St. Georg zum See

Achensee Events

Destination full of events

A popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Lake Achensee offers an abundance of activities to engage in and also lots of unparalleled events. The region is specifically known for its sporting events which also attract international sporting greats to Tirol’s largest lake.

 

May

Achensee.literatour - date postponed to september

Bataillon-Schützenfest, date postponed to 2021

June

Via - ferrata Camps 29.06.-02.07.2020

Climbers who are looking for the ultimate climbing experience can put themselves to the test during the Achensee via ferrata camp. Experienced guides will teach the participants how to negotiate their way across the rocks. Interested climbers can join the 4-day camp from 29.06.-02.07.2020.

The Achensee holiday region offers a total of eight via ferrata routes in the Rofan and Karwendel mountains. A special highlight is the Achensee 5-peak via ferrata which takes climbers to the five peaks around the lake: Haidachstellwand, Rosskopf, Spieljoch, Seekarspitze and Hochiss. At two kilometres in length, it is among the longest via ferrata routes in Austria.

MPORTANT: Courses will be held in German, advanced language skills required.

August

Chill&Jump 07.08.2020

The Sports and Vitality Park Achensee entices visitors with a new summer event:
On Friday, 7th August 2020 the event »Chill & Jump #achensee will transform the waterfront of Tirol’s largest lake into an event area with a varied programme. A spectacular cliff diving show featuring Red Bull cliff diver Alain Khol and acrobatic performances by freerunners from the 4 Elements Academy from Tirol will turn the lakefront promenade into a vibrant event area. The “Junge Achenseer” will provide food and drinks, and chill-out sound will create a relaxed atmosphere.

Karwendelmarsch , postponed to 28.08.2021

The legend lives!
Back since 2009 – the legendary »Karwendelmarsch offers long-distance hikers and runners a very special natural and sporting experience. On 28 August 2021 the Karwendelmarsch will celebrate its revival for the 12th time. 

September

Achenseerun 05./06.09.2020

The traditional »Achensee Run takes place on the first weekend in September. Every year ambitious guests race together with top-class athletes on the 23.2 km course around Achensee. On the 5 and 6 September 2020 the Achensee run takes place for the 21st time. 

Alpine cattle drives

When in autumn the first frost blankets the mountain pastures, it’s time for the farmers and herdsmen to move back their cattle to the valley.

Again this year, there will be numerous cattle drives in the mountains surrounding Lake Achensee. The farmers will spend several days preparing the elaborate headdresses for their cows. The garlands are made of ribbons, banners, pictures of saints, flowers and plants such as alpine roses, juniper, mountain pines, fir branches, moss and lichen. Beautifully decked out, the cows are herded back to the valley after spending the summer on the lush pastures. Both locals and visitors enjoy the spectacular sight, and there will be numerous festivities throughout the region.

Alpine cattle drives are a centuries-old tradition where farmers express their gratitude for an accident-free summer. If there has been an accident, there will be no festivities. To ensure that summers remain peaceful in the future, the cattle have bells attached to their collars which guide the animals safely down from the mountain pasture to the village and protect them from evil spirits.

Traditional music turns the cattle drives into a folk festival
The farmer families look forward to the safe return of the cattle and put on their dirndls, lederhosen and festive costumes. To celebrate the occasion, there will be tasty regional specialities like Krapfen (pasta envelopes), fresh milk, alpine cheese, bacon and spicy bread, music and entertainment – a festival of fragrances, sounds and colours.

In the Rofan and Karwendel mountains there are more than 50 managed mountain pastures. At the end of the summer season, between September and October, the cows are herded back from the mountain pastures to their home stables.

Click here to view the alpine cattle drive events 2020.

Oktober

Alpine cattle drives

When in autumn the first frost blankets the mountain pastures, it’s time for the farmers and herdsmen to move back their cattle to the valley.

Again this year, there will be numerous cattle drives in the mountains surrounding Lake Achensee. The farmers will spend several days preparing the elaborate headdresses for their cows. The garlands are made of ribbons, banners, pictures of saints, flowers and plants such as alpine roses, juniper, mountain pines, fir branches, moss and lichen. Beautifully decked out, the cows are herded back to the valley after spending the summer on the lush pastures. Both locals and visitors enjoy the spectacular sight, and there will be numerous festivities throughout the region.

Alpine cattle drives are a centuries-old tradition where farmers express their gratitude for an accident-free summer. If there has been an accident, there will be no festivities. To ensure that summers remain peaceful in the future, the cattle have bells attached to their collars which guide the animals safely down from the mountain pasture to the village and protect them from evil spirits.

Traditional music turns the cattle drives into a folk festival
The farmer families look forward to the safe return of the cattle and put on their dirndls, lederhosen and festive costumes. To celebrate the occasion, there will be tasty regional specialities like Krapfen (pasta envelopes), fresh milk, alpine cheese, bacon and spicy bread, music and entertainment – a festival of fragrances, sounds and colours.

In the Rofan and Karwendel mountains there are more than 50 managed mountain pastures. At the end of the summer season, between September and October, the cows are herded back from the mountain pastures to their home stables.

Click here to view the alpine cattle drive events 2020.

Achensee Xtreme- Hike & Fly, 03.10.2020

»Achensee Xtreme – Hike & Fly on 3 October 2020 in Pertisau is a spectacular paragliding event featuring a climb to lofty heights followed by a paragliding flight to the valley. The challenge pushes athletes to their physical and mental limits: The climb up the 1,491-metre high Zwölferkopf and the action-packed flight to the valley are a test of speed, endurance and strength. Spectators can watch the excitement from the mountain or from the valley.

A winter with a lot of hightlights

Winter at Lake Achensee is full of exciting events. Whether it is the traditional New Year’s Eve swim or the Achensee 3-Valleys Run – each event is special.

Every year the season starts with the Achensee Christmas which makes Advent a special occasion. On 31 December there’s a fun event which is not only a spectator sport but also very popular among the participants: the New Year’s Eve swim in Pertisau. Another winter highlight in the region are the Achensee ski tour camps which will take place in January and February. A new winter highlight in the Achensee region is the “Where is Behle?” cross-country ski camp powered by Atomic at the end of January. The World Cup winner and most successful coach of the German national cross-country skiing team will share tips and tricks on cross-country skiing technique and style. Nordic skiing enthusiasts can also look forward to the Achensee 3-Valleys-Run at the end of February, when professional and leisure athletes race from Pertisau into the three Karwendel valleys. At the end of the winter visitors can take a journey through the winter sky during the Achensee ballooning days.

In addition to these highlights there are many smaller events which occur at Lake Achensee throughout the winter, such as brass band concerts, association events, carnival festivals and many more.

December

Christmas- boat cruises

During the Advent season, the Achensee Shipping Company offers special Christmas cruises. Two ships of the Achensee fleet will be transformed into a floating Christmas market and will steer towards the romantically illuminated jetties on the lakefront. 
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Tyrolean mountain christmas

Anyone who is interested in regional traditions can visit the „Tiroler Bergweihnacht“ (Tirolean Mountain Christmas) at the Sixenhof in Achenkirch, featuring a nativity scene with life-size figures and live animals. Visitors will be presented a 30-minute alpine version of the Christmas story.
»more informations 

January

Splitboardfestival

Testing, touring, enjoying the powder. This is the motto of the Splitboard Festival which attracts freeriders and powder snow enthusiasts from all over Europe to Pertisau at Lake Achensee 
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Skitourencamp

Ski touring is becoming increasingly popular. Basically it is “earning your turns” by trekking up slopes on skis with climbing skins. The reward of the exhausting ascent? Skiing down through untracked snow. Lake Achensee is one of the most popular ski touring destinations in the Alps. Skiers who are new to the sport or looking to enhance their skills can register for one of the ski tour camps ... »read more 

February

Skitourencamp

Ski touring is becoming increasingly popular. Basically it is “earning your turns” by trekking up slopes on skis with climbing skins. The reward of the exhausting ascent? Skiing down through untracked snow. Lake Achensee is one of the most popular ski touring destinations in the Alps. Skiers who are new to the sport or looking to enhance their skills can register for one of the ski tour camps ... »read more 

3- Täler Lauf 23.02.2020

After its revival in 2010, the Achensee 3-Valleys-Run has once again become a cross-country skiing highlight. In february, skaters and classic cross-country skiers will head out into the three Karwendel valleys-  »more information

March

Achensee balloning

A journey through the winter sky: Climb on board, take off, enjoy the freedom while floating above ground. Anyone who wants to experience the special feeling of drifting in lofty heights over the snow-covered landscape around Lake Achensee should save the date for the »International Ballooning Days Achensee