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Walking, Hiking & More

Powered by steam engines, the Achensee cog railway makes its way slowly up the mountain, taking visitors from Jenbach to Lake Achensee. The lake itself is a dorado for those who love sailing and surfing, due to favorable wind conditions. However, it is also appreciated for a refreshing swim: The Buchau lakeside beach is especially popular on a hot summer's day.

Those in need of more action and activities will rather head for the mountains. The Rofanseilbahn cable car takes you up to an altitude of more than 2,000 meters within no time at all. Once up there, you may choose from a variety of walking and hiking routes: Why not take the two-hour tour to Rofanspitze (2,259 m) via Mauritzalm and Grubascharte? There are some 500 km of way-marked tracks and trails throughout the Achensee area, including the famous Tirolean Eagle Walk route.

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Located at the south end of Lake Achensee, Maurach is an ideal destination for nature lovers.
The Buchau public swimming area is popular with families thanks to the warm water (approx. 22 °C) and the shallow lakeshore.

The sprawling village, which is also the region's educational center, has been the final stop of the Achensee steam cogwheel train (the oldest of its kind in Europe!) for more than 120 years now. With an elevation gain of 440 meters and a distance of about 7 kilometers the journey from Jenbach to Eben at Lake Achensee is an unparalleled experience.
The emerald green lake is surrounded by dark coniferous forests, flower-strewn meadows and the mighty Rofan mountains.
Special attractions are the Rofanseilbahn cable car, the "Adlerhorst" vantage platform and the spectacular "Airrofan" skyglider, which offers visitors a bird's eye view of the unique landscape.

Charming village at a big lake

Things to do and see in Maurach Do not miss out on a visit to St. Notburga's, the popular pilgrimage church. Notburga, a common maid in the 13th century, is the most popular patron saint in Tirol. She was always keen to help the poor and to live up to her religious convictions. Discover everything about the patron saint of farmers, maids, the poor and sick at the Notborga Museum in Eben, the only museum in Austria dedicated to a female saint.

At the Edelbrennerei Franz Kostenzer distillery you will be introduced to the world of "Schnaps". Franz Kostenzer offers some 70 different kinds of Schnaps and liqueurs. You are welcome to sign up for a workshop or guided tour.

Covering a total of eight hectares, the Achenseer Museumswelt museum village portrays local traditions as well as the working and living conditions at Lake Achensee in former times. Furthermore, it offers information on local associations, institutions and features special highlights, such as the Doll World exhibition. There is always something new to discover.
Maurach, on the eastern banks of the lake, is a beautiful place in an enviable geographic location.

The fascinating combination of the natural lake and the majestic mountains is perfect for winter lovers.

The magical lake appears even more impressive between white snow-capped slopes and the majestic peaks of the Rofan mountain range. This family-friendly ski area is very popular with skiers, carvers, and snowboarders. It is easy to reach thanks to the Rofan gondola, and the state-of-the-art sky glider, Airrofan, allows for amazing eagle-eyed views of the breathtaking landscape.

A holiday here is an unforgettable experience, because there is so much to do: cross-country skiing, winter hiking, snow shoeing, ice skating, romantic rides on horse carriages, walking tours in the winter wonderland, tobogganing evenings, and much more. And families love it here, because the small children may try their first turns on the skis right in the center of the village.

Maurach must-sees

Do not miss out on a visit to St. Notburga's, a popular place of pilgrimage! St. Notburga is the patron saint of servants and peasants.
Back in the 13th century she was cook to the family of Count Henry of Rothenburg, and used to give food to the poor. Later, she worked for a peasant, on the condition that she be permitted to go to church on Sundays and religious festivals. Learn more at the Norburga Museum in Eben/Maurach - one of its kind in Austria!

Guided tours, "Schnaps" seminars and tasting sessions are offered at the Edelbrennerei Franz Kostenzer distillery. More than 70 kinds of Schnaps and liqueurs on offer!

"Achenseer Museumswelt": Information on local customs and traditions, on living and working conditions in the Achensee area, on local associations, local art and crafts, a doll exhibition, and a lot more. The museum covers a total of eight hectares and offers numerous attractions and highlights for people of all ages.
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Arrival & Address

Toll-free road through Tegernseetal: From Munich on the motorway to Holzkirchen - Tegernsee - Achenpass (941 m) - border - along Lake Achensee to Maurach

Or take the Inntalautobahn to exit Wiesing-ACHENSEE - B181 road to Maurach (10 km)
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- Jenbach station - bus*) or taxi to Maurach (4 km)
- Tegernsee station - taxi or bus no. 9550 via Kreuth to Achenkirch and Maurach

*) Free bus ride from Jenbach to Achenkirch, Maurach, Pertisau or Steinberg - just show the driver your booking reservation. Free transportation is also offered during your stay - ask your host for your free bus ticket. Guests staying in Wiesing also enjoy free transportation in the Achensee region.
From Innsbruck airport continue to Jenbach by train, then take the bus*) or a taxi to Maurach

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From Munich airport or Salzburg airport take the train to Jenbach, then take the bus*) or a taxi to Maurach

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Tourismusverband Achensee
Informationsbüro Maurach
Achenseestraße 5
6212 Maurach am Achensee, Austria
Achensee - Maurach  am  Achensee Tirol
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