Summer Holiday at Lake Zell

Surrounded by the imposing mountains, Lake Zell enjoys a sense of natural tranquility between the massive mountains over 3,000 meters. With its rich blueness and crystal-clear water with drinking water quality, it is a unique source of energy in the middle of the mountain town of Zell am See.

Exclusive natural gem

Water is life and Zell am See is alive! The water in the four and a half square kilometre Lake Zell is good enough to drink and offers all kinds of bathing fun – all against a picturesque alpine backdrop. You can swim, dive and catch fish in the turquoise coloured lake glistening in the sunshine! The lake also plays host to sailors, windsurfers, boats, ducks, swans, and people relaxing on their air mattresses.

In alpine tranquillity

Water sports on Lake Zell

Countless sporting activities abound both on and around the royal blue lake. Try your hand at the trend sport of stand-up paddling, or rent a boat for an exclusive romantic boat trip with your loved one. Take advantage of the gusts of wind and sail across Lake Zell or rent a windsurf board and slide across the water against the imposing mountain backdrop.

Circular trip on Lake Zell

Panorama circular trips on the lake

Feel for yourself the power of nature and the picturesque scenery of the mountain town of Zell am See by taking a trip on Lake Zell. The spacious sundeck lures passengers with its fabulous view of the peak of the Großglockner, the shining peak of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and the Schmittenhöhe, Zell´s very own mountain. Your well-being on board is also guaranteed. Choose from a selection of refreshing drinks, fine wines, coffee specialities and regional delicacies from the galley.

Breathe in the mountain air

Cycling & mountain biking

The Pinzgau region of Salzburg is known throughout Austria as an outstanding place to go cycling and offers tours for the whole family. You can work up a sweat on the round 500 kilometres of cycle paths through small towns and villages, on mountains or along riverbanks – or simply lean back against an apple tree and enjoy a relaxing picnic. You can rent e-bikes (against a fee) as well as mountain bikes and city bikes directly from the GRAND HOTEL ZELL AM SEE.

Your GRAND-bike benefits

  • Free bike rental for children and adults
  • Free rental of children´s helmets and children´s bike seats
  • E-Bike rental against a fee
  • Locked bike cellar
  • Cyclist lunch package for your excursion
  • Free regional map of cycle trails
  • Co-operation with a professional bike shop if repairs are needed
  • In-house laundry service

Outdoor sport

Nordic Walking

Developed around ten years ago as a form of summer training for cross-country athletes, Nordic Walking today keeps both young and old in good shape. How wonderful that you can also enjoy this effective sport on hiking paths. Bodily fitness is maximised by spiritual nourishment. Lake Zell is ideally situated to “athletes with sticks”.

Beautiful views – great tees

Golf holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun

The mountain town of Zell am See has two 18-hole championship courses that offer fascinating places to play in the biggest and most beautiful golf clubs in the alpine region.

The Golf Club Zell am See - Kaprun is only few minutes away from the GRAND HOTEL ZELL AM SEE.


Golf in the alpine region has a special appeal. The "Golf Alpin Card" is particularly attractive for guests who like to play golf. This card enables you to choose between 28 Golf Alpin partner clubs in the provinces of Salzburg and Tyrol.

The GRAND HOTEL ZELL AM SEE has been a member of the GOLF in AUSTRIA quality group for many years!


In alpine tranquillity

Your GRAND-Golf benefits

• 30% discount on green fees at the Golf Club Zell am See
• Free VIP shuttle service to the Golf Club Zell am See
• Reservation of tee times and individual golf lessons
• A golfer's lunch box for your round
• A small golf gift in your room
• Storage for your golf bags in the hotel

SYSTEMA Golf Academy

The Systema Golf Academy has been offering intensive courses for beginners and advanced players, as well as customized course options for individuals and groups, since 2001. Under the leadership of PGA Professional Markus Teubner and his partner PGA Professional Lukas Wörgetter, golf lessons are provided on the grounds of GC Zell am See using the most modern technical analysis equipment.

For course and training bookings, contact:
Lukas Wörgötter
+43 (0) 664 151 685 4

Group Course & Private Lesson

Austrian Golf Association Tournament License
- 5-day course, 12 units of 50 minutes each
- Monday to Friday
- Basic techniques, golf rules, etiquette
- Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
- Includes range balls and rental clubs
- Includes 1x green fee for the Championship Course Kitzsteinhorn/Schmitten
- 2 to 4 participants per course

Private lessons € 85.00 per 50-minute session
Play with the Pro, 9 holes € 205.00
Play with the Pro, 18 holes € 355.00

Exceptional experiences for young and old

Excursion destination

There are numerous attractions and fantastic destinations waiting to be admired near Zell am See. For example, Europe´s largest waterfalls, the Krimmler waterfalls, with their healing powers. From May to October, these can be reached by the Pinzgau local train from Zell am See station. Or the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the most famous alpine road in the world. As it snakes its way across 48 kilometres and 36 hair-pin bends through the mountain world of the High Tauer, it passes by numerous sights on wayside. It´s also worth making a trip to the Weisssee glacier world. Here you can enjoy the journey through beautiful scenery, including a cable car ride, as well as fantastic hiking paths and idyllic alpine views at 2.315 metres above sea level.