One of Emperor Maximilian’s preferred hunting grounds was Pertisau and many aristocrats and artists were inspired by this idyllic town. During a stroll through the inviting town centre or along the lake promenade, there are many references to its successful history as being a place for a summer holiday. With innovations, such as the oldest golf club in Tirol for instance, Pertisau is successfully continuing down this path today. The main landing stage for the Achensee boat trip is situated in Pertisau. Since 1887 steamboats have connected the towns of Achenkirch, Maurach and Pertisau. Windsurfer’s colourful sails and sports such as fishing, tennis, running and Nordic Walking are some of the activities on the agenda in this holiday town.
Pertisau is one of the best starting points for winter hikes and cross-country tours in Tirol’s largest nature park, the Karwendel Nature Park. Karwendel cable car takes skiers to the ‘Zwölferkopf’ ski area, which provides special offers for families. Cross-country skiers will not only be delighted by the unique natural landscape in this nature conservation area, but also by the snow-covered slopes which enable you to do some smooth gliding all winter long, guaranteed.
It is not just many of the leading wellness hotels which are located in Pertisau, the village is also home to the Vitalberg, the museum for Tiroler Steinöl. Tiroler Steinöl® (shale oil), which is mined from oil shale in the Achensee region in Bächental/Karwendel mountains and made into skin care and health products, is reputed to have a healing effect. The Vitalberg visitor and experience centre showcases exhibits depicting the 115-year history of the Tiroler Steinöl® miners.