1. Lake Achensee in Tirol
Dubbed “Tirol’s ocean” at times, this lake was carved out of the Alps by glaciers more than 20,000 years ago. Today, it welcomes visitors with its emerald green surface and crystal-clear water. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and lush green meadows, Lake Achensee offers countless water sports activities including swimming, surfing, sailing, paddling and diving.
- Altitude: 929 m / 3,048 ft
- Surface area: 6.8 km2 / 1,680 ac
- Avg water temperature: 19°C / 66°F
- Max water depth: 133 m / 436 ft
How to get there: Lake Achensee can be reached in just 45 minutes by car from Innsbruck. If you travel by train, get off at Jenbach station, then take a free bus, the local steam railway, or a taxi. Find directions here.