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Achensee in Tirol
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Emerald green and nestled between the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges is Austria's largest mountain lake: the Achensee. Discover this natural gem and the outdoor activites that it has to offer.

Lake Achensee in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Homberger
You will find Tirol’s largest natural lake covering a surface area of 6,8km² like an emerald green rug in the Achental valley. The fjord-like Achensee with an average water temperature of 19° is accessible from all sides and is well-known for its beautiful public beaches in Eben and Pertisau. Sailors, surfers and scuba divers will also find the perfect conditions here.

As with all of the bathing lakes in Tirol, there is a lot to be explored around the lake as well. You can play golf, take the Karwendelbahn cable car up the high mountains, or enjoy a nostalgic ride on the world's oldest cog railway.