The coniferous forests are deeply covered in snow. Ice crystals are glistening in the reeds on the lakeshore and the majestic mountains reflect from the water surface. Lake Achensee in Tirol, which stretches like a fjord between the Rofan and Karwendel mountains, is the ideal holiday destination for romantics. Holidaymakers can engage in a multitude of winter activities, such as leisurely walks, cross-country skiing or skiing. Top-quality accommodations with Tirolean hospitality make for an unforgettable experience at Tirol’s largest lake.
Strolling, hiking or snowshoeing?
The region boasts a network of 150 kilometres of winter hiking trails, offering abundant opportunities for taking leisurely strolls or engaging in hour-long hikes in the beautiful winter scenery. Snowshoeing is a great way to discover pristine winter landscapes. The valleys and the quaint village Steinberg am Rofan are perfect starting points to explore untouched terrain.
Gentle “Après Ski” at Lake Achensee
The cosy warmth of saunas and swimming pools is perfect to relax and unwind after an active day in the snow. Various hotels in the region have modern spa and wellness amenities. The star ingredient in many treatments is Tiroler Steinöl® (shale oil), which boasts natural healing properties thanks to its high content of organically-bound sulphur, and is mined locally in the Karwendel mountains. If you want to learn more about the “black gold”, visit the Vitalberg visitor centre in Pertisau, which is open year-round, and see exhibits depicting the history of the shale oil distillery.