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Dreifaltigkeitsgasse lane, Zell am See
Dreifaltigkeitsgasse lane, Zell am See

Zell am See is a spa town and winter ski resort in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria. It is the administrative center of the Zell am See district (Bezirk), also known as Pinzgau. Zell am See is located at 47°19′26″N, 12°47′55″E, on the Zeller See, and has a population of 9,638 (2001). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1363x1020, 624 KB) [edit] Summary Lane Dreifaltigkeitsgasse to The Square Stadtplatz Of The Town Zell am See, Salzburger Land - Austria, 2004, by J. Köhler File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1363x1020, 624 KB) [edit] Summary Lane Dreifaltigkeitsgasse to The Square Stadtplatz Of The Town Zell am See, Salzburger Land - Austria, 2004, by J. Köhler File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other... A spa town is a town frequented, in times past, for health reasons, to take the waters. The name derives from the Belgian town Spa, and in continental Europe, a spa was known as a ville deau (town of water). ... A ski resort is a ski area with a village and/or high-end accommodations and other amenities at the base of the mountain. ... Salzburg (area 7154 sq. ... The Bezirk Zell am See is an administrative district (Bezirk) in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, and congruent with the Pinzgau. ... attention Cities grow, often absorbing many towns and/or villages that may retain their names, or they may be described by a number after having been absorbed by the city. ... The Bezirk Zell am See is an administrative district (Bezirk) in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, and congruent with the Pinzgau. ... Map of the Bodensee; Schweiz is Switzerland, Deutschland is Germany, and Osterreich is Austria. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

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Geography

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Geographical location

Zell is located on a large lake - the Zeller See - which is 4.5 km long and 850 to 1400 m wide, with an area of 4.7 sq.km and a depth up to 68 m. It is backed by the 2000m (6560ft)Schmittenhohe mountain. A cable car runs from the outskirts of the town to the summit, where there is a restaurant. Map of the Bodensee; Schweiz is Switzerland, Deutschland is Germany, and Osterreich is Austria. ...

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City structure

Zell am See divides into five cadastral townships:

  • Bruckberg
  • Erlberg
  • Schmitten
  • Thumersbach
  • Zell am See
  • Oldenzaal
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History

Zell am See was already populated in Roman times. In 740 AD, by order of the Archbishop Johannes (John) of Salzburg, monks founded the village "Cella in Bisonzio". Zell received the rights of a market town in 1357, and its city rights on January 24, 1928. The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... [[ == == ===Events= July 9 - Charles Bridge in Prague was founded == == ==]] Births Vincent Ferrer April 11 - King John I of Portugal Deaths May 28 - King Afonso IV of Portugal Categories: 1357 ... Town privileges was an important feature of European towns during most of the 2nd millenium. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Lakeside walk
Lakeside walk
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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1363x1020, 602 KB) [edit] Summary Seasidewalk Of The Town Zell am See, Salzburger Land - Austria, 2004, by J. Köhler File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Zell... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1363x1020, 602 KB) [edit] Summary Seasidewalk Of The Town Zell am See, Salzburger Land - Austria, 2004, by J. Köhler File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Zell...

Timeline

  • 1868 Foundation of the Voluntary Firefighters
  • July 30th 1875 Railway opening (Giselabahn), start of tourism in the summer months
  • July 15th 1879 Opening of the Hotel "Elisabeth"
  • 1881 Start of steam navigation with boat "Elisabeth" on the lake
  • 1885 Empress Elisabeth (Sissi) visits the Schmittenhöhe (mountain)
  • 1887 The Municipality takes over the ship navigation on the Zeller Lake
  • 1893 Visit of the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I
  • 1894 A landmark of the town - das Grand Hotel - is built
  • 1898 Business start of the Pinzgau Local Railway (Pinzgauer Lokalbahn)
  • 1906 Foundation of the Skiing Club Zell am See; first winter sports festival
  • 1906 and 1910 Acquisition of electric motor boats, end of steam ship navigation
  • 1914 Railway track becomes double tracked
  • 1924 A light plane lands on the sheet of ice of the Zeller Lake
  • 1928 Construction of the tennis courts (used for ice-skating and ice-hockey in winter)
  • January 25th 1928 Commissioning of the Schmittenhöhebahn (up to the Schmitten mountain)
  • 1928 Foundation of a chapter of the Austrian Aeronautical Association (Österr. Flugtechnischer Verein)
  • 1930 Opening of the Hauptschule (like Secondary Modern School)
  • February 1937 5. Academic World Wintergames
  • 8. Mai 1952 Opening of the Alpine Gliding School
  • 15. Mai 1959 Opening of Airport Zell
  • 1961 Zell receives the status of a climatic spa
  • 1966 Serious damage due to thunderstorms, the River Schmitten overflows its banks
  • 1968 Construction of the Spa- and Sportcenter and foundation of the Europe Sports Region
  • 1973 Ski-Worldcup (December 12th to December 20th)
  • 1975 Rosenberg Castle (16th century) becomes the town hall
  • 1976 Opening of the new hospital
  • 1977 Commissioning of the one-rope chairlift "Zeller Bergbahn"
  • 1979 Consecration of the pedestrian area
  • 1979 Worldcup Downhill Women
  • 1981 Honorary citizen/Dr.h.c.Ferdinand Porsche
  • 1981 Honorary citizen/Commercial Council Dr.h.c. Louise Piech-Porsche
  • 1996 Opening of the road tunnel (Schmittentunnel 5110 m)
  • 2000 Award ceremony of the Sydney Olympia winners Steinacher + Hagara (Tornado-Sailing)
  • 2004 Award ceremony of the Athens Olympia winners Steinacher + Hagara (Tornado-Sailing)
  • 2005 Christening of the third ship on the Zeller Lake, the "Schmittenhöhe)

(Source: Custos Cav. H. Scholz)

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Buildings and sights

St. Hippolyte's Church Statue of Hippolytus, 3rd century. ...


Within this church are the oldest known building remnants of the Pinzgau. The church is build in a mostly Romanesque style and consist of three naves. Before 1794 the central nave was crowned with a Gothic vault, but in that year it was replaced with another vault, which in turn was replaced by a flat wooden roof in 1898. 4 steps lead up to the main altar, but the crypt has been filled in. The narthex and aisles are still Gothic, but some of the other Gothic objects (like the neogothic altars by Josef Bachlehner) were added during the renovation in 1898, when also the baroque furnishings of preceding centuries were removed. The Bezirk Zell am See is an administrative district (Bezirk) in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, and congruent with the Pinzgau. ... Interior of the Saint-Saturnin church St-Sernin basilica, Toulouse, 1080 – 1120: elevation of the east end Romanesque sculpture, cloister of St. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... See also Gothic art. ... In architecture, a vault is an arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Look up Altar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Crypt is also a commonly used name of water trumpets, aquatic plants. ... The narthex of a church is the entrance or lobby area. ... In a modern church an aisle is thought of as a row down the middle of the church with a set of pews on each side. ... Neo-gothic architecture is an American branch of the Gothic revival style that was imported from England in the 1830s. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The highpoint of the church is its elevated walkway with its ornate parapet, build in 1514. The walkway rests on four differently carved columns of precious marble, in between which an intricate net-vault is spun. The three pointed arches are crowned with a number of crockets, and end in pointed towers. In between the arches are gothic baldachins with cut-out figures of St. Hippolyte and St. Florian, originating from 1520. A parapet consists of a dwarf wall along the edge of a roof, or round a lead flat, terrace walk, etc. ... 1514 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Venus de Milo, front. ... Crockets applied to the finials at Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk, Ostend, Belgium A crocket is a hook-shaped decorative element common in Gothic architecture. ... The Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller at Rhodes under a canopy of estate, on a dais: there is a cushion under his feet A baldachin, baldachino or baldacchino is a canopy of state over an altar or throne, It had its beginnings as a cloth canopy, but in other... Saint Florian, 1473 painting by Francesco del Cossa. ... mary elline m. ...


The tower is the main focus of the Zell am See skyline. It has a height of 36 meters. The strong walls have a limestone exterior. The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ...


From 1660 until 1670, the main altar was replaced by a baroque one, which was removed again in 1760. Almost none of the baroque furnishings of the church remain apart from some adornments. Two baroque statues ended up in the church of Prielau. Currently visible next to the main altar are two statues dating from 1480: St. Rupert and Vigil. The side altar contains an image of the Virgin Mary from the now non-existent Church of Maria Wald, which dates from 1540. The left nave has a small altar dedicated to St. Sebastian in its apsis. // Events January 1 - Colonel George Monck with his regiment crosses from Scotland to England at the village of Coldstream and begins advance towards London in support of English Restoration. ... 1670 was a common year beginning on a Saturday in countries using the Julian calendar and a Wednesday in countries using the Gregorian calendar. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Events March 6 - Treaty of Toledo - Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain recognize African conquests of Afonso of Portugal and he cedes the Canary Islands to Spain Great standing on the Ugra river - Muscovy becomes independent from the Golden Horde. ... Rupert of Salzburg (? - 710) is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church and a founder of the Austrian city of Salzburg. ... A vigil (from the Latin vigilia, wakefulness) is a period of sleeplessness, an occasion for devotional watching or observance. ... The term Virgin Mary has several different meanings: Mary, the mother of Jesus, the historical and multi-denominational concept of Mary Blessed Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic theological and doctrinal concept of Mary Marian apparitions shrines to the Virgin Mary Virgin Mary in Islam, the Islamic theological and doctrinal concept... Events January 6 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves, his fourth Queen consort. ... Saint Sebastian (traditionally died January 20, 287, commemorated in his feast day) was a Christian saint and martyr, who is said to have died under the persecution of Christians by the Roman emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century. ...

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Coat of arms

Zell am See Coat of Arms


Alongside the Coat of Arms, the municipality uses a flag with the colors white-red-white.

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Education

In Zell am See there are 3 Elementary Schools, one Hauptschule (like Secondary Modern School), one Special School, one Vocational School, one Grammar School, one Commercial Academy and a Commercial School:

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External links

  • Europasportregion Zell am See - Kaprun

 
 

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