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.
Active Winter Holidays in Pertisau
Right behind the lovely village nature explorers can discover unspoilt side valleys like Gerntal and Falzthurntal. Both areas offer a superb cross-country skiing network amid untouched landscapes. Snow permitting, you can choose from incredible 200 kilometers of well-groomed Nordic ski trails. Winter walkers are spoilt for choice, too, as the region offers heaps of pure nature, sunshine, peace and quiet – especially at lovely Gernalm mountain inn. Romantic highlights await guests in the secluded Falzthurntal valley. An excellent mountain inn, Alpengasthof Falzthurn, is within a one-hour walk. A great place for a stopover on the sunny terrace overlooking the picture-book Alpine scenery. All those with enough stamina can continue to splendid Gramaialm hut at the rear end of the valley. No less than 150 kilometers of cleared winter walking trails are spread all over the Achensee area. Discover the silent part of this unrivaled holiday region.
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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 region 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.
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.