Zell am See Things to Do

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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.

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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

    Phone: +43 (0) 6542-785

    Website: http://www.freizeitzentrum.at

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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

    Directions: The buses start at Zell am See.

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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 !

    Directions: The small airport of Zell am See is about halfway between Kaprun and the town of zell am See.

    Website: http://flugplatz-zellamsee.at/de/

    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.

    Address: Postplatz 4

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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!

    Directions: The walk begins somewhere from the junction of Aphotekergasse and Salzmannstrasse, and goes south to the Schuttdorf village, passing by the Zell train station.

    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.

    Address: City centre

    Website: http://www.ski-austria.com/zellamsee/skiing.php

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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.

    Directions: Stadtplatz and Dreifaltigkeitsgasse Lane

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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.

    Address: Marktplatz

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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.

    Website: http://www.grandhotel-zellamsee.at/en/meta/home/

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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.

    Address: Postplatz

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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 !

    Directions: The pilgrim-church of St.Bartholomae is about 4 km from from Schoenau, at the shore of Koenigssee, the only way to get there is by boat !!!

    Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1ffe4/b105/

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    Zell am See: Schmittenhöhe

    by globetrott Written Sep 24, 2011

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    Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See

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    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.

    Directions: Zell am See is south-west of Salzburg, you can go there as a daytrip by car or by train from the city of Salzburg !

    Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1ffe4/4e18a/

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