Surrounded by the ''Karwendel'' and ''Rofan'' mountains – Close to Nature!
Tyrol’s largest lake – the Achensee, embedded in the breath-taking landscape between the ''Karwendel'' and ''Rofan'' mountains. The Achensee, with its unforgettable beauty, is the region´s jewel and entices increasingly more sports and cultural offers.
The lake Achensee with its deep blue water, can perhaps, only be compared to with a Norwegian Fiord. Originated after the last Ice-Age, the lake is surrounded by the massive ''Karwendel'' and ''Rofan'' mountains. Tyrol’s largest lake draws, during the summer months, many swimmers, surfers and sailors.
On the west side of the lake is the ''Karwendel Nature Park'', the largest nature reserve in the northern limestone Alps; covers an area of around 920 quadrate Kilometres - to the south German border, and together they are the perfect hide-away for many wild-life and Alpine Flora. Here is the only place where genuine Alpine nature can be found. The Region has become the refuge for many threatened wild-life and is the homeland from the golden eagle, mountain goats, crossed viper and the sandpiper – to name just a few.
The Achensee Region is also famous for the Tyrolean Shale Oil. The fossil oil has been mined in the ''Karwendel'' mountains for hundreds of years and is still used today to cure many illnesses and treatments in and around the Region.