Pertisau Holidays

Set on the Tyrol's largest and prettiest lake

Beautifully situated on the scenic western shores of Lake Achensee, the largest and deepest lake in the Tyrol, Pertisau is known for its striking emerald waters, framed by the picturesque Karwendel and majestic Rofan mountain ranges. Popular day time activities include boat trips across the lake or exploring the lake shore villages by bike or the famous Achensee steam railway. As well as many easy promenade strolls around the lake, there is also extensive hiking above the village and an abundance of wildlife in what is Tyrol's largest nature reserve. A compact and tranquil village, Pertisau has a handful shops, cafés and restaurants, and there is regular live music and folklore entertainment at hotels and local alms throughout the summer.

Combine your stay here with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria. We recommend Alpbach.

Added value

Free use of local Regiobus with resort card

  • from£719pp
  • 62 rooms
Hotel Das Pfandler, Pertisau, Lake Achensee, Austria - Exterior summer.jpg

Located close to the Karwendel gondola and against the backdrop of the Karwendel and Rofan mountains.

  • 98 rooms
Hotel Rieser, Pertisau, Lake Achensee, Austria - Exterior with outdoor pool.jpg

With beautiful gardens including a decorative natural swimming pool and a luxury spa area, the Rieser is one of Pertisau’s leading hotels.

Useful Information
Information about Pertisau
Resort Code ATPE
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.439678
Longitude 11.696140
Travel and Transportation

Summer 2022

Flying from/to: Innsbruck
Birmingham Saturday
Gatwick Saturday/Wednesday

Innsbruck transfer approx. 1hr by coach.

Self drive is available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Things To Do

In And Around Pertisau

  • Steam boat excursions
  • Steam train rides on the cog railway
  • Twilight lake cruises
  • Cycling, mountain biking and E-Bike hire
  • Segway hire
  • Lakeside lido
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Horse-riding
  • Rowing boats for hire
  • Windsurfing, sailing & diving
  • Para-gliding
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Langlaufstuberl brewery visits
  • Several local museums
  • Regular live music at hotels and local alms
  • Traditional Tyrolean evenings in high season


 Achensee Card (free to all guests)

  • Free use of local Regiobus (except to Wiesing and Jenbach)
  • Free guided walks in the area
  • Discounted rates for steam cog railway, cable-cars and boat trip on the lake 
  • Discounts on various attractions

The ‘Pertisau - Achensee Erlebnis Card’ is available from the Tourist Office approx. €84 for 7 days and includes:

  • Free unlimited use of all cable-cars in the area
  • Free use of the steam train cog railway
  • Free unlimited boat trips on the lake (day-time)
  • Free entrance to various local attractions
  • And more 

Cable cars opening times: approx. beginning of May - late October.

Cog Railway and lake boats operate approx. late April - late October.


Pertisau offers excellent walking opportunities, with over 450km of marked hiking paths above the village and into local valleys Gerntal, Falzthurntal and the Tristenautal. Terrain ranges from flat walks to steeper trails up to the highest peaks accessed by 2 cable-cars. From most paths there are wonderful views of the lake and a great number of excellent mountain Alms for refreshment stops.


Pertisau  - Get a local insight into the village including its historical past, present attractions and amenities - plus its quirks and peculiarities.

Wolfsklamm Gorge & St Georgenberg Monastery - The trail path takes you across wooden bridges, up and along magnificent cliffs, taking in thundering waterfalls to reach the gorge and a little further to the pilgrimage site. Inghams rep says:

 A day out to the unique and natural wonder of the Wolfsklamm Gorge and visit the beautiful St. Georgenberg Monastery. The path across bridges and up along the magnificent sharp cliffs,  taking in thundering waterfalls and emerald green plunge pools, allows you to admire this majestic gorge from all angles. Once we reach the top, a further short walk takes us to the pilgrimage site of St Georgenberg. The walk takes approx. 1hr 30 mins and there are 324 steps up through the gorge.

St.Notburga Trail -Join the trail along the forest valley and enjoy the superb views of the Achensee. The trail finishes at the Rodelhutte where you can get a well-earned drink. Inghams rep says:

A historical trail walk in Pertisau. St Notburga was an Austrian saint from modern Tirol. She is the patron saint of servants and peasants. The new trail was officially opened and consecrated by Father Heinz Kleinlechner on October 5, 2008. The trail's name "Dien-Mut-Weg" comes from Old High German and means "Courage to Serve" and was chosen in remembrance of Saint Notburga, the patroness of servants and peasants.
The beautiful trail offers superb views and has little elevation change, there are several benches along the way offering a nice opportunity to rest and observe nature. We stop at each contemplation point during the trail. Join me to learn more about this fascinating patron of Tirol.

Good to know

  • Purchase the "Achensee" Card for free use of operating local buses, guided walks, and discounted cog railways, cable cars, boat trips and local attractions 
  • The walk from Pertisau along the lake to Gaisalm follwed by a boat trip is breath-taking
  • Paragliding is big here with many taking in the aerial views of Lake Achensee 
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