A cruise over the turquoise-green waters of Lake Achensee is an unforgettable holiday experience, allowing visitors to enjoy a different view of the surrounding landscape and villages. The ships of the Achensee Shipping Company are barrier-free and accessible for all abilities.
The MS Tirol was built in 1994 by the ÖSWAG shipyard in Linz and put into service in 1995 as a successor to the first ship “Stadt Innsbruck”. The ship can carry 600 people, is wheelchair accessible and offers on-board catering.
After almost two decades the engines were exchanged in 2012/2013. The exterior and interior have been renewed in the winter/spring of 2014/2015. Large windows allow passengers a panoramic view of the lake and the impressive mountain scenery. Inside, guests can expect Tirolean hospitality paired with Tirolean art and cutting-edge marine technology. The heart of the ship is the main staircase to the upper deck, it was designed by the Tirolean artist Manfred Hörl and presents itself as a “staircase above the waterfall.” There are also some art accents by the sculptor and painter Christian Mayr from Mutters.
All this makes the MS Tirol a worthy dignitary and ambassador of Tirol on its largest lake.
Due to its spacious size and layout, the ship is a perfect venue for events and special tours. Passengers will experience a unique combination of Tirolean authenticity, ambience, modern technology and customer friendliness.
The MS Stadt Innsbruck was built by the ÖSWAG shipyard in Linz and was put into service on 11th August 2007 as the latest member of the Achensee fleet. The ship offers high-quality equipment, has modern handicapped-accessible facilities as well as a galley and is ideally equipped for charters and events of all kinds.
The new ship which was launched in July 2016 and it is completely handicapped-accessible. More information will follow shortly.
The Gaisalm mountain hut is an oasis of calm and quiet which has become rare. No noise disturbs this idyllic spot.
Arrive, feel welcome, make yourselves comfortable – this is the motto of the reliable culinary team of Daniela Neuhauser and Isabella Press.
Under the direction of Roland Fankhauser the culinary team will pamper you with traditional dishes and homemade pastries. Just bring along a hearty appetite, especially if you arrive on foot. The playground offers children of every age plenty of variety and can be overseen from the terrace.
For further information about your barrier-free stay on one of the Achensees ships, please feel free to contact the Achensee Shipping Company directly: