Atoll Achensee

The foundation stone was laid in March 2017, and in July 2018 the top-modern leisure centre will open its doors to the public. Located directly on the south-eastern shore of Lake Achensee in the district Buchau, the Atoll will become the new recreation hotspot for all ages, offering year-round entertainment and activity opportunities on 6,500 square metres.

Atoll Achensee - view from the lake ©Studio GA

©Studio GA

The heart of the leisure centre will be the light-flooded water park with a 25-metre sports pool, fun and outdoor pools as well as an adventure water slide. Another highlight will be the spacious penthouse panorama sauna area featuring a rooftop infinity pool. Comprising more than 6,500 square metres, the facility will also include a fitness centre with a fantastic view of the lake, a gymnasium and a bouldering wall for climbing enthusiasts. The public bathing beach, sports areas and piers will also be remodelled. Visitors of the new tourist attraction can expect a high-quality indoor and outdoor gastronomic offer. In winter, the Atoll will transform into a winter wonderland featuring many attractions, among them an ice skating rink.

The original meaning of atoll is a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral. This definition will be transferred to the new leisure centre. The edifice resembles a large drop, and its kidney-shaped architecture encompasses several “adventure islands”. The diversity of experiences is visually captured in the logo and corporate design. The figurative mark and name mark description represent diversity, variety, fun, enthusiasm, experience and recreation and underlines the meaning of the name.

In July 2018 the top-modern leisure centre will open its doors to the public. Click here to view the construction progress live.

Attractions at a glance

  • Water World
    • 25-metre sports pool
    • Family/non-swimmer pool, indoor and outdoor
    • Water fun play area
    • Water slide
    • Counter current system
    • Pool floor massage effect air bubble generator
    • Hydromassage jet bubblers in various heights
    • Hydromassage benches and seats
  • Rooftop sauna
    • Steam bath
    • Large infrared cabin
    • Finnish sauna with infusions
    • Chromotherapy soft sauna
    • Herbal steam bath
    • Kneipp area with foot baths
    • Wooden outdoor relaxation deck
    • Outdoor diving pool 2m³
    • Rooftop infinity pool
  • More highlights
    • Gastronomy
    • Bouldering wall including separate changing room
    • Fitness centre
    • Bathing beach/ice skating
    • 600m² public ice rink for skating/ice stock sports
    • Outdoor area with lake access via bathing beach and elevated swimming piers
    • Playground
    • Numerous shops

Adventure Ship

Small and large guests can look forward to the adventure ship St Benedikt. The 31-metre long ship, which has been taken out of service after cruising on Lake Achensee for almost 60 years, will become an entertainment venue for games and events.


Resembling a drop of water, the architecture of the Atoll Achensee blends “floatingly” with the environment and integrates into the landscape on the lakeside near the Buchau bathing beach in Maurach. The droplet symbolizes the smallest quantity of Lake Achensee’s large amount of water and sets the basic design element for the ground plan, the curved facade and roof silhouette. Due to the sensitive building site on the banks of Lake Achensee, great importance was placed to a harmonious embedding into the surrounding nature. The sustainable energy concept of the building is exemplary: Deep wells and heat pumps ensure a completely CO2-neutral energy production for the entire site. Hence, the Atoll Achensee also sets down a marker of ecological sustainability in the region.

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