Sunday, January 3, 2016

Trip notes from Zell am See, Kaprun

It is still snowing here, in Istanbul, we got stuck home. I just remembered our wonderful summer vacation to Kaprun region in Austria. I wonder how much it is snowy now. Especially, summit of all those awesome mountains must have breathtaking views now.
Shortly, let me briefly explain where is Zell am See.  It is the administrative capital of the Zell am See District in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The town is an important tourist destination known as Zell am See-Kaprun and is a transportation hub for the region. 
It was really a great escape for us in July, 2015 when a heat wave was burning all Mediterranean region, however, it was around 26-30 centigrade celcius there too. 
It is also paradise for campers, they  were so much happy to be there with their caravans, tents, enjoying sun all day long. 
I loved to spend a wonderful a week there, it is a dream place every photographer must visit to take photos.

The original Lake Zell reached somewhat further to the north and extended south to the Salzach river. As we learned that it gets frozen from November thru end of March, ice skating must be another wonderful opportunity there other than skiing. 
 It was a a lovely event to have a short boat trip on the Zell See  to review wonderful Alpine mountains from different directions, the weather was clear enough to take photos in the morning hours.

 Grand Hotel  is one of biggest and famous hotel in Zell am Zee. It reminded me old romantic film sets:)) 

Picturesque views from downtown area. 
I'm so glad that we had opportunity to watch amazing firework show there. Otherwise one of the most important event would be missed. 

I've watched so many fireworks at different places but this one was so different, so wonderful. About 5 by 3 kilometer lake surrounded by  Alpine mountains creates incredible sound effect, amazing lighting view in that place without any light pollution was really breathtaking.
In these cold days, it will be better to share photos and memories from Zell am See&Kaprun region, I'll keep continue to write....


Magpie's Mumblings said...

We have a friend who lived in Austria and he has mentioned this place several times. It looks so beautiful. Lovely place to visit (or live) and be able to be surrounded by the mountains.

Rengin Yazitas said...

It is really beautiful place worth to see. I wish I could be there right now when it is snowy!

Cathy said...

What a lovely post, Rengin! You know I love Austria, and although I have been to Salzburg, I never have visited Zell am See. I think it would be fun if we could be there now to go ice skating!! :-)

Rengin Yazitas said...
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Rengin Yazitas said...

Cathy, it is really nice place, worth to visit. I'm sure that people must be enjoy ice-skating now:)) Keep follow me, I'll share amazing Austrian summits and glaciers soon....