Crystal clear, pure enough to drink, and the focal point of the region. Zeller See. All around and on the lake, you find everything that’s part of that special “summer feeling”. Splashing about in the water at swimming beaches. A gentle wind tickling your nose as you go sailing or surfing. Stand-up paddling, or cruising across the lake aboard ship. And always with the opportunity to enjoy a delicious ice cream whenever the mood takes you.
Aside from numerous swimming areas, you can also try your luck at angling. Whitefish, pike, perch, Arctic char, pikeperch and lake trout can all be fished out of the Zeller See from April to November.
On the trail of water
Water: An element that has great significance for Zell am See. In the form of glacial ice in the Hohe Tauern range. As snow on the Kitzsteinhorn and in the ski areas. As water flowing through canyons, gorges and ravines. Glistening wonderfully. Thunderous. Rushing. Follow the trail of water. You will be astonished by its power as it surges through Sigmund Thun Gorge in Kaprun. And experience one of the most breathtaking excursion destinations in the entire Alpine region, Krimml Waterfalls, plunging 385 meters, making it the tallest in Austria. Experience water up-close-and-personal during a canyoning or rafting tour on the River Salzach or Saalach. Especially if you are a bit of a daredevil. Water is an elixir of life. Which is one reason why, here at the AlpineResort, we place such great store in living and working sustainably, with the help of our own Johann Quelle spring.