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Discover wildlife in winter!

Achensee Winter Hiking Programme

Depending on the snow conditions, the educational and informative tours into the Nature Park Karwendel and its surroundings will be on foot or on snowshoes. One of the best ways to experience the sparkling winter wonderland is to join our ranger-guided walks, where the knowledgeable guides share information about the Nature Park Karwendel and how to respect the natural environment. You will also explore the habitats of local animals and search for their tracks, and the nature park rangers will bring a spotting scope for viewing wildlife in the distance. In addition, the varied educational tours include interesting facts about snow types, native plants, and how to identify flower and leaf buds. The guided winter walks occur from 18 December 2023 to 15 March 2024.

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Tours start at Hotel Fischerwirt and lead in the direction of Hinterwinkel, past the riverbed of the Oberaubach to the Stod waterfall.  

  • Meeting point: 10.30 at the pay parking lot in front of the Hotel Fischerwirt (bus stop Achenkirch - Fischerwirt)
  • Duration: ca. 2.5 hours
  • Dates: every Monday from 18 December 2023 to 11 March 2024

View route details on our interactive map maps.achensee.com.

From the Langlaufstüberl, we head into the valley towards Tristenau. The tour leads over the golf course to the riverbed of the Tribachl and from there back to the starting point. Expect a fun winter walk where we can watch small denizens of the forest (birds, squirrels, etc.).   

  • Meeting point: 10.30 at the pay parking lot next to the Langlaufstüberl (bus stop Pertisau - Karwendeltäler)
  • Duration: ca. 3 hours
  • Dates: every Tuesday from 19 December 2023 to 12 March 2024

View route details on our interactive map maps.achensee.com.

The tour takes us from the Langlaufstüberl into the Falzthurn valley in the direction of the Gramai. We follow the trail as it climbs gently through a beautiful forest to the Falzthurnalm. From here, the path leads over open terrain to the riverbed. Enjoying the breathtaking view, we are taken back into times long past. How did the mountains form? Why are there valleys and cirques? These and many other questions will be answered during this impressive hike.

  • Meeting point: 10.00 at the pay parking lot next to the Langlaufstüberl (bus stop Pertisau Karwendeltäler)
  • Duration: ca. 4,5 hours (stop for refreshments possible at the Falzthurn)
  • Dates: every Wednesday from 20 December 2023 to 13 March 2024

View route details on our interactive map maps.achensee.com.

This hike has the motto “pastures: natural vs. cultivated landscapes”. From the parking lot, we walk across the bridge over the Pletzach into the Gerntal valley. Beautiful paths take us through a wonderful mountain forest which is home to a rich variety of wildlife (red deer, roe deer, ...). We follow the trail and soon we reach the panoramic and expansive alpine meadows of the Pletzachalm pasture. From this man-made landscape, we enjoy the view of the valley and the surrounding mountains. We realize that natural and cultivated landscapes can be very different, but do not have to be in conflict. Afterwards, we walk back to the starting point.

  • Meeting point: 10.00 at the pay parking lot next to the Langlaufstüberl (bus stop Pertisau Karwendeltäler)
  • Duration: ca. 4 hours (stop for refreshments possible at the Pletzach mountain hut)
  • Dates: every Thursday from 21 December 2023 to 14 March 2024

View route details on our interactive map maps.achensee.com.

This moderately difficult tour starts at the parking lot Falkenmoos. We follow the trail as it climbs to a beautiful viewpoint with vistas of the Hinterunutz and Vorderunutz. The trail continues in the direction of the Falkenmoosalm where the rangers explain how wildlife adapts to survive the winter. The return route leads past a deer feeding station back to the starting point.

  • Meeting point: 10.00 at the pay parking lot Falkenmoos (bus stop Abzw. Steinberg, followed by a 15-minute walk).
  • Duration: ca. 4 to 5 hours
  • Dates: every Friday from 22 December 2023 to 15 March 2024

View route details on our interactive map maps.achensee.com.

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Good to know about the winter hiking programme

  • Packing list & prerequisites: For all winter hiking tours, sturdy warm boots and weather appropriate clothing are essential. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. All guided tours require sure-footedness.
  • Cost: Tours are EUR 18 per person, incl. equipment (snowshoes and poles).
  • Information & registration: Book your spot online at the Achensee experience shop. Pre-booking is required at the latest by 20.00 on the previous day. Group size: maximum 12 people.

Tip: In addition to the ranger-led winter hikes, the ski and sports schools of the Achensee holiday region offer guided snowshoe tours.

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