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10 best places to visit in Zell am See

These sights are „must-sees“ during your stay in the Zell am See – Kaprun – Kitzsteinhorn region.
Zell am See is famous for its mountains, the lake Zell and the beautiful landscape. You can have beautiful walks along the lake front, and it has also a lake cruise at intervals of 45 mins duration which gives you an impression of this beautiful region.

Zell am see attractions & sightseeing

Zell am See is also a good starting point for the Grossglockner Alpine Road, a panoramic road famous for its high alpine scenery. Nevertheless, a lot of people come here to see the highest mountains of Austria, so a visit to Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is also well worth a visit all year round. You can learn there a lot about mountains, snow and alpine climate, get great views and you can even find snow there all year round. You can even go toboggan there. You can also have a fantastic day out at Krimmler Waterfalls. Walk to the amazing waterfalls and feel the power of the water – a perfect holiday adventure, also for kids! The waterfalls are also well known for their positive effects on health.




10 best places to visit near Zell am See

 – Großglockner Alpine Road

You can drive up the highest mountain of Austria by car and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Alps there. Majestic and impressive! The hills are alive!
When staying at Sporthotel Kitz you will get the Nationalpark Card for free. With this guest card the ride up to Großglockner Hochalpenstraße is free.

– Boat trip on Lake Zell am See 

Ever been on a boat trip in between glacier and the highest mountains of Austria? No, so then indulge yourself with this impressive boat ride. Lasts 45 minutes and is worth every minute.

– Krimmler waterfalls

One of the most visited sites in the holiday region are the Krimmler waterfalls. They are the 5th largest waterfalls on earth and a stunning experience. You can walk up there (4 kilometers) but be sure to take an umbrella or extra clothes with you – you might get a bit wet 😉 Also free with Nationalpark Card.

– Kitzsteinhorn Glacier

If you want to see real, proper snow – all year round – than the Kitzsteinhorn glacier experience is the perfect destination for you. You go up by cable car and all for sudden are in between mountains full of snow. Take your kids for some snow fun with you. There is also a restaurant there.

– Picnic in the beautiful alpine scenery

Take a ride in the beautiful scenery of Pinzgau, shop local delicious food such as famous cheese, ham or gherkins for a typical “Brettljause” and stop for a picnic at one of the numerous green grass areas. You will love it!

– go hiking or up Schmittenhöhe with a cable car

Schmittenhöhe is an adventure mountain, you will find a kids playground there but as well its easy access via cable car. If you want to do some sports, you can start easy walks or hikes from there.

– Kitzlochklamm, a gorge full of water 

It is simply impressive…get inside the “Klamm” and see its spectacular bridge, many interesting bays, towering craggy cliffs, an impressive hermitage. Free with Nationalpark Card.

– Alpine coaster Maisiflitzer in Kaprun

It’s not only a big fun for children, even adults enjoy a ride with the alpine coaster in Kaprun. The alpine coasters run on tracks, these two-seaters race towards the valley below at speeds as high as 40 km/h.

– Wildlife Park Ferleiten

The wildlife park is situated on the way to Großglockner Hochalpenstraße and is perfect for a family trip. In the nature park you can see 200 different animals which live in the austrian alps. Even a brown bear, deers, owls, wild pigs and many more. There is also a restaurant and big playground there. Free entry with Nationalpark Card.

– Nationalpark museum in Mittersill

In this museum you learn about the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern, its wildlife, animals and get 360 grad panoramas. You will get a better understanding of the diversity of nature here in Austria. Free entry with Nationalpark Card.



What to do in Zell am see when it rains

Since we are in the mountains rain occurs every now and then, even in summer. Normally not for long periods in summer. Nevertheless, here are some good tips for rainy days in Zell am See and how to spend your holiday while it’s raining.

Tauern SPA

Tauern Spa is a really nice spa with indoor and outdoor thermal pools as well as a big sauna area. You can easily spend the whole day there with your family, without feeling bored. The mountain view from the pool is stunning. Imagine yourself in the pool and watch the beautiful mountain scenery. Quite impressive to be true. Don’t miss it on a rainy day!


Visit the historic town of Salzburg and enjoy a day full of history, culture and experience the typical austrian lifestyle. There is a famous fortress, the dome, excellent museums as well as famous “Getreidegasse”, the main shopping street in the historic city centre. Treat yourself with an typical austrian coffee house with applestrudel and coffee. Visit also Mozart’s birthplace or the famous Sacher hotel. Salzburg is about 1,5 hours drive from Zell am See. For a shopping day the biggest shopping centres are called “Europark” or “McArthur Designer Outlet Wals”.

Ice cave in Werfen

Did you know that the biggest ice cave which is open for public is only about an hours drive from Zell am See? It’s a fantastic experience, no matter what age. Be sure to take warm clothes with you since it’s really cold in the cave.

Are you interested in a holiday in Zell am See or it’s beautiful surrounding? We would be very happy to welcome you at our Hotel.

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