Attractions in Salzburg. Excursion destinations in Zell am See. Holidays in the Salzburg region.
Impressive. Authentic. Austrian.
The mountain town of Zell am See impresses with its ideal location in the heart of the Pinzgau and is the ideal "base station" for experiences in the Salzburg region with its cultural and natural treasures. Discover the great excursion destinations in Zell am See as a guest at the 5*S Hotel Salzburgerhof in Austria. Some of the most beautiful attractions of the region can be found very close to our hotel.
Your top 5 destinations:
- Panorama & family mountain Schmittenhöhe
- Krimml Waterfalls
- Weißsee glacier world
- Grossglockner High Alpine Road
- City of Salzburg
Dams, gorges and waterfalls
The Krimml Waterfalls, with a fall height of 380 m, are not only the largest waterfalls in Europe, but are also ranked amongst the most impressive in the world and thus one of the most popular excursion destinations near Zell am See. A hiking path created by the Austrian Alpine Association takes around 350,000 visitors each year right up close to this display of nature in amongst the amazing scenery of the Upper Tauern National Park.
The crystal clear waters of the Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden reservoirs shimmer emerald green. You can walk across the dam at over 2,000 m above sea level, go inside the Mooser Sperre dam and discover an interactive world that tells you how electricity is generated from 160 m³. Nature lovers and families can enjoy a walk along the educational herb trail.
Sigmund Thun Gorge
The Kaprun Valley was covered by a glacier around 14,000 years ago that ate its way between the Maiskogel and the Bürgkogel. When the ice melted, it left behind an impressive gorge through which the wild water of the Kapruner Ache river still roars today. Wooden walkways and numerous bridges lead you along the narrow rock faces and, from May to September,, you can marvel at the sight of the roaring whirlpools and effervescent water fountains..
The Kitzloch Gorge, which was created by rain and meltwater, is a wonderfully spectacular display of nature at the edge of the Upper Tauern National Park. The idyllic bays and carved out rock faces enchant visitors from May through to October with their raw beauty. Walkways and tunnels dating back to the 16th century lead through the gorge. There is also an old hermitage, the Embach pilgrimage church of Maria Elend, and a unique stalactite cave to visit.
Mountains as far as the eyes can see
Weißsee Glacier World
The Uttendorf skiing & hiking paradise is focused on families, and up to 2 children under the age of 12 can discover the impressive natural environment of the more than 3,000 m high mountains of the Upper Tauern National Park for free when accompanied by their parents. The Weißsee Glacier World infrastructure is owned by the Holleis family. Guests of the 5* wellness, ski, golf & gourmet Hotel Salzburgerhof can therefore benefit from attractive special conditions (-20%) on the price of a trip in the glacier lift to the Rudolfshütte, our sister hotel at 2,315 m above sea level.
The Großglockner High Alpine Road
The famous Großglockner Hide Alpine Road is one of the most fascinating panoramic routes in Europe. The 48 km long road gives you a real feeling of being high up and close to the Pasterze glacier on the highest mountain in Austria. Motorbike riders, car drivers and cyclists can all appreciate this wonderful route that leads up to 2,571 m above sea level. Directly next to the historic toll station on the high alpine road in Fusch-Ferleiten is Ferleiten Animal Park, which is home to 200 alpine animals in an area of 15 hectares.
The city of Salzburg
Salzburg, a small world-famous city, boasts museums, theatres and open-air cultural treasures: romantic alleys, expansive squares and the UNESCO-listed Old Town. The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart can still be found today in the Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Festival is an internationally recognised cultural highlight, and numerous sights in Salzburg attract guests from all around the world. A destination that can be reached from Zell am See in less than one and a half hours by car.
Secure your holiday in Austria by the lake now in the 5* Wellness, Ski, Golf, & Gourmet Hotel Salzburgerhof by calling +43 6542 765 or send an online enquiry.