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Explore Zell am See from holiday lettings

A relaxing or adventure-filled holiday awaits you from holiday lettings in Zell am See. Located in the Austrian Alps, Zell am See provides winter skiing down its main mountain, and also skiing down a local glacier which is open more months out of the year depending on snowfall. As Zell am See is also on the banks of Lake Zell, you’ll find a host of water activities to enjoy. Whether you visit for the winter sports, water fun, historic feel or exquisite cuisine, Zell am See has something for families, couples and solo travellers alike.


Heritage sites to explore near Zell am See holiday homes

Tracing its history to the Roman era and later months of the 8th century, Zell am See has a prolific background to discover near holiday homes. Development of Zell am See rapidly accelerated once the railway came through the region in 1875, and the historic railway station is a popular site. Additionally, one of the oldest buildings claimed in Zell am See is St. Hippolyte Church, with an ornate parapet that dates back to the early 16th century and the Baroque style stone adornments that date back to the 17th century.


Activities and attractions in and around Zell am See

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Zell am See has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zell am See Leisure Centre (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Schmittenhoehe Ski Resort (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Schmittenhoehe Cable Car (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Areit Cable Car (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Zell am See-Kaprun Golf Club (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Schaufelberg Panorama Cable Car (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Zell am See

Travellers enjoy Zell am See for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in January, November, December or February, when snowfall averages 8.93 inches and temperatures average -3°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Zell am See

Travellers enjoy Zell am See for its lakeside setting and mountain views. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Zell am See. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zeller See Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Lake Zell (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Sigmund-Thun Gorge (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Ritzen Lake (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Kaprun Alpine Reservoirs (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Kitzloch Gorge (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Zell am See

The nearest airport is in Salzburg (SZG-W.A. Mozart), located 33.6 mi (54.1 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Zell am See Station.

How to get around

Transport to and around Zell am See holiday cottages

As Zell am See is so frequently visited, you’ll find there are many means of transport to get to and around your Zell am See holiday rental. For international travellers flying into Innsbruck Airport or Salzburg Airport, you can hop on a train to arrive directly in the heart of Zell am See. A taxi is also a great option from one of the main airports, or one of the private transport companies. A car hire is not recommended because of the scarcity and expense of parking spaces in Zell am See. Within the town limits of Zell am See, skiers are allowed bus access for free. Taxis are a common transport service if going a short distance across Zell am See.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine of Zell am See near holiday lettings

With traditional Austrian and international flavour to delight your senses, Zell am See has fantastic cuisine near holiday lettings. The traditional duck and cabbage captures the taste buds of the regulars in Zell am See. No visit to Austria would be complete without trying the wiener schnitzel. Additionally, almost every authentic Austrian restaurant in Zell am See serves Pinzgauer Kasnocken, a cheesy pasta dish served with roasted onions. The range of international cuisine touches many favourites from Italian to Irish to Vietnamese.

Essential info

Key facts for a holiday rental stay in Zell am See

Before you visit Zell am See You want to be assured of key information to maximise your holiday home enjoyment. As most Zell am See visitors come to hit the slopes each winter, there is complete ski-run coverage of artificial snow makers to guarantee snowy runs all season. For summer activities, there are boat hires and schools to learn surfing or sailing. The weather is pleasant for winter and summer activities, with an average of 0°C in the winter and the high teens in summer. Summer does see more precipitation, so you may want to bring an umbrella or raincoat. The official language in Austria is German, with most shopkeepers and restaurateurs speaking English quite well. If rescue or emergency services are necessary, the phone numbers are 140 for mountain rescue and 112 for emergency medical services. There is a major hospital five minutes from Zell am See’s downtown.

How many holiday rentals are available around Zell am See?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,140 holiday lettings around Zell am See. From 101 chalets to 69 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Zell am See? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Zell am See. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Zeller See Beach: 2,950 holiday lettings
  • Zell am See-Kaprun Golf Club: 2,971 holiday lettings
  • Schmittenhoehe Mountain: 2,956 holiday lettings
  • Hirschkogel-Express Ski Lift: 2,885 holiday lettings
  • Sonnkogel Ski Lift: 2,766 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Zell am See listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Zell am See?

Yes, of course. offers 101 Chalets in Zell am See. Our other popular types of Zell am See holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 69 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,550 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 153 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Zell am See?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 348 holiday homes with pool available in Zell am See. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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