Zell am See
Zell am See is part of the region Zell am See-Kaprun and located in Pinzgau, Salzburg, Austria. The city has about 9600 inhabitants and since 1961 Zell am See is a climatic health resort. Every time of year Zell am See is a highlight. The city is characterised by a combination of glacier, mountain, lake. Furthermore it has to be mentioned that the lake Zell am See is well known for its drinkable water.
You can use ÖBB trains , they provide several direct connections between Salzburg and Zell am See. Price as at Feb 2012 is €13.50 one way from Salzburg. Online, prices can be quoted as €20, but tickets at Salzburg train station can cost €13.50. Trains are every hour and takes about 90 minutes.
Of course you can use your car. However, in the city you have to pay for parking. From Salzburg eg Airport you can also take a taxi-more price competitive than you'd think. Several companies have 8 seater people carriers and will charge in the region of €120 (Feb 2012) each way regardless of how many people there are.
Pay attention, when you are parking your car. The park zones are for free only during night (after 6 PM till 8 AM) in the city centre, however during the day you have to pay or use the short time zone. This means, that you display a paper with time of your arrival and you can stay there next 30 minutes. You can also use parking zones by the cablecars, during the day they are free of cost. However, after skiing you have to leave the parking zone. You cannot stay there during night.
If you are skiing, the Postbus service is free with your lift pass. This links the town with the ski station and other areas, such as Kaprun. Routes start at the Postplatz bus station in the centre of town. Popular routes are:
Skiing on the Schmittenhöhe and Kitzsteinhorn
In summer every Wednesday from July - August the Zell summer night festival takes place. Great artists, musicians and culinary treats can be experienced.
From June till mid of September, every Thursday and Sunday the Magic Lake Show - a water-light-music&laser show - takes place. The event takes place at nearly all weather conditions in the Elisabeth park. 
Mid of August it is time for the Earl of Pearl in the lake of Zell am See. It is Austria's greatest single swim event. You can choose between several different distances.
Zell am See is the host of an Ironman competition, 70.3 event, which takes place at the beginning of September.
Zell am See boasts a charming pedestrian zone with one top store next to the other. Furthermore there are serveral different markets throughout the year.
Restaurant Guiseppe: Italian meals and great atmosphere
Most hotels are of a high standard in this town.
5 star hotels, Zell am See
Ski-In & Ski-Out hotels, Zell am See
4 star superior hotels, Zell am See
4 star hotels, Zell am See
Boutique hotels, Zell am See
Tourism office opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ,Sunday: 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.