Zell am See is the second largest city in the Pinzgau which has 10,000 population. It is a popular tourist destination and a transportation hub.
Zell am See is situated on the banks of the Zellersee and is surrounded by mountains. Its a typical Austrian city well know for its own ski area. There are several valley descents. Other ski areas in the surroundings are the Maiskogel and the glacier Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun. In the summer time the surroundings of Zell are perfect for hiking.