Zell am See - a visit to the foothills of the Alps

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Zell am See and Kaprun, two renowned resorts, are at the heart of Salzburg's unique holiday region. It is worth starting your visit to this picturesque land from the road that winds like a serpentine along the mountain slopes covered with eternal snow and leads to the edge of the glacier. In the beautiful valley of Lake Zeller See, at the foot of the mountains, lies the charming town of Zell am See.

The Tyrolean region, including the resort of Zell am See, is one of Europe's most famous ski attractions. Every enthusiast of this sport will find ideal conditions for skiing on the slopes, and visitors are also waiting beautiful views and many tourist attractions. The town of Zell am See has been a health resort since 1961 . It is worth visiting them not only in winter, when we want to go crazy on the slope, but also in summer, when we are looking for other attractions.

Lake with mountains in the background

With its unique landscapes, mountains and the Zeller See lake, the resort of Zell am See is a popular destination for tourists and active vacationers. In the summer season, fans of swimming, diving, windsurfing and sailing can enjoy the charm of the clean and warm water of the swimming pool. On the other hand, lovers of walks, bicycles and Nordic walking can choose from the picturesque mountain hiking trails.


The ski season in the region runs from fall to early spring. However, in winter, in addition to skiing on the slopes, we can also skate on an ice-bound lake, watch a hockey match or a dog sled race.

Zell am See is also a golfers paradise . Amateurs of this sport will find the largest golf course in the Austrian Alps (up to 36 holes!). The biggest attractions of the region also include the modern Thermal Center located in the Hohe Tauern National Park. In the resort, you can use the swimming pools, sauna and massages, while enjoying the beautiful mountain landscapes.

The historic landmark of the town of Zell am See is the Rosenberg Castle (Schloß Rosenberg), which was built in a typical southern Bavarian style, i.e. in the form of a square with four corner towers and one round tower. Currently, the castle houses the town hall, gallery and library. When visiting Zell am See, it is also worth visiting the oldest, about 1000-year-old building - the Kastner tower (Kasnterturm), which houses the museum.

Tyrolean delicacies

Austrian cuisine is not a light one - it is full of meat dishes interspersed with various variations of dumplings. One of the typical Tyrolean delicacies is Gröstl , a pan full of fried potatoes combined with meat and fried egg. Mulled wine is most often served with such a dish. Tyrolean dumplings may differ additions depending on the region in which we will taste them, but we can always sense the taste of bacon or homemade cold cuts in them.

The Tyrolean snack board most often includes traditional homemade bread, regional cold cuts, butter, cheese, bacon and bacon. For dessert, try Germknödel , i.e. yeast dumplings with plum mousse, sprinkled with vanilla sauce or melted butter with poppy seeds.

Camping Panorama Zell am See

The resort of Zell am See is situated in an extremely picturesque setting. In order to fully enjoy its charms and be close to nature, it is worth taking advantage of the attractions offered by Camping Panorama Zell am See , which is located at an altitude of 756 m above sea level. The camp is located in a nature reserve near the southern shore of Lake Zeller See .


On the premises of the center you will find a playground for children, a mini zoo, a table tennis area, bicycle rental and a running track.Near the campsite, there is a water slide, an outdoor and indoor swimming pool (also a paddling pool for children from 1 to 3 years old), sauna, golf, mini golf and a volleyball court. The resort is located from the ski lift, the diving base and the horse riding area distance 2.5 km.

Camping Panorama is a great place for fans of cycling, summer and winter walks, and especially for lovers of downhill and cross-country skiing (in winter, the free ski bus to the Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhoehe and Maiskogel ski runs stops in front of the resort).

The campsite has been equipped with modern sanitary facilities, and tourists have at their disposal a campsite and comfortable, spacious holiday homes. On the premises of Camping Panorama Zell am See we have access to free Wi-Fi and to cable TV . The grounds of the campsite are grassy, but there are also wide paths and well-lit sidewalks.

To taste the Tyrolean delicacies, we have to leave the campsite. The nearest bar can be found 0.5 km outside the resort, and the restaurant - about 1.2 km, while bread can be bought directly on the campsite. Camping Panorama Zell am See is pet-friendly - about half a kilometer from the center you will find a paddock and a bathing area for dogs.

The campsite is open all year round and ACSI Camping Card holders can enjoy attractive discounts.

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Piotr Strugała
Piotr Strugała

Italy, Croatia, Spain ... are the countries I would like to come back to every summer. I like to discover new places, whether it is a bustling capital city or a quiet town on a mountain slope.

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