St. Georg zum See

Achensee Summer Highlights

“Achensee” Highlights - Get the Most out of Your Holidays

The “Achensee” region is home to the Tyrolean Stone Oil, the only lake cruises in Tyrol and the most ancient Tyrolean steam rack railway still in operation. Holidays at Lake “Achensee” are much more than mere outdoor pursuits.

  “Achensee Erlebnis” Card  

The “Achensee Erlebnis” Card allows the visitors to spend carefree holidays and to explore the entire region.  

The “Achensee Erlebnis” Card entitles the guests to free use of the “Rofanseilbahn” and “Karwendel-Bergbahn” cable cars, which take the visitors effortlessly to dizzy heights. The holders of the card can also embark free of charge on three steamers for a cruise on Lake “Achensee” and enjoy a nostalgic trip from Jenbach to Maurach aboard the trains of the most ancient steam rack railway in Europe. Furthermore, the card entitles to free entry into the Museum in Maurach, “Swarovski Crystal World” in Wattens, “Notburga” Museum in Maurach/Eben, “Sixenhof“ Local History Museum in Achenkirch and the “Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg” Visitor Centre, where you can familiarise yourself with the history of the “Black Gold”. You can visit the sites and use the facilities as often as you like!  

The features of the “Achensee Erlebnis” Card can be included in the “Achensee” Guest Card at the hotel.

The holiday guests are entitled to free use of the public buses. You can hop on the buses, which run hourly, at each bus stop.

  The beneficial and nurturing effects of the “Tiroler Steinöl®” (Tyrolean Stone Oil) were already well-known long before the onset of the wellness revolution.  

The “Langlaufstüberl” Inn in Pertisau, overlooked by the “Karwendel” mountains, houses since 2010 the first microbrewery on the shore of Lake “Achensee”. Taste the naturally cloudy beer.

Museums at Lake “Achensee”

“Notburga” Museum

Saint Notburga is still a much-venerated personality in the local area for her awe-inspiring life and work. The humble maid, Notburga, who lived in the 13th century, dedicated her life to the poor and needy. The “Notburga” Museum in Eben/Maurach exhibits documents and items that familiarise the visitor with her life.

A Rich Cultural Life

In the local area there are further museums, which are worth visiting, for example the “Achenseer Museumswelt” in Maurach, a museum which extends  over 8 hectares, the “Sixenhof” Local History Museum, housed in a 650 year old farmhouse, and the museum of the legendary “Tiroler Steinöl” factory.

Nostalgic Experiences

Train & Steamer

After having enjoyed a trip aboard a train of the oldest steam rack railway in Europe, you can embark immediately on a steamer for a cruise on Lake “Achensee”.  Tourism at Lake “Achensee” developed a long time ago after the opening of the “Achensee” rack railway line and the start of the lake cruises. Since 1889, hence for more than 125 years, the venerable steam locomotives have hauled passenger trains, puffing and huffing their way up the valley. The railway climbs 440 metres on a distance of almost seven kilometres from Jenbach in the “Inntal” Valley to Lake “Achensee”. The “Achensee” steam rack railway is the most ancient railway of its kind and the old steam locomotives are still relentlessly busy. And when the locomotive finally stops puffing on the lakeshore, a steamer of “Achensee” Lake Cruises already waits to embark the passengers for an amazing boat trip with fascinating panoramic views. The timetables are well arranged to suit the visitors.