Lake Achen, with its magnificent natural paradise in the heart of Tyrol, offers everything that a holidaymaker's heart could desire. Lake Achen is surrounded by the Karwendel and Rofan mountains.
As the biggest lake in Tyrol, Lake Achen is up to 133 m deep and has outstanding water quality. The crystal-clear water allows to see ten meters down below the surface.
It is true that Emperor Maximilian loved to come to Pertisau am Achensee. The nobility and artists followed his example and were enchanted by the unparalleled atmosphere. Today, you can enjoy an imperial holiday in Pertisau yourselves, since there are still many things here that are worthy of an emperor:
Lake Achen has been known for many years as the perfect sailing and surfing area in the heart of the Alps and offers sailors, surfers, kite surfers and those who enjoy the new craze "Stand Up Paddleboarding" (SUP): 9 km of dreamlike water conditions and ideal wind conditions. In addition to the ships belonging to the Lake Achen shipping industry, the pedal and rowing boats, the diving and angling activities, Tyrol's biggest lake also has room for the many bathers who can 'fill their boots' with no restrictions whatsoever. In the summer months, Lake Achen is not only popular for excursions; it is also an in-demand holiday destination for beach lovers. The mountain lake is also distinguished by its drinking water quality.
Water sports on Lake Achen
Those who want to enjoy the amazing panoramic scenery from the air too should not shy away from a paragliding flight. Lake Achen is also very popular with paragliders. The excellent wind conditions make the flights a special adventure that can also be experienced in tandem, meaning fun for everyone! Numerous trained tandem flight providers and paragliding schools in the region make this fascinating feeling of flight possible, thereby making this a truly unforgettable holiday moment.
Paragliding in the Achensee Sports & Vitality Park
Lake Achen offers two golf courses for passionate golfers giving you the perfect "tee shot". The Achensee Golf & Landclub at the foot of the Karwendel, with its 18 hole course, is one of the most beautiful places in the Alps and captivates by not only being the oldest golf club in Tyrol (founded in 1934), but also with its pleasant clubhouse thoroughly furnished in wood. The second course is situated in Achenkirch on a picturesque high plateau. The golf course, with its 9 hole range, is suitable for both beginners and pros alike due the different teeing options and varied terrain.
Golf courses in the Achensee holiday region
183 kilometres of proven country trails and an optimal topography with lakeshore, valleys and mountains offer a true running Mecca for beginners and ambitious amateur athletes. Runners can hone their running technique across 23 well-signposted, also partially combinable routes. The country trails are subdivided into levels of difficulty; a simple colour system (black for difficult, red for moderate and blue for easy) as well as a running map, which is available from the local information office, simplifies orientation.
Running and Nordic walking around Lake Achen
Over 200 kilometres of backcountry trails around the Lake Achen provide nearly limitless fun between the Rofan and Karwendel ranges. The highly varied terrain makes the region one of the most exciting Nordic centres in Tyrol, from the gently rolling hills along the Lake Achen to the challenging trails in the Karwendel valleys or for example to the Alpengenusshof Gramai.
Achensee cross-country skiing centre
Snow crunches under your feet with each step and thousands of ice crystals glisten in the cold winter air… There is hardly a more beautiful way of experiencing the magic of winter at Lake Achen than there is with a winter hike. The enchanting landscape around the lake allures with over 150 kilometres of the most beautiful hiking trails. Away from the winter hiking trails, there is the possibility of discovering the totally pristine winter landscape using snowshoes.
Winter magic by Lake Achen
Achensee Sports & Vitality Park showcases itself as a true holiday paradise in the summer.