Winter with lots of highlights

Winter at Lake Achensee is full of exciting events. Whether it is the traditional New Year’s Eve swim or the Achensee 3-Valleys Run – each event is special.

Achensee Ballontage

Achensee Ballontage 2017

Every year the season starts with the Achensee Christmas which makes Advent a special occasion. Leisurely cruises on Lake Achensee, the Christmas market at the Fischergut or the museum Christmas with Tirolean delicacies and handicraft, or the mountain Christmas with a live nativity scene – these are just a few highlights of the Advent season at Tirol’s largest lake.

On 31st December there’s a fun event which is not only a spectator sport but also very popular among the participants: during the New Year’s Eve swim in Pertisau more than 70 participants will brave the freezing cold water of Lake Achensee, competing for the best time.

Another winter highlight in the region are the Achensee ski tour camps, which will take place at the end of January or beginning of February. Experienced mountain guides will teach the best way to conduct yourself on the mountain. Guided tours and material tests are included.

Nordic skiing enthusiasts look forward to the Achensee 3-Valleys-Run at the end of February, when professional and leisure athletes glide from Pertisau into the Karwendel valleys. With this event the Achensee region proves its pioneering role as a venue for national and international sports events.

At the end of the winter visitors can take a journey through the winter sky during the Achensee ballooning days, which offer one week of passenger rides over the wintery landscape around Lake Achensee. The Nightglow and a children’s afternoon provide enjoyment for onlookers.

Event Calendar – all events at a glance

In addition to these highlights there are many smaller events which take place at Lake Achensee throughout the winter, such as brass band concerts, association events, Mardi Gras celebrations and many more. More information can be found in our event calendar.