Achensee Travel Guide

  • Achensee, view to Achenkirch
    Achensee, view to Achenkirch
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  • Achensee and surrounding mountains
    Achensee and surrounding mountains
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  • eastern shoreline of Achensee
    eastern shoreline of Achensee
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Achensee Things to Do

  • Was das Tiroler Steinöl so einzigartig...

    Tiroler Steinöl VitalbergOpening HoursMon-Sun 9.00-17.30 hrs.Entrance feesAdults € 4,80Children 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...

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  • City of Maurach and surrounding...

    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...

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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...

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  • Typical Tirolean roadside landscaping

    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...

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  • Best and most thrilling way to see...

    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...

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  • Achensee, eastern shoreline, and...

    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...

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  • Steam away with the Achenseebahn!

    AchenseebahnThis 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...

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  • Up and away in the Rofan Mountains!

    Rofan FunicularThe 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.FeesAdults: 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!

    GaisalmAt 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...

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  • Ship Ahoy on the Achensee!

    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...

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  • Excellent view on local history!

    Heimatmuseum Achental SixenhofIn 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...

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  • Wow what a view!

    KanzelkehreAt 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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