Zell am See

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seen from Mitterberg Mountain © BestZeller

seen from Mitterberg Mountain © BestZeller

Zell am See is the capital city of the Zell am See district in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The city has about 10,000 inhabitants. Zell am See is a tourist destination and a transportation hub for the region. The German name “Zell am See” means “Zell by the lake”.

The valley of Zell is a corridor in the middle of the Austrian Alps between the Saalach and the Salzach rivers. The lake is the 68-metre (223 ft) deep Lake Zell, with Zell am See’s “Altstadt” (or Old Town) in the west, and with the villages of Thumersbach to the east, Erlberg to the southeast, and Schüttdorf directly to the south. Zell am See is approximately 100 kilometres to the east of Innsbruck and 30 kilometers the north of Großglockner.

Rosenberg Castle - Town Hall © BestZeller Kastner Tower Museum © BestZeller Grand Hotel © BestZeller Ferry Porsche Congress Centre © BestZeller Dreifaltigkeitsgasse © Joachim Köhler Zell am See und Schmittenhoehe © touch.and.go © Chmee2 Zell am See at night © BestZeller seen from Mitterberg Mountain © BestZeller
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Zell am See und Schmittenhoehe © touch.and.go
Within St. Hippolyte’s Church are the oldest known building remnants of the Pinzgau region. The church is built in a mostly Romanesque style and consists of three naves. Before 1794, the central nave was crowned with a Gothic vault, but in that year it was replaced with another vault, which in turn was replaced by a flat wooden roof in 1898. Four steps lead up to the main altar, but the crypt has been filled in. The narthex and aisles are still Gothic, but some of the other Gothic objects (like the neogothic altars by Josef Bachlehner) were added during the renovation in 1898, when also the baroque furnishings of preceding centuries were removed. The highpoint of the church is its elevated walkway with its ornate parapet, built in 1514. The walkway rests on four carved columns of precious marble, in between which an intricate net-vault is spun. The three pointed arches are crowned with crockets, and end in pointed towers. Between the arches are Gothic baldachins with cut-out figures of St. Hippolyte and St. Florian, originating from 1520. The tower is the main focus of the Zell am See skyline. It has a height of 36 metres (118 ft). The strong walls have a limestone exterior.

The Grand Hotel Zell am See is situated in a unique position on a private peninsula right at the shore of Lake Zell – this large chalet is surrounded by water with a panoramic view of the mountains.

Read more on City Community of Zell am See, Zell am See Airport, Urlaub in Zell am See-Kaprun, Zell am See-Kaprun, Schmitten – Zell am See-Kaprun, Grand Hotel Zell am See and Wikipedia Zell am See. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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