Situated at around 930 metres altitude, this comprehensive town land area extends right to the German border, which is just a 15 minute toll-free journey by car.
Famous artists, in particular writers such as Ludwig Steub, Peter Rosegger and Ludwig Ganghofer, enjoyed the special atmosphere of this well-known holiday destination at the turn of the century, hence Achensee became a popular summer resort.
These days Achenkirch is popular in both winter and summer alike, since skiers strike it rich here as much as cross-country hikers.
The particularly snow-assured Christlum-Lifts (snow-making facilities in the ski area) inspire with an comprehensive range for skiers, snowboarders and children. On 53 kilometres of slopes every cross-country skier will find his very own favourite routes, while horse-drawn carriage rides, winter hikes, snow-shoe tours, toboggan runs and much more turn a winter holiday into a real ‘winter fairy tale’.
One of the two golf courses in the region is located in Achenkirch. The 9-hole course at Posthotel Alpengolf is situated directly on a charming high plateau in the town and provides particularly good conditions for beginners.
The freely accessible lake in Achenkirch is fed by crystal clear mountain streams, which means it can be somewhat nippy. However, nothing stands in the way of enjoying a pleasurable dip, since a specially created promontory provides a sheltered bathing area which has a pleasant temperature.
Around and in the water this popular holiday destination also provides lots of other sporting activities – tennis, squash, horse-riding, sailing, surfing, inline skating, running, Nordic Walking and many more.
In Achenkirch agriculture still plays an important role. The museum of local history in the old farmhouse ‘Sixenhof’, which was first mentioned in documents dating back to 1361, reveals how farmers lived and worked. In a total of 19 rooms agricultural and craftsman’s tools, a blacksmith’s workshop, a cobbler’s workshop and a weaving mill bring long past times back to life.