Lake Achensee in Austria: the Tyrolean Sea

On one side, the magnificent shimmering lake; on the other, the majestic alpine scenery of Karwendel and Rofan. Lake Achensee in Austria captivates every visitor, and not just for its extraordinary beauty. Here you will find a "sea" of opportunity for a truly active holiday. In summer, hiking, biking, golf and water sports; In winter, skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with views of the largest lake in Tirol.

Achensee: a magical contrast between lakes and mountains

The Achensee in Austria extends north of Jenbach, 380 m above the Inn Valley. Along with the Achental valley, it forms the border between the Karwendel mountains to the west and the Brandenberg Alps to the east. The largest lake in Tirol boasts a length of 8.4 km and a truly enviable clarity, with underwater visibility that even reaches 10 m. Diving, however, requires a bit of courage: in fact, the temperature only rarely exceeds twenty degrees C, even in the summer. If, your passions are sailing and surfing, the Achensee will win you over with its spectacular panorama. Thanks to the privileged conditions for the practice of these disciplines, the lake has already hosted national, European and world sailing competitions on several occasions.


Our advice: the AchenseeCard, a must for those who want to enjoy the destination and its varied sports and cultural offerings. For the seven days of validity that the card offers, you can freely use cableways and boats, visit museums and experience many other attractions. To find out more, click here.

Boat trips on Lake Achensee in Austria

You don’t have to be an experienced sailor or surfer to enjoy the waters of the "Tyrolean Sea". Discover the lake and the enchanting surrounding locations on one of the modern MS Innsbruck, MS Tirol or MS Achensee motorboats, admiring the magnificent landscape featuring impressive mountains. Boat cruises on the Achensee: a tradition since 1887.

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