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Zell am Ziller (sometimes just referred to as Zell) is a municipality in the Ziller Valley in Tyrol, Austria. It is the economic centre of the valley, and a transport hub connecting the Ziller Valley to Salzburg over the Gerlos pass.


Get in[edit]

The Zillertalbahn
See also: Ziller Valley

From 1 Jenbach Jenbach railway station on Wikipedia station, take the Ziller Valley railway (German: Zillertalbahn) direction Mayrhofen, then get off at 2 Zell am Ziller railway station.

Get around[edit]

Map of Zell am Ziller

Bus 8330.


18th century murals in the St. Vitus church
  • 1 St. Vitus Parish Church. Baroque church with Gothic bell tower, erected between 1772 and 1778. The present day church replaces an older, smaller church dated 1511, making it one of the oldest in the Ziller Valley. The porch hosts the fresco Carrying of the Cross from 1515, the building has an octagonal layout with a dome decorated with lanterns and deep niches. The arched windows are complemented by curved skylights. The walls are divided by double pilasters and decorated with rocaille stucco. The dome fresco has a painted marble railing, showing the worship of the Trinity by representatives of the Old and New Testaments of the Christian bible. It is a work from Franz Anton Zeiller dated 1779, and considered one of his most important works. Another fresco, Martyrdom of St. Vitus, is above the choir. Pfarrkirche hl. Veit, Zell am Ziller (Q23928415) on Wikidata
  • 2 Historic cemetery. Cemetery Zell am Ziller (Q37752113) on Wikidata
  • 3 War memorial. Memorial to victims of the First and Second World War. War memorial Zell am Ziller (Q37753060) on Wikidata
  • 4 BrauKunstHaus, Braeuweg 1, +43 5282 236690, . Museum of beer brewing in the Ziller Valley, with updated exhibits.
  • 5 Widum, Unterdorf 16. (Q38069815) on Wikidata
  • 6 Monument to the Emperor, Unterdorf 1. (Q38139439) on Wikidata
  • 7 Zillertalbahn railway bridge. Riveted steel railway bridge crossing the Zell river. (Q38101651) on Wikidata


  • 1 Holzweg Zellberg hike (starting at the railway bridge). 3 km hiking tour around Zell am Ziller, for a total duration of ca. 2h 15 min. Includes a 390 m climb to 855 m.
  • 2 Cloudbase Paragliding, Rohrberg 26a, +436645059594. 08:00 - 19:00 daily. Fly school for para gliding,
  • 3 Arena Coaster, Rohr 23 (next to the Rosenalmbahn), +43 5282 7165, . Feb - April. A 1450 m long toboggan track with a 140 m height differential. With a lap duration of 6 - 7 minutes, it's among the longest tracks in Tyrol. Adults €6.50, children €3.70.


  • 1 Billa, Bahnhofstraße 3, +43 59 9150 8020. M-W 07:00-19:00, Th-F 07:15-19:30, Sa 07:15-18:00. Supermarket.




  • 1 Bier-Hotel Bräu, Dorfplatz 1, +43 5282 23130. Traditional hotel with 500 years of history behind it. Tyrolean cuisine with locally cultivated ingredients including fresh water fish.

Stay safe[edit]

See also: snow safety

Zell am Ziller has a 1 mountain rescue station (German: Bergrettung) that can be called if you get into trouble related to the Alpine conditions in the mountains.

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