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Welcome to Zell am See

Zell am See

Zell am See is one of the most popular Alpine resort towns in Austria. Founded by monks in the 8th century, the town is set on the picturesque Lake Zell amongst a backdrop of Alpine mountain peaks. Popular in both winter and summer, this fashionable resort has interesting buildings and museums, as well as a number of shops, restaurants, and bars.

Zell am See is a trendy ski resort, with glacier and year-round skiing available on the Kitzsteinhorn. In the summer, activities like mountain climbing, golfing, tennis, horseback riding, mountain biking, boating and other outdoor pursuits are in order. The resort is family-friendly, with a number of kid-friendly venues and activities.

Information & Facts

The official language in Austria is German.

The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change available in all towns, but it may be easier to use the ATMs. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but exchange offices at airports and major city rail terminals are open seven days a week. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted though some small hotels and restaurants may only accept cash. Travellers cheques are also accepted.

Local time in Austria is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

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