Hiking around Zell am See
Hiking in the beautiful natural landscape
Leisurely hike for the whole family
The hiking trail or walking path around Lake Zell is 12 km long and perfect for the whole family including strollers. You can start directly from Pfefferbauer or also from the city center of Zell am See. It then leads along the lake promenade to the north shore in the direction of the Steinernes Meer to Thumersbach, past the Erlberg lido and on through the Zeller Moos. This section is particularly beautiful, because in the nature reserve and the "WiesenKönigReich", the habitats and inhabitants of the Lake Zell wetland are vividly explained on display boards. In Schüttdorf, children can let off steam at the beautiful playground in Karl-Vogt-Street - from swings and climbing frames to a net pyramid and carousel. From Schüttdorf the path leads again directly to Lake Zell to Zell am See.
The fantastic natural landscape including the Kitzsteinhorn, Lake Zell am See and the Hohe Tauern mountains never cease to amaze even the locals.
Places of interest on this hiking trail:
- Excursion with the passenger ship of the Schmitten
- Several children's playgrounds along the hiking trail
- Ducks and swans
- Rowing or electric boat trip
- Many benches for resting & relaxing
- Great view of the lake and the surrounding mountains
Sisi circular trail on the Schmittenhöhe
Short hiking path on the Schmitten
The Schmittenhöhe is the local mountain of the municipality of Zell am See and with its 2,000 meters height is considered one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in Austria.
The summer cable car takes you directly to the Schmittenhöhe. In only about 30 minutes you can walk around the Schmitten summit, it is considered the shortest hiking trail on the Schmittenhöhe. The circular trail is dedicated to Austria's former empress and is only about 2 kilometers long. Empress Sisi visited Zell am See in 1885 and on the summit of Schmittenhöhe is the Elisabeth Chapel, an old wooden chapel with an original autographed picture of the empress.
The hiking trail leads around the summit of the Schmitten, starting at the Elisabeth Chapel, framed by the unique panorama of more than thirty 3-thousand-meter peaks.