Achenkirch at Lake Achensee

The Achensee Region

With your guest card, the AchenseeCard, wich you recieve by arrival, you can use public transport for free in the whole Achensee region, the cross-country tracks in the Karwendel Valley in Pertisau are free and you can also enjoy exclusive bonus services and special offers around the lake.

Many hikers are also fond of the Achensee Holiday Card, with which you for seven days can go by ferry boat as well as using the cable cars in Maurach and Pertisau unlimited. You can buy the Achensee Holiday Card directly at Haus Karoline. The Achensee Holiday Card is available from May to October.


In spring, summer and fall the mountains of Rofan and Karwendel surrounding the great Lake Achensee are an amazing place to hike, bike or go climbing. Relax at one of the many huts in the region or along the lake. You can start several hikes directly from Haus Karoline.


Haus Karoline is located just 500 Meters from Christlum Ski area. With the free skibus you reach the ski area Christlum in few minutes. The cross country tracks starts behind the house. Use our Haus Karoline-toboggans to take the kids out for a fun-run down the Christlum toboggan track.

The Lake & The Mountains

It is the spectacular natural realm which makes the area around Achensee so special. The lake is surrounded by two mountain ranges - on one side the Karwendel mountains rise up with their rugged rocky peaks, while on the other side chamois and Golden Eagles greet you from the summits of the Rofan mountains. This gem of a place captivates with its gentle Alpine pastures, as much as it does with its precipitous rocky cliff faces. This means that Achensee is the perfect starting point for hikes, mountain bike tours and climbing adventures.

As the biggest lake in Tirol, Achensee is also a refuge for lots of sailors, surfers and kite-surfers. In summer they gather with sun-worshippers, who are keen to take a dip and not only enjoy the breath-taking views in the region's bathing lakes, but also the pure water in Achensee.

More than 500 kilometres of signposted hiking trails, 250 kilometres cycle routes and 183 kilometres signposted running routes are available for you in Achensee. The outdoor offer is completed with several via ferratas and also by E-Bikes, which can be hired and recharged in all towns. There are also several opportunities to play tennis in the region, and to have a lovely experience riding on the back of a horse, or in a horse-drawn carriage.


Guided hiking tours with Haus Karoline

At Haus Karoline you can book a guided hiking tour with a certified mountain hiking guide.


Cycling and mountain biking

The “more gentle” cycle trails take you along the banks of the lake to one or another romantically located valley, or to well-known Alpine pastures, and these are also easy to get to from the villages.

The entire region is following the e-bike trend. Electric bikes can be hired from different hire stations along Achensee.

Challenging and action-packed mountain bike routes in all difficulty levels can be found in all the villages in the holiday region. These officially approved routes proceed for the most part across forest and agricultural roads, away from any traffic. There are 35 kilometres of trails for riders new to mountain biking, 185 kilometres of trails for mixed abilities, and 30 kilometres to challenge even hardcore riders. Singletrack mountain biking is best experienced on Plumsjoch and Lamsenjoch, the area’s two well-maintained 4.3km trails through varied terrain, offering demanding downhills and creating memories that will stay with you forever.


Active Winter Holidays

The ski areas at Lake Achensee are small-scale, yet full of variety, and perfect for families who share the wide slopes with carving fans and snowboarders. The Christlum lifts in Achenkirch, the Rofan cable car in Maurach, the Karwendel cable car in Pertisau and the lifts in Steinberg and Wiesing offer 30 lifts to access 53 kilometres of slopes on altitudes up to 1900 metres.

The six ski schools in the region offer courses for every ability level - from private lessons to weekly courses. Even tiny tots can have lots of fun learning to ski at one of our local ski schools.

Cross country skiing

The topography of the terrain surrounding Lake Achensee - from gently undulating landscapes along the lakeshore to challenging routes in the Karwendel valleys - and the excellent infrastructure offering separate tracks for classic cross-country skiers and skaters ensures skiing fun at the highest level.


Ski mountaineering

Completely alone, surrounded by the tranquility of the wintry mountain scape, you ascend on skis and discover places which you would otherwise only be able to enjoy in summer. Ski tours open up a totally different perspective of the winter scenery in the Achensee region. The natural form of exercise in complete peace and quiet is a key element to this sport, as are the endless deep snow slopes.

The Rofan and Karwendel mountains provide numerous opportunities for ski tours - from short and easy to demanding, steep climbs. The accessibility to the ski areas in the region is a big bonus.

Winter hiking with snowshoes

With every step the fresh snow crunches under your feet and thousands of ice crystals glisten in the cold winter air. There is hardly a better way to experience the magic of winter at Lake Achensee than winter hiking. The enchanting landscape around the lake boasts more than 150 kilometres of the loveliest winter hiking paths which invite you to discover the natural beauty of Tirol 'step by step' and in complete tranquility.

Guided winter hiking tours with Haus Karoline

At Haus Karoline you can book a guided winter hiking tour with a certified mountain hiking guide.



You are welcome to use our Haus Karoline-toboggans for an afternoon to take the children for a beautiful walk along the winter hiking trails or take them for a fun-run down the toboggan track of Christlum after ski school.