Zell am See Guide
Zell am See is a picturesque Alpine village located in Austria near Salzburg. Zell am See is not only the name of the city, but the Entire area. The population is close to 10 thousand. The city expands on only 55 square kilometers. Near the city Zell am See extends a lake called Zeller am See, which is popular with tourists mostly in the summer months.
Accommodation in Zell am See
In this popular destination, we can arrange for you accommodation from five star hotels, through the popular apartments, guest houses to convenient hostels. The largest amount of offered accommodation is in the form of apartments, which are the favourite for families, larger groups, or simply for those who like a homely atmosphere and its tranquility. Hotels in the category of 4 * are very comfortable with a high standard of service. Most of them have a wellness center with saunas, jacuzzis and pools. Prices range from 100 EUR to 200 EUR depending on the date of stay. Popular and sought after are locations that offer clients the vicinity of Lake Zell, views of the Schmittenhöhe Mountain or the availability of ski buses leading to the nearby resorts of Kaprun and Saalbach. Among the most popular accommodation in the city are Appartement Living Schönwies, Zell City Exclusive Lodges by All in One Appartments, Seevilla Freiberg, Latini Hotel, Boutique Hotel Steinerwirt 1493, Andrea Pension or Edelweiss am See.
History of Zell am See
The area encompassing the city itself and the nearby surrounding areas was inhabited as early as the Bronze Age. In 1357 Zell am See was promoted to a city. Since 1526, peasant revolutions were taking place here. The riots lasted during a number of following centuries. The year 1731 was a period of the Counter-Reformation, which meant the harsh persecution of protestants. The town had not began to develop until the arrival of the first railroad which was built here in the year 1875.
Transportation to Zell am See
Near lake Zeller am See there is a small, but popular airport, intended mainly for gliders and small sports aircraft. In Salzburg is a train station with direct trains to Zell am See. The train journey takes an hour and a half. The best way to move around the city is by car but it is necessary to count with parking fees. Free parking is available just in time from 18 pm to 6 am in the morning or at parking meters for max. 30 minutes.
Activities in Zell am See
Zell am See is very popular and one of Austria's most famous areas. It offers all visitors year-round enjoyment. In the warm months, you can try out a wide variety of more or less challenging paths. You can try rock climbing, paragliding, golf or swimming. Zell am See is also an attraction for all lovers of winter sports, skiing especially. Near the Zell am See resorts like Kaprun and Saalbach offer high quality and groomed slopes.
Sights Zell am See
During summer, festivals and shows are held on Wednesdays. They feature great artists, musicians and singers. Of course, there are also numbers of stalls with traditional Austrian dishes such as sausages (Würstl), Viennese veal chops (Wiener Schnitzel), bun with chopped (Leberkäse) or steamed dumplings stuffed with poppy (Germknödl mit Möhn). From June to mid-September every Thursday and Sunday a Magic Lake Show (Zeller Seezauber) takes place, where music shows play in conjunction with light effects. One of the monuments that is definitely worth mentioning, is the castle Rosenberg, which is the house of the mayor today. In the years 1894 - 1896 the Grandhotel Zell am See was built. It is also counted as one of the jewels of the city.
Famous personalities Zell am See
The famous natives of Zell am See include painter Georg Rendl, anchorman Brusatti Otto, director Titus Leber, a hockey player Thomas Pfeffer or a footballer Christoph Schösswendter. The personalities that are associated with the city include Mr. Ferry Porsche, the founder of the famous car manufacturer or Austrian musician Niki Wuchinger.