Tucked in between Lake Zell and the majestic Salzburg Slate Alps, Zell am See is about as picturesque as Austria gets. Surrounded by alpine pastures and plenty of snow-capped peaks, incredible views await at every turn. Mountain climbers of every level can enjoy getting out onto the slopes and taking in some of the area’s immense beauty.
Best time to climb:
July to September
How to get there:
Any trip to Zell am See begins with a flight into Salzburg Airport (SZG). From here, Zel am See is just an hour and a half away by car. Due to the mountain terrain, the trip is longer by bus or train
What’s the weather like?
During the summer months, you can expect average temperatures of about 10 ºC on the mountain. These tend to decrease at higher elevations and feel colder with windchill. Summer is also the wettest time of year and weather can change quickly on the mountain
Sitting on the banks of Lake Zell and surrounded by mountains on all sides, Zell am See is a picturesque mountain town and hub for mountaineers of all levels. Aside from Grossglockner, many first-time mountaineers head to the double summited Hoher Tenn. Offering two summits – the Bergspitze (3,368 meters) and the Schneespitze (3,317 meters) – Hoher Tenn provides a long day of climbing with various challenges that will give novices a good taste of the sport. For intermediate and advanced mountaineers, Zell am See is also a great starting point for climbing expeditions to the Hochkönig (2,941 meters) with is only a few kilometers to the northwest through the mountains
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