Fish'Inn Zell - Hotel Fischerwirt

  • Austria, Zell am See

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The cosy Hotel Fish'Inn (formerly the Hotel Fischerwirt) is nestled in the bustling, traffic-free medieval old town of Zell am See. Explore the streets that surround the hotel, or head down to the lakefront for a swim.

Lake and mountains on your doorstep

There are places to rent bikes, boats, kayaks, and paddleboards in Zell am See so you can make the most of the beautiful lake. To head into the mountains, the City Xpress lift is just a few minutes away and is your gateway to the delights of the Schmittenhöhe mountain.

Delicious meals and panoramic views

Perfect for foodies, you can enjoy delicious Austrian dishes, as well as frequent gala evenings, farmer's buffets, Italian evenings, and BBQ nights - evening meals are taken in the connected Hotel Romantik, while breakfasts are enjoyed in the Fish'Inn's breakfast room.

Read a good book or enjoy a drink on the panoramic rooftop terrace, which has far-reaching views of the lake and the mountains. You can also enjoy the excellent spa facilities in the Hotel Romantik (payable locally).

Added value

Free night(s) available (minimum stay 7 nights, excludes stays from 29 Jun - 23 Aug, discount automatically applied)

Zell am See Summer Card included

Free daily cake buffet in Hotel Romantik (drinks payable)

Zell am See

Zell am See lies on the western shore of Lake Zell – a bright blue lake squeezed between the grassy hills of the Pinzgau and the foothills of the rugged Hohe Tauern National Park - the most picturesque spot for a summer holiday in Austria. The Grossglockner (the highest peak in the country) is within easy reach and there are around 400 kilometres of marked walking paths locally - accessed by bus, train and mountain lifts - with routes ranging from pushchair-friendly promenades to day hikes on panoramic walking trails.

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Summer holidays in Zell am See: life by the See

Zell am See is a beloved escape for the rich and royal – but the town lived many lives before becoming a luxury retreat. This lakeshore has hosted Roman settlements, a monastery of monks and a fortified market town over the years, before summer holidays in Zell am See became a favourite with the aristocracy in the 19th Century. Wander the medieval old town, a traffic-free zone with pavement cafés serving Austrian favourites like cheesy Pinzgauer kasnock’n dumplings. Pull up a pew in the towering Romanesque Church of St. Hippolyte which has gothic vaults and a baroque interior.

In summer, life in Zell am See revolves around the lake - the esplanade is the launch pad for boat cruises crossing the glassy waters. Explore by rowing boat, wakeboard, paddleboard or boat cruise. A glass-roofed ferry also crosses the lake, gliding between the tiny towns, footpaths, lidos and parks along the lake’s edge. Alternatively, the walk around the lake is an easy 11-kilometre stroll along a promenade with mountain views all the way.

Get Schmitten: walking on the Schmittenhöhe

A walking holiday in Zell am See will have you falling in love with the outdoors. Catch a gondola from Zell am See to Schmittenhöhe (1,965 metres) - the local mountain - for a bird’s eye view over the lake, town and a sweep of 3,000 metre-plus peaks. The Sissi Loop is an easy walk, following a route trodden by the 19th Century Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” of Austria. Make sure to peek in the wooden chapel dedicated to another Elisabeth – this time, the holy Princess of Thüringen.

The final stage of the 275 kilometre long-distance Hohe Tauern Panorama Walking Trail heads from the Schmittenhöhe back down to Zell am See – or you can follow part of it in the opposite direction, towards more challenging mountain trails.

Family holidays in Zell am See

From cycling and pedalos to lakeside lidos – there’s loads of things to do for families in Zell am See. Hop in the gondola up to Schmittenhöhe for a dragon-themed playground, mystical forest adventure trail and more. The fountains of Elisabeth Park perform their water dance almost hourly throughout the day, and three evenings a week, they light up for a night show to music. 

Over on the Maiskogel mountain in nearby Kaprun, the mountain coaster is an exhilarating way to get down the hillside, and there are play areas and a slide park too.

Discover the Pinzgau region

The Alpine town of Kaprun is only a short bus ride south and here, cable cars connect adventurers to Kitzsteinhorn, where Salzburgerland's highest viewing platform, the "Top of Salzburg" reveals the summits of Hohe Tauern National Park. The Sigmund Thun Gorge is worth a visit too, with wooden walkways that traverse the dramatic rock walls above rushing waters.

Zell am See's railway station cemented the town as a sought-after summer spot and trains connect day-trippers to Krimml Waterfalls - the staggering falls drop a total of 380 metres over three stages. Cities like Kitzbühel are within easy train reach too, and excursions to Salzburg, Grossglockner and Berchtesgaden (famous for the Eagle's Nest) are also available.

Why book a summer holiday in Zell am See with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Zell am See’s best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Zell am See. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Zell am See include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 30
  • Official rating: 4


Classic Austrian Twin Rooms are around 20m² and sleep two people. They have an ensuite with bath or shower. Larger rooms (approx 25m²) with a balcony or French balcony are available for a supplement.

Comfort Austrian Twin Rooms are around 30m² and sleep four (extra bed is a bunk bed). They have a balcony or French balcony and an ensuite with bath or shower.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2.05 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 14 and under are exempt.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 12.7992534
Latitude: 47.3242652

  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins from Salzburg airport
  • Located in the village centre
  • 150 metres from the lake shore
  • 500 metres to the nearest lift
  • 500 metres to the train station
  • 350 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 300 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Sauna
  • Infrared cabin
  • Roof terrace with sun loungers

Guests can use the wellness area in the Romantik Hotel for €29 per person per day. Facilities include two floors of wellness - indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpool, saunas, steam rooms and an infrared cabin. Spa and massage treatments are also available for an additional fee.

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally)

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available
  • Early meals available on request

The daily buffet breakfast in the Hotel Fish'Inn's breakfast room, offers an appetising selection of hot and cold options.

Each day you can request a lunch bag from the hotel in order to create your own packed lunch from the breakfast buffet. In the afternoons you can tuck into delicious baked goods from the cake buffet at the Romantik Hotel.

The Half Board also includes a four-course dinner menu with a choice of main and a salad buffet. Dinner is served in the Romantik Hotel, which is accessed via an internal bridge. There's also a weekly gala dinner and welcome drink, occasional strudel and ice-cream buffets, and BBQ nights when weather permits.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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20/07/2024 - 7 nights
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