Highlights in any weather!

Indoor activities at Lake Achensee

Cloudy or rainy days are no reason to be in low spirits! In this article, we share our tips for bad weather activities in the Achensee region that are guaranteed to make your holidays a memorable experience. Delve into the region’s culture and history at our museums, relax indoors in a swimming pool or spa, or take a boat cruise on the lake.

Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg

At the Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg visitor centre, which rises like a glass mountain in the village centre of Pertisau, you can learn everything about Tiroler Steinöl® (shale oil). The local elixir has been mined in the Karwendel mountains for many years. People from near and far swear by the "black gold", which has beneficial, nurturing and even healing properties.

The Vitalberg in Pertisau am Achensee in winter.

Local history museum Achental - Sixenhof

Also worth a visit is the Sixenhof, a typical Tirolean single farmhouse in Achenkirch, which today is a local history museum. Visitors can step back in time and experience what daily existence was like for people in the Achental. In the Christmas season, the centuries-old barn of the Sixenhof transforms into a nativity scene complete with life-size figures and live animals.

The local history museum Sixenhof, a typical Tirolean historical single farmhouse, takes visitors on a journey through time.

Notburga museum

Located in the former rectory in Maurach, the Notburga museum is dedicated to Saint Notburga who lived in the 13th century and helped the poor, the sick and the needy. The museum lets you discover the wondrous history of Tirol’s only female saint, who was also the patron saint of servants and peasants.

The museum displays the oldest documents of the veneration of St. Notburga, precious paintings and sculptures, and baroque art exhibits.

Achensee Museum World

The Achensee Museum World was originally designed as a home for old tractors. Soon it turned into a whole museum world showcasing 80 vintage tractors and many regional cultural heritage objects. In addition, the museum features a doll workshop and a Christmas crib exhibition.

Vintage tractor exhibition at the Achensee Museum World in Maurach am Achensee.

Railway & ship

The Achensee steam cog railway and the Achenseeschifffahrt marked the beginning 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.

The launch of the Achenseeschiffahrt and the steam cog railway marked the beginning of tourism at Lake Achensee.

Atoll Achensee

The Atoll Achensee on the lakeshore in Maurach attracts wellness enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Come rain or shine, the modern leisure centre provides a huge range of activities year-round.

This photo captures a man relaxing in the outdoor pool of the leisure centre Atoll Achensee in Maurach and enjoying the view of the lake and its surrounding mountains.

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Attractions in the surroundings
Viewing platform in Pertisau
Alpacas at Lake Achensee