Achensee Region


Mountains with a touch of maritime flair. No matter what the season, the holiday region around Tirol's largest lake offers a wide range of attractions and activities for all the family.

Summer visitors to Lake Achensee are greeted by an atmosphere few would expect to find in this mountainous region: sandy beaches, turquoise water, sailors, windsurfers and large boats carrying holidaymakers across the “Sea of Tirol”, as it is playfully referred to by locals. Thanks to its clear waters and picturesque location between the Karwendel Mountains and the Brandenberg Alps, Lake Achensee has long been a popular destination. Indeed, Austria’s emperors would often come here to escape the heat of the city and cool off in summer. Today, Tirol’s largest lake offers a wide range of family-friendly activities throughout the year.

Hiking and skiing high above the “Sea of Tirol”

The region is characterised by its diverse landscape. While Wiesing, for example, lies down in the Inntal Valley, 360 vertical metres below the lake, Maurach, Achenkirch, Pertisau and the idyllic village of Steinberg line the shore at the foot of the Rofan Mountains. Visitors will find an extensive network of hiking paths and mountain bike trails criss-crossing the Karwendel Alpine Park and the Rofan Mountains. Five particularly beautiful sections of the Eagle Walk long-distance hiking trail lead through the region. Golfers can choose between two courses, while wintersports enthusiasts will find four ski areas with a total of 30 cable cars and lifts. Last but not least, the Lake Achensee area has been named one of the Family Tirol Villages in recognition of its child-friendly activities and family-friendly accommodation.


Sailing, surfing, kiting – Lake Achensee offers watersports in front of a majestic backdrop. Rental equipment is available for sailing, canoeing and surfing. The lake’s calm waters are also ideal for trying out the latest trend among watersports enthusiasts: Stand Up Paddling (SUP)., © Tirol Werbung/Ziegelböck Maria
Watersports on Lake Achensee

Sailing, surfing, kiting – Lake Achensee offers watersports in front of a majestic backdrop. Rental equipment is available for sailing, canoeing and surfing. The lake’s calm waters are also ideal for trying out the latest trend among watersports enthusiasts: Stand Up Paddling (SUP).

The Achensee Adventure Park offers plenty of fun for all the family. The main highlight is the rope obstacle course featuring high-speed zipwires and more than 40 treetop platforms. Visitors with a strong stomach can test their nerves with a jump into the giant airbag at the thrilling Bag Jump., © Abenteuerpark Achensee
Nerves of steel at the Achensee Adventure Park

The Achensee Adventure Park offers plenty of fun for all the family. The main highlight is the rope obstacle course featuring high-speed zipwires and more than 40 treetop platforms. Visitors with a strong stomach can test their nerves with a jump into the giant airbag at the thrilling Bag Jump.

Built over 120 years ago, the Achenseebahn rack-and-pinion railway climbs more than 440 vertical metres on its 7km journey from Jenbach to Seespitz. It is the oldest steam-driven railway of its kind in Europe and an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages., © Tirol Werbung
Romantic journey on the Achenseebahn railway

Built over 120 years ago, the Achenseebahn rack-and-pinion railway climbs more than 440 vertical metres on its 7km journey from Jenbach to Seespitz. It is the oldest steam-driven railway of its kind in Europe and an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

During the cold winter months the region around Lake Achensee is a haven for cross-country skiing enthusiasts. It is home to more than 200 well-maintained trails, many of which are wide enough to accommodate four skiers at a time. Snowmaking facilities in Pertisau ensure that conditions remain excellent throughout the season., © Tirol Werbung
Cross-country skiing paradise

During the cold winter months the region around Lake Achensee is a haven for cross-country skiing enthusiasts. It is home to more than 200 well-maintained trails, many of which are wide enough to accommodate four skiers at a time. Snowmaking facilities in Pertisau ensure that conditions remain excellent throughout the season.

The Five Summits Via Ferrata in the Rofan mountains is a memorable experience featuring steep climbing, gentle walks and magnificent views. Despite its name it is also suitable for beginners., © Achensee Tourismus
Five Summits Via Ferrata above Lake Achensee

The Five Summits Via Ferrata in the Rofan mountains is a memorable experience featuring steep climbing, gentle walks and magnificent views. Despite its name it is also suitable for beginners.

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