a lot to choose from. Join our walking escort on 2 free guided walks per week.
Summer card: A fantastic Zell am See-Kaprun All Inclusive Card is available when staying at selected hotels - with a wide range of benefits to help you get the most out of the region.
Evening atmosphere: The village comes alive at night. Crazy Daisy is great place for drinking and dancing through the night or enjoying a relaxing glass of wine on the terrace and the weekly Stadtfest during July and August is the perfect way to absorb yourself in local festivities.
Available from £314 (return)
Train service from Zell am See to Kitzbühel, Salzburg and Bad Gastein. Also an excellent local bus service and a choice of summer lifts.
There are lots of events to enjoy in Zell am See during the summer. Famous lake festivals, featuring spectacular firework displays, take place in 13th July and 4th August. During high season there are also weekly town festivals and lakeside brassband concerts.
Austria is a stunning location in which to set your summer wedding. On the shores of Lake Zell, with glorious views across the shimmering water onto the peaks of the spectacular Hohe Tauern, Zell am See is a perfect location for a summer wedding. Take a look online for our handpicked selection of gorgeous ceremony venues, or contact us.
Special offers this summer
Summer card: Free Zell/Kaprun summer card for guests staying in selected hotels with free or discounted entrance to many attractions in and around Zell am See and Kaprun.