Achensee Things to Do

  • Achensee and surrounding mountains
    Achensee and surrounding mountains
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    eastern shoreline of Achensee
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    best way to see alpine Austria
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    Was das Tiroler Steinöl so einzigartig macht!

    by Roeffie Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Trademark Tiroler Stein��l

    Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg

    Opening Hours
    Mon-Sun 9.00-17.30 hrs.

    Entrance fees
    Adults € 4,80
    Children under 12 yrs. f.o.c.

    The Tiroler Steinöl® is gained through crushing sladestones that contain this oily substance, which is known for it's contribution to ones health and well being.

    In the Vitalberg Besucherzentrum in Pertisau you can learn about the exploration, meaning and use of the Tiroler Steinöl® and see all about the company and family that explores this oil.

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    City of Maurach and surrounding mountains

    by hundwalder Updated Mar 19, 2008

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    Alpine lake city of Maurach

    Maurach is a small city on the south shore of Achensee ( Lake Achen ). Most of the buildings in Maurach are of the traditional Tirolean chalet style. There is vast green meadow and sandy beach between the houses and the lake shore. There is an excellent pedestrian and cycling trail which follows the western lakeshore from Maurach to north of Pertisau.

    Maurach has some excellent restaurants, hotels, and grocery markets to supply your picknicking needs. The best lodging accomodations are in the numerous private houses that rent rooms ( private zimmers ). The standards for cleanliness and maintenance are very high for private accomodations throughout the Tirol region.

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    • Cycling
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    Achensee and surrounding mountains

    by hundwalder Updated Jun 17, 2007

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    Achensee and surrounding mountains

    Achensee is a nearly pristine natural alpine lake containing crystal clear water. The lake is fed by high mountain streams and springs. There is an excellent hiking trail that stretches from the village of Achensee on the north shore to Maurach on the south shore. The trail closely follows the western shoreline of the lake. Parts of the trail are steep and slippery during snow melt season, so be sure to use caution while hiking. Pertisau is a picturesque village that makes an ideal midway rest stop for hikers. The trail is about 12 km. long.

    An excellent alternative to hiking is to tour Achensee on the cruise ship that docks at Maurach, Pertisau, and Achensee. There is also a good cycling trail. Hang gliding facilities are available for those skilled at the sport or wishing to learn it. Participation provides the perfect alpine experience.

    There are many excellent and inexpensive private accomodations in the Achensee area. Consider this area as a home base for exploring the region.

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    • Hang Gliding
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    Typical Tirolean roadside landscaping

    by hundwalder Written Jul 2, 2005

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    Maurach's beautiful roadsides

    The terrain of the Achensee is steep. Therefore, road construction in the area involved considerable earth excavation. Retaining walls are needed to prevent erosion of the excavated hillsides. The retaining walls of Maurach are beautifully landscaped, typical of the one shown in this photo. The wall is made of paving stones, and the ground cover includes many colorful flowers.

    This wall and many more like it are found on the back road joining the cities of Maurach and Jenbach. This short road contains many twists and turns, but is one of the most scenic roads to be found anywhere. There is only one drawback with this fascinating road. There are not enough places to stop and enjoy the incredible beauty of the surrounding countryside.

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    Best and most thrilling way to see Achensee !

    by hundwalder Updated Jul 1, 2005

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    best way to see alpine Austria

    Yes it is true. Hounds really can fly. This definately rates high on my list of high adrenaline thrills. The scenery of Achensee, the Tirol region, and of all of Austria is spectacular. Hiking, cycling, motor cycle riding, cable lift car riding, cruising on touring ships, cross county skiing, riding trains, buses, cars, etc. are all excellent ways to see some of the best scenery on the planet. However, none of these can compare to hang gliding or paragliding over Austria's alpine wonderland.

    The cities and villages of Achensee offer excellent packages for both high and low adrenaline activities and siteseeing opportunities. I will provide a couple of web links later for outdoor sports participants and spectators.

    Guten abend !

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    • Hang Gliding
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    Achensee, eastern shoreline, and mountains

    by hundwalder Updated Jul 1, 2005

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    eastern shoreline of Achensee

    This photo was shot from the hiking / cycling trail about midway between the city of Maurach and the village of Pertisau. Steep mountain peaks rise almost directly from the edge of the lake. Generally only narrow strips of meadow, rock, or forest, separate the lake from the foot of the mountains or steep hills. The unpolluted snowmelt water of Achensee is very clear, and has a deep blue to emarald green appearance depending on the location. For those not up hiking the 12 km. of the trail from one end of the lake to the other, an excellent option is to tour the lake on the luxurious cruise ship starting from any of the three ports. There is an excellent public bus system serving the villages of Achensee. Bon voyage, and enjoy beautiful and spectacular Achensee.

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    Steam away with the Achenseebahn!

    by Roeffie Updated Oct 7, 2004

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    Achenseebahn

    Achenseebahn

    This lokomotiv of 1889 goes from Seespitz Bahnhof at the Achensee to Jenbach Bahnhof in the Inntal.

    A trainride of 6.7 km down the mountain with a descend of max. 16 % an impressive ride down and up.

    The only thing that speaks against this ride is it's price. For a ride Achensee and Jenbach and back you pay € 22,00 per person.

    Children from 6 to 15 years of age 50%, children under 6 years free!

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    Up and away in the Rofan Mountains!

    by Roeffie Written Sep 7, 2004

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    Rofan Funicular

    Rofan Funicular

    The funicular takes you up to 1840 m into the Rofan Range, where you have lots of possibilities to hike varying from 45 min to 7 hrs.

    Fees
    Adults:
    Up and down € 13,50
    Up € 11,50
    Down € 6,00
    Children:
    Until 5 yrs. f.o.c.
    5-18 yrs.
    Up and down € 8,00
    Up € 7,00
    Down € 3,50

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    Take a hike!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 31, 2004

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    Gaisalm

    Gaisalm

    At the westside of lake Achensee you'll find this guesthouse, all alone on a landslide which reaches into the lake.

    The westside of the lake is not reachable by car only by boat or foot.

    A very nice thing to do depending on your health and ability two walk is a hiking tour along the westside of the lake crossing many waterfalls.

    From Pertisau to Gaisalm is a relative easy walk.

    From Gaisalm to Achenkirch is a very adventureous walk of about 1 or 1½ hrs.

    Steep stairways, a narrow path, crossing waterfalls, tremendous views are the ingredients for a wonderful walk.

    The walk is noted for skilled hikers, but with common sense good to walk even for a six year old, like my daughter Iris.

    A must do when your here!

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    Ship Ahoy on the Achensee!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 30, 2004

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    The Achensee Fleet

    A nice thing to do on a sunny day is shipping around the lake. You can hop on and off in every town or stop like:

    Pertisau, Scholastika (Achenkirch), Gaisalm, Buchau or Seespitz (Achenseebahn)

    This will cost you € 12,50 and it takes about 2 hours to get around, but with some hiking and visiting the nice villages it takes a whole day.

    Children from 6 to 15 years of age 50%, children under 6 years free!

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    Excellent view on local history!

    by Roeffie Written Aug 30, 2004

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    Heimatmuseum Achental im Sixenhof

    Heimatmuseum Achental Sixenhof

    In the town of Achenkirch Southern part direct at the Achensee you'll find this little stunning museum. Totally runned by volunteers, who worked very hard to give you a nice view of the local peoples work and life.

    The name of the museum derives from an old farmer that once lived here. After his family died, the farm was left to the Achenkirch community.

    Opening hours
    1 May - 31 October
    Daily from 13.00 - 18.00 hrs.

    Entrance fee
    Adults € 3,00
    Children 6-18 yrs € 1,50
    Children under 6 f.o.c.

    Take a look inside the museum in my Sixenhof Travelogue

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    Wow what a view!

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 30, 2004

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    View from Kanzelkehre

    Kanzelkehre

    At the end of the Achenseestraße, the road takes a hairpin curve down to the Inntal. at this hairpin a little restaurant is situated called Kanzelkehre, which is also the name of this hairpin curve, where you can have a bite or just enjoy the marvelous view down to the Inntal 500 meters below and into the famous Zillertal.

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