Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Facts About Zell am See

Zell am See is the capital of the Zell am See district
in the Austrian state of Salzburg.
It is the second largest city in the Pinzgau,
with 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
the Italian "Cella at the Lake".

A garden gnome playing vuvuzela
or something by a gate of a house

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.

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