Facts & figures

Here we provide you with an overview of some facts & figures about the holiday region of Achensee – short and sweet.


Achensee is a natural lake created by glaciers.

  • Volume – water content: 481 million m³
  • Surface area: 6.8km²
  • Length: 9km
  • Width: max. 1.3km
  • Depth: 133m
  • Circumference: 21.3km
  • Earth’s curvature: 1.38m
  • Theoretical water renewal: 1.9 years
  • Originated: over some 20,000 years ago as a terminal moraine-dams lake after the last Ice Age
  • Water quality: very good
  • Surface area of the entire Achensee region: 390km²

Hiking trails

Total kilometres covered by hiking trails: 500km of signposted hiking trails

  • In the valley: 114km
  • Moderate difficulty level ‘red’ hiking trails: 285km
  • Difficult ‘black’ hiking trails: 101km
  • Highest mountain in the holiday region of Achensee: Sonnjoch in the Karwendel mountains, 2457m

Nature Park Karwendel

The biggest interconnected conservation area in the Northern Lime Stone Alps and the biggest nature park in Austria.
Total surface area: 920km²

Cycling & Mountain biking

  • Overall kilometres covered by cycle routes: around 180km
  • Overall kilometres covered by mountain bike routes:
  • Blue: 35km
    Red: 185km
    Black: 30km
  • Via Bavarica Tyrolensis from Munich through the holiday region of Achensee to the Inntal in Tyrol
    Total length: 225km www.via-bavarica-tyrolensis.com
  • Achensee is an E-Bike region: 18 hire stations, 11 battery charging stations


Overall kilometres covered by 23 running routes: 183km
Blue: 26.5km
Red: 78.5km
Black: 78km

Cable cars



Available with a valid fishing permit.

  • Issuing offices: Gasthof Fischerwirt in Achenkirch, Seecamping Wimmer in Maurach, the boat house in Pertisau
  • Types of fish: Seabass, pike, brown trout, minnow, bullhead, rainbow trout, whitefish, roach, tenches, lake trout, Arctic char, burbots


Climbing routes in the Rofan mountains and some also in the Karwendel

  • Number of climbing gardens/climbing areas (incl. Alpine areas): 12
    Proportion of easy routes: (UIAA 2 – 5) 30%
    Proportion of difficult routes: (UIAA 6 – 8) 40%
    Proportion of extreme routes: (UIAA 9 – 11) 30%
  • Number of via ferrata: 8
  • Detailed information available at www.climbers-paradise.com/achensee

Skiing – Ski areas

3 Ski areas and 2 practice terrains

  • Hochalmlifte Christlum in Achenkirch – 27km – blue: 6km, red: 16km, black: 5km
  • Rofanseilbahn in Maurach – 14km – blue: 4km, red: 8km, black: 2km
  • Karwendel-Bergbahn in Pertisau – 14km – blue: 6km, red: 8km
  • Rofanlifte in Steinberg – 1km – blue: 1km
  • Astenberg Lift and Bühel lift in Wiesing – 2km – blue: 2km

Overall kilometres of pistes in the region: 58km pistes
Blue: 19km
Red: 32km
Black: 7km
Longest ski run in the region: Rofan valley run at 6km

Cable cars and lifts in the region – Winter

1 cabin cable car
1 pulsed movement gondola lift
6 chair lifts, 12 T-bar lifts, 11 baby lifts

Snow-making facilities

Achenkirch: 27 kilometres of pistes
Maurach: 5.6 hectares snow-covered area – 2 kilometres of pistes
Pertisau: 1 kilometre piste snow-covered

Cross-country skiing

Overall kilometres for cross-country skiing: 208.7km classic and skating

  • Classic slopes: 193.5km
    Difficulty levels: black: 15.1km, red: 35.8km, blue: 48.8km
  • Skating slopes: 93.8km
    Difficulty levels: black: 10.8km, red 35.8km, blue: 47.2km
  • Adaptive nordic skiing: 41,5km spread over the villages Achenkirch, Maurach and Pertisau
  • Snow-making facilities in Pertisau, Achenkirch and Maurach: around 40km can be covered with artificial snow
  • Dog trails: 1.1km in Pertisau

5 toboggan runs

  • Achenkirch: 1 toboggan run – 3km, Christlum toboggan run, only illuminated on Wednesday
  • Maurach: 1.5km, illuminated
  • Pertisau: 1.3km, illuminated
  • Steinberg: 800m, illuminated
  • Wiesing: 3km, Breitlahn toboggan run illuminated

Winter hiking

Overall kilometres covered by winter hiking trails: 150km


Number of ice rinks: 4 (Achenkirch, Maurach, Pertisau, Wiesing)

Other fun sports

Snow-biking, snow-kiting, snowboarding, snow-tubing, snow-shoe hiking, horse-riding, kite surfing, inline skating, climbing, SUP, Nordic walking, beach volleyball, tennis