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From Lake Tegernsee via Lake Achensee to Italy!

Transalpine crossing

This long-distance hiking adventure lets you experience Bavarian culture, Tirolean hospitality, and the famous South Tirolean wine. Two stages of this unique route over the Alps lead through the Achensee region. Discover the stunning natural scenery, the rich cultural heritage, and many quaint inns along the way.

Stage 2
From Wildbad Kreuth to Achenkirch am Achensee: The route leads over a gentle ridge and across the Bavarian-Tirolean border, letting you enjoy stunning views over the plain north of Lake Tegernsee and the Zillertal Alps. After a hearty snack at the Blaubergalm mountain hut, continue on to Achenkirch am Achensee.
Stage 3
From Achenkirch to Maurach: The route follows one of the most beautiful paths in Tirol along the western shore of Lake Achensee to the Gaisalm, the only mountain hut in Tirol that can only be reached on foot or by boat. Continue along the lakeside path to Pertisau and the stage finish in Maurach.


This long-distance hiking route is aimed at experienced hikers. All stages require a base level of fitness and sure-footedness for climbing and descending. If your legs need a rest on this extensive tour through Bavaria, Tirol and South Tirol, you can cover some sections by bus, train, ship or cable car. In the Achensee region, you can take advantage of the public buses and the Achensee ships. Follow this link and read our tips for staying safe while hiking!

For experienced hikers who prefer exploring self-guided, the transalpine crossing is easy to prepare for. We have put together information on accommodations, alpine huts, inns, and public transport in the Achensee region. Alternatively, you can book an organized tour with or without luggage transport. Follow this link for more information!

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