LAke Zell in Zell am See

Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Zell or swim in the wonderful fresh water. Whether round trip, crossing to Thumersbach, charter trip, summer night trip or excursion, a romantic view of the mountain town of Zell am See and the surrounding mountains will make your heart beat faster. Nothing stands in the way of a perfect swimming trip either. Lake Zell is one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria and the pleasant temperature is ideal for swimming. A lake with drinking water quality awaits you.

Lake Zell water temperature

The water temperature from Lake Zell averages a pleasant 23 degree in summer. The water temperature can reach up to 25 degree in midsummer.


Beautiful Lake Zell

Lake Zell is surrounded by impressive mountains. So you have a wonderful view during the boat trip and while swimming. The lake itself is also lovely. You will experience that the water is crystal clear. You can get an unsurpassable view of Lake Zell while paragliding. Lake Zell lies at the foot of the Schmittenhoehe, from where paragliding flights start. You will spot the 3.8 kilometer long lake, which is 1.5 kilometers wide. By the way – the deepest point of Lake Zell is 69 meters below the surface.

Boat trip on Lake Zell

Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Zell and see the mountains of the Hohe Tauern and the old town of Zell am See. The panorama tours start between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. every hour at the Esplanade in Zell am See. Sun-seekers look forward to the deck chairs, sun sails and palm trees in the Sundeck Lounge! You can also have your bicycles transported (e.g. when crossing from Thumersbach to Zell am See).


  • Advantages with your Summer Card: the round trip is included for free once per person in six days, the crossing is free of charge as often as desired
  • Special features: New Sundeck lounge on the tour with food and drinks, weddings and parties on the ship
  • Culinary: Seewirt The restaurant, Seensucht – Restaurant on Lake Zell