December till March
Try with us the new winter sport trend offroad, allone and in the nature
Lake Achensee – Tyrol’s Sport & Vitality Park
"The Achensee showcases the Tyrol at its best" ....
For cenuries the Tyrol’s largest lake has lured visitors to its shore with its clear, emerald green water and abundance of fish.
Comparable to a fjord, the lake nestles at the bottom of the Karwendel nature reserve, surrounded by majestic mountains and created by the glaciers that were there thousands of years ago. Tyrol’s “wind jet“ is a paradise for
sailors, wind- and kite surfers. The white fleet of the Achensee shipping company pierces its waves.
Right next to the lake is a large sunbathing lawn with beach volleyball courts and a lido. The water temperature of the alpine lake lies between 17 and 24 degrees Celsius. 99% of the shore line is open to the public. The circular
walk around the lake stretches over 23 km.
Every September Austria’s most beautiful panoramic running event takes place at Lake Achensee. All running
enthusiasts can obtain further information about the competition from Achensee Tourism. The Achensee region was able to qualify as the “first vitality region of the Tyrol”. Special vitality hiking, vitality running and vitality cross-country skiing routes have been created by all villages around Lake Achensee. You will be supervised by qualified vitality trainers from our holiday region.
Landmarks and events at Lake Achensee:
‘Vitalberg’ in Pertisau – Shale oil museum
Achensee shipping: daily boat trips from May to October, night trips with music and rock illuminations on Fridays Local history museum
Achenkirch - Sixenhof am See
Achensee steam cog railway: nostalgic journey from Seespitz to Jenbach in a train which has been in operation since 1889.
The small Lake Achensee ...
... has not only met but surpassed our expectations by far. The water temperature was always 3 to 5 degrees Celsius
higher than its “big brother”.
In August 2007 the Achensee fleet’s long-serving steamer “St Benedikt” was replaced by a new boat, accommodating 450 passengers and equipped with a galley. The laying down ceremony took place in Linz on the Danube in Austria!