Achensee - Lake Achen, Austria


The Lake Achen is a lake north of Jenbach in Tyrol. The Lake which is only 1.5 hours drive from Munich, convinces with its turquoise waters and its many opportunities to enjoy the mountains. During summertime, one can enjoy a "southern feel" in the veritable sailing and surfing paradise at the southern end at Maurach and Pertisau. 

View from Feilkopf to Pertisau

Blick auf Pertisau und den Achensee

Feilkopf: Approx. 1.5 hrs walk across the Pletzachalm

The water in the lake has drinking quality and is rich in fish species such as brook, rainbow trout, perch, pike, whitefish, and tench. There are two cable cars, the train Rofan in Maurach and Karwendelbahn Pertisau which is particularly well suitable for family outings. 

Beach Cafe in Pertisau

Cafe in Pertisau am Achensee


The Achensee is located in the Austrian province of Tirol 380m above the Inn Valley. The 133m deep lake is the largest lake in Tirol. 

Trail of Pertisau overlooking the turquoise waters

Achensee Austria


  • Hiking: The from Pertisau emerging  valleys to Gramaialpe and Pletzachalm are excellent for small hikes
  • Lake route: A footpath from Pertisau on the western shore leading north. This path lies directly along the lake and offers fantastic views of the shimmering turquoise water. One returns by ferry, for example, halfway up after a stop at the beautifully situated Gaisalm. Or follow the lake to Achenkirch
  • Directions: From Munich via Tegernsee, it offers a very attractive and varied drive especially for convertible drivers. On the way back, it makes sense to visit the Sylvensteinspeicher and drive back to Munich via the Lengrieser valley.

Close to the Achensee:

Sylvensteinspeicher, Inntal, Innsbruck, Zillertal, Lengrieser Tal, Brauneck, Tegernsee


Map of Achensee, Tirol - Austria

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Achensee Tirol Austria
Achensee Tirol Austria
Blick auf Pertisau und den Achensee
Cafe in Pertisau am Achensee
Achensee bei Maurach
Kitesurfer am Achensee Tirol