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Zell am See 5700, Austria
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Free entrance with the summer card - catch the 71 bus to the cable car base - it's all uphill to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Our visit to the top of the Schimmenhohe.

This is must if you visit Zell am see. The lift is at the top of the hill and is in walking... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Malton, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Zell am See 5700, Austria
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free entrance with the summer card - catch the 71 bus to the cable car base - it's all uphill to walk and a bit of a trek ! Views once up there are beautiful, walk to the cafe and have a lovely coffee and...More

1  Thank sheilab740
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is must if you visit Zell am see. The lift is at the top of the hill and is in walking distance, but there is also a bus. When you arrive at the top there is a couple of excellent cafe's lots of walks,...More

1  Thank jopa28
Reviewed 1 week ago

A combination of chairlifts, gondolas and cable cars whisk you up to different points on the mountain, gorgeous choice of walks. It's is very steep in places, walking poles needed for going downhill.

Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked a few time up to the top. What a great view down to the lake of Zell. Many people use it as a jumping point of parachute, even tandem :)

Thank Kai69Sho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lift was the only enjoyable thing over there. The signs were not clear at all. The lift chairs were closed. We kept walking without any clear route. Tickets were expensive. I don't think I'll go back there again.

Thank Zahra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loooved the place Its very peaceful great for hiking, walking or just even watching the view Its breathtaking

Thank MsHowida93 .
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Zell Am See & used our summer card to come up here a few times. (be aware that in July / August, you are only allowed one free ride right to the top a week). Great local walks, Main ones well signposted with...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just love the view from the Schmittenhöhe! And then add some really good hiking (summertime) down the hill (or up the hill if you prefer)! Spectacular view, nature and trust me - this place really helps you recharge your batteries! And this is the...More

Thank Stefan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This can be reached by catching the 71 bus up to the schmittenhohe bahn then riding the cable car to the top of the mountain. The scenery from the top on a sunny day is amazing. There are various walking routes to follow which are...More

1  Thank mandy177
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mountain belongs between one of my favorite thanks to its extraordinary views of Alps and Zeller See. It is good point for hiking during the summer days and skiing in the winter. You can try a paragliding there as well.

Thank ZuzanaCZE
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Sophie M
29 October 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
though you cant guarantee the weather my understanding is yes. they were skiing up to july this year on near by glaciers.
Hasan M
26 July 2016|
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Response from MargaretW197 | Reviewed this property |
There is a beautiful 40 minute walk from Scmittenhohe to Sonnkogel (where there is a children's playground and a nice Gasthof to admire the view and have a snack).This is a 360 degree panoramic walk with interesting themed... More
Hi! We are hoping to stay in the zell am see region next summer. Please could you explain to me how the cable cars work in the summer at Schmitten? I understand that you get the Schmittenhöhebahn cable car up to the top and that you can park right near to the bottom cable car station. Is the Schmittenhöhebahn cable car the one designed by Porsche? There also seems to be one called the trassXpress... is this also available during the summer? Once you are at the top, from the map, it seems you can only visit the lakes if you want to walk down towards Zell am see, along the Areitbahn route? People keep talking about a walk to the Sonnenalm which takes between 25 - 60 mins (according to different opinions). Is this a steep downhill walk? Our youngest will only be 4 so we need to make sure its practical for us! Once you've walked to the sonnenalm, I presume you then take the Sonnkogelbahn chairlift, followed by the Sonnenalmbahn cable car? If we were to do this walk, are there things to keep our three Daughters (who will be 4, 7 and 9) occupied? How big is the play area on the way? Where abouts is the Schmidolin's Baptism of Fire located and what exactly is it please? Lastly, am looking at the prices... Is the SUMMIT CHARGER-TICKET 2000M a return ticket? It is 25 euros. Or do you have to pay for the ascent and descent separately? Am sorry to ask a million questions, just want to get my facts right!! Thanks!!
12 September 2015|
Response from Fred M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the answers to all your questions. I was there participating in the Ironman world championship and did the gondola to Shmittenhohe in my spare time the day after. The gondola was designed by Porsche. Not sure... More