Most restaurants in Zell am See serve a range of international cuisines under one roof. Coffee houses are also very popular as they’re cosy and perfect for a quick break. The restaurants and cafés are spread out across the resort - you’ll find a good few between Salzmannstrasse and Loferer Strasse.
On the Dreifaltigkeitsgasse is Steinerwirt, a traditional restaurant serving Austrian food. The beautifully presented food, wine cellar and sophisticated setting make this a popular stop for hungry locals and tourists alike.
Nearing the lakefront is the infamous Villa Crazy Daisy. It always gets busy, and that’s probably because it’s known for its range of international dishes, as well as its friendly and attentive staff. And there's live music to relax to in the evenings.
Back towards town is the reasonably priced Traube Brasserie. The variety of exotic dishes, from Asian to American, means that people return again and again to experience something different each time – and they're never disappointed. The high demand does mean though that booking is a must.
Wander around authentic cobbled streets in the charming, traffic-free medieval town centre or walk down to the waterfront for calming views of the lake.
You can cross the lake from Zell to Thummersbach on a boat which runs every half an hour between 9.30am and 6pm. Or, if you want to explore the area further, you can catch a round-trip boat that stops off at 6 locations around the lake. This boat runs once an hour between 10am and 5pm.
The train station is situated on the Bahnhofplatz 1 near the lake. From here you can journey to Kitzbühel in just under an hour and Salzburg in 1 hour and 40 minutes. These trains run once or twice every hour, so don’t worry if you miss one.
From the 2 main bus stops at the railway station and the Postplatz terminal, you can jump on a bus to the nearby town of Kaprun in 20 minutes or Saalbach in 30 minutes. Buses are very efficient with some departing two or three times every hour.
The CityXpress Gondola, the Schmittenhöhebahn Gondola and the Sonnenalm Gondola are just a few of the lifts that run throughout the summer. Most are open between June and September and run between the hours of 9am and 5pm. If the cable cars aren't operating, the resort offers buses from neighbouring Kaprun up to the Maiskogel instead.
Entrances and tolls
| ||Children ||Adults |
|Hochkönig - half day ||€14 ||€26 |
|Salzburg ||€18 ||€34 |
|Grossglockner ||€23 ||€35 |
|Krimml waterfalls - half day ||€14 ||€26 |
|Berchtesgaden ||€17 ||€32 |
: Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally. Kids and Infant price:
Reduced prices are available for children up to 12 years inclusive. Infants who do not require a seat go free. Limited mobility and wheelchair users
: Krimml Waterfalls includes quite a few steps and steep sections that may not be suitable if you have limited mobility or are a wheelchair user.
Zell am See-Kaprun Summer Card
This all-inclusive card lets you relax and enjoy the sights and attractions of this beautiful area of Austria. The local bus links Zell am See and Kaprun for only €1 per journey so you can take advantage of the great offers in both resorts.
· Unlimited use of the Schmittenhöhe cable car
· Lake boat trip on Lake Zell (once weekly)
· Unlimited lake crossings
· Unlimited entry to lakeside bathing beaches
· Unlimited entry to Zell am See indoor pool
· Unlimited use of the Kaprun Gletscher gondola (to Alpincentre)
· Trip on the Gipfelwelt 3000 (once weekly)
· Unlimited entry to Kaprun Alpine Reservoirs
· Unlimited entry to the Vogtturm Town Museum
· Unlimited entry to the Siegmund Thun, Vorderkaser and Seisenberg gorges
· Unlimited entry to the Mittersill National Park centre
Available for guests staying in Hotel Lebzelter, Hotel Romantik, Hotel Berner, Hotel Daxer, Hotel Berner, Hotel Alpine Resort and Hotel Fischerwirt.
We're here to give you our support and expertise before, during and after your holiday – it's what we do. This service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the rep's contact number before you leave, so they're only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our reps at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
Our reps will meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. They'll also be available in resort to invite you on an informative welcome meeting or walkabout. If you need anything during your holiday, just check your info pack or the app to find them in resort for a chat.
Austria is a stunning location in which to set your summer wedding. On the shores of Lake Zell, with glorious views across the shimmering water onto the peaks of the spectacular Hohe Tauern, Zell am See is a perfect location for a summer wedding. Take a look at our weddings page
to read more about our weddings packages and download our weddings guide, or give us a call and we'll help make your day flawless from start to finish.