Not for nothing, this beautiful
town is named “Pearl of the Alps”. Zell am See
offers in summer as well as in the winter, relaxation and
recreation for every age group.
For the sport ambitioned tourist: free cross-country skiing
on well prepared ski-tracks, alpine skiing on superb slopes
for beginners, advanced and experts, Tandem parachute jumping
at the small Zeller airport, ice-skating on the frozen lake
or in the ice stadium, tobogganing at night on lit up tobogganing
Zell am See also offers something for your relaxation in
the winter: long walks around or across the frozen lake
and soaking up the sun (the lake has the biggest frozen
surface in comparison to all other lakes in Austria), a
hot air balloon ride, a romantic sleigh ride in the beautiful
winter scenery, or a visit to the Krimmler Waterfalls (the
biggest in Europe) who are even more impressive in the winter
because the mighty cascading waters are intermingled with
snow and ice, showing a unique spectacle of nature.
There are various possibilities of recreation and relaxation at Freizeitzentrum Zell am See oder at the newly built Tauern Spa Kaprun.
Ample and well described cycle- and hiking tracks offer
the cyclist and hiker a wide range of choices. On many of
the pathways cosy taverns and lodges offer plain fare and
local dishes, which are hard to resist and should be tried!
For the water sports fan, the Zeller Lake (natural lake
– Glacier Lake) offers a variety of opportunities.
At various points around the lake one can enjoy bathing
without paying entry fees. Beside swimming, diving, water
skiing, sailing, windsurfing …can be enjoyed. For
those who want to take it easy, round trip excursions by
boat are offered. Rowing- , paddle- and electric boots are
also available for your enjoyment.
Every Wednesday, Zell am See holds a festival with live
music, artisans, and delicious local and traditional dishes
( Pinzgauer Bladln, meat dishes, Pizza, …)
The two traditional See festivals (Seefest) ending with
spectacular firework displays are always held between July
Especially for children, but also the young at heart, Kaprun and Saalfelden two neighbouring towns, offer a all year and summer tobogganing run on
the Maiskogel and Biberg.