Memorable Mountain & Lake Holidays
Pertisau is conveniently located on the western shore of Lake Achensee, surrounded by mighty mountains and the crystal clear lake. In winter the snow-covered Karwendel side valleys make a unique spot for cross-country skiing aficionados and winter walkers. Families enjoy the family-friendly Pertisau ski area offering superb slopes for beginners. In the summer months the stunning Karwendel Alpine Park in the surroundings of Pertisau boasts scenic walking and mountain biking trails. On Lake Achensee surfers and sailors get together while families appreciate the nice and quiet atmosphere of Pertisau, offering a perfect blend of unspoilt nature and recreation. Achensee's wellness hotels rank among the finest in all of Austria. A well-being stay always makes a great experience for body, soul and mind.
Hiking in Pertisau's Mountains
In summer sports and activities are the order of the day in the lovely Achensee Region. Be it walking, hiking, mountain biking or golfing – there are loads of possibilities for sporty holiday makers in Pertisau. A scenic toll road takes excursionists to marvelous Falzthurntal valley, a real paradise for passionate hikers and mountaineers at the heart of the Karwendel Alpine Park. On the valley floor you find Gramaialm mountain inn, both trailhead and destination of numerous walking routes, hiking paths and mountain bike trails. The Karwendelbahn mountain gondola in Pertisau takes walkers effortlessly up to Zwölferkopf peak, starting point for numerous scenic hikes to the peaks of Stanser Joch Alpine ridge.
Lake Achensee offers excellent wind conditions throughout the year. It's hardly surprising that the turquoise lake surrounded by mighty Alpine summits and ridges is nicknamed the "Alpine Fjord". A real dorado for sailors, windsurfers and kite surfers during the summer months. On hot summer days lake Achensee still promises quite refreshing moments as water temperatures hardly reach 20° Celsius. Especially the lakeside beach in Pertisau ranks among the region's favorite swimming spots offering a large sun lawn and plenty of attractions for children.
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Tradition meets the modern age, hospitality and unique adventures in nature - this is offered in Pertisau at the Western shores of lake Achensee.
The assets of the largest lake in Tirol and the unique mountain world unite in Pertisau. Therefore it's one of the best starting points for hikes in winter and an access point to the cross-country trails in Tirol's largest nature park - Alpenpark Karwendel. The Karwendel Bergbahn lift takes skiers and sun worshippers up the mountain to the ski area Zwölferkopf where snow is guaranteed. The area boasts special offers for families and late sleepers.
Cross-country skiers are delighted by the unique nature and by the snow-covered trails which allow them to glide through the winter wonderland. Snow-making facilties are near the trails so it doesn't matter when Mother Hulda takes a day off.
Relaxation and wellness in Pertisau am Achensee
Already Emperor Maximilian had one of his favorite hunting grounds in Pertisau, many aristocrates and artists got inspired by the idyllic village.
If you stroll around the snow-covered village you will find quite a few links to the past, e. g. old hotels which tell many stories about past times.
That there are so many wellness hotel situated in Pertisau is maybe due to a special product only available at lake Achensee - the Tirolean mineral oil (Tiroler Steinöl). It's a healing natural product, which is extracted from oil shale in the Karwendelgebirge mountain range near lake Achensee. The company Steinöl Vitalberg has founded a special museum dedicated to this oil in Pertisau.
Lovely Pertisau on the western shore of Lake Achensee offers a harmonious blend of heartfelt hospitality and unparalleled nature experience.
Tradition combines with comfort and modern conveniences. Located on the shores of Tirol's largest lake and surrounded by mighty mountains, Pertisau makes a fine base for walking and hiking in the Alpenpark Karwendel nature park. The Karwendel Bergbahn gondola is the effortless way up the mountain, and those who prefer some more activity and challenge are offered numerous trails and routes for walking and mountain biking.
Emperor Maximilian loved to go hunting in Pertisau. Members of the aristocracy and artists found their inspiration here. Walking towards the charming village center or along the lakeshore you will come across Austria's first golf course, which is probably the most beautiful of its kind in Tirol.
Sports & spa sessions at Lake Achensee
With its size of 719 hectares, Lake Achensee is Tirol's largest lake. Its crystal-clear water has drinking quality.
The Achensee boats stop at Pertisau; since 1887, the steam boats connect Achenkirch, Maurach, and Pertisau. The colorful sails of surfers and sailing boats create a special atmosphere, and there are many other possibilities for sports enthusiasts: fishing, tennis, running, and Nordic Walking are all included in the "activity program" of this marvelous holiday village.
There are numerous hotels with spa facilities all along the lake, which is largely due to the fact that the Achensee area is home to a shale oil processing business and a related museum and shop ("Steinöl Vitalberg"). Tirolean shale oil is said to have healing properties and is used in beauty and care products.