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Getting There -- Zell am See is one of the most important stops astride the rail lines carrying passengers between Salzburg and Innsbruck. Consequently, express trains arrive from Innsbruck about once an hour, after the under-2-hour trip. Trains from Salzburg take about 90 minutes and depart about once an hour as well. Frequent connections are also possible to and from Klagenfurt, although a transfer is required at the nearby railway junction of Schwarzach-St. Veit, about 34km (21 miles) to the east. Contact tel. 05/1717 (www.oebb.at) for rail information.

Zell am See is the junction for several bus routes heading upward into the surrounding mountains. Because of the many transfers required for passengers coming from outside the immediate region, however, most visitors arrive by train.

If you're driving from Salzburg, cut south on the A10 to the junction with Route 311, at which point you head west.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office on Bruckner Bundesstrasse (tel. 06542/7700; www.zellamsee-kaprun.com) is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to noon, and Sunday 10am to noon.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.