With approx. 2,000 inhabitants and an area of 2,4 km2, Zell am Ziller forms the heart of the Zillertal. The municipality is the administrative and educational centre of the Zillertal. Up on the mountains, done, Zell says go. Everyone will find a very special mountain experience here: be it hiking, mountaineering or one of the numerous mountain bike trails, paragliding or a relaxing walk. The 45,000 m 2 leisure park enriches the holiday experience in Zell wit four outdoor tennis courts and three in the hall, a modern four-lane skittle alley, a Raiffeisen adventure playground, a miniature golf course, a fun court for basketball and streetball, a beach volleyball court, a football pitch and a café with a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. As early as 1428, when envoys from Italy mentioned a good guesthouse and the town on their trip to Salzburg, we learned about the centuries-old hospitality industry in Zell!
Not only hospitality has a tradition here, but also the oldest private brewery is located in Zell and on the 1st weekend in May Austria's largest spring and traditional costume festival, the Gauder Fest, takes place every year.
Every year on the 1st weekend in May the traditional Gauder Fest - Austria's largest spring and traditional costume festival - takes place in Zell am Ziller. Around 30,000 visitors come to the Zillertal this weekend and transform the market town into a colourful sea of colours. On all days a varied and exciting program is provided.
Already at the opening on Thursday evening, stars of the folksy music scene at the ORF Radio Tirol Licht ins Dunkel Gala will provide the best atmosphere in the Zillertal Beer Festival tent.
The Gauder Fest is officially opened on Friday with the traditional beer tapping by the governor and the cheerful satirical Gambrinus speech
Saturday will be dominated by the Trachtler Youth and the Ranggler, who will fight for the Gauder Hogmoar, the most coveted title in the Alpine region.
The highlight of every Gauder is the traditional parade on Gauder Saturday, which with its colourful costume and music groups, historic carriages, band wagons, horse carriages and oxen has developed into the largest costume parade in Austria.
The leisure park Zell was completely redesigned in summer 2018. On an area of over 45,000m2 you will find all imaginable leisure activities for young and old. Outdoor pool with sports pool, whirlpool, giant slide and children's pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts as well as a bowling alley, beach volleyball court, adventure minigolf "The Treasures of the Zillertal" (the only one in Western Austria), large adventure playground, football and fun court (volleyball, street and basketball), boulder tower, ice skating rink, etc.
The leisure park Zell im Zillertal offers many possibilities for tennis lovers. In the tennis hall (3 courts) with its two glass fronts you can enjoy a fantastic view of Zell and its surrounding while playing.
Four outdoor courts and a tennis wall are available during the open-air season.
The café-restaurant with its panoramic view of the Zillertal mountains will take care of your physical well-being!
On the last Saturday in September the time has come - the alpine cows return from the numerous alpine pastures "back to the stable".
The healthy return of the cows is celebrated with a big party. The farmers drive their decorated alpine cattle back to their home farms.
The "Huamfohra" are welcomed and celebrated by numerous guests and locals.
The big festival around the Almabtrieb is celebrated extensively. Mood & entertainment with Zillertal music, farmer's market, Schuhplattern and much more. At the large rural market you can experience old Zillertal craftsmanship and of course you will be well catered for. In addition to the traditional Zillertal and Tyrolean specialities such as Zillertal doughnuts and Melkermuas, you can buy schnapps, honey and cheese directly from the farmers to take home an additional reminder of the traditional peasant festival.
FROM THE FARM "ENTAL" IN SCHWENDAU TO THE ZILLERTAL REGIONAL MUSEUM IN ZELL AM ZILLER
Little is known about the farmstead, which now forms te basis of the Zillertal Regional Museum in the south of Zell. In the year 1713, this date is documented by the first tree, the farm "Ental" was probably established in the Schwendauer faction Burgstall. The estate was acquired in the second half of the 19th century by two single men from "Stolleben" an estate between "Gschöß" and "Penken", and then passed to Sabine Rauter, born Außerhofer, called "Melchar Sawine", by inheritance. Sabine Rauter was the mother of architect Otto Rauter, to whom in the following a seperate section is dedicated. In 1909 Sabine Rauter sold the farm to Hans Tipotsch of the "Spielleite" at Schwendberg. He was the grandfather of Rosina Tipotsch, the last owner who sold the building "Ental" to the Kiwanis Club Zillertal. The Kiwanis Club, in turn, left this centuries-old building substance to the market community of Zell am Ziller.
The closed farm "Ental" located in Schwendau and attributed to the deposit number 90013 has a total size of 5 hectares 92 areas 55m2, of which 0.16 ha are designated as building land, 3.8107 ha are subject to agricultural use and 1.9548 ha are forest areas. According to this, "Ental" was a rather small agricultural enterprise, but it was able to feed its owner and his family.
Today the farm "Ental" is the first historical object of the Zillertal Regional Museum, which was followed by a sacral building in the form of a house chapel, a farm building in the form of the "Löberstall", which originated in the Tux valley, and a faithfully reproduced oven. In the final stage. the ensemble will be supplemented by a granary, a fountain and the house garden that was common in the past in every farmstead.
Familie Kurt und Irmi Stadlmeyer
6280 Zell im Zillertal
Tel: +43 05282 7171