HOLIDAY AT Lake Achensee in summer
HIKING AND BIKING FOR MOUNTAINEERS AND NATURE LOVERS
From your base in the RESORT Achensee in Achenkirch, you can set off on the most beautiful mountain hiking and panorama tours in the Karwendel and Rofan Mountains. Heavenly trails, the fragrant air, vast Alpine pastures, steep rocks and magical views await you on an extra special hiking holiday in Achensee. And the warm hospitality in our traditional Tyrolean hotel village ensures a cosy home for you to come back to.
450 km of marked hiking trails wind their way through the Achensee region. The Karwendel Massif, which borders the lake to the west, is Europe’s largest nature reserve. The Rofan Mountains are nearby, with beautiful landscape around Steinberg in the east. At the car-free west shore of the lake, idyllic hiking trails extend to the popular Gaisalm rest stop. You can also enjoy combined lake and boat hikes around the Achensee. The RESORT Achensee at Achensee is the perfect starting point for all your plans.
There is also a lot on offer for mountain bikers and cyclists. You’ll find no end of cycling routes in the Achensee region. The routes lead along the lakeshore, into side valleys or onto specially designated mountain bike routes in the mountainous areas. If you want to take things easy, the routes along the lakeshore are best since they are almost completely flat and particularly suitable for children. The RESORT Achensee can also provide E-bikes for your tour.
You can set off directly from Achenkirch on challenging mountain bike trails. These officially approved routes run mostly along forest paths away from any sort of road traffic.
The Achensee also serves as the starting point for the famous Karwendel tour, which leads straight through the Karwendel Mountains and is the ultimate tour for mountain biking fans.
HOLIDAYS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
We like to accomplish a familiar atmosphere in our small hotel village at Achensee, which means that children are always very welcome at the RESORT Achensee in Achenkirch. They can romp to their hearts’ content in the large playground and in the playroom. Between water and mountains, the surroundings offer a vast range of activities, from hiking and cycling, tennis, squash, pony riding and water sports, through to inline skating, running, Nordic walking and beyond. But we haven’t forgotten about relaxation for mums and dads either! In our wellness area, you can unwind in peace and escape your day-to-day routine.
A paradise for water-babies and sun-worshippers! Our specially created promontory provides agreeable temperatures in the secured bathing area. The east shore in particular is a popular sailing and surfing area. A forest high-rope course, countless playgrounds, a mini-golf course and two parties in the summer holidays as well as a comprehensive children’s and youth programme ensure that your family holiday at the Achensee will be an unforgettable experience.
- Achensee boat trip
- Achensee steam cog railway
- Rofan cable railway, Karwendel mountain railway
- Swarovski Crystal Worlds
- Achensee Museum World
- Notburga Museum
- Heimatmuseum Sixenhof
- Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg Adventure Centre
With your guest card, you can receive special discounted entry into many leisure facilities and the cable railway, as well as riding on the regional bus around the Achensee for free. You’ll receive your guest card free of charge after checking in at reception. With the Achensee Adventure Card, the whole world of holidays at the Achensee will be open to you.
The Achensee, also known as the Tyrolean Sea, is the largest lake in the Tyrol. Sailors, surfers and kitesurfers all enjoy the agreeable water temperatures and ideal wind conditions. The crystal clear water of the Achensee is greatly appreciated by swimmers and divers, with visibility of up to 10 metres underwater. The lake is surrounded by impressive mountain ranges, which makes the area around the lake so special. The Tyrol Sport & Vitality Park is a paradise for families, hikers, runners and cyclists. Water-babies, nature lovers, adventurers and those seeking refreshment will all come into their own here.
One speciality of the region is Tyrolean stone-oil. The oil shale, from which the stone-oil is extracted, is still mined today in Bächental. This “black gold” is an old household remedy with documented soothing, nourishing and healing effects.
Enjoy natural wellness under an open sky in the fresh air and energise yourself in the beautiful Tyrolean energy spot of Achenkirch at the Achensee.
GOLFING WITH AN ALPINE VIEW
Two well-maintained golf courses await you in the most wonderful Alpine landscape for a successful tee shot at the Achensee. The Posthotel golf facility with its 9-hole course is interesting for both pros and beginners, thanks to its different tees and varied design. The heart of the golf club is the old Dollnhof clubhouse, a listed building that’s over 300 years old.
The Golf and Land Club Achensee, with its 18-hole facility, is the oldest golf club in the Tyrol and stands out for more than just its amazing views. The course has an unusually gentle run for its height above sea level but is playfully challenging. The spectacular terrain structure and the wonderful location at Tyrol’s largest lake make this golf course very special in a lot of ways.
EXPERIENCE CULTURE AND TRADITION
The Alpine tradition is characterised by church and agricultural festivals. Celebrations such as the Sonnwendfeier (midsummer/midwinter festivals), summer festivals, Almabtriebe (ceremonial driving of the cattle down from the pasture) in the autumn or festivals with folk music and handicrafts mark the seasons. Krampus runs and carnival processions provide atmospheric entertainment in the winter.
The Achensee steam cog railway is the oldest of its type anywhere in Europe and is still in unflagging operation. It has been huffing and puffing its way up the mountain for 125 years. The Achensee boat trip is just as historical: services began over 100 years ago. Since then, these attractions have drawn countless visitors from far and wide.
The Achensee region is well known for the works of Saint Notburga. Notburga, a humble maid in the 13th century, stood up for the poor and weak. Today, the Notburga museum in Eben reveals interesting facts about her life.
There are also a lot of fascinating things to discover in Achensee Museum World, a “museum village” in Maurach, or in the Sixenhof Heimatmuseum, a 650-year-old ancestral farm. If you want to learn more about the 100-year-old history of stone-oil extraction, head to the Tyrolean Stone-Oil Adventure Centre in Pertisau. Here, you’ll find out how a soothing essence can be extracted from the black rock.