Holidays Pertisau am Achensee

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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1 Lake in Pertisau am Achensee

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    Size: 6.8 km² Beach: Gravel, Sunning Lawn, Wooden Pier Village: Maurach am Achensee Region: Achensee Region
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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.

More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board

Lovely Pertisau on the western shores of Lake Achensee offers a harmonious blend of heartfelt hospitality and 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. When 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. Pertisau is the main stop at Lake Achensee. Since 1887 steam boats have been connecting 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, such as fishing, tennis, running, and Nordic Walking.

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 (Steinöl®) 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 skin care products.
Pertisau: A welcoming environment and a place of outstanding natural charm on the western shores of Lake Achensee where tradition meets modern age! Lake and mountains - Pertisau offers it all! The charming village is therefore one of the best starting points for winter walks and cross-country skiing tours around the Alpenpark Karwendel, Tirol's largest nature park. The Karwendel Bergbahn takes skiers and sun worshippers up the mountain to the sunny Zwölferkopf ski area where snow is guaranteed. Special offers are available for families and late risers. In addition, Pertisau is home to a variety of cross-country skiing tracks (with snow-making facilities!).

Relaxation and well-being in Pertisau

Once a preferred hunting resort of Emperor Maximilian, Pertisau has always inspired and attracted artists and aristocrats. A leisurely stroll through the picturesque village takes you past several hotels with a long-standing tradition in the hospitality business. This is probably due to the fact that the Achensee area, especially the Bächental Valley in the Karwendel Mountains, is rich in shale rock which is used to extract oil (Steinöl®) used for health and beauty purposes. Visit the Steinöl Vitalberg museum in Pertisau to learn more!
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Climate & Weather

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Travel Route & Address

Motorway from Munich - Rosenheim - Kufstein - exit Wiesing - Lake Achensee - Maurach - Pertisau
Munich - Holzkirchen - Tegernsee - Achenpass - Maurach - Pertisau (no toll fee!)

From Italy: Brenner - Innsbruck - exit Wiesing - Maurach - Pertisau

From Switzerland: Arlberg - Innsbruck - exit Wiesing - Maurach - Pertisau
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Train to Jenbach - bus or taxi to Pertisau (approx. 10 km)
Train to Tegernsee - taxi or bus no. 9550 via Kreuth, Achenkirch and Maurach to Pertisau

Transportation from Jenbach to Lake Achensee (Achenkirch, Maurach, Pertisau, Steinberg) & back is free of charge, if you show the driver the booking confirmation issued by your accommodation provider. For free transportation during your stay your accommodation provider will issue a ticket. Guests staying in Wiesing are also entitled to free transportation in the Achensee region.
Innsbruck airport (50 km), Munich airport (140 km), or Salzburg airport

You fly to Munich or Salzburg and take a train to Jenbach and then take a bus*) or a taxi to Maurach am Achensee.
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Tourismusverband Achensee
Informationsbüro Pertisau
Hnr. 55d
6213 Pertisau am Achensee, Austria
Achensee - Pertisau  am  Achensee Tirol