Zell am See Things to Do

  • Zell am See - old town
    Zell am See - old town
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    Zell am See - the promenade
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    Visit the glacier of Kaprun

    by Gerrem Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Panorama Terrace

    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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    Surrounding mountains and attractions

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 12, 2007

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    Zell Am See and surroundings, Austria
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    There are several main attractions at the surrounding mountains and areas of Zell Am See, they are:

    - Grossglockner Alpine Road (one of the most beautiful road in Europe, see my VT Grossglockner page for more information and photos).
    - Krimml Waterfalls (the highest waterfalls in Austria, see my VT Krimml page for more information and photos).
    - Kitzsteinhorn (this mountain is one of the highest in Austria and skiing is possible all year round. It is located near to Zell Am See, just next to Kaprun town. There is a huge dam next to the mountain, forming a man-made lake).
    - Schmittenhohe (this mountain is just next to Zell Am See, and is very good for both summer hiking and winter skiing activities. You will get beautiful views from up this mountain, see my VT Schmitten page for more information and photos).

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    Zell Am See town centre (Stadtplatz)

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Town centre of Zell Am See, Austria
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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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    Zell Am See park (Stadtpark), Austria
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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.

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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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    Tourist Information Centre

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Tourist Information Centre, Zell Am See, Austria

    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.

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    Zeller See (lake next to Zell Am See)

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Beautiful Zeller See (lake), Zell Am See, Austria
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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.

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    Music, dance and festivals

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Music and dance at Zell Am See, Austria
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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).

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    Schmittenhöhebahn

    by Roeffie Updated Jul 30, 2005

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    Schmittenh��he

    The Schmittenhöhe is Zell am See's so called Home Mountain. There is a funicular going up to a wonderful hiking area. One of them is the famous Pinzgau Hike. A hike of a few days in the area of Hohe Tauern National Park. Great views etc.

    The hike seems to be not difficult but only long. Before you do this one you need to prepair yourself.

    An easier walk is the one called: Höhenpromenade adventure trail

    This walk brings you down to the Valley Station from the Schmittenhöhebahn.

    Rides
    Adults up & down € 19,60
    Children up & down € 9,80

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    Town Fountain

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Town Fountain, Zell Am See, Austria

    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.

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    Zell am See - Take a swim in the lake

    by jojes Updated May 21, 2012

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    Zell am See

    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.

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    Hiking up Krimml waterfall trail

    by saleemg Updated Aug 11, 2009

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    The gush that sources the river Danube.
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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).

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    St Hippolyt Parish Church

    by victorwkf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    St Hippolyt Parish Church, Zell Am See, Austria
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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.

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    ELIZABETH PROMENADE

    by balhannah Written Mar 26, 2012

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    Elizabeth Promenade park

    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!

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    Take the funicular to Mooserboden reservoir

    by saleemg Updated Aug 19, 2009

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    Open funicular to the Mooserboden reservoir
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    Alight at the small waterfall and obtain tickets at the ticket office for a trip to the reservoir (costed me total 154 Euro for a group of 9 adults 3 children 15 yrs). The journey involves trip through the mountain tunnels (steep incline) by the special Postbus (the 5 day bus pass does not cover this) and a steep ride in Euope's largest open funicular lift.

    The trip to the top is amazing and a dream for the photographers. The way the bus drivers negotiate turns on narrow mountain inclines is quite breathtaking and commendable. The lake at the top is very scenic with the glacier as the back-drop. The rocks have a particular chemical (yet to find out what it is) which glitters like silver.

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