Lake Achensee holidays Holiday rentals - lakeside vllas & holiday homes to rent on Lake Achensee

Just 40 minutes from Innsbruck, Lake Achensee is the largest lake in the Tirol and is surrounded by the beautiful mountain ranges of Karwendel and Rofan. It has been attracting tourists for generations - not just because it is a fantastic destination for relaxing and exploring the pretty lakeside villages, but also due to the Tyrolean shale oil or “Black gold” that is mined here and used for skin care products and massage treatments.

With a Mediterranean climate and clean, warm water that peaks around 27°C during the summer, Lake Achensee is very popular for watersports enthusiasts but also for hiking and mountain biking. You can take the Karwendel or Rofan cable cars where there are 500km of marked trails waiting to be explored.

At a glance...
Spa & wellness
Mountain biking & hiking
Nearest airport Innsbruck (40km)

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The main village on the lake is Maurach which has a good stock of holiday rentals including villas around the lake and apartments. The other small villages around the lake include Achenkirch and Wiesing. Some of the villages may be a few kms away from the lakes but are easily accessible by public transport, car or even bicycle. Myvillafinder has a wide selection of holiday rentals around the main villages for you to choose from...

Close to Lake Achensee are the villages in the Ziller Valley just 20 miuntes away which can also be used as a base and taking advantage of everything Lake Achensee has to offer.

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Ski resorts close to Lake Achensee

Lake Achensee is well placed for exploring the local ski resorts including the Hintertux glacier where you can see practically every day of the year!

Resort Distance(km) Time (mins)
Zell am Ziller3230
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Things to see and do in and around Lake Achensee

The Tirolean province of Austria is teeming with lakes, historic villages, museums and places to see for the whole family.

A few suggestions...
Take the cable car up to Gschöllkopf - spectacular views of the surrounding mountains
See the amazing Dalfazer waterfall
Visit the Durlassboden reservoir in Gerlas, Zillertal
Innsbruck is certainly worth a visit. Vibrant and full of cafes, restaurants and shops
Visit the famous, chic and sophisticated resort of Kitzbuhel
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Our view on Lake Achensee

A beautiful lake to visit anytime of year in the heart of the Tirol. We think Lake Achensee is an ideal destination for family holidays in the lakes & mountains with so many things to do for all ages and tastes.

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