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Zell am See Holidays

Zell am See is one of the most scenic and well-loved lakes and mountains resorts in Austria. Beautifully located, directly on the shores of Lake Zell, it is also close to the Hohe Tauern National Park and the magnificent Grossglockner mountain region. Most of Zell am See’s medieval centre is traffic-free with a variety of shops and attractive pavement cafés. There are magnificent walks accessed by gondola on the Schmittenhöhe mountain, and the resort offers a wide range of activities plus evening lake cruises and a weekly village festival in July and August. Just 20 minutes away by local bus, the pretty mountain village of Kaprun is an ideal place for walking and cycling, with year round skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.

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Useful Information

Resort Code: ATZA

Languages spoken:

Time difference:

Currency: EUR

  • from£519pp
  • 70 rooms
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Family-run hotel with a welcoming atmosphere and good food located above Zell am See with a bus stop outside for access to town.

  • from£599pp
  • 34 rooms
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With lovely panoramic views, the Berner is situated in a slightly elevated and quiet location 350m from the centre.

  • from£778pp
  • 70 rooms
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Set amidst beautiful landscaped gardens with a natural swimming pond, the elegant Salzburgerhof is Zell's leading hotel and is run with a very personal touch by the Holleis family.

  • from£539pp
  • 38 rooms
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This popular and friendly hotel has the feel of a traditional country home and guests love the warm welcome and personal service they receive from the Sauper family.

  • from£609pp
  • 39 rooms
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This lovely historic hotel is set on the edge of Zell’s medieval pedestrianised centre, close to the lake, and is full of charm and attractive traditional features.

  • from£618pp
  • 30 rooms
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Ideally located on the edge of the central pedestrian area of Zell am See’s medieval old town and only a short walk from the City Xpress gondola, the traditional Fischerwirt offers a home-from-home atmosphere and friendly personal service.

  • from£648pp
  • 98 rooms
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The Waldhof is in an excellent location to explore and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.

  • from£579pp
  • 45 rooms
Hotel Grüner Baum Dining area (2)

Located in the heart of Zell am See, a short stroll from the lakeshore promenade and a stone’s throw from the area’s best hotspots, the Grüner Baum upholds high qualities of comfort and cuisine in a modern and comfortable atmosphere.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from
Salzburg Gatwick

Transfer Approx. 1hr 15min by coach.

Supplements may apply on some flights

Self drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus


  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last!  
  • Free excursion to Salzburg for all guests in Zell am See, book in the resort
  • Free use of lifts with resort card at selected hotels (Hotel Alpine Resort, Hotel Feinschmeck, Hotel Romantik, Hotel Berner, Hotel Fischerwirt)
  • Free entrance to local attractions with resort card at selected hotels
  • Free packed lunches at selected hotels
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in the resort

Special Offers




Free excursion to Salzburg for all Inghams guests in Zell am See - worth £30!

Please book in the resort. 



Berchtesgaden, Germany 

Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views. Entrance to Eagle's Nest is optional, pay locally.

Full day, from £32 Summer 2019

Krimml Waterfalls

Europe’s highest waterfall, with a total drop of 380 meters in three spectacular stages. You can walk right to the foot of the falls where they empty into the river Salzach and enjoy the sound and the fury. The fit and energetic can attempt the steep walk right to the top. There is also time to relax with a drink and a delicious cake at one of the cafes.

Half day, from £26 Summer 2019



The Grossglockner Mountain 

A magnificent drive along a famous Alpine road leading right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to the highest mountain in Austria at 3,073m, for breathtaking glacier views and a chance to see wild marmots at close range. One of our most popular excursions for nature lovers, we enjoy lunch on top of the mountain.

Liechtenstein Gorge

Located in the heart of Salzburgerland, Liechtenstein Gorge is not only the most beautiful but also one of the longest and deepest gorges you can find in the Alps. Join us for a half-day and see this wonder of nature with roaring waterfalls, moss-covered boulders and rainbows wherever sun touches the fine mist in the air. Travel home over the beautiful Hoch Konig mountains with a refreshment stop in the traditional Austrian village of Maria Alm.


Please note we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Activity Information

Family holiday

Family holidays are great and there is so much to do. From the youngest one to the older ones only fun, action and adventure is on their mind. And you deserve rest, relaxation and activity. After all, you are on holiday too. There is something to do for the entire family and you will all be looked after.

- The Schmidolin, the cool dragon (action, fun & games on the Schmittenhohe mountain)

- Weekly organised "Cool Kids Fun" and "Cool Adventure" activities for childern ages 5-15 years. Activities include a day on the farm, pirates ahoi on the Lake Zell, family day glacier day on ice & snow, archery, mountain biking, and more.

- Water activities on the lake (the three lidos Zell am See, Thumersbach and Schüttdorf are the hotspots for water enthusiasts. Children's pool, adventure pool, diving platform, swimming bays, swimming floats, water slides and much more ensuring that nobody gets bored at the lake).
Activities on and around the lake 
Rent a boat (electric, rowing or pedal)
- Pedalboards
- Panorama lake boat tour on the MS Schmittenhöhe or one of other three boats (day and evening cruises). Boats will take you across, around or to the middle of Lake Zell at different speeds, with different numbers of fellow travelers and on diverse routes. Enjoy the weather, the sunshine and the crystal-clear water on the lake.
- Walking around the lake
- Cycling
- Golf
- Summer skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier
- Gipfelwelt 3000 - the viewing platform is accessed through the inside of the mountain at 3000m
Zell am See-Kaprun Resort Card 
Free for guests at selected hotels and valid from 11 May 2019 ( Hotel Alpine Resort, Berner, Romantik, and Fischerwirt)
The card includes
- Free use of lifts in Zell am See
- Free use of Kaprun lifts up to Alpencentre
- Free once weekly trip to Kaprun Gipfelwelt 3000
- Free weekly boat ride on Lake Zell
- Free entrance to Krimml Waterfalls
- Free entrance to lakeside lidos and swimming pools
- Discounted rates on public transport to many other local attractions
A Hike & Swim ticket is available locally from €96 (6 days) for guests staying in hotels not listed above and includes free use of all cable cars and buses in the Zell am See and Kaprun area and everything else listed above.


A unique combination of a glacier, mountain, and lake make this area a special place to explore. Several scenic walks begin on Zell’s own Schmittenhöhe mountain, which is easily accessible by gondola, chair lift or cable-car, so walks can be adjusted to suit your ability. There are extensive walking trails through pastures and up to peaks and glaciers in nearby Kaprun, a short bus ride away, where the lifts are also free with the Zell Summer card.


Popular Walks

Lake Zell I 2-3 hrs I Easy I Take a scenic stroll anti-clockwise around the
famous lake for lovely views of the Hohe Tauern in the background.

Forest Walk I Easy I From the City Express gondola top station descend
through the forest to the Areitbahn gondola in Schüttdorf.

Pinzgauer Spaziergang I 6 hrs I Moderate I A classic ridge walk from the
top of Zell‘s Schmittenhöhe lift to the top of Saalbach’s SchattbergXpress, with stunning views all the way. Bus back to Zell.

Popular Walks in Kaprun

Kitzsteinhorn Glacier I Slightly Challenging I Take the cable-car to
the Kitzsteinhorn glacier (from mid June), and a guided tour to the summit
(3,203m), for a panoramic view of Austria’s highest mountains, including the
famous Grossglockner. Difficult.

Mooserboden & Wasserfallboden I Easy I Hike around these stunning
mountain reservoirs and learn about the electric dam and follow the Herb trail to the pretty Fürthermoar Alm.


Two Centres | Combine your stay in Zell am See with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria. We recommend Kitzbühel, just 55mins transfer by train or Slovenia, Lake Bled (transfer via Salzburg airport).


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