Enjoy the summer in Zell am SeeZell am See is a vibrant getaway destination in Austria. The village itself sits at an altitude of approximately 750 metres in Salzburgerland. The village perched alongside Lake Zell and the adjacent municipality of Kaprun are popular destinations for winter sports enthusiasts, however, there’s plenty to keep summer visitors occupied during their stay. There’s no shortage of things to see and do in Zell am See when you’re staying in the summertime. Walking, cycling and swimming are just a few of the outdoor pursuits you can look forward to, with plenty on offer to ensure a memorable summer holiday. Singles, seniors and families alike can enjoy an enchanting time in this part of Austria.
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About Zell am See-Kaprun in the Summer
Facilities Zell am SeeVisiting Zell am See in summer makes perfect sense. This is partly due to the wide variety of facilities and amenities on offer, which together ensure you’ve everything you could possibly need during your stay. Whether it’s daily essentials like groceries, a quaint restaurant setting for dinner with friends, or some forgotten piece of gear from a sporting shop, you’ve everything you could possibly need right on your doorstep when you enjoy a stay here.
- Swimming pool
- Mini golf
- Tennis courts
- Golf courses
- Boat rental
- Hiking and cycling trails: there’s 83 hiking trails in Kaprun alone!
ActivitiesLooking for exciting summer activities to keep you occupied during your stay in Zell am See? The possibilities are almost endless. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of some of the best things on offer in the area, with plenty of choice so everyone is catered for.
Historical sights in Zell am SeeZell am See has a number of beautiful historical sights to explore. Well-known attractions include St. Hippolytus, a centuries-old Catholic church, along with the enchanting Evangelical Church. The local town itself has a fantastic art gallery, while the National Historical Museum is packed with enthralling exhibitions that young and old alike will find mesmerising. When the day is nearly done, be sure to cap things off with a stroll through the heart of town and take in a meal at one of several restaurants in the area.
GroßglocknerEnjoy a trip through the Großglockner during your visit to this part of Austria. This mountain is almost 3,800 metres high and is a big draw from tourists from far and wide seeking spectacular natural surroundings. It was first climbed by a French bishop back in 1800 and now you can attempt to master the majestic heights of this mountain yourself.
Maisiflitzer Toboggan RunTravel at speeds of 40 miles per hour at the Maisiflitzer Toboggan Run. This tobogganing hotspot is located approximately 15 kilometres from Zell am See, meaning it’s within easy reach of your holiday accommodation. Look forward to high speeds, exhilarating turns and sharp bends aplenty. A great way to spend the day for the whole family.
Hohe TauernThe Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest nature park of its kind in Europe. It is located about 20 minutes away from Zell am See, with plenty to experience when you arrive. Not only are you at the foot of the Großglockner here, you can also take the chance to get acquainted with Pasterze. This is the longest glacier in Austria. The park is also celebrated for its rich and varied wildlife, with more than 10,000 different animal species calling the park home. Just remember to have your camera or smartphone handy to capture those magic moments as they unfold.
The KitzsteinhornThe Kitzsteinhorn is the only glacier in Salzburgerland, serving as a spectacular destination for skiers throughout the year. Even at 20 degrees Celsius, it’s possible to ski off this glacier. An elevator provides convenient access to the Gipfel lift station, from where you can enjoy first-rate views from an altitude of more than 3,000 metres. The Kitzsteinhorn is a real crowd-pleaser, and with good reason. From here, you’ll find handy links to several walking and cycling trails, while nearby restaurants provide you with somewhere to dine and unwind once the adventuring is done.
Experience an action-packed holiday like no otherNowhere else in Europe can you ski and swim at the same time of year. In Zell am See, this sort of thing comes as standard. This region is popular with nature lovers, with hiking, climbing and mountain biking just a few of the pursuits many a visitor engages in. You’ll see for yourself when you arrive and marvel at the sheer number of trails and routes plotted out for you to explore. You’ll also be glad to know there’s plenty of mountain huts peppered about so a much deserved refreshment is always close at hand.
Krimmler WaterfallsThe Krimmler Waterfalls are some of the most ancient in Europe. The surroundings are particularly pristine, thanks in part to the impressive 380-metre drop of these enchanting falls. A popular tourist attraction since the eighteenth century, the Krimmler Waterfalls welcome some 400,000 visitors every year. Make sure you’re part of that crowd when you visit.
Water SportsWater sports enthusiasts will find exactly what they’re looking for in Zell am See. Surfing, swimming and sailing are all possible here, while there’s also the chance to book a boat rental and take to the water at a more leisurely pace. You can choose from electric boats, classic rowing boats, plus pedalos! Zell am See in summer is a scorcher of a getaway destination! When the mercury is rising, there’s no better way to spend a day in Zell am See than to take to the water.
Cool Kids Fun and Cool AdventureIn July and August, Zell am See is bursting with summer activities for kids. There is Cool Kids Fun, a programme for youngsters aged 5 to 15 years. Exciting activities take place every weekday, with kite flying, farm visits and much more besides on the schedule. The perfect choice for parents looking to ensure their children have plenty to keep them occupied during their stay. Cool Adventure is another thrilling programme for kids and definitely one for the more outgoing. Three days a week, lucky participants can enjoy archery, mountain biking and other exciting challenges and activities.
Chalets in Zell am SeeChaletsPlus has a wide range of accommodation in Zell am See, with a total of 21 different apartments to take your pick from. Holiday homes here are suitable for groups of all sizes, with properties designed for anywhere from six to nine guests. Of course, it’s up to you to pick out which apartment you’d like to call home during your stay in this part of Austria. You can count on the comforts of home when you visit, with all apartments kitted out with all modern conveniences and those little luxuries that make a stay here so memorable. Enjoy a long overdue soak in a luxury bathroom, take in the sunset atop a terrace, or enjoy a bit of brunch on the balcony. You’ll always feel right at home in Zell am See when you book an apartment rental with us.
How to get to Zell am SeeZell am See is located approximately 960 kilometres from Utrecht. Zell m See is approximately 79 kilometres from the highway. Of course, you can always make your way here via train to Zell am See railway station, or alternatively use air travel if you’re journeying in from further afield.
- Zell am See, within walking distance
- Salzburg, 98km
- Innsbruck, 147km
- München, 205km
- Klagenfurt, 225km