Ausblick auf den Zeller See
Zell am See
Vacation in Pinzgau – a special experience
Sun, beach and Zell am See. In the Salzburg province of Austria, there are many opportunities available for sports and recreation.
Nature is close despite the central location in Zell am See. The gentle ringing of the cowbells on the green Schmittenhöhe pastures and the freshly mowed alpine meadows show just how closely town and country are connected here.
Water riders, hikers, golfers, bikers and cycling connoisseurs find a true paradise for their sporting summer holidays in and around Zell am See. Public beaches and picturesque bays invite you to jump into the crystal-clear water, while numerous water sports, such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling or water skiing, ensure action and fun in the cool waters.
The following summer activities are offered in Zell am See:
Zell am See-Kaprun Sommercard is included in the price
You will receive the Sommercard on the day of arrival directly from us at the reception and save up to EUR 500,- per holiday week! The card is valid from 15 May to 31 October.
Perfectly signposted hiking routes of all difficulties lead to the region’s most beautiful summits, while the Schmittenhöhebahn cable car comfortably transports walkers to an altitude of 2,000 m. Hikers and mountain climbers can be enchanted by the perfectly signposted trails over lush green pastures and challenging climbs in all levels of difficulty. Rustic alpine huts reward all mountaineers with tasty regional delicacies. The grand view of the glistening Lake Zell and the snow-covered Hohe Tauern summits provide the breathtaking backdrop for every tour.
Free riders will find the perfect terrain for action-packed downhills on the new Kitzsteinhorn runs. Connoisseurs will explore the Pinzgau on cozy cycling paths in the valley. The Golfclub Zell am See-Kaprun with two 18-hole championship courts provides the perfect mix of picturesque scenery and perfectly maintained facilities.
Numerous festivities and weekly events provide musical and cultural variety. The nightly "Magic Lake Show", a music, light and laser show on the shore of Lake Zell which takes place three times a week, is the highlight of the summer without a shred of doubt.
Seasonal and regional delicacies are offered every Friday at the weekly market on the town square. In the Augut farm shop of the Pichler family, you can find the finest self-produced honey, freshly baked farmer's bread, tasty cheese and bacon, schnapps, liqueurs, and an astonishing 39 different self-made marmalade varieties from local fruits and berries.
Attractions & excursion destinations in the surrounding area
Distance 7.5 km
- Great old military fortress from the 12th Century
- Medieval castle festival with more than 400 participants and cultural events.
Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Distance Fusch 12.9 km
The adventurous journey begins in Fusch up into the world of high mountains of Grossglockner. At 2,369 m above sea level, you reach the Franz-Josef heights with spectacular views of the Grossglockner, Pasterze and Johannesberg. Interesting visitor centre, particularly suitable for children.
Kitzlochklamm in Rauriser Valley
Distance Taxenbach 17.6 km
In Taxenbach, at the entrance to the Rauriser valley, you start your hike through the mystical Kitzlochklamm, that was formed by the Rauriser river. Stalactite caves, hermitage.
Liechtensteinklamm St. Johann
Distance 40.2 km
The deepest gorge of the Austrian Alps beckons with wild water tunnel passageways and galleries. On a narrow path and stairs and bridges, it leads through the gorge to the waterfall. Sometimes the sky over their heads seems to be only a narrow blue stripe! Spectacular excursion program, including children.
Fortress of Hohenwerfen
Distance 53.7 km
Ancient fortress from the 11th Century with a raptor show worth seeing. Beautiful mountain views, children's tours. In the summer castle festivals, tours and mediaeval evening meals.
Giant Ice World Werfen
Distance 56 km
Discover the largest ice cave in the world! With the funicular goes up there and then with a guide through the hidden fairy-tale world of ice. For children over 5 years. Please pay attention to your steps.
Distance 53.6 km
The fifth highest waterfalls of the earth and the highest in Europe. Hiking along the waterfalls. Water wonder world: Interactive water world, especially for children, at the foot of the waterfalls.
Distance Bad Hofgastein 40 km
Beautiful hiking area, fantastic alternative program: the heat of the rock and the Alpine spa experience with children's worlds, slides and a separate recreation and resting areas for adults. Bad Gastein: remarkable architecture and unique location of the place along the banks of the Gasteiner river.
Cultural City of Salzburg
Distance 97 km
Salzburg's old town is a "must" in your holiday in Austria. Churches, monasteries and the Fortress of Hohensalzburg dominate the cityscape. Premium cultural offer: museums, concerts, theatre and cabaret. Tip: Hellbrunn Palace with water games and the zoo.