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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful Lake awesome to swim in or just walk around, half the walk is off road however half is along a busy road. Exceptional views just watch out for bikes!!  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Very often we spend our holiday in this area, one can say, almost at least once a year! This year, we were really appalled in contrast to previous visits, which were always great. We have our dog every year and this year we don't even were allowed into in a single shop, in the newsstand with the dog. Funnily enough a dog hair allergy have developed in Zell am See all at once, in the first shop we still believed the excuse and not bought a even, in the nearest shops then but more and I must say, there are other areas where I can spend my money, I do not here! In the coffee house directly at the Church we were in love and the dog was "tolerated", but not more. I'm really shocked about it! This year's was certainly the last year where we were going. It's a pity to a beautiful holiday region!
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  • August 13, 2017
    My kids and I went on a pedal boat trip the first day. Warn weather, fresh pristine water, decent prices = very good memories. The next day we had a picnic at one of the beaches and went for a swim. W...  more »

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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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