Zell am See Things to Do

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    STADT MUSEUM

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    The Stadt museum is located in the Old Town in the Vogt Tower, so its quite easy to find!
    It's also a local history museum and the office of the county's archives.
    The tower is thought to be 1000 years old, first mentioned in 926 as an escape tower for solders and citizens of Zell am See.
    It is also the oldest building in the town. It's sometimes called Kastnerturm, as it was acquired by the businessman Johann Kastner in 1866. Inside, are four floors of 1000's of items covering local heritage, like traditional costumes, furniture and handicrafts. There is also information regarding the evolution of the entire region, the lake, the Alps and the surrounding fauna.

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    DISTRICT OFFICE & FOUNTAIN

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    Bezirkshauptmannschaft [District Office], located on the Stadtplatz, was built before 1500.
    Originally owned by a family, later in the 17th century, this Gothic building was used as the administrative centre for the rural judges.
    The 20th century, and it became the District Council Office.

    Located infront of the Office, is the Town Fountain, founded in 1855 by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau and removed from here in 1894. It was brought back in 1954 with help of local donations.
    Reading the fountain's side panels, I found they depicted important historical events of Zell am See, even the Sydney 2000 & Athens 2004 Olympic games were mentioned for Yachting.

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    GRAND HOTEL

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    The Grand Hotel is said to be one of the most prominent landmarks in Zell am See.
    I came across it on my lakeside walk and thought it was a beautiful building in a beautiful location.
    The Hotel was built between 1894 and 1896, on the Zeller shore of a privately owned peninsula where the views are fabulous.

    At the end of World War II, the Grand Hotel was occupied by US forces for about ten years.
    After reconstruction, it became a popular Hotel again, and has also featured in several European films as a set. In the 1980s, the Grand Hotel was remodeled to an upmarket Austrian Hotel.

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    CITY HALL - ROSENBERG CASTLE

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    The City Hall can be found in the Rosenberg Castle. The Castle was built in 1583 by two tradesmen, brothers Karl and Hans Rosenberg and has been resold a few times, once becoming a private residence, also a beer brewery and a college.
    The castle's architecture is typical for residences in the Salzburg region. It's a four-story chalet with a slated roof, four corner towers and one at the center, one of the most beautiful City Halls in my eyes. Of course, the lovely lawn and the Red Roses flowering in the garden helped to make it so!

    It now is the seat of the mayor and city council (Rathaus). In 1970, it became the Town Hall.

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    Hop over the border to Koenigsee

    by globetrott Written Sep 24, 2011

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    Koenigssee & St. Bartholomae in Bavaria
    are a great daytrip from Salzburg !
    Koenigssee is just about 8km from the city-centre of Salzburg and it is a Must for all lovers of unspoilt nature. Koenigssee is almost from all sides surrounded by high mountains and only from one side you can approach it at all . Only in Schoenau am Koengissee there is a small part of the lake that is accessible for cars and hikers.Many of the mountains surrounding the lake are at the same time the border to Austria, BUT no access is possible there, except for well-experienced hikers and mountain-climbers.
    Koenigssee is 603 meters above sea-level and it has a length of 7,7 km, a maximum width of 1,2 km and a maximum depth is 190 meters.
    Shipping is possible there almost all of the year, although the lake is mostly too cold in summer to swim there.
    An excursion to St. Bartholomae is a Must, while on vacation in Berchtesgaden ! This church is for sure one of the most-photographed churches in Bavaria, and you may find its pictures in many books and postcards. Maybe it is because of the scenic place of that church in front of the high mountain-scenery.
    The first church at this place dated back to the year 1134, in 1698 the lovely towers with the onion-tops were added. St. Bartholomae is the saint for the alpine farmers and shepherds and so this place became a quite popular place for the local farmers.
    The church looks nice from inside, but not very special, so in case that it is locked, while you are there, you did not miss a lot. The main attraction is in my opinion its lovely white facade with the red onion-towers and the great mountain-scenery behind of it !

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    Zell am See: Schmittenhöhe

    by globetrott Written Sep 24, 2011

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    Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See

    Schmittenhöhe & Elisabethkirche
    in Zell am See
    Schmittenhoehe is the mountain high above the village of Zell am See and you can go there easily by cablecar. In summer you will have endless possibilities to take a walk or longer hikes and paragliders will be waiting there for tandem-passengers as well.
    In wintertime Schmittenhoehe is a great area for skiing.
    There is a chapel for the austrian empress Sissi, a mountainhotel and various restaurants.
    Elisabethkapelle was built in the year 1905 on top of Schmittenhoehe, in a hight of about 2000m above sealevel, in order to memorize empress Sisi. You can enter this chapel freely and without restrictions during the day and will find a nice interior in a combination of Art Nouveau and traditional style.
    This chapel is just a few meters from the station of Schmittenhoehe.

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    Zeller See (lake next to Zell Am See)

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Zeller See is a small and beautiful lake next to Zell Am See and surrounded by mountains. The water of this lake is bright blue colour when the sun ray is shining on it, and there are many activities here during summer e.g. swimming, boating, taking a cruise on boat a ship, walk along the path next to the lake etc. More photos are at the travelogue section of this VT page.

    Beautiful Zeller See (lake), Zell Am See, Austria
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    Zell Am See town centre (Stadtplatz)

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Zell Am See town centre is a nice place to walk around, take your meals and shopping. There are many restaurants here as well as a Billa supermarket. There are many sourvenir shops selling stuff such jewelleries, clothings etc as well as sports shop catering for both summer and winter sports. At the heart of the town centre is the St Hippolyt Parish Church and the town fountain.

    The Schloss Rosenberg Town Hall is a traditional Salzburg residence built on quadratic foundations and set with 4 corners. It was built in 1583 and named after the founders, Karl and Hans Rossenberger.

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    Zell Am See park (Stadtpark)

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Zell Am See park is located at the waterfront area of Zeller See (lake) and is a good place for relaxation. During summer, you will see a lot of people around this lovely park. Periodically, there are performances and cultural shows here (the best way to find out is to get the Zell Am See brochure and check with your hotel staff). My wife and I enjoyed sitting at the benches of this park and watch the day go by admist beautiful scenery.

    Zell Am See park (Stadtpark), Austria
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    St Hippolyt Parish Church

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    St Hippolyt Parish Church is a landmark located at the Zell Am See town centre. It is made of Roman construction with Gothic extensions, dating from the 11th century. This church also contains a series of ancient red marble tombstones originating from the year 1371.

    St Hippolyt Parish Church, Zell Am See, Austria
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    Town Fountain

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In 1855, the Archbishop Wolf Dietrich gave the fountain to tenure, and in 1885 it became the property of Zell Am See. Apparently in 1894, a water pipe was constructed and the fountain was taken away. In 1954, it was once more erected thanks to the donations from the local people. This fountain was designed by Kiefer marble company and important historical events of Zell Am See are showned on the side panels of this fountain.

    Town Fountain, Zell Am See, Austria
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    The "Austrian Fountain"

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The "Austrian Fountain" is located at the Grand Hotel of Zell Am See, just next to the Zeller See (lake). The fountain was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of the most famous Austrian artists of the second half of the 20th century. Hundertwasser dedicates this fountain to the nine provinces of Austria, with each column representing each province. The height of each colomun represents the number of people living in each province and is according to the proportion of colours in each coat of arms.

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    Music, dance and festivals

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Zell Am See is a rather lively town, and there frequent music, dance and festivals. The best way to find out is to check out their website, or obtain the Zell Am See brochure (and check with your hotel staff) when you are there. During our honeymoon in June 2007, my wife and I managed to catch a local song and dance performance held at the Zell Am See park next to the lake (we enjoyed the performance).

    Music and dance at Zell Am See, Austria
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    Tourist Information Centre

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are looking for tourist information of Zell Am See and surrounding areas, then it will be easy because you can obtain the information from the website or your hotel, and there is a tourist information centre located on the main road of Zell Am See called Brucker Bunderstrasse. The tourist information centre is just next to the local police station.

    Tourist Information Centre, Zell Am See, Austria
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    Visit the glacier of Kaprun

    by Gerrem Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you are in Zell, don't miss to go skiing on the glacier of Kaprun. You will love it.

    Regarding to the weahter conditions (winds)are most of the time not all ski-lifts open.
    Bu never mind. If you climb up the hill by cable car you will see it's worth to go there.

    See the mountains from the summit - 3,000 m above it all!

    Around the Alpincenter, which is located in the middle-alpine Tauern region, you will find a wide variety of guided and non-guided hiking routes and trails for the whole family. Other delights include the emerald-green glacier lake, fascinating rock formations, glacier striations, brightly coloured flowers and lichen, flocks of sheep, small lakes and, nearer the valley, the green alpine meadows. The Kitzsteinhorn cable cars quickly and comfortably transport guests into the wonderful and diverse world of these mountain peaks.

    With the cable car via the world´s tallest cable car support (113,6 m) to the summit at 3,029 m. From the Panorama Terrace and the Glocknerkanzel (can be reached through a tunnel in southerly direction) beautiful vistas meet one´s eye - next to the Großglockner, Austria´s highest mountain with 3,797 m and the other 3,000 meter-mountains in the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern.

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