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This town, which is situated on the shore of the beautiful Zeller See, is a fully service-oriented resort that is a part of ESR. Ski fans from over Europe try to visit this amazing resort. Summer is especially popular due to unique conditions - there is no other resort in Europe that allows both enjoying a swim in the Zeller Lake and skiing. In addition to this the resort attracts mountain nature fans because the shores of the lake and its surroundings are extremely picturesque. To the service of absolutely all guests of the resort are beautiful and high quality ski trails, modern infrastructure for water activities and various mountain rest including bicycles and other equipment.
Zell am Zee continues to be one of the most recognizable and popular Austrian resorts. It is the perfect place for those who can’t imagine any single day without active entertainment. … Open
This town provides its visitors with numerous opportunities and invites people to see something new. The main sights of this place include St. Hippolytus (Catholic) church, Evangelic Kirche, and the local town hall with an amazing art gallery. Museum of National History exhibits the items that depict the history of the town starting from ancient times. Lovers of antiques will be surely interested in visiting Prilau Fortress. Your walk along the medieval streets will bring a true pleasure. Don’t forget to visit Krimmel Waterfalls (the largest ones in the Old World) that can be reached by an old narrow-gauge, which wagons feature beautiful looks of this place.
Despite the specificity of the resort, it attracts travelers not only in winter, but also in summer. They come here to relax on the well-equipped beaches on the lake shores. This lake is quite deep, so travelers are offered to take part in entertainments that aren’t typical for such reservoirs, for example, to dive. There are old sunken ships lying at the lake bottom. When diving, you can admire fish and other underwater dwellers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The popular Austrian resort will surprise its guests with a variety of dining places; in Zell am See you can choose a restaurant for every taste. A Bit of Irish is a typical restaurant in … Open
At the resort, there is a very interesting History Museum. Most of its exhibits date back to the period when the city was founded. Its visitors have an opportunity to see archaeological artifacts found by researchers in this area and evaluate the collection of important historical documents and the first city pictures. Most of the museum exhibits are real pieces of art. It will be very interesting for admirers of paintings to visit the art gallery. It houses unique works of William Cowley, Günter Brus, Terry Winters and other Austrian painters.
In the city surroundings, there is an interesting nature attraction, the Werfen Ice Caves. You can visit them only at certain times of the year. Travelers usually come here as a part of sightseeing tours to the old Hohenwerfen Castle. It is located not so far. The castle was built in the Middle Ages and protected nearby cities and towns.
Zell am Zee continues to be one of the most recognizable and popular Austrian resorts. It is the perfect place for those who can’t imagine any single day without active entertainment. … Open
Besides its attractions, the resort is distinguished by a wide choice of entertainments. You can have a good time here at any time of the year. In summer, tourists can choose from many hiking and riding tours. They can also visit the local riding school. In the vicinity of the resort, there are several prestige golf clubs, tennis courts and other playgrounds.
Zell am See In winter, besides skiing, the resort guests can diverse their leisure with many other entertainments. They can sledge on the lake, walk along snowy forests and take part in winter festivals. It is important to note that the popular resort primarily welcomes children. For them, there are a lot of entertainment venues and special ski schools.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Zell am See
♥   Castle 'Castle Saalhof' , 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Weyer' Bramberg, 35.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Hohenwerfen' Werfen, 35.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Hieburg' Neukirchen am Großvenediger, 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Friedburg' Neukirchen am Großvenediger, 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Zell am See
♥   Nature Park 'Naturpark Weißbach' , 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hohe Tauern' , 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Berchtesgaden' , 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Untersberg' , 45.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Naturpark Riedingtal' , 51.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Zell am See from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Dachstein Sky Walk

From the series “Elegant architectural structures for fans of skywalks”
The length of the bridge on the Dachstein glacier is 100 meters. Entrance to the attraction is completely free for children, and adults have to pay about 3 euros for a ticket. During warmer months, a special entertainment option is available for tourists. They can go down the stairs to a special observation deck with a floor and railings made of durable glass. This observation deck was fitted over a precipice. Even visitors with nerves of steel will have a lot of impressions from a walk. This observation deck is usually open in July and is available before the cold starts. … Read further

Salzburg Cube

From the series “Most curious artifacts of extraterrestrial origin”
The version on his extraterrestrial origin was first explained in 1919 by Charles Fort, the wealthy collector of unusual items. A few decades ago the mysterious meteorite of the Frederick's sons was given to the Heimathaus Museum, which is located in the Austrian town of Vöcklabruck. The copy of the meteorite is presented at the Linz Museum Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseen. There is a guess that the real Salzburger parallelepiped was lost in 1910 and the exhibits presented in the modern museums are the counterfeits. … Read further
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