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Lake Zell, Zell am See

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Nestled within the Austrian Alps, Lake Zell offers you a host of opportunities for water activities, relaxation, and exploring nature. Visit the lake, fed and maintained by mountain streams, and discover the lush forested landscape surrounding it, including the small town of Zell am See. Rent a paddleboard or some inflatables to relax on the water, or simply hit the beach. All the while, you'll be surrounded by panoramic mountain scenery, including the snow-capped Kitzsteinhorn glacier and rugged alpine foothills. Alternatively, join a boat trip for a leisurely tour of the area, or hop aboard a river-rafting experience for a taste of the crashing Salzach River. Make Lake Zell part of your personalized Zell am See itinerary using our Zell am See trip generator.
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Where to stay in Zell am See

Zell am See has at its heart a massive and beautifully calm lake and attracts a big tourist crowd all through the year. For lower prices, look for rooms in pensions or accommodations outside of the resort town. Otherwise, upscale hotels line the lake, offering rooms with panoramic views. Most hotel prices include breakfast, but can provide a discount if you opt out.
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  • We visited Austria with my parents and stayed very near Zell Am See in CLC alpine centre. We visited the beautiful town a lot during our stay, it offered everything we were looking for. The lake is wo...  more »
  • We enjoyed our walk around the lake there was a bit opposite the grand hotel which wasn't very interesting. This could have been due to being caught in a thunderstorm though. Lots of cafes, restaurant...  more »
  • Make sure the weather is fine if going here, to enjoy a bike ride and boat hire. We couldn't enjoy the lake to its maximum, so it was just like other lakes to us!  more »