You will find the emerald green lake known as Achensee between the Rofan and Karwendel mountains in the majestic Achental valley. It is considered to be the largest lake in the entire country.
The lake itself covers more than 6.8 square kilometres of the Austrian countryside. There are public beaches and easy access to the lake from all sides. The water temperature is a comfortable 19° Celsius, which makes spending a day along the shores, floating on the surface or even diving deep below, a more enjoyable experience.
Achensee, Austria by J.-P. Donzey
There is just so much to be seen and explore in and around Achensee. Countless scuba divers make their way to the lake every single year in order to dive in the pristine waters and experience what the lake has to offer. There are also a number of golf courses in the area. For a truly unique experience, you can simply take the cable car up into the Karwendel mountains where you will be afforded some of the most breathtaking views of the countryside. At the same time, you could even take a ride on the nostalgic steam locomotive that makes its way through the valley.
And although it would be nice experience everything that Achensee has to offer on a single day, you will find that you need several days in the area to truly experience all that the region has to offer. However, do not worry because there are a number of hotels and lodges located around Achensee for those who would like to stay longer.
As the popularity of ecotourism grows, more and more people have begun making their way to Austria to see the many natural wonders that the country has to offer. In recent years, the number of visitors to the Achensee region has increased substantially.