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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 skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier available from end of September to mid-July. 

Added value

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

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

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Zell am See, Austria - 10/07/2019

Useful Information

Resort Code: ATZA

Languages spoken:

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£569pp
  • 70 rooms
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Family-run hotel with a welcoming atmosphere and good access to walking lifts, located above Zell am See with a bus stop outside for access to town.

  • from£629pp
  • 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£789pp
  • 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£569pp
  • 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£629pp
  • 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£619pp
  • 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£659pp
  • 98 rooms
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The Waldhof is in an excellent location to explore and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.

  • from£609pp
  • 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
Wednesday/Saturday
Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Salzburg Gatwick
Birmingham
Manchester
Stansted

Transfer Approx. 1hr 15min by coach.

Supplements may apply on some flights

Self drive is available

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

 

SPECIAL OFFER

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

Please book in the resort. 

 

BOOK LOCALLY

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.

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.

Grossglockner 

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.

 

 

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

Things To Do

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. Please note: some activities may be in German.

- 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)
- Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
- Panorama lake cruises or the ferry service across the lake. Offering great views and a way to relax on the lake, evening cruise available once per week.
- 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 (see individual hotel pages) and valid from approx 11 May 
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 €98 (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 (excluding entrance to Krimml Waterfalls and Lake Cruises)
Car hire is available 

Walking

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.

 

Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 2019

The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:

Schmittenhöhebahn – open from approx 11 May to 15 October

Sonnenalmbahn & Sonnkogelbahn - open from approx 25 May to 6 October 2019 

cityXpress - open from approx 8 Jun - 15 Sep 2019

(Please note these dates are approximate and may change)

The team in resort will gladly assist with information on all the other excursions and activities to do during your stay.

 

Popular Walks

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


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


Pinzgauer Spaziergang | 6 hrs | Slightly challenging | 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 | Slightly Challenging | 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 | Moderate | Hike around these stunning
mountain reservoirs and learn about the electric dam and follow the Herb trail to the pretty Fürthermoar Alm.

 

Good to know

  • Free resort card entitles you to free operating lifts, ferry rides at Lake Zell, entrance to lakeside lidos and pools, and discount on local attractions (selected hotels only) 
  • Feel on top of the world at Kitzsteinhorn viewing platform
  • Enjoy an actioned packed day of water activities on Lake Zell with kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedalos and electric boats 
  • The magical lake light show is completely free 
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