Zell Am See holidays
Its name translates as “cell by the lake,” but Zell Am See holidays certainly won’t make visitors feel imprisoned, with the freedom of the Schmittenhöhe, Hohe Tauern National Park and Lake Zell in close proximity. Add to this the attractions of the mediaeval town centre, and it is easy to see why so many people book Zell Am See lakes holidays with us at the Co-operative Travel.
On a scenic lake flanked by forested mountains, Zell Am See offers something for everyone, whether it’s an activity-packed adventure scaling the perilous Rettenwand rock face, or relaxing excursions to Salzburg and the Krimml falls. The skyline is dominated by the spire of St Hippolyte, a magnificent Romanesque church that includes some of the oldest architectural features in the region, while the town centre offers a lively traffic-free mix of cafes, bars and restaurants.
In close proximity to the Salzach and Saalach rivers, Zell Am See is popular with water-sports enthusiasts too. The less adventurous can enjoy the town’s swimming beaches and boat excursions, while extreme sports enthusiasts can head for the rapids and water-slides on a multi-activity white-water rafting and canyoning holiday.
Overlooked by the peak of the Schmittenhöhe, Zell Am See is a haven for walkers, with wooded paths, lakeland meadows, high alpine trails and a good cable-car network to get you there. Enjoy the ‘View of 200 Peaks’ from the Schmittenhöhe summit, or take a one euro bus ride to nearby Kaprun for free guided hikes and summer skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. The Hohe Tauern National Park and Grossglockner Mountain offer a choice of gentle or challenging biking and hiking trails, while those wanting to take the vertical approach can learn the ropes of mountaineering at Rettenwand or Gletscherseeplatte.
From paragliding to golf lessons, a lakes holiday at Zell am Zee offers endless variety. Whether shooting down the Grossglockner on a mountain-bike, or taking an effortless valley ramble on a motorised Segway, we at the Co-operative Travel promise an unforgettable experience.