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. Plan to visit Lake Zell and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Zell am See attractions using our Zell am See planner .
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  • This most picturesque lake is good viewed day or night. The luxurious chalets across the lake sparkle with a liberal sprinkling of lights. The water is clear and wildlife abundant.  more »
  • This was my second visit to Zell Am See. The walk around the lake is great for switching off and de-stressing! I've only done it tin Winter but the views are fabulous.  more »
  • We visited Zell See on a beautiful sunny day in July. Since we were pressed for time, we decided not to walk the full loop around the lake, which takes 3 hours, and did the panoramic cruise instead. T...  more »
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  • One of the perfect places to swim in the world, no pollution and safe from currents. Very clean open water and warm from June to September. There are opportunites to sail, canoe, windsurf and SUP from various points around the shore. There are "cruises" and ferries around the lake in the main holiday seasons.
  • It's a very nice lake to stay for a week!
  • Don't go in summer..
  • Most beautiful place on earth
  • Very nice lake

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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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