Facts & figures

Here we provide you with an overview of some facts & figures about the holiday region of Achensee – short and sweet.

  • Achensee

    Achensee is a natural lake created by glaciers.

    • Volume – water content: 481 million m³
    • Surface area: 6.8km²
    • Length: 9km
    • Width: max. 1.3km
    • Depth: 133m
    • Circumference: 21.3km
    • Earth’s curvature: 1.38m
    • Theoretical water renewal: 1.9 years
    • Originated: over some 20,000 years ago as a terminal moraine-dams lake after the last Ice Age
    • Water quality: very good
    • Surface area of the entire Achensee region: 390km²
  • Hiking trails

    Total kilometres covered by hiking trails: 500km of signposted hiking trails

    • In the valley: 114km
    • Moderate difficulty level ‘red’ hiking trails: 285km
    • Difficult ‘black’ hiking trails: 101km
    • Highest mountain in the holiday region of Achensee: Sonnjoch in the Karwendel mountains, 2457m
  • Nature Park Karwendel

    The biggest interconnected conservation area in the Northern Lime Stone Alps and the biggest nature park in Austria.
    Total surface area: 920km²

  • Cycling & Mountain biking
    • Overall kilometres covered by cycle routes: around 180km
    • Overall kilometres covered by mountain bike routes:
    • Blue: 35km
      Red: 185km
      Black: 30km
    • Via Bavarica Tyrolensis from Munich through the holiday region of Achensee to the Inntal in Tyrol
      Total length: 225km
      From summer 2015, the long distance cycle route “munich venice” will replace “Via Bavarica Tyrolensis”.
    • Achensee is an E-Bike region: 18 hire stations, 11 battery charging stations
  • Running

    Overall kilometres covered by 23 running routes: 183km
    Blue: 26.5km
    Red: 78.5km
    Black: 78km

  • Cable cars
  • Golf
  • Fishing

    Available with a valid fishing permit.

    • Issuing offices: Gasthof Fischerwirt in Achenkirch, Seecamping Wimmer in Maurach, the boat house in Pertisau
    • Types of fish: Seabass, pike, brown trout, minnow, bullhead, rainbow trout, whitefish, roach, tenches, lake trout, Arctic char, burbots
  • Climbing

    Climbing routes in the Rofan mountains and some also in the Karwendel

    • Number of climbing gardens/climbing areas (incl. Alpine areas): 12
      Proportion of easy routes: (UIAA 2 – 5) 30%
      Proportion of difficult routes: (UIAA 6 – 8) 40%
      Proportion of extreme routes: (UIAA 9 – 11) 30%
    • Number of via ferrata: 8
    • Detailed information available at www.climbers-paradise.com/achensee
  • Skiing – Ski areas

    3 Ski areas and 2 practice terrains

    • Hochalmlifte Christlum in Achenkirch – 27km – blue: 6km, red: 16km, black: 5km
    • Rofanseilbahn in Maurach – 14km – blue: 4km, red: 8km, black: 2km
    • Karwendel-Bergbahn in Pertisau – 14km – blue: 6km, red: 8km
    • Rofanlifte in Steinberg – 1km – blue: 1km
    • Astenberg Lift and Bühel lift in Wiesing – 2km – blue: 2km

    Overall kilometres of pistes in the region: 58km pistes
    Blue: 19km
    Red: 32km
    Black: 7km
    Longest ski run in the region: Rofan valley run at 6km

  • Cable cars and lifts in the region – Winter

    1 cabin cable car
    1 pulsed movement gondola lift
    6 chair lifts, 12 T-bar lifts, 11 baby lifts

  • Snow-making facilities

    Achenkirch: 27 kilometres of pistes
    Maurach: 5.6 hectares snow-covered area – 2 kilometres of pistes
    Pertisau: 1 kilometre piste snow-covered

  • Cross-country skiing

    Overall kilometres for cross-country skiing: 208.7km classic and skating

    • Classic slopes: 193.5km
      Difficulty levels: black: 15.1km, red: 35.8km, blue: 48.8km
    • Skating slopes: 93.8km
      Difficulty levels: black: 10.8km, red 35.8km, blue: 47.2km
    • Adaptive nordic skiing: 41,5km spread over the villages Achenkirch, Maurach and Pertisau
    • Snow-making facilities in Pertisau, Achenkirch and Maurach: around 40km can be covered with artificial snow
    • Dog trails: 1.1km in Pertisau
  • 5 toboggan runs
    • Achenkirch: 1 toboggan run – 3km, Christlum toboggan run, only illuminated on Wednesday
    • Maurach: 1.5km, illuminated
    • Pertisau: 1.3km, illuminated
    • Steinberg: 800m, illuminated
    • Wiesing: 3km, Breitlahn toboggan run illuminated
  • Winter hiking

    Overall kilometres covered by winter hiking trails: 150km

  • Ice-skating

    Number of ice rinks: 4 (Achenkirch, Maurach, Pertisau, Wiesing)

  • Other fun sports

    Snow-biking, snow-kiting, snowboarding, snow-tubing, snow-shoe hiking, horse-riding, kite surfing, inline skating, climbing, SUP, Nordic walking, beach volleyball, tennis