Austria, Lake Achensee
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.
Multi centres | Combine your stay in Pertisau with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or as part of the New ‘Austria Explorer’ Multi-centre holiday.
Resort Code: ATPE
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 1hr by coach.
Supplements may apply on some flights
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
Krimmi Waterfalls, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau and Hintertux glacier excursions can be booked locally.
Marvel at the natural wonder of Europe’s highest waterfall set amidst the stunning Hohe Tauern National Park. Follow the path right next to the falls for fantastic photo opportunities. Small National Park fee may be payable locally.
Spend the day exploring this historic city with its mountainous snow-capped backdrop, charming old town, Golden balcony and the Bergisel Olympic Ski jump.
Neuschwanstein & Oberammergau
Visit the fabulous palace of Neuschwanstein, the castle built by King Ludwig II and opened in 1886 to the public shortly after his death. We travel over the Fernpass from the Inn Valley into southern Bavaria, where the castle enjoys its unique and breath-taking location built on rugged rocks above the town of Füssen. Return via Oberammergau, the scene of the famous ‘Passion Play’ taking place every ten years.
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In And Around Pertisau
Achensee Card ( free to all guests)
The ‘Pertisau - Achensee Erlebnis Card’ is available from the Tourist Office approx €72 for 7 days and includes:
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.
WALK WITH US - Inghams Guided Walks
A guided walk programme is organised by your Inghams Rep and payable locally. The following programme is shown as a guide only and is subject to change and minimum numbers.
Pertisau Tour - 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:
Join me on an exciting 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:
Join me on 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.