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Zell am See Travel Guide: 112 reviews and 442 photos

Zell am See is the capital city of the Zell am See district in the Salzburger Land (the Austrian state of Salzburg).

Zell am See, which translated from German means "Zell by the lake," is one of the most picturesque towns in Austria. It's a beautiful mountain town, located on the western shore of lake Zeller See with Schmittenhohe Mountain as a backdrop. The town is surrounded by massive mountain giants, reaching heights of about 3000 meters above sea level.

I could see why it is a popular resort for summer and winter sports.

Zell am See was founded around 740 A.D., so I saw many medieval-era landmarks. In 1348, Zell Am See acquired the right of market town, but it took until 1875 for the town to really grow!.

Some of the film "BAND OF BROTHERS" was filmed here.

The most famous would be ...
THE TRAPP FAMILY, HOLIDAYING AT ZELL AM SEE IN THE "SOUND OF MUSIC."

Zell Am See was beautiful, even though it did rain.

We are now moving onto SANKT MARTIN BEI LOFER

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  • In a nutshell:Pretty town with plenty to see and do in Summer & Winter
  • Last visit to Zell am See: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated Jan 16, 2014
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2014 at 1:31 AM

    Zell Am See is a beaut town to wander around. The Pension was great, would return there for sure!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    How nice to be by the lake! Your pension looks pretty and there seem to be some interesting buildings here

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    Lovely village this is indeed :-)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    We used to go skiing in this area sometimes (years ago) but I don’t think I have ever had a proper look at the town itself.

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    So beautiful! I wouldn´t mind taking a walk in the old town.

  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    Hi Dee, Zell am See is a place I really would like to visit :-) Good to see that you made the most of it despite of the rain! The pension looks like a very good find!

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