The city of Zell am See

At the crystal clear Zeller lake

Winter and summer holidays in Zell am See

Mountain, lake & glacier - these are the all-encompassing holiday themes in the region. The undisputed center of your vacation, be it a skiing vacation in winter or a family vacation in summer, is the city of Zell am See. Almost everything that has to do with lake, mountain and glacier revolves around them. The city of Zell am See is located at the foot of the mountain and on the shore of the lake in close proximity to the glacier. It lies on a peninsula, shaped by the Schmittenbach, it protrudes into Lake Zell and says it very clearly. "Here I am and this is where you have to go if you want to enjoy your holiday in the Zell am See-Kaprun region to the full."

Zell am See is located directly on the shores of Lake Zell and thus offers many opportunities to fully enjoy the summer on a Salzburg lake. Bathing beaches, swimming pools, the waterfront and Watersports in all forms let you quickly forget everyday life. From the lakeshore, you can reach the legendary Schmittenhöhen train in just a few minutes. This will take you to the local mountain with the modern Porsche design gondola Schmittenhöhebahn, The town of Zell am See nestles on the slopes of the Schmittenhöhe, which offers a variety of opportunities for winter skiing and mountain and hiking sports in summer. The ski slopes lead from the mountain directly into the city and the Walking start almost right behind the pedestrian zone. The view from the Schmittenhöhe over the city of Zell am See and Lake Zell is legendary and for many the main reason to come back on vacation again and again!

Zell am See is not only natural space in close proximity to lake and mountain, it is primarily urban flair, sophisticated shopping experience and culinary highlights. The city has a long history. The many beautiful, old houses tell about it. One or two views pay off as you stroll through the city. The city is a true one shopping and  Culinary experience, Modern shops change with traditional souvenir shops and department stores. Also in terms of cuisine give modern Restaurants and down to earth hospitality each other's hands. International culinary delights meet traditional dishes and local products that will delight your senses. At the Après-ski and nightlife get to know rustic mountain huts and meet like-minded people in the hip bars in the city. Good food, sociable drinking, drifting and tasting of the best that the region has to offer; that's the motto for your Zell am See holiday.

Over the centuries. Zell am See didn't just exist yesterday. In the 19th century, Zell am See was still a market and was originally called the "Cell in Pinzgau". Probably because it spreads so widely on the shores of Lake Zell and is undisputedly the center of the entire region. Today especially in terms of tourism. The triumph of tourism in Zell am See was marked by the construction of the railway road through Zell am See, which took place in 1875. With this important traffic connection, the city and the region were opened up and are widely known as the jewel of relaxation between mountain and lake. The city has been called "Zell am See" since 1810 and today it has around 9.900 inhabitants. The city has far more "temporary" residents in the tourist seasons in summer and winter. Winter sports and above all Skiing For a long time the main motives were to travel to Zell am See. The clear air and above all the crystal clear water of the Zeller Lake and its drinking water quality made the city on Lake Zell more and more popular with summer vacationers.

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