Lake Achensee, Austria

Set on the Tyrol's largest and pretitest lake

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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

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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£ 439 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)





Lake Achensee offers excellent walking opportunities, with over 450 km of marked hiking trails above Pertisau and into the local valleys of Gerntal, Falzhurntal 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 mountain alms for refreshment stops.

Join your Inghams Rep and explore the best of the local area on our exclusive wanderwalks. There will be a minimum of one walk on offer each week. Walks may vary from those shown. Simply sign up with your Rep on arrival. €7 per walk.




Lake Walk Easy 6 hrs
23 km walk around the lake with many lovely places to stop along the route (some steep/uneven sections)


Feilkopf Easy/Moderate 3 hrs
A relatively easy walk starting in the Gerntal valley and walking up through the trees to the Feilalm hut, stopping to enjoy great views over the lake. Walk up to the cross at the top of the mountain and back down the track to the Pletzachalm.


Zwölferkopf Easy/Moderate 2-4 hrs
There are various routes up to this mountain peak, most easily reached by the Karwendel cable-car. From the top there is a selection of routes, all accessing some lovely mountain alms on the way down. A favourite is the Weissenbachhütte and down to Maurach (3 hours) or up to the Bärenkopf for amazing views (2 hours).


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