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Beach holiday at the Achensee

A true pleasure in Tyrol

A holiday at the Achensee is a pleasure for all the senses.

At 6.8 square kilometres, the largest lake in Tyrol is a popular holiday destination in summer and winter alike.

Surrounded by the magnificent mountains of the Karwendel and Rofan ranges, the holiday region offers countless alpine leisure and recreational activities for the whole family.

Flora and fauna

The excellent water quality (drinking water) and the largely undeveloped banks make Lake Achen a species-rich habitat. Numerous species of fish, birds, and other small creatures find ideal living conditions here - despite tourism!

Invigorating!

And the perfect backdrop for picturesque holidays - summer and winter alike.

Geography

Lake Achen is a true natural lake that was created by glaciers in the surrounding mountains after the last ice age.

The crystal-clear lake is flanked by the mountain slopes of the Karwendel massif and the Rofan mountain range.

Subterranean inflows from sources in Ampelsbach, Dürrach, and Achenkirch provide the lake with water.

The favourable altitude with 380 m difference in altitude from the Inn valley makes Lake Achen a natural energy store.

An underground tunnel was built from Seespitz to the hydroelectric power plant in Jenbach in 1927.

The largest lake in Tyrol - the "Tyrolean Sea"

The Achensee - the largest lake in Tyrol - with over 50 different sports - from hiking and climbing to swimming, sailing and kitesurfing is suitable for the whole family, especially in summer. That is why the Achensee has the name "multi-generation holiday region".

Anyone standing on the shore of Lake Achen offers a wonderful backdrop: beaches with turquoise-blue water, sailors and surfers chasing the waves, and excursion boats with happy holiday guests on board.
 

With its diversity, the Achensee makes the hearts of all water sports enthusiasts beat faster. Kitesurfing or sailing are your favourite sports? Two sailing schools, five sailing clubs, a kite school and a water sports center offer something for everyone.

Hiking and cycling on the Achensee

If you want to motivate your children for a walk along the Achensee east bank, the Wusel-Seeweg is a great facility. There are 16 exciting adventure stations to discover on the almost four-kilometer car-free route from Maurach to Achenkirch.

The "Alpine animals circular walk" is a unique experience for the whole family.
Because there is a wide range of leisure activities for children, the Achensee region is one of the quality-tested "Tyrolean family nests".

The holiday region around Tyrol's largest lake presents itself as a varied, family-friendly travel destination.