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A ride around the Achensee

A trip around a beautiful Austrian lake

Petr Liška
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A ride around the Achensee
Inserted: 07.04.2022
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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Lake Achensee is rightly considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria. It is located northeast of the large city of Innsbruck in the Karwendel Mountains – a limestone part of the Alps. It has a very elongated shape and is a wonderful starting point for hikes and trips.

Achenseehof

The B181 road runs along the eastern part of the lake. There is only a hiking trail along the western part. We start in the town of Achenkirch north of the lake. The first possible stop is the Achenseehof, where there are two parking lots, a church and a boat dock

Achenseehof
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The western shore of Lake Achensee

At Achensee it is nicely divided – the west bank is wild there is only a hiking trail / about 8km /. However, it is possible to go over the peaks (crossing Seekarspitze (2053m) – Seebergspitze (2085m)) not only along the water. On the east bank there are cars on the new road and there is a bike path closer to the old one by the water

The western shore of Lake Achensee
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Famous view of Achensee and Karwendel

The road from the Achenseehof disappears in a tunnel after a while, then passes a turn to the campsite – Camping Schwarzenau, and finally there is a beautiful view of the lake and the peaks of the Karwendel mountains by the road. It is definitely worth stopping and enjoying here

Famous view of Achensee and Karwendel
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View of Pertisau and Zwölferkopf (1491 m)

The town of Pertisau is known for its beautiful mountain scenery. Right behind it is a smaller hill Zwölferkopf (1491 m), which leads to the cable car and has a beautiful view of the lake.

View of Pertisau and Zwölferkopf (1491 m)
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South of Lake Achensee

Towns and villages with many accommodation options can be found in the south of the lake – Buchau, Rofangarten or Maurach. However, the most famous is Pertisau in the southwest of the lake

South of Lake Achensee
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Panorama of Achensee from the south

From the south, the lake looks different

Panorama of Achensee from the south
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Picturesque Pertisau

Pertisau is probably the most famous town on Lake Achensee. From here you can continue on a toll road into the Karwendel Mountains.

Picturesque Pertisau
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