Property for Sale in Zell am See
Zell Am See Resort Guide
Zell am See is one of those resorts that people instantly fall in love with, and property in Zell am See is some of the most highly sought after property in Austria. Perched right on the edge of the beautiful Lake Zell, the resort is a genuine year-round destination. Originally settled in Roman Times, the historic old town retains a medieval feel and is the epicentre for most of the towns bars, restaurants and night clubs.
- Beautiful lake-side town
- Medieval resort centre
- Glacier skiing to over 3,000 meters
- Sailing and windsurfing clubs
- Lake-side summer beaches
- 36 hole golf club
It’s proximity to both the lake and the ski lifts makes it an ideal investment with rental potential throughout the year. Furthermore, with direct train access from Salzburg and Innsbruck, many holiday home owners choose to forego the usual hire cars and find everything within easy walking distance once in Zell.
Property in Zell am See – Overview
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-altitdue winter skiing. When looking to purchase a property in Zell am See it is very important to understand the different locations and what the pro’s and con’s are of each one.
a) Property in Zell am See Centre
This is the most sought after location due to it’s 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 a 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 predominately a residential area popular with local Austrain 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.
Our current selection include the Piesendorf Chalet, a newly built chalet that offers stunning views of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier and is just a 5 minute drive from the ski lifts at Zell am See available at €790,000. The Bergstrasse Penthouse is a luxury lake-view apartment, available at €1,298,000 this penthouse has been furnished to the highest standard and is located in Zell am See’s centre. The Kochhaus is situated in a rare central Zell am See location, these luxury apartments are available from €399,000 to €850,000. Each boasts contemporary design, high specifications and striking architecture. The penthouse available at the Seeblick apartments in central Zell am See are available from €699,900, each apartment has a large terraces and great lake views. The Bruck Alpine Sports Resort is a new development between Zell am See and Kaprun, apartments are available from €202,000 to €475,000. The Thumersbach Beach Apartments are situated directly opposie the centre of Zell am See, these modern, bespoke apartments are available from €499,000. The Maiskogel Kaprun Chalets are custom built chalets located halfway between Zell am See and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and are available from €1,200,000.
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 over 3,000 meters. This 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 a long time 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 hill walkers and mountain bikers along some spectacular alpine paths.