[Translate to English:] Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See

[Translate to English:] Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See

Vacation in Pinzgau –
a special experience

365 days - the year is long and offers many possibilities for sporty and active experiences during leisure time or on a holiday.

Nestled between the gentle green slopes of the Pinzgauer Grasberge, the turquoise waters of Lake Zell, and the glistening white of the glacier on the Kitzsteinhorn, the small mountain town of Zell am See fascinates with its picturesque location. Urban flair invites you to stroll through the lively alleys, and numerous cosy cafés and restaurants lure with local specialties and international cuisine.

Summer paradise in Zell am See

In summer, when water sports enthusiasts enjoy the clean waters of the Lake Zell, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing or swimming, ice skaters can be found on the thick ice cover in the cold winter months. A walk around the lake or on the local promenades provides scenic enjoyment in both summer and winter!

Hikers and mountain climbers can be enchanted by the perfectly signposted trails over lush green pastures and challenging climbs in all levels of difficulty. Rustic alpine huts reward all mountaineers with tasty regional delicacies. The grand view of the glistening Lake Zell and the snow-covered Hohe Tauern summits provide the breathtaking backdrop for every tour.


Skiing and winter sports region at Zell am See-Kaprun

The winter presents itself at the skiing and snowboarding paradise of Zell am See in a fabulous manner with a lot of snow and sunshine. From your holiday home, the Eder Park Hotel at the centre of Zell am See, you quickly reach the surrounding mountains, where a total of 138 slopes, snow parks and more than 200 km cross-country skiing trails are available for unlimited winter sports pleasure. Rental of skis and ski buses provide for the comfort all time around, and in the ski huts and après-ski is at any case, a Bavarian jamboree hut is advised.

Excursion destinations in the province of Salzburg

The resort of Zell am See is an ideal starting point for many excursions. Discover ancient castles, enchanting gorges, medieval villages and much more either as a pair or jointly with your children during your holiday in Austria.

Attractions & excursion destinations in the surrounding area

Kaprun castle

Distance 7.5 km
- Great old military fortress from the 12th Century
- Medieval castle festival with more than 400 participants and cultural events.

Grossglockner High Alpine Road

Distance Fusch 12.9 km
The adventurous journey begins in Fusch up into the world of high mountains of Grossglockner. At 2,369 m above sea level, you reach the Franz-Josef heights with spectacular views of the Grossglockner, Pasterze and Johannesberg. Interesting visitor centre, particularly suitable for children.

Kitzlochklamm in Rauriser Valley

Distance Taxenbach 17.6 km
In Taxenbach, at the entrance to the Rauriser valley, you start your hike through the mystical Kitzlochklamm, that was formed by the Rauriser river. Stalactite caves, hermitage.

Liechtensteinklamm St. Johann

Distance 40.2 km
The deepest gorge of the Austrian Alps beckons with wild water tunnel passageways and galleries. On a narrow path and stairs and bridges, it leads through the gorge to the waterfall. Sometimes the sky over their heads seems to be only a narrow blue stripe! Spectacular excursion program, including children.

Fortress of Hohenwerfen

Distance 53.7 km
Ancient fortress from the 11th Century with a raptor show worth seeing. Beautiful mountain views, children's tours. In the summer castle festivals, tours and mediaeval evening meals.

Giant Ice World Werfen

Distance 56 km
Discover the largest ice cave in the world! With the funicular goes up there and then with a guide through the hidden fairy-tale world of ice. For children over 5 years. Please pay attention to your steps.

Krimmler Waterfalls

Distance 53.6 km
The fifth highest waterfalls of the earth and the highest in Europe. Hiking along the waterfalls. Water wonder world: Interactive water world, especially for children, at the foot of the waterfalls.

Gasteiner Valley

Distance Bad Hofgastein 40 km
Beautiful hiking area, fantastic alternative program: the heat of the rock and the Alpine spa experience with children's worlds, slides and a separate recreation and resting areas for adults. Bad Gastein: remarkable architecture and unique location of the place along the banks of the Gasteiner river.

Cultural City of Salzburg

Distance 97 km
Salzburg's old town is a "must" in your holiday in Austria. Churches, monasteries and the Fortress of Hohensalzburg dominate the cityscape. Premium cultural offer: museums, concerts, theatre and cabaret. Tip: Hellbrunn Palace with water games and the zoo.