Zell am See Travel Guide

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Zell am See Things to Do

  • Take Arietbahn up the Schmittenhohe...

    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...

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  • Hiking up Krimml waterfall trail

    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...

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  • Trail the Sigmund Thun Klamm waterfall

    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...

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  • Take your kids to a fun filled roller...

    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...

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  • ST. HIPPOLYTE'S CHURCH

    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....

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  • Zell am See - The promenade

    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 ...

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  • Zell am See - Take a swim in the lake

    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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  • Zell am See - Indoor pool & sauna

    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...

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  • Dont miss the Grossglockner !

    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 daysThe...

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  • Take a flight over the alps

    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...

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  • WALK THE OLD TOWN

    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...

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  • POST OFFICE

    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.

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Zell am See Hotels

  • Hotel Salzburgerhof

    The hotel Salzburgerhof boasts 5 stars(some tour operators give it 4). As far as we were concerned...

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  • Pension Daxer

    Great facilities for kids! Nice pool, big playing garden, a little Pet's Zoo! Friendly Staff! A...

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  • Hotel Berner

    One of the nice things about Hotel Berner is the colourful and very detailed traditional Austrian...

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Zell am See Restaurants

  • Basmati - Halal / Indian / Arabic food

    Plenty of outlets and supermarkets with diverse cuisine and variety. There are supermarkets and restaurants that serve muslim halal food which was apt for us ("Basmati-Antonio" and "Ali Baba" - 2 min from Railway station. One Arabic food joint is right opposite the railway station). One supermarket which is located next to "Basmati-Antonio"...

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  • All you can eat

    The restaurant of the hotel I stayed in - Vitalhotel Glocknerhof - had a very good restaurant, they have spoiled us for the New Year's Eve menu. Though I did not really had the new year's eve celebration here but at the Grand Hotel of Zell am See, on the lake.

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  • For rest between ski runs

    Between ski runs you need to take a break and in Zell am See you have some restaurants with outside terraces to have a snack, lunch and a drink. As you can see in my picture I love to have one, to three beers in a day of skiing.

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Zell am See Transportation

  • Bus to Zell Am See from / to Munich...

    The following service provider caters to large group movements 8 and above and I have experienced excellent service from their end, with prompt responses, comfortable and quality coaches with experienced English speaking drivers.http://www.bus-service.com/MAIL: info@bus-service.com

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  • Getting around in car

    Excellent driving conditions with well paved roads, though some of the mountain roads are quite narrow and needs a confident skilled driver.Parking is normally available at most of the tourist spots, however, it is a challenge to find parking spots in Zell Am See town centre. However, there are affordable paid parking lots ...am mentioning GPS...

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  • SparSchine Tickets

    A rail pass is the best ticket for those who plan to travel a lot by train. However, one who plans only one or two train journeys and know the exact dates and times of them can save a lot by booking SparSchiene tickets. They are much cheaper than "open" tickets, but valid only for the specific date and time. We went by train from Zell am See to...

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Zell am See Shopping

  • Supermarket

    Good medium size supermarket with halal food products and daily needs (quality fresh fruits and vegetables). Open until 23:00 hrs which is a blessing. Especially useful for those seeking fresh Halal meat and poultry in Zell Am See.

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  • Go shopping

    You can buy everything that is related to skiynd and snowboarding but also you can hire skies and you have free- depot for skies and charge depot for boots. Try: Intersport City Xpress Whatever you need. It depends on what you buy.Average prices.

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Zell am See Warnings and Dangers

  • Crossing the railway tracks

    There are several railway tracks next to each other running across Zell Am See, seperating the town and train station from the Zeller See lake area. There are many crossings for people to travel across, do be careful especially when trains are coming (which is quite frequent). When a train is approaching, the gates will lower and do not try to run...

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  • Changing weather

    Although the weather is sunny and nice when you start off, it may suddenly change! Luckily, we were on the top at Schmittenhöhe when we were surprised by thunder and lightning. It came out of nowhere, so it's important to take precautions. Bring enough clothes!

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  • "STRANGE LOOKING MEN !!!"

    Watch out for these strange looking men with pointed hats.....they pretend that they are guides....they take people up the mountains & they are never seen again !!!!!!Don`t worry, it`s only me being stupid again !!!

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Zell am See What to Pack

  • Changing weather

    If you're going hiking - be aware of the changing weather! The weather can be quite sunny and nice one moment, while thunder strikes the next. Be sure to bring several layers of clothes. And of course, good shoes when hiking is a must!

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  • GOOD WALKING SHOES.

    You need good quality, comfortable walking shoes that you are well used to......don`t do what I did & buy a new pair the day before you travel....result.......blisters & moans & groans & plasters !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Zell am See Off The Beaten Path

  • There is a great vintage-car-museum in...

    Vötter's Fahrzeugmuseum Kaprun is an interesting vintage-carmuseum inside the hotel Sport-Kristall in Kaprun & that is just a few km from Zell am See. The museum shows about 150 cars and even the smallest space of the museum-halls are crammed with a car. You will find a lot of cars that you might remember from a long time ago, and most of them are...

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  • SCHLOSS SAALHOF

    When I saw Schloss Saalhof, I thought it was just another Castle.In fact, it is a Hotel with accommodation available including a Farmstay and a Mountain Hut.If you stay there, you can help with the farm activities involving cattle and calves, 20 of are milking cows, 10 pigs (only in the summer), goat, 20 chickens, 4 rabbits, Noriker Simone horse,...

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  • Schloss Prielau

    Schloss Prielau Schloss Prielau in the north of Zell am See When you have a car and explore the area around Zell am See and the Zellersee, this might be a great place for a stop for a few minutes, or even longer, when you are hungry and are looking for a great cafe and restaurant:Schloss Prielau is a lovely castle in the north of Zell am See and it...

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Zell am See Sports & Outdoors

  • Swimming

    Zell am See has all the facilities for water fun, for children and for adults. The Strandbad (beach) has a springboard tower of 5 meters, giant waterslides, jet-spray showers. There are also pools with heated water.The alternative to the beach is the Hallenbad, with an indoor swimming pool that is 25 meters long.

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  • Walking in Schmitten

    The mountain paths that are nearest to Zell am See are really very near. The cableway station is at the outskirts of the village and it takes you to Schmittenhoehe, the starting point of five paths. The view of the lake is wonderful and also the view of the high mountain tops to the south. A very detailed and useful description of the paths and of...

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  • ski is the best

    very good area but the snow at the low slopes sometimes is pure ....great view from above ..u ski and u see the lake down ...u have to do it to understand me ...GREAT VIEW my friends GOOD IN EVERY SKI STORE ..NEW MODELS EVERY WERE

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Zell am See Favorites

  • Rainbow

    My wife and I were very lucky to be able to see a rainbow over Zeller See (lake) and the surrounding mountains during the late afternoon when we arrived at Zell Am See in June 2007. Rainbows can be seen at the interface between strong sunlight and rainy weather together with dark clouds.

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  • Breathtaking scenery from Zell Am See to...

    If you are taking the train from Zell Am See to Worgl and Innsbruck, you will be treated to some of the most beautiful sceneries in Europe, passing by farmland, hills, mountains and valleys. Please go to the travelogue section of this VT page for more photographs. Generally, the trains in Austria are clean, comfortable and punctual and train is one...

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  • Views of Zell Am See from hotel balcony

    One of my fondest memories of Zell Am See is the breathtaking views of the town, lake and surrounding mountains from the balcony of my hotel room at Berner Hotel (see website below and my accomodation tips at this VT page). My wife and I stayed at a room facing the lake and had a wonderful time there, I would recommend Hotel Berner to anyone...

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Tourist Information Centre
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Zell am See - Visit the Vogtturm
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