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Buying a house in Zell am See – Panoramic landscapes between the mountains and water

Idyllically situated in the Austrian province of Salzburg, the wonderful municipality of Zell am See has a population of not quite 10,000 inhabitants. Right up to their summits, the Salzburg State Alps are covered with dark-green forest, which is coated in glistening snow in the winter. Soft, green meadows drift down the slopes, right into the valley. This is where you can find the town of Zell am See: situated on a peninsula swooping right into Lake Zell. The picturesque landscape and limited offer are both reasons why properties located right on the shores of Lake Zell are sought-after. Yet searching here pays off: most high-quality houses and luxury properties in Zell am See are set to fascinate you with their splendid views. The unique location and associated sports opportunities place the holiday region Zell am See-Kaprun at the top of the Austrian winter sports regions. Buyers have numerous purposes when buying a house in Zell am See, including year-round residency, for holiday and weekend breaks, or as an interesting investment. The districts Altstadt, Süd and Schüttdorf as well as five cadastral communities also belong to Zell am See and have magnificent houses to offer:


  • Bruckberg
  • Erlberg
  • Schmitten
  • Thumersbach
  • Zellermoos

- Möchten Sie ein Haus kaufen in Zell am See? Dann kontaktieren Sie jetzt gleich die Immobilienmakler von Engel & Völkers Tirol & Salzburger Land. Wir helfen Ihnen gerne!

Skiing fun the whole year through – Buying a house in Zell am See with “Ski in Ski out” possibilities

In the holiday region Zell am See-Kaprun, it is possible to go skiing, snowboarding, sledging or cross-country skiing in snow-covered landscapes the whole year through. In the summer, you can enjoy these activities on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. At Zell am See’s leisure centre, an indoor ice rink enables you to go ice skating no matter what temperature it is outside.  Would you like to buy a house in Zell am See, which is located right in the ski resort? Some of the houses in Pinzgau are fantastic Ski in Ski out properties, as they are excellently positioned with access to Zell am See’s local mountain “Schmittenhöhe”, which peaks at 1,965 metres. Saalbach-Hinterglemm is also worth mentioning, as it is known far beyond the local region for its ski resorts. With just short of 2,900 inhabitants, you can enjoy maximum privacy and calm when out skiing. If that isn’t enough: Großglockner, Austria’s highest mountain, is easily reached via the Großglockner High Alpine Road, which is located around 30 kilometres from Zell am See. In our real estate shops in Kitzbühel, St. Johann, Innsbruck, Seefeld and Zell am See, Engel & Völkers’ real estate advisors can also assist you in acquiring further properties in winter sports areas, such as:



A profitable investment: A house in Zell am See for holidays and for renting out

Nowadays, the holiday region Zell am See-Kaprun has as many overnight stays in the summer as in the winter. Holidaymakers come to this quaint, historic town from all over the world. This has impacted the property prices in Zell am See. When buying a house in Zell am See, you can choose between luxury existing properties and attractive houses and flats that are part of exclusive new-build projects. Purchasing a house in Zell am See for the purpose of renting it out can certainly be an interesting investment. Further appealing properties include:



Buying a holiday home or a house to live in: Zell am See

Every year, wealthy international holidaymakers travel to Lake Zell for several days or weeks to enjoy the comfortable climate, magnificent landscapes, and many sports opportunities including golf courses. Between November 2019 and April 2020, there were 1,290,913 overnight stays in the winter sports region Zell am See-Kaprun. In the prior years, there were more than 1.5 million overnight stays. The decline in 2020 was associated with the outbreak of the global pandemic, as guests from outside of Europe were unable to visit. However, these numbers show that even in such times it can pay off to buy a house in Zell am See to enjoy as a holiday home whilst renting it out when you’re not around. Engel & Völkers, your real estate agent for Tyrol and the Salzburg Region, is also happy to provide you with detailed information about purchase prices in other places: 



Buying a house in Zell am See with Engel & Völkers 

Are you searching for a chalet, a villa or a detached house? Send us your search request for Tyrol and Salzburg Region and let us know what kind of house you would like to buy in Zell am See. We are also pleased to provide you with advice as a property owner. Would you like to sell your house in Tyrol or in Zell am See? We will conduct a professional valuation of your property at no obligation or cost for you.

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