Austrian breaks: Zell am See accommodation
Zell am See, located in the region of Salzburg, Austria, is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty, original charm and picturesque scenery. Whatever time of the year you decide to travel, by staying in Zell am See holiday rentals, there are plenty of activities on offer to keep those of all ages entertained. Situated 100km east of Innsbruck, the town sits on the shores of Lake Zell amongst the Kitzbühel Alps. During the winter, make use of over 100km of pistes on Schmittehöhe Mountain, as well as the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. Enjoy the Fun-slope, tobogganing and even night skiing. Known as a “climatic spa” for its fresh air and crystal clear water, Zell am See is ideal for a rejuvenating break. The town also hosts an indoor swimming pool and ice rink. Zell am See is just 15 minutes from the town of Kaprun, to which the skiing area joins. Zell am See features over 100 restaurants as well as local inns, typical Austrian alpine chalets and pubs, with a lively après ski atmosphere. Stroll through the town's shopping promenades, traditional squares and weekly markets. During the festive season, take part in the areas traditions - Zell has Christmas markets, Christmas parades and Advent Tours to ensure everyone is in the festive spirit - not to mention plenty of Glühwein. If you are browsing for Christmas inspiration and accommodation in Austria, the most popular festive and charming markets in the country take place in cities like Linz and Salzburg – also the birthplace of Mozart.
Summer in the Kitzbühel Alps
Should you be staying in Zell am See holiday apartments during the summer, there are several hiking trails that start in the town. Due to its location, boat trips and swimming in the lake are very popular during the warmer months. In addition, pay a visit to the Sigmund-Thun-Klamm Gorge and the Krimmler Waterfalls – both incredible creations of nature. The Großglockner High Alpine Road is also a major attraction in the area and offers unmissable views. At over 2500m, the road is the highest surfaced pass in Austria, connecting Bruck with Heiligenblut. Enjoy the scenic drive or take advantage of the walking trails, exhibitions and nature trails that lie along the road. The wonderful benefit of visiting this region is that the unforgettable scenery and the oppurtunities to enjoy it are not affected by season - enjoy your Zell am See break at any time of the year.