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“A Must Do on a Clear Day”
Review of Schmittenhohe

Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Zell am See
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Schmitten in Zell am See provides numerous offers on the mountain as well as on lake Zell. In summertime and in wintertime the focus is on the topics sport, family, panorama view, enjoyment & art.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 29 October 2017

My husband and I took the Schmittenhohe to the top. The summit station has a restaurant and a large balcony with a viewing area. You get a glorious view of snowy mountain peaks, the green valley and blue lake below.

We took the Panorama High Altitude walk. This afforded gorgeous views all along the 45-minute walk along the ridge. On the way we stopped and had lunch at the Hochzeller-Alm. Service was very prompt and friendly. The menu had translations in English. They have picnic tables overlooking the beautiful mountains. They also have lounge chairs where you can relax, have a beer and take in the view.

After lunch we continued on our walk to the Sonnkogelbahn. We stopped at their restaurant. They have a patio overlooking the glorious views. Had a drink and an ice cream sundae with hot raspberries. Delicious! We then took the Sonnokogelbahn down the mountain. This is a two-seater ski lift. It's a fantastic ride--quite long, quiet and with the fantastic views all around you. We then took the Sonnenalmbahn back to the parking area.

This was one of our most enjoyable days in Austria. If you go, make sure it's a clear day.

The cost for all three cable cars was 50 euros for two with a discount with our card given to us by our Hotel Stadt Wien. The large cable cars take about 25-30 people.

Thank Clara S
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Whilst in Zell Am See for a wedding we decided to take the cable car to the top of the mountain as something to do as a group activity. Unfortunately on the day we chose, it was raining and there was almost complete fog cover, as we had the Zell Am See Kaprun Summer Card we did not have to pay for entry so decided to do it anyway.

When we got to the top we could not see anything and it was very rainy and windy but we decided to walk 40mins across to the chair lift anyway. We then took the chair lift down to the cable car and then took the cable car back to the bottom.

Whilst we could not appreciate the views due to the complete fog cover, one of our party had been before and was able to show us what it looked like in the nice weather in his photos. It was a fun morning out with friends but would have been much better in the good weather so we could see all the wonderful views.

Thank robynluke17
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

المكان جداً جميل يمكن رؤية مدينة زلامسي والبحيره من القمه والتقاط صور بانوراميه .. recommended place to visit you can see zell am see from the top

Thank shamma_s257
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Its a nice place to visit it in zee lam see its a mountains its beautiful and also nice for the ppl likes to take a pics to the mountains

Thank moath a
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Buy a pass to take part in the children's activity trail - the best we have seen inAustria. Spent a whole day here and the children received a certificate.

Thank EnglandPenny
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