Property in Zell am See
Property in Zell am See is currently some of the most sought after in Austria and it is not hard to understand why. There are very few alpine designations that have the magic mix of lake-side summer activities and high-altitude winter skiing. When looking to purchase a property in Zell am See it is very important to understand the different locations and below we discuss the positives and negatives for each location.
a) Property in Zell am See Centre
This is the most sought after location due to its proximity to the ski lifts and the lake. With a property in the centre of Zell am See there is no need to have a car as you can arrive by train and everything is then within easy walking distance. Property in the centre of Zell am See should also be some of the best investment property in Austria due to an imbalance of supply and demand caused by the shortage of land. It is impossible to expand the centre of Zell am See as it is sandwiched in between the lake on one side and the Schmittenhohe mountain on the other. Consequently most new property developments involved the renovation or re-development of existing buildings. For example the new Alpin See Resort is a re-development of an old Mercedes garage.
b) Property in Thumersbach
Thumersbach is a popular location for locals due to the south-facing aspect of much of the property. The area attracts many European property buyers who arrive in Zell am See for their holidays by car. As a result they don’t mind the short drive to either the Saalbach, Kitzsteinhorn glacier or Zell am See ski lifts each morning. There is also a free ski bus that runs around the lake. Property available in this part of Zell am See includes the new Bellevue Resort which has some incredible lake-view apartments with large picture windows that maximise the views of Zell am See and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier.
c) Property in Schuttdorf
Perhaps the most affordable area of Zell am See in which to purchase a property, Schuttdorf is predominantly a residential area popular with local Austrian buyers. Location is key here as much of the area is blighted by the main road that runs back to Salzburg. There are some quieter areas although these tend to be at least 10-15 minutes walk from the Arietbahn gondola.
We have been selling property in Zell am See for many years now and have plenty of opportunities to suit most budgets and don’t list all of them on the website. Consequently, if you are thinking of purchasing an Austrian property in this terrific resort then please do get in touch and we would be happy to discuss your individual requirements and conduct a personal market search on your behalf.
When looking for your ideal property, whatever your preferences or requirements, we will endeavour to find your dream property, chalet or ski apartment in Zell am See. If you are looking to purchase property in Zell am See please request a brochure today or view below our selection of ski apartments and chalets in the Zell am See region.
Winter in Zell am See
Skiing in the winter centres around the two mountains – the Schmittenhohe and the mighty Kitzsteinhorn glacier – giving a total of 138kms of pistes. The Schmittenhohe mountain rises up to 2,000 meters right behind the town. It is ideal for families who enjoy tree-lined runs and long wide pistes. For the more adventurous, the huge Kitzsteinhorn glacier towers above the lake and provides skiing year round to altitudes over 3,000 meters. Zell am see is where the Austrian ski team come to train and you will find challenging descents, excellent off-piste trails and stunning vistas. For a small extra charge, it is possible to purchase a ski pass that also covers you for the huge Saalbach Ski Circus which is just 15 minutes away by car or ski bus and provides a further 220 kilometers of well groomed pistes.
Summer in Zell am See
Zell am See was a summer destination long before there was skiing. The area was a Mecca for wealthy Germans and Austrians who flocked here to enjoy the warm waters, mountain air and long summer days. The lake is the centre of activity in the summer with several sailing and windsurfing clubs catering for beginners and experienced sailors alike. There are also numerous open air swimming pools, diving boards and designated swimming areas. If you prefer to take in the views, many of the ski lifts operate taking hikers and mountain bikers along some spectacular alpine paths.