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

    • Easy hiking trails: 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
    Prices for the toll roads into the “Falzthurn-” and the “Gern” valley in Pertisau:
    Motorbike, scooter: EUR 3.50
    Car: EUR 5.00 and car with an AchenseeCard: EUR 4.50
    Bus per person: EUR 0.80
    1 week ticket: EUR 15.00
    2 weeks ticket: EUR 20.00
    3 weeks ticket: EUR 30.00

  • Cycling & Mountain biking
    • Overall kilometres covered by cycle routes: around 180km
    • Overall kilometres covered by mountain bike routes: 250km
    • Blue: 35km
      Red: 185km
      Black: 30km
    • long distance cycle route München Venezia – bicycle pleasure trip from the alps past the holiday region of Achensee to the adria
      Total length: 560km
    • Achensee is an E-Bike region: 13 hire stations + E-bike village Wiesing
  • Running

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

  • Cable cars
  • Golf
  • Fishing & Fly fishing

    Available with a valid fishing permit.

    • Card issuing online at Achensee Experiences or at the offices: Welcome-CENTER Achensee in Maurach or Gasthof Fischerwirt in Achenkirch
    • Types of fish: Seabass, pike, brown trout, minnow, bullhead, rainbow trout, whitefish, roach, tenches, lake trout, Arctic char, burbots

    Fly fishing

    • Card issuing online at hejfish.com
    • types of fish: brown trout, rainbow trout, bullhead
  • 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

    4 Ski areas and 2 practice terrains

    • Hochalmlifte Christlum in Achenkirch – 27km – blue: 6km, red: 16km, black: 5km
    • Rofanseilbahn in Maurach – 11km – blue: 1km, red: 8km, black: 2km
    • Karwendel-Bergbahn in Pertisau – 12km – blue: 6km, red: 6km
    • Planberg- und Wiesen lift in Pertisau – 1 km – blue: 1 km
    • Rofanlifte in Steinberg – 1km – blue: 1km
    • Astenberg Lift in Wiesing – 1km – blue: 1km

    Overall kilometres of pistes in the region: 53km pistes
    Blue: 16km
    Red: 30km
    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, 11 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: 211,5km classic and skating

    • Classic slopes: 111km
      Difficulty levels: black: 22.5km, red: 41km, blue: 47.5km
    • Skating slopes: 100,5km
      Difficulty levels: black: 22.5km, red 35km, blue: 43km
    • Adaptive nordic skiing: 45km 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: 2km in Pertisau
  • toboggan runs
    • Achenkirch: 3.5 km, Christlum toboggan run, only illuminated on Wednesday
    • Maurach: 1.5km, illuminated
    • Pertisau:
      Pertisau toboggan run: 1.5km, illuminated
      Zwölferkopf toboggan run: 4.8km
    • 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: 3 (Achenkirch, Maurach, Wiesing) – the one in Maurach is an artificial ice rink 

  • Other fun sports

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

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