Zell am See is the capital city of the Zell am See district in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The city has about 10,000 inhabitants.
Zell am See is a tourist destination and a transportation hub for the region. The German name “Zell am See” means “Zell by the lake”.
The valley of Zell is a corridor in the middle of the Austrian Alps between the Saalach and the Salzach rivers. The lake is the 68-metre (223 ft) deep Lake Zell, with Zell am See’s “Altstadt” (or Old Town) in the west, and with the villages of Thumersbach to the east, Erlberg to the southeast, and Schüttdorf directly to the south. Zell am See is approximately 100 kilometres to the east of Innsbruck and 30 kilometers the north of Großglockner.