Zell am See Kaprun the resort in the heart of Austria
Glacier, mountains and lake - the year-round destination Zell am See-Kaprun combines the entire range of the Alps. In the unique
Natural paradise on the edge of the National Park Hohe Tauern find athletes, active vacationers, families and those seeking relaxation in summer and winter varied experiences. These include the World Summit 3.000 on Kitzsteinhorn, the only glacier ski area in Salzburg, the family area Maiskogel and the local mountain Schmittenhöhe near the crystal-clear Lake Zell. Tradition and authenticity are reflected in the events and culinary specialties of the region. Unwind, at the newly opened wellness oasis TAUERN SPA and in many other luxury hotels in Zell am See-Kaprun.
As multifaceted as the leisure opportunities is also the range of holiday lodgings. From simple to -gemütlich extremely comfortable - the pensions, apartments and hotels each claim justice.
Small and large art - loud and soft sounds: summer concerts, exhibitions, fireworks, lake festivals, musical festivals, mountain festivals, gallery on the slopes, dogsled races, ice hockey - we offer a full program of events for all tastes. Ultimate holiday experience! Zell am See.
It is the most important holiday regions in Austria - and, moreover, one of the most family-friendly Europe: Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the top addresses among international recreation destinations. Since 1966, the two communities together one of the most important tourist centers in Austria. Guests from all over the world flock here each year: the heart of Pinzgau.
Zell am See is likely to have already exhibited a settlement in the Roman period. To 740 n. Chr. Monks archbishop of Salzburg Johannes founded the village "Cella in Bisonzio". Zell am See is one of the oldest Bavarian settlements in the Pinzgau. The central location on the meaningful in the Middle Ages Saumroute on Higher Tour (today Großglocknerstraße) caused a big boom of the settlement. Already 1357 cell was charged at the lake to the market. The Zeller acted as pack animals, supplying the south with salt and returned from the Friulian wine.
The most important turning point in the recent history and the beginning of the upswing of Zell am See to the tourist center meant the opening of Giselabahn on 3. July 1875. The creation of the railway line proposed for Zell am See now the birth of tourism - emerged the first major hotels. On 24. January 1928 of market pulp was finally collected by the lake to the city and opened at the same time the cable car to the Schmittenhöhe in a ceremony. The construction of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road also had a substantial impact on the further positive development of the city. Was it about 1950 180.000 overnight stays per year, so the cell has become the overnight millionaire on the lake.
138 slopes and a unique offer of activities away from the trails characterize the region's interesting. The local mountains, Kitzsteinhorn and Schmittenhöhe are ideal for descending in deep snow. Start early as October, skiers and snowboarders in the white season. In the valley, everything is set to enjoy holiday - for example, cross-country skiing, tobogganing or winter hiking.
Today, Zell am See-Kaprun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Here also the two neighboring communities have even started small: Zell am See made itself as the market a name, Kaprun was early 20. Century known as a mountain guide village. Since then, the region continues to evolve. Not least the many different events from sports to music attract more and more guests.