Boat tours on Lake Achensee
The same stunning scenery that enticed passengers to visit the lake in days gone by still attracts people to Lake Achensee. The Achenseeschiffahrt is proud of its eventful history and boating tradition.
Tirolsschiffahrt: Cast off and enjoy
The launch of the Achenseeschiffahrt shipping company marked the beginning of tourism at Lake Achensee. Already in 1887, the first steamer St. Joseph ran a regular ship service over Tirol’s largest lake. The individual components for the ship were transported by horse from Jenbach to Lake Achensee and then assembled in Pertisau. Meanwhile the fleet of the Achenseeschiffahrt has three modern passenger ships. Visitors sit back and relax as they cruise against a backdrop of beautiful views over Tirol’s largest lake.
Combining hiking and boat tours
Those who choose the Gaisalm as their destination can combine boat trips, lake views and hiking. The ships travel from Achenkirch over the turquoise-green waters of the Tirolean Sea. The idyllic traffic-free route along the western shore is ideal for hikers who are looking for diverse terrain. Narrow paths meander above the lake or alongside the shore, always affording beautiful vistas of Lake Achensee. The trail is a classic for locals and is often used as a morning jogging tour.
Tip: The Achensee Holiday Card allows visitors to make the most of their summer holidays, providing an all-round experience at a very favourable inclusive price. The card is valid for seven days and allows unlimited visits or use of the following attractions: Tour the mountains with the Rofan cable car in Maurach and the Karwendel cable car in Pertisau, take a leisurely cruise onboard the Achensee ships, go on a journey through time at the Achensee Museum World and the Notburga Museum in Maurach, the Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg in Pertisau, and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens. And you can visit these attractions as many times as you like. Click here for more information about the Achensee Holiday Card.