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.
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).
Resort Code: ATZA
This little gem of a hotel occupies a prime position right in the centre of the pedestrian zone just a stone’s throw from Lake Zell and a short walk to the City Xpress gondola. The small size of the property creates a personal service from the owners Ursula and Gernot Auer who create a homely atmosphere and have a keen attention to detail to ensure you have a wonderful stay.
Proud of its unique position by the lake with large private gardens and bathing lawns, the family-owned Seevilla Freiberg is located just a 5 minute lakeside stroll from the pedestrianised old town and offers rooms with scenic lake view as well as a modern and comfortable atmosphere.
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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
Free excursion to Salzburg for all Inghams guests in Zell am See - worth £30!
Please book in the resort.
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, £31 Summer 2018 / £ 32 Summer 2019
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, £25 Summer 2018 / £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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.