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Excursion tips
for your holiday in Zell am See

Excursion tips for your holiday in Zell am See

Trips to the city or the countryside

Whether you prefer the countryside or the city: If you’re looking for alternatives to hiking during your summer holiday on the Schmittenhöhe, you’ve got plenty of options in the area! Find out more about the varied attractions that can be easily reached from Zell am See … 

Krimml Waterfalls

Did you know that there’s a true natural treasure only about an hour away from the Schmitten in Zell am See? The Krimml Waterfalls impress visitors with a vertical drop of 380 metres. That makes them the highest waterfalls in Europe and the fifth highest in the world! Discover the Krimml Waterfalls while on a hike along the Waterfall trail – it’s studded with numerous stunning viewpoints and photo locations. 

Under protection: Since 1983, the Krimml Waterfalls are part of the Hohe Tauern National Park– the first and biggest national park in Austria. The European Diploma for Nature Conservation from 1967 has been renewed in 2001. 


Talking about Hohe Tauern National Park: Don’t miss out on its heart, the Großglockner! With 3,798 metres in altitude, the so-called “black mountain” is Austria’s highest mountain – with the Großglockner High Alpine Road offering the highest scenic viewpoint. Are you ready for high-alpine nature at its best? 


Federal state capital, UNESCO city, Mozart city, Festival city: Salzburg has a lot to offer – and it’s always worth a visit! Take a leisurely walk through the Old Town and famous Getreidegasse or enjoy the view from above at Fortress Hohensalzburg. Kick back and relax in the gardens of Mirabell and Hellbrunn Palace. The “Haus der Natur” natural history museum or the Museum of Modern Art Salzburg are perfect for rainy days in the city. 


You must have heard of Hallstatt before – or, at least, have seen pictures of the steep mountain side its houses were built on. The picturesque village right at the shore of Lake Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut region is best known for this famous view. Drive along the shoreline of the lake, stroll through the alleys surrounding its market square and let this quaint little village enchant you! 

By the way: In 1997, Hallstatt was declared a UNESCO natural and cultural heritage site – as one of only 20 villages in the world!

Other attractions worth seeing 

Where else could the journey take you from the Schmitten in Zell am See? Other attractions in the area include: