Zell am See is situated 750m above sea level and is one of the “big” Austrian alpine lakes and winter sport regions with a more than 100 years old tourism history. What once used to be the summer resort of the Habsburg Monarchy (the memorial chapel of Elisabeth can still be found on the summit of the Schmittenhöhe) became the “Europe-sports-region Zell am See-Kaprun in the course of its evolution. It’s a paradise for sportspeople and just as well as for the ones seeking quiet and relaxation.
Among the numerous accommodations and four-star hotels in Zell am See, Hotel St. Georg gets appreciated in particular for its Austrian atmosphere and traditional ambience.
Here you can experience a mountain and lake vacation in a class of its own. With the Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card you will be able to discover Zell am See and its surroundings with many free services and discounts.
Culture, shopping and nightlife
The mountain city Zell am See offers an attractive event program of the cultural, entertaining and sporty type:
Lake, mountain and city festivals; concerts in the Elisabethpark, farmer’s market on the city square; exhibitions in the city museum; concerts in the church or in the parish hall (classical concert program in the summer) and in the castle of Kaprun; theater performances; modern art in the galleries of Zell am See; many traditional events; Ironman in Zell am See and much more.
Of course, Zell am See is a shopping city as well with clothing stores as well as traditional costume shops where the traditional clothing of Salzburg, the Dirndl, can be found. Some souvenirs can be bought there too, like the beautiful Salzburger linen fabrics.
Zell am See offers an exciting nightlife too. There is something for every taste: from àpres-ski, the traditional inn where Kasnocken are being served, to the pub and disco.