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Facts & figures about Lake Achensee

How deep is Lake Achensee? How many hiking trails are in the region? Does the region have skiing? What are the most popular outdoor activities? Read our facts & figures to get an overview of Tirol's Sports & Vitality Park.

Lake Achensee is a natural lake created by glaciers. 

  • Volume – water content: 481 million m³ 
  • Surface area: 6.8km² 
  • Length: 9km 
  • Maximum width: 1.3km 
  • Maximum depth: 133m 
  • Circumference: 21.3km 
  • Earth’s curvature: 1.38m 
  • Theoretical water renewal: 1.9 years 
  • Formation: some 20,000 years ago as a terminal moraine-dammed lake after the last Ice Age 
  • Water quality: very good - drinking water quality!
  • Surface area of the entire Achensee region: 390km²

Total kilometres of hiking trails: 500km of waymarked hiking trails

  • Easy trails: 114km
  • Moderately difficult trails (red): 285km
  • Difficult trails (black): 101km
  • Tallest mountain of the Achensee holiday region: Sonnjoch in the Karwendel mountains (2,457m)
  • Plan your hiking tours with our interactive map at maps.achensee.com

The largest contiguous nature reserve in the northern limestone Alps and Austria's biggest nature park.

  • Area: 727 km²
  • 350 springs
  • 1,305 plant species
  • 3,035 known animal species
  • Largest population of golden eagles in the Alps
  • Agriculture: 101 alpine pastures with ca. 10,000 hectares foraging area
  • Elevation profile: 600 to 2,749 metres (Birkkarspitze)
  • Total amount of cycling routes: ca. 180km
  • Total amount of MTB routes: 250km
  • Find your favourite cycling routes with our interactive map at maps.achensee.com.
  • blue: 35km
  • red: 185km
  • black: 30km
  • Long-distance cycle route Munich Venice: From Munich via Lake Achensee to the Adriatic Sea - Total length: 560km
  • Lake Achensee is popular e-biking region: Rental stations (sports shops) + e-bike village Wiesing. Click here for more information!
  • Total length of our 22 running routes: 183km
  • blue: 26.5km
  • red: 78.5km
  • black: 78km
  • Find your favourite running routes with our interactive map at maps.achensee.com.

Climbing routes in the Rofan mountains and some in the Karwendel

  • Number of crags/climbing areas (incl. alpine terrain): 12
    Percentage of easy routes: (UIAA 2 – 5) 30%
    Percentage of difficult routes: (UIAA 6 – 8) 40%
    Percentage of extremely difficult routes: (UIAA 9 – 11) 30%
  • Number of via ferratas: 9
    For more information, visit www.climbers-paradise.com/achensee
  • Find your favourite climbinb routes with our interactive map at maps.achensee.com.

4 ski areas and 2 practice terrains

Total amount of skiable terrain: 53km of slopes

  • blue: 15.3km
  • red: 30.7km
  • black: 7km
  • 1 aerial tramway 
  • 1 group gondola lift
  • 6 chairlifts, 7 t-bar lifts, 4 button lifts, 5 rope tows, 3 magic carpets
  • Achenkirch: 27 kilometres of pistes
  • Maurach: 5,6ha with snow-making capability - 2 kilometres of pistes
  • Pertisau: 1 kilometre of pistes with snow-making capability

Total amount of cross-country ski runs: 211.5 km classic and skating

  • Trails groomed for classic skiing: 111km
  • Difficulty: black: 22.5km, red: 41km, blue: 47.5km
  • Trails groomed for skating skiing: 100.5km
  • Difficulty: black: 22.5km, red: 35km, blue: 43km
  • Adaptive skiing: in total 45km of trails in Achenkirch, Maurach, Pertisau
  • Snow-making systems in Pertisau, Achenkirch and Maurach: ca. 40km of trails have snow-making capability
  • Dog-friendly trail: 2km in Pertisau
  • Find all cross-country ski trails in our interactive map at maps.achensee.com.
  • Achenkirch: 1 toboggan run – 3.5 km, Christlum toboggan run, floodlit on Wednesdays only
  • Maurach: 1.5km, floodlit
  • Pertisau: toboggan run Pertisau: 1,5km floodlit & toboggan run Zwölferkopf: 4.8km
  • Steinberg: 800m, illuminated
  • Wiesing: 3km, Breitlahn Rodelbahn floodlit
  • Find all toboggan runs in our interactive map at maps.achensee.com
  • Total amount of winter hiking trails: over 150 km
  • Find all cleared winter walks in our interactive map at maps.achensee.com.
  • Ice rink in Maurach
  • Ice rink in Achenkirch

Snow biking, snowkiting, snowboarding, snowshoeing, bag jump, horse riding, kitesurfing, inline skating, climbing, paragliding, SUP, Nordic walking, beach volleyball, tennis and more!

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