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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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Panorama-Restaurant Kanzelkehre - Wiesing - Panorama-Restaurant Kanzelkehre

Starting Point: Wiesing, car park Panorama-Restaurants Kanzelkehre

From the car park of the Panorama-Restaurant Kanzelkehre, walk along the main road for a few metres…

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walking time
02:45 h
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distance
6.6 km
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elevation gain
325 hm
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difficulty
Easy
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Rund um den Achensee (Pertisau)

Starting Point: Pertisau, lakeside promenade

Follow the lakeside promenade past the Seehotel St. Hubertus to Seespitz (pier) and walk in the…

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walking time
05:30 h
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distance
22.2 km
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elevation gain
120 hm
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difficulty
Medium
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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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