Achensee Travel Guide

  • ACHENSEE
    ACHENSEE
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  • Lake Achensee
    Lake Achensee
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  • Pertisau, Lake Achensee
    Pertisau, Lake Achensee
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Achensee Things to Do

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    by lotharlerch Updated Sep 3, 2010

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    One of the easiest ways to enjoy the Karwendel area is a visit of the Grosser Ahornboden. This is a wide valley with hundreds of Alpine Maple trees. It is by far the biggest habitat of them in the whole Alps. the trees have a very specific character quite different from the maples you find elsewhere. They are formed by the very harsh conditions in this area and are up to 700 years old. It is particularly fascinating to vistit the Ahornboden when the trees get their autumn colours. This attracts unfortunately huge crowds of visitors. Therefore it is advisible to avoid the late September and early October weekends and to come on other days of the week.
    The Ahornboden is reached on a toll road which begins at Hinterriss. This tiny village is reached from the "Deutsche Alpenstrasse near the artificial Sylvenstein lake. The Grosse Ahornboden is short before the end of the toll road at the Eng-Alm

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    by Bob_Shan Written Dec 26, 2006

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    Christlum is the largest ski resort in Achensee area. about 950-1800m high.

    In 2006, due to the unexpected warm winter and lack of snow, only a part of the slopes are open to skiers. 29 EUR for a one day ski pass.

    At the entrance of Christlum express (the ski lift), there is a major ski school called Busslehner, who also rent equipments (no clothes/helmet).

    Christlum express entrance - Busslehner Bar Ski lift Ski lift Baby slope
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    • Skiing and Boarding

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    by lotharlerch Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    This nice walk at the western banks of the lake stretches over more than half the length of the lake. There is no road at this side, only a nice and well kept path. From Gaisalm, a Gasthaus on a small peninsula you can take the boat back to Pertisau.

    See the travelogue for more pics!

    between Pertisau and Gaisalm
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Water Sports

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Achensee Transportation

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    by lotharlerch Updated Sep 3, 2010

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    In the warm season a boat is circulating on the lake having several stops at the Eastern and Western banks. You can enter the boat right after arrival with the cog wheel railway at the terminal "Seespitz". Combination tickets are available

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    by lotharlerch Updated Jul 11, 2007

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    The most attractive way to reach the Achensee in Summer (and late spring and early autumn) is the rack railway climbing the 400 meters difference in level from Jenbach (35 km east of Innsbruck) right to the lake. This railway is still using the original steam locomotives built in 1889, thus being the oldest cog wheel locomotives still operating in the world and among the oldest locomotives at all still used anywhere in the world for scheduled traffic.

    A lot of interesting info for railway addicts see the wwebsite.

    Here you can change from train to boat
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    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Hiking and Walking

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Achensee Warnings and Dangers

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    by lotharlerch Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    The Achensee water is very clean - you can drink it, but most of the time, even in Summer, far too cold to swim in it. Only in very warm summers you may try to swim in it.

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Achensee Sports & Outdoors

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    by lotharlerch Updated Jun 19, 2009

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    The region around Achensee offers also surpisingly many opportunities for winter sports, mainly at Maurach, Achenkirch and Steinberg (Alpine skiing) while Pertisau offers great cross country skiing into very scenic valleys of the Karwendel mountains.

    Equipment: Equipment can be hired.

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    by lotharlerch Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    The lake is the centre of a region which offers all the year round plenty of opportunities for sportive activities. The water sports are mainly limited to sailing and windsurfing because the water temperature allows enjoyable swimming only for rather short periods in very warm summers. But summer and autumn offer great hiking and climbing opportunities in the Karwendel and Rofan mountains, a network of excellently marked and maintained trails and nice lodges between the valley and the peaks, some funiculars and chairlifts make the distances shorter (and offer comfortable access to the start for paragliding).

    Equipment: Equipment can be hired and purchased.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Hang Gliding
    • Water Sports

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