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Zell am See

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Inhabitants: 10.000

Zell am See is a spa town in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria. It is the administrative center of the Zell am See district (Bezirk), also known as Pinzgau. Zell am See is located at on the Lake Zeller See. In the south western part of the lake there is an airfield which is very popular by sport and glider pilots from Austria and abroad.

Zell am See is divided in following districts: Bruckberg, Erlberg, Schmitten, Thumersbach, and the center of Zell am See

Zell am See has a tourism alliance with the town of Kaprun named "Europa-Sportregion Zell am See-Kaprun", which can offer more than 13.500 beds. By more than two millions overnights stays Zell am See and Kaprun are one of the most important tourism centres in Austria.

Zell am See was populated already at the times of the Romans. In 740 AD, by order of the Archbishop Johannes (John) of Salzburg, monks founded the village "Cella in Bisonzio". Zell am See belongs to the eldet bayuvarian settlements of the Pinzgau. It received the rights of a market town in 1357, and its city rights on January 24, 1928.

zell am see church

The "St. Hippolyt parish church" of Roman construction with Gothic extensions, probably dating from the 11th century. The high alter and side alter, as well as the tricoloured window, date from the neo Gothic period (around 1900). The church contains a series of ancient, red marble fashioned tombstones originating from the year 1371. The tower was built in 1309. Next to the church: Cafe Konditorei  Mosshammer, Stadtplatz 4, 5700 Zell am See

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The pedestrian precinct of Zell am See.

zell am see lake zeller see

The frozen over Lake Zeller See, which is located right next to the town. In the background the mountains group "Steinernes Meer" with the peaks: Selbhorn (2642 m), Schönfeldspitze (2653 m), and Breithorn (2504 m) and the Mount Hochkönig (2941 m).

zell am see lake zeller see

Another view of the over frozen Lake Zeller See with the village Thumersbach on the other side of the shore. In former time the "ice cutting industry", which was cutting ice out of the frozen Lake Zeller See,  was a very important income source of the town.

Accommodation Hotels:Romantik Hotel "Der Metzgerwirt"Sebastian-Hörl-Str. 11A-5700 Zell am Seezell am see metzgerwirt

The restaurant Metzgerwirt is existing since more than 500 years. The romantic hotel of the Metzgerwirt has four stars and is situated directly near the town centre, the Cable car and the  lake. Relaxation quite different in the new Welnessarena. Beautiful colours, pleasant smells, warm light and water. Prices from 59 to 135 EUR a night.

Hotel Gasthof Grüner BaumFamilie Halbmayr-SchultesSeegasse 1A-5700 Zell am Seezell am see hotel gasthof grüner baum

The hotel is located centrally in the pedestrian area and has its own underground parking and p arking lots directly in front of the house. The lake and the cable cars can be reached easily in few minutes. All rooms are cosily furnished and equipped with all comforts. In the dinig hall style is connected with culinary refinement.

Hotel Salzburger HofAuerspergstrasse 115700 Zell am Seehotel salzburger hof zell am see

Superior wellness facilities and elegant accomodation offers the Hotel Salzburgerhof in Zell am See. Stylish garden suites with own steam room, sauna and open fire - as beautiful as a luxurious private house. Prices from 125,00 to 400,00 EUR a night. hotel salzburger hof zell am seeThe Auerspergstrasse in Zell am See to the Hotel Salzburger Hof.

Hotel Pension VictoriaBrucker Bundesstrasse 125700 Zell am Seehotel pension victoria zell am see

The Hotel Victoria is situated on the main road of Zell am See  (Brucker Bundesstrasse).  There is also the Pub Resi Bar, which is on the ground floor of the Hotel Victoria.

Hotel EdelweissLoferer Bundesstrasse 305700 Zell am Seehotel edelweiss

The Hotel Edelweiss offers family friendly apartments for 2-8 persons in the centre of Zell am See, right next to the main road. 100m to the lake. 5 min. distance walking distance to the cable car. Comfortable lounge area with open fireplace. Fitness rooms, children's play room and Sauna/solarium free of charge, internet access. Some apartments with views to the lake and mountains. Prices from 62,00 to 164,00 per night inclusive 49 EUR final cleaning of the room.

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