Zell am See Things to Do

  • Zell am See - old town
    Zell am See - old town
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    The fun filled Alpine Coaster
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  • Beautiful view from the coaster ..if u dare click!
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    Take Arietbahn up the Schmittenhohe mountain.

    by saleemg Written Sep 8, 2014

    Adults will love the spectacular scenery and hiking trails, whilst the kids would enjoy the thrilling adventure trail and activities...esp. Schmidolin's baptism of fire, speedbikes etc.

    More info : http://www.schmitten.at/en/

    Same can also be accessed through the City Express cable car, however, the children's activities are just adjacent to the Arietbahn cable car stop.

    Glorious view of Zell lake from Arietbahn Speed-biking for kids and adults alike. Quench your thirst with fresh mountain water. Kids just love the adventure trail The adventure continues.
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    Hiking up Krimml waterfall trail

    by saleemg Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    A must visit.

    A 1 hr 20 min "Postbus# 670" drive through some spectacular scenary, drops you at the foothill of the falls. We took the combo ticket of the Watermuseum (just before you reach the falls) and the Waterfall. Ticket costed a total of Euro 50 for our group of 12 persons. The museum is worth the visit, especially for the kids, as there is lot to learn and to enjoy the forces of water.

    The water fall drops around 380 metres in three main stages....each stage is just awesome. First stage is 10 min walk on a well paved path whilst the top stage is 1 hr walk (4 Kms ...1460 metres high). The walk uphil is quite enjoyable for adult and kids alike amidst the tall pine trees and the waterfall mist (which has scientifically proven health benefits).

    The gush that eventually feeds into river Danube. Beauty of the fall The scenic and refreshing trail up the Krimml fall Krimml trail Krimml trail
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    Trail the Sigmund Thun Klamm waterfall

    by saleemg Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    An exciting trip up the KLAMM (gorge) amidst gushing waterfalls ....the wooden steps are quite narrow but safe and enjoyable for the kids as well. The trip is not very arduous as it may seem, however, some senior citizens may find it taxiing since it is a one way route and a long walk back down hill.

    The directions to the KLAMM are not very user-friendly and many tourists are seen struggling to find the right way. There is a inner car road running parallel to the main road ...Kasselfallstrasse and you may follow the following GPS marking which leads you to the car park right next to the starting point GPS: +47° 15' 32.97", +12° 44' 18.55.

    However, if you are getting down at the main road i.e. at Kasselfallstrasse ( either using public transport or using one of the main road car parks), then use the following GPS markings: 47.2599920 12.7404340. There is a narrow wooden staircase, just next to car park area, going down through the thicket to the Sigmund Thun Klamm start point. There is a green-blue wooden signboard with a picture of the Klamm, however, same is partially hidden with the tree branches.

    Sigmund Thun KLAMM...up the one-way street! Sigmund Thun KLAMM..passing thru the waterfall!
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    Take your kids to a fun filled roller coaster ride

    by saleemg Updated Sep 7, 2014

    Right at the entrance of the dainty Kaprun town is the Maiskogel recreation park. The highlight is the Alpine coaster which the adults and kids can enjoy alike. The speed of the roller coaster cars can be controlled by the occupants which makes it more interesting and one can enjoy the beautiful panorama as the coater cars go up and down the mountain. However, beware, when it is raining and tracks are wet, the brakes at times do not work well and you may end up banging up the car in front of you....it happened with one of our family members!

    You can get more details from the below mentioned website.

    The fun filled Alpine Coaster Beautiful view from the coaster ..if u dare click! Bella Vista
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    ST. HIPPOLYTE'S CHURCH

    by balhannah Updated Jan 16, 2014

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    St. Hippolyte's Church really didn't look much from the outside. Built in Romanesque style in a darkish grey stone, it had a tall tower, and some lovely old doors.
    I was able to go inside, even though it was early morning.

    This Church is one of the oldest known building remnants of the Pinzgau region.
    Inside, it's a mixture of gothic and romanesque. Different, is the elevated walkway which was built in 1514.
    Next to the main altar are two statues, one of St. Rupert and St. Vigilius dating from 1480. There is a side altar containing an image of the Virgin Mary dating from 1540, this came from the now non-existent Church of Maria Wald. The left nave has a small altar dedicated to St. Sebastian.
    There are some old frescoes inside from the 13th & 14th centuries.

    St. Hippolyte's Church St. Hippolyte's Church door St. Hippolyte's Church
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    Zell am See - The promenade

    by jojes Updated Dec 3, 2012

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    The promenade at Zeller See is about a kilometer long.
    You can sit on one of the many benches along the way to simply admire the view.
    The promenade is completely carfree and easily accessible for disabled people or people with strollers.

    You have the most beautiful views from the promenade ...

    Zell am See - the promenade Zell am See - the promenade Zell am See - the promenade Zell am See - the promenade Zell am See - the promenade
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    Zell am See - Take a swim in the lake

    by jojes Updated May 21, 2012

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    At several locations all around the Zeller See, you can go in for a swim in this clean lake.
    There are 3 "Freibäder" (or "Strandbäder") located right next to the lake and often have an extra pool. Some have a slide or kiddypool. The pools can be found at Zell am See, Seespitz or Thumersbach.
    The entrance fees are included in the Salzburgerlandkarte.

    Zell am See
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    Zell am See - Indoor pool & sauna

    by jojes Updated May 21, 2012

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    If you feel line going for a swim and the weather doesn't allow an outdoor swim, go to the indoor pool ("Hallenbad") in Zell am See. It can be found in the "Freizeitzentrum", located in the center of town.
    The pool has a separate pirate-themed kiddypool, a 74-meter waterslide, a steambath, a 3-meter and a 1-meter diving-board.

    There is no limit to bathing time, so you can enjoy as long as you want to.

    The sauna area offers several different types of saunas and an infrared-cabin.
    There is also a solarium availbale (extra charge).

    If you're looking for some extra relaxation, you can even have a massage here !

    Every tuesday the pool gets extra heated and visitors can take part in the Aqua-fit program.

    Opening hours :
    Pool & mixed sauna : daily 10h00 - 22h00
    Men-only sauna : monday 17h00 - 22h00
    Women-only sauna : tuesday 17h00 - 22h00 and friday 14h00 - 22h00

    When you have the Salzburgerlandkarte, you get one free entrance.

    The different prices for pool and sauna can be found at this website :
    http://www.freizeitzentrum.at/preisliste.html

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    Dont miss the Grossglockner !

    by globetrott Written Apr 4, 2012

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    Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is a toll-road and at first sight it looks quite expensive, BUT with that fee you dont only pay for the toll of the road, but in fact also all of the parking-fees and entry-fees to all museums along the road to Heiligenblut.
    Some of the hotels in that area will refund that toll, when you stay for a few days
    The dayticket for cars is 28 euros / for motorbikes 18 euros the 15-day ticket for cars: 35 / 25 euros for motorbikes
    the 30day ticket for cars: 45 / 35 euros for motorbikes
    the round-ticket for cars: 32 / 24 euros for motorbikes
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    something special for motorbikers:

    Motorradhimmel Großglockner / Biker's heaven is a new project in the aea in order to improove the facilities along Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse for motor-bikers.
    So they will find lots of garages and changing rooms or shelter-rooms for bad weather conditions. At Kaiser Franz-Josefs-Hoehe they will even find special lockers (see my 2nd picture), big enough to store their leather-overalls, the helmet and luggage etc. while taking a walk in the mountains. these lockers are free of charge, you need a 1-euro-coin that you will get back at the end.

    The bikers-day-ticket for the toll-road is 18 euros !
    25 euros for the 15-day-ticket
    35 euros for the 30-day-ticket
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    By Public transport to Grossglockner :
    Take Postbus 610 from Zell am See

    Exploring Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse without your own car makes sense as well and it is a lot cheaper as well, as you totally save the fee for the toll-road. There is 1-2 buses daily and all of them will have a stop of 30 minutes at Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hoehe, so you dont see that area only by bus, but will have the chance to walk around a bit, watch the marmots, get some food etc.
    Bus 651 will take you within 2 hours and 15 minutes to F.J.Hoehe, in case that you like to take a wheel-chair or a bike with you you have to reserve for them at least 1 day in advance : Tel.+43 6542 5444-10

    *Rollstuhl-/Fahrradmitnahme 1 Werktag vorher anm., Tel.+43 6542 5444-10 (Gültig vom Mai bis Oktober); Fahrradmitnahme begrenzt möglich

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    Take a flight over the alps

    by globetrott Updated Apr 4, 2012

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    Very close to Kaprun you will find the airport of Zell am See. And so I took a flight from there in a small airplane over the austrian alps including the Grossglockner (that is the highest mountain of Austria with 3798m ) and even over the Koenigssee in Bavaria, that was a really great adventure. I also was lucky that I was able to join 2 young couples who had booked that flight in advance and had a seat free, and as they wanted to sit togeather I was even able to get the seat in front, next to the pilot.
    I payed something like 100 euros for a long flight of about 90 minutes
    Go to the airport and ask for a flight ! Or even better : click on the link below and make a reservation !

    Grossglockner seen from above Koenigsee seen from above
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    WALK THE OLD TOWN

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    I did this and I do hope you have the time too!

    As Zell am See is so old, then the old town has many historic buildings. I like the ones with frescoes, some of these did not look that old, but still nice to view. I found a small Chapel, and lovely ancient door, I loved it! There is more to see, and if you walk early morning, you have the whole town nearly to yourself!

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    POST OFFICE

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    Not only do you need to find the Post Office to buy stamps for postcards, but while at Zell am See Post Office, have a good look at the outside. There are some nice sculptures on the round parts of the building.

    Post Office Zell am See is one of the oldest settlements in Ba Zell am See Post office Zell am See is one of the oldest settlements in Ba
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    ELIZABETH PROMENADE

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    One of my favorities with Towns that have a lake, is to do the Promenade walk. I always find it peaceful and interesting, and often find a bench to sit and enjoy the views.
    Well, here in Zell Am See, it was no different, its so picturesque here with the high Mountains surrounding much of the town.
    There was a Music Pavilion where concerts are held in the summer months. I found the funny looking flowers on my walk and wondered why they were there! I really understood why Zell am See was a popular tourist destination!
    If I had a day here, I would walk the whole lake!

    Elizabeth Promenade park
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    CITY XPRESS SEILBAHN

    by balhannah Updated Mar 26, 2012

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    CityXpress Seilbahn is the Cable car station. It was closed for the day, otherwise, we would have gone up.
    For beginner Skiers, it takes them to an open area with an easy draglift that is perfect for them!
    From the CityXpress, then catch the Schmittenhohe cable car, which goes to the intermediate slopes.

    The Top has an outside bar and restaurant and nearby a chapel, which is regularly used for weddings.

    The brochure states..........
    "breathtaking bird's-eye views of the Alps and Zeller Lake in their full glory."
    Wish I could have seen it for myself.

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    HOTEL LEBZELTER

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    The Hotel Lebzelter is a Hotel, and another important landmark located in the Marktplatz.
    Located by the Vog Tower, you really can't miss it, as its painted a bright yellow color and has traditional decoration of an Austrian chalet.
    Hotel Lebzelter is a historic 18th century building, first mentioned as guest house in 1482.

    Hotel Lebzelter
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