Lake Achensee, Austria

Set on the Tyrol's largest and pretitest lake

Austria Lake Achensee Pertisau Walker Mountain Summit
Lake Achensee, Walker at mountain summit
Austria Lake Achensee Pertisau Tourist Boat Cruise
Lake Achensee, Tourist boat cruise
Austria Lake Achensee Pertisau Train Station
Lake Achensee, Train at station
Austria Lake Achensee Pertisau Cyclists Trail
Lake Achensee, Cyclists on trail
Austria Lake Achensee Pertisau Lakeside View
Lake Achensee, Lakeside view
Lake Achensee, View from jetty


Known as the ‘Fjord of the Alps’, Lake Achensee is nearly 10 km in length and 1 km wide whilst 133m at its deepest point. Known for it's stunning emerald-green colours and drinking water quality, a variety of water sports and boat trips are able to take advantage of the vastness of the water. This is an ideal lakes and mountains destination due to the spectacular scenery, including the Rofan Range to the east and the Karwendel mountain range to the west (the largest protected area in Europe). Pretty villages and towns are dotted along the lake shore and include Achenkirch, Maurach and Pertisau.

Our relaxed resort of Pertisau on the western shores of Lake Achensee enjoys super views and is a great base for exploring the area. 

Where to Stay

Pertisau TH

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. 

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£ 549 Per person

Things To Do

  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Regular live music at hotels and local alms
  • Traditional Tyrolean evenings in high season
  • Steam boat excursions
  • Twilight lake cruises
  • Public lido at Pertisau and Eben am Achensee
  • Brewery visits
  • Steam train rides on the cog railway
  • Several local museums
  • Karwendel and Rofan cable cars
  • Numerous walking trails
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Tennis
  • Horse-riding
  • Fishing
  • Cycling, mountain biking and E-Bike hire
  • Para-gliding
  • Rowing boats for hire
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Diving
  • Segway hire

Inghams Special

Don’t miss this special trip with your Inghams Rep to a magical mountain alm in the Karwendel National Park. Enjoy a traditional Tyrolean lunch with home-made produce and cheese, local folklore music, an Alpine zoo and much more. Approx €24 (payable locally)


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