Railway & ship
The Achensee steam cog railway and the Achenseeschifffahrt marked the begining of tourism at Lake Achensee. Today, the same stunning scenery that enticed passengers to visit the lake over a hundred years ago still attracts visitors to the region. The boat tours run in conjunction with the railway with minimal transfer times, making it easy to combine train and boat rides.
A success story spanning a period of over 100 years - In the past, Lake Achensee attracted sovereign rulers with its fishing and hunting opportunities. When in the middle of the 19th century tourism began at Lake Achensee, the Fiecht monastery, at that time owner of the lake, applied for a shipping concession and commissioned a dockyard in Linz to build a steamship. When two years later the steam cog railway from Jenbach to Achensee opened, the number of passengers increased, and a second steamship was needed. Today, the Achenseeschiffahrt has three ships which run panoramic boat tours and round-trip cruises on Lake Achensee.
Achensee steam cog railway
For more than 130 years, it puffs its way up the mountain from Jenbach in the Inntal valley to Lake Achensee, covering almost 7 kilometres and 440 metres of elevation: The Achensee steam cog railway, which is the oldest of its kind in Europe. The terminal station is Seespitz in Maurach, where your next excursion awaits: a leisurely panoramic boat cruise on Lake Achensee.
Achensee Holiday Card
Explore the very best of Lake Achensee with the Achensee Holiday Card which is valid for 7 days and gives you unlimited free access to many attractions.