Zell am See is a beautiful small alpine town, nestling below snow-capped mountains on the shore of acrystal clear blue lake. It is also on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park and therefore a protected area with a wealth of flora and fauna.
In the summer the climate and atmosphere is very 'continental' and its very easy to just while away the hours strolling beside the lake visiting the many waterside cafes, bars and restaurants.
There really is a wealth of things to do in the summer: The lakes and rivers are of drinking water quality and the lake temperature a can reach a balmy 25 degrees in July and August, ideal for swimming and water sports. You can hire canoes, windsurfers, sailing boats etc or take pleasure boat trips.
Masses of things to do including:
White water rafting, Canyoning, and gorge walking, Mountain walking, Sailing and windsurfing, Water skiing and canoeing, Fishing and Horse Riding, Golf (Zell has two excellent 18 hole courses and there are several more within just a few miles), Tennis (indoor and out), Mountain biking.
Skiing on the Kaprun glacier is possible right through the Summer, and the area is a mecca for mountain biking and outdoor adventure. There are also lots of tourist attractions to visit including family parks and zoos etc. The Krimml waterfalls are a picturesqe journey away on the local narrow guage railway or a day trip to Salzburg or many of the regions famous glaciers and gorges is very easy to do.