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Hiking in the Karwendel & Rofan mountains

Lake Achensee is surrounded by two mountain ranges: The Rofan and the Karwendel mountains are best explored on foot. Those who want to go up the mountains without enduring the climb can enjoy a scenic gondola ride and savour the views all the way up. 

The Rofan mountains to the east of Lake Achensee are rugged and gentle at the same time. On the high plateau, gentle paths climb over lush meadows to the peaks whose rock faces fall away precipitously on the other side. The Karwendel mountains, which lie to the west, are home to the region's most splendid flora and fauna and boast the highest population of golden eagles in the Alps. Comprising over 727km² the Nature Park Karwendel is the largest nature reserve in Austria. Follow this link to read our safety tips!

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Maurach - Prälatenhaus - Buchau - Maurach

Starting Point: Maurach, valley station of the Rofan cable car

From the valley station of the Rofan cable car, follow the road to the roundabout in the village…

walking time
01:30 h
6 km
elevation gain
55 hm

Achenkirch - Oberautal - Schrambachalm - Kaserstattalm - Achenkirch

Starting Point: Achenkirch, Sixenhof local history museum

From the car park of the Sixenhof local history museum, head west to the Schrambacherhof. From here,…

walking time
04:00 h
13.2 km
elevation gain
510 hm
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Achensee hiking programme

A variety of guided hikes occur every week from Monday to Friday, giving visitors the opportunity to connect with nature and explore the local flora and fauna.

The Rofan and Karwendel cable cars

The region boasts 500 kilometres of well-maintained and signposted hiking trails, ranging from family jaunts and easy strolls into the Nature Park Karwendel to challenging summit victories. And when the mountains are calling but you are unsure about your fitness level, or your legs need a rest? Let the Rofan and Karwendel cable cars whisk you to the top where scenic walks await. 

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Karwendel cable car
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