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Achensee Holiday Card
1 ticket for your summer fun
Your entrance ticket for exciting summer holidays in Tyrol. With the Achensee Holiday Card you get access to various museums and free rides with mountain railways and ships:
- Achensee boat trip
- Achensee rack railway
- Rofan cable car
- Karwendel cable car
- Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens
- Local museum Achental "Sixenhof"
- Notburga Museum
- Achensee museums
On 7 consecutive days in the period between the beginning of May and the end of October you can use this ticket as often as you want. Available at the informaiton office in Maurach and at the mountain railway Rofan.
Go hunting with arrow and bow, hit the bull's eye and let Robin Hood go green with envy due to your marksmanship and accuracy.
One shot, one hit.
Splashy and funny water sport!
Water in the morning is the best remidy for sorrows and worries! With this joint- and back-friendly active programme in our Water Adventure World "WassErleben" you do not only strengthen your muscles and improve your endurance but you also reduce your body fat percentage and you improve your mobility and coordination. An the best thing is yet to come: It makes fun!
So snatch your pool noodle and off we go!
Happy babies in the water
In Freds Swim Academy babies get to know the element water. Fred the frog and his professional swimming instructors teach your baby the natural "frog reflex" as basis for movement in the water as well as the prone position.
A funny and splashy experience for babies and parents in our family hotel!
Belly, butt, thigh workout
With fun to your dream body
THE workout for a six-pack, tight legs and a sexy bottom. Sit-ups, crunches, twirls or bottom lifts - in our fitness room you train and sweat for your dream body.
Pure bike fun
The 170 km bike path network with tracks in all levels of difficulty guarantees exciting bike experiences at the Achensee for the whole family. Whether you prefer to go an a comfortable family bike tour or a demanding mountainbike tour - everyone finds the right track here.
Get on your bike and explore the Achensee region on two wheels! You can also rent bicycles for adults and children, e-bikes, fat bikes, helmets, child transporters and infant seats for free at our Sports Shop Buchau.
We will show you the ropes ...
Twice a week (May-October) we'll take you on exciting bike trips to the most beautiful spots around the Achensee. During a guided mountain bike tour or a family bike trip you get to know the magical Rofan & Karwendel mountains. A very special bike experience.
You want to explore the Achensee region on your own? Your hosts, family Rieser, are passionate bikers as well and love to do a bike trip in their free time enjoying the gentle breeze in their face. We would be happy to give you insider's tips about the most beautiful bike tours!
Climb up into dizzy heights in our new climbing and boulder gym at the children’s hotel!
With our without rope - fun is guaranteed!
Discover the beautiful Achensee whilst making an exciting trip with the canoe and enjoying the warm sun rays that turn the water surface into a glittering sea of colours. Directly at the hotel's own private beach you can rent a canoe or boat and make a fantastic boat trip with your family.
On expedition through wild and romantic canyons ...
The nature scenery around the Achensee offers numerous spectacular canyons and rivers which only wait to be discovered during exciting canyoning tours. Jump into the cool waters, rope down a waterfall and slide across natural water slides from pool to pool - an unforgettable nature experience awaits you.
Aim high at the new climbing and boulder gym of the children's hotel!
With or without rope - fun doesn't go short!
Off we go on the trail!
At the Achensee you can find 170 km of cross-country ski trails in all levels of difficulty for cross-country skiing in the classic as well as in the skating style. Put on your cross-country skies and explore the region around the Achensee in winter. You will be amazed!
Bike fun on 2 wheels
Put your children into the safe and comfortable child transporter, get on your bike and pedal off - the Achensee region offers 170 km fantastic bike paths in all levels of difficulty. In our Sports Shop Buchau you find the best equipment for your bike tour with the whole family. NEW: E-mountainbikes for an extra charge.
Twice a week (May-October) we organise a thrilling mountainbike tour and a relaxing family bike tour and show you the most beautiful places of our home country.
Legendary treasures in the depths of the Achensee
Make an adventurous dive and discover the extraordinary nature jewels in the depths of the Achensee. The Achensee is not only the biggest lake of Tyrol, but also the deepest one. Beside the interesting indigenous flora and fauna it also hosts gullies and steep faces as well as an artificial underwater course.
Diving (beginning of May until the end of October, for a charge) is allowed in the area of Hechenberg-South and Tunnel-South. The diving permission is available at the Camping Ground Schwarzenau, in the office of the Achensee Shipping or in the Hotel Post in Pertisau.
Diver certification necessary!
Quick on 2 wheels ...
You can also rent e-bikes for free in advance at our children's hotel in Tyrol so that you can comfortably explore the Achensee region on 2 wheels. Helmets and child transporter are also available. Easter until the beginning of November.
Make a good catch!
Not only our guests consider the Achensee to be very tasty, also indigenous fish species splash about in the emeraldgreen water and like to take a bite - a paradise for enthusiastic fishermen!
Fishing is only allowed with valid fishing licence.
Where to get a fishing licence:
- Bootshaus Pertisau: telephone 05243 / 58 90 daily from 07.30-09.00 am
- Seecamping Wimmer: telephone 05243 / 52 17
- Campingplatz Achensee: telephone 05246 / 62 39 (Achenkirch)
When the weather gods open the gates ...
and it's absolutely bucketing down, you can still do some sports in our light-flooded fitness room with the latest sports equipment such as exercise bike, treadmill, cross trainer and much more. Sport & action also on rainy days is guaranteed.
Access only with your room keycard. Children are only allowed if accompanied by their parents.
Ready, set, go!
On our go kart race track directly at the idyllic Achensee children have a thrilling race against each other. Speedy action on hot wheels - a must for all fans of Michael Schumacher and fast cars.
Driving is only allowed with safety jacket available at the reception.
For the perfect drive ...
.... Golf & Country Club Achensee in Pertisau! Embedded in the picturesque nature scenery of the Alpine Park Karwendel and with a marvellous view to the Achensee you can improve your handicap and enjoy a special golf experience.
The "Golf Revue" elected the Golf & Country Club Achensee in Pertisau the "Best Golf Club in Austria". The golf course with 18 greens impresses with attractive facilities such as putting greens, pro shop, driving range, equipment rental, trolley and e-cars. A paradise for passionate golfer!
Your Buchau highlight:
As guest of our Kinderhotel Buchau you get a 20 % greenfee reduction.
Golf Academy Alpengolf Achenkirch
On this 9-hole golf course, which directly borders the Nature Reserve Karwendel, you do not only train the perfect drive and perfect your putting, but you also might catch a glimpse of the one or other shy deer.
Offers include e.g. private lessons, group courses, training for children and teenagers, golf course inspection and trial courses.
Good Morning Run
It's the early bird that catches the worm ...
Start fit and actively into the day and welcome the rising sun making a refreshing morning run along the peacefully dormant Achensee and past lushly green meadows with colourful flowers, that shake the last dewdrops from its blossoms. Afterwards you feel refreshed and relaxed.
High rope course
In dizzy heights ...
Swing elegantly from tree crown to tree crown, overcome obstacles like swinging bridges or nets and prove your skill high up the treetops - in the high rope course in the forest various courses in all levels of difficulty provide exciting adventures for both beginners and pros.
Use at your own risk (minimum size 140 cm). Registration at the reception.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides
A fairytale-like experience for the whole family
Wrapped in warm blankets you make a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through our white winter paradise. Listen to the harmonious ring of bells and the scrunch of the snow, admire the glittering snow crytals and the majestic mountain summits of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains. We would be happy to organise a sleigh ride for you.
Along the lakeside of the Achensee ...
Strap your skates on and check out the wonderful 14 km long route from Pertisau via Maurach to Achenkirch which goes directly beside the Achensee.
A paradise for joggers at the Achensee
With a 183 km path network the Achensee represents itself as a real paradise for joggers and Nordic walkers. 19 of the 23 routes are also perfect to practice Nordic Walking.
PS: Traditionally on the first weekend in September the famous 'Achenseelauf' takes place – THE jogging event at the Achensee. Don't miss it!
Summer fun at the Achensee
Thanks to its unique topographical location our wonderful Achensee is a real paradise for enthusiastic windsurfers, sailors and kitesurfers. In the water sports school directly at the hotel professional instructors teach you how to windsurf, sail, surf, kitesurf and do stand-up paddleboarding.
Get more information at the Water Sports School.
Get in the saddle!
Lushly green Alpine meadows, colourful Alpine flowers, crystal clear mountain lakes and rustic mountain huts - the mountain summer at the Achensee offers wonderful natural gems and regional culinary delights, which you can not only discover during hiking tours. You can also go mountainbiking and explore the magnificent mountain world around the Achensee on two wheels. Our Sport Shop Buchau provides the perfect equipment for exciting mountainbike tours. NEW E-mountainbike rental (also for kids from 8 years) - for an extra charge.
Suggested mountainbike tours:
From Buchau to Achenkirch or via Seespitz to Pertisau. The Achensee region offers 160 km of bike paths.
From Achenkirch to Pertisau no bike path runs along the lake!
from: Maurach, length: 5 km, duration: 1/2 hour, level of difficulty: easy
from: Maurach to the Falzthurnalm via Pertisau, length: 10 km, time: 1 hour, level of difficulty: medium
from: Maurach to the Gernalm via Pertisau, length: 21 km, time: 1 1/2 hours, level of difficulty: medium
Rofan cable car
Get on, make a gorgeous hiking tour at the fresh mountain air and enjoy one of the most beautiful Alpine areas of Tyrol. 150 km of well-maintained and -signposted hiking paths are waiting for you.
Hours of operation: The mountain railway drives daily at intervals of 15 minutes (In case of bad weather break from midday to 01.00 pm!) from 08.30 am - 05.00 pm or 08.30 am - 05.30 pm (during high season).
Reductions with the Guest Card!
Special highlight: Majestically glide through the air like an eagle with the Skyglider „Air Rofan“!
Karwendel cable car
With the Karwendel mountain railway you get into the gorgeous panoramic hiking area high above Pertisau which invites to hike, climb, relax and do paragliding.
Hours of operation: daily from 8.30 am to 05.00 pm
Reductions with the Guest Card!
Explore the Achensee region by foot ...
Thanks to its diverse jogging routes (183 km of signposted paths) amidst a dreamlike nature scenery, the Achensee region is a popular destination for joggers. But also Nordic walker's heart leap for joy as 19 of the 23 routes are also perfectly suitable for Nordic walking. In our ski cellar you find free Nordic Walking poles for your excursions!
Up in dizzy heights ...
You've always dreamt of majestically spreading your wings and gliding across the sky like the king of the air? At the Achensee your dream comes true! Make a tandem jump or attend a course to become a pro - when paragliding with one of the local flight training schools you experience an unforgettable flight experience, enjoying a wonderful view on our holiday paradise. From a bird's-eye perspective it's even more amazing! The pros of the company Tandem Achensee (www.tandem-achensee.at) take you on this great adventure.
For small & big horse lovers
From Sunday to Friday, each 10 minutes (registration required), children can gain their first riding experiences with our sweet shetland ponies, while their parents safely guide the horse at our Rieser’s holiday ranch or in our new riding hall.
Docile Haflinger horses are waiting for our bigger guests. They are already looking forward to funny rides. You can also book riding lessons.
NEW: Since summer 2017 horse lovers can also ride in our new riding hall!
In harmony with body, mind & soul
Escape from everyday stress and allow yourself calm and relaxation. During relaxing meditation, concentration, breathing as well as body and movement exercises you can balance your body and provide for harmony, balance and vitality.
On a horseback ...
Our sweet shetland ponies and their bigger Haflinger brothers are already impatiently pawing with their hooves and swelling their nostrils in joyful anticipation of a long horseback ride with their little two-legged friends!
At our Rieser’s holiday ranch and in our new riding hall exciting hours with our horses are waiting for passionate riders and those who want to become one. Alwin, Riki and Winnie - our sweet ponies - are real charmers and will take your children's heart by storm. And for our bigger guests our docile Haflinger are already waiting in the stable. Haflinger horses are an especially friendly mountain horse breed, which is characterized by its sturdiness and friendlyness. With them your children learn how to ride in a funny way.
With us you canter, trot and ride amidst a dreamlike nature scenery. Our riding course is situated directly at the picturesque Achensee and provides a fantastic view on a horseback for our cowgirls and cowboys. In summer you ride past lushly green meadows and in winter you enjoy the blowing snow crystals.
We also provide free pony riding (Sunday-Friday, 10 minutes). Parents guide the horse and children smile from the horseback. In age-appropriate riding lessons, which last 3-5 days, children learn how to deal with and ride on horses.
Get in the saddle and ride into the sunset!
From pony rental to riding lessons and guided horseback rides - with us a beautiful horse rear can also endear!
A paradise for joggers
The Achensee region offers overall 183 km of signposted running routes. 19 of the 23 routes are also suitable for Nordic walking. Put your shoes on and off you go!
PS: Traditionally on the first weekend of September the famous Achenseelauf takes place - THE running event at the Achensee. You must not miss that!
Games & fun in the snow
With the sparkling Outdoor Winter Adventure World our children's hotel at the Achensee represents itself as the ideal holiday destination for unforgettable winter holidays in Tyrol with toddlers.
At our hotel's own snow playground with magic carpet (ski lift), carousel and slope for tobogganing children love to build snowmen, make a thrilling snowball fight or dash down the slope with sledge, snow saucer or snowtube. The Winter Adventure World is in close vicinity to our children's hotel so that parents do not miss anything.
In addition, penguin Bobo and his professional skiing instructor team teach your offspring how to ski at the snow playground. In Bobos Children's Ski School children (from 2 years old) hit the small ski slope.
Winter fun for the whole family!
Perfect water & wind conditions at the Achensee
In our Water Sports School you do not only learn how to windsurf and kitesurf, but you can also learn how to sail across the water surface. The Achensee offers perfect water and wind conditions for relaxing and exciting sailing trips.
Fun on the slopes & in the mountain huts!
3 family-friendly ski areas in close vicinity to our children's hotel at the Achensee provide over 55 km of well-prepared pistes in all levels of difficulty, snow guarantee, modern mountain railways and rustic mountain huts. The ski bus - bus station directly in front of our hotel - comfortably brings you to the ski areas for free:
Ski area Maurach (Rofan)
14 km slopes for all ability groups, 6 mountain railways
50 km well-prepared cross-country ski trails
30 km winter hiking paths
1 toboggan run (1 km), ice rink
Ski area Pertisau (Karwendel) – 5 km from the Kinderhotel Buchau
16 km pistes, 8 mountain railways
50 km well-prepared cross-country ski trails
100 km winter hiking paths
1 toboggan run, ice rink
Ski area Achenkirch (Christlum) – 9 km from the Kinderhotel Buchau
25 km pistes (snow guarantee from November to April), 10 mountain railways
58 km well-prepared cross-country ski trails
20 km winter hiking paths
2 toboggan runs (illuminated at night) (overall 5,5 km), ice rink
Skiing fun for the whole family! During adventurous skiing days you can also make a break at one of the numerous mountain huts, take a sunbath in one of the loungers and enjoy regional delicacies like cheese spaetzle or Tyrolean Gröstl (roasted beef and potatoes).
On your skis, get set, go!
Penguin Bobo and his competent skiing instructors whip you into line! Already from 2 years old your little sweethearts learn how to ski and there are also age-appropriate ski courses for teenagers and adults.
- The children's ski courses for children aged 4-6 years take place at our nearby sunny meadow in Maurach with magic carpet (ski lift) and carousel. Fun for small & big guests:
- 6 days/week, 4 hours daily
- training slope directly at the hotel
- various age groups
- supervised lunch at Bobo's Children's Ski School
- ski course for children from 2 years on our snow playground
The free ski school shuttle comfortably brings children to their ski courses at the sunny meadow and in the family-friendly ski area Rofan.
Please keep in mind that ski courses incl. ski pass can only be booked in advance in connection with a room reservation.
Look forward to great skiing fun!
An extraordinary nature experience!
The snowy mountain scenery around the Achensee is a paradise for passionate ski tourers. Enjoy the silence, the fresh mountain air, the magnificent panorama and fine powder snow. Participate at the organised ski tours of the ski schools around the Achensee and enjoy breathtaking ascents and endless deep powder snow when skiing downhill again.
The new trend sport
Race down the slopes with the snowbike – a mixture between bike and skis. Simple, easy to learn and with a low risk of injuries. After a short introduction you already head to the pistes. The introduction course is included, snowbiking for an extra fee.
Experience the slightly different snow fun!
Jump into the snow fun ...
Not only ski fans get their money's worth at the Achensee. Halfpipes, snowboard parks, straight jumps and freeride areas let snowboarder's heart leap for joy. Get your board and attend a snowboard course in one of the many local ski schools.
In our popular football school boys and girls enthusiastic about football dribble, kick and pass across the football field. 2 hours daily (Monday-Friday) former pro Wolfgang Schäfer trains your offspring and shows them the perfect free kick. You can already watch tomorrow's Messis today on our football field at the Kinderhotel Buchau at the Achensee.
Sports Shop Buchau
Always well equipped ...
The shop people trust in when looking for the right sports equipment. We have helmets, bicycles, child transporter, sport and leisure time clothes, ski equipment and much more.
Drop in and convince yourself!
Stretch & Relax
Simply relaxing ...
For your wellbeing: Through simple stretching and relaxing exercises you increase your mobility and you allow your body some relaxing hours.
For cool surfers ...
Our enchanting Achensee offers perfect water and wind conditions for exciting wave rides. In the Water Sports School directly at the hotel beginners learn the necessary know-how to safely surf across the water surface.
Game, set and match to you!
Only 400 m from the Kinderhotel Buchau and directly at the lakeside of the idyllic Achensee you can find the Tennis Park Buchau with 3 outdoor tennis courts (artificial grass), where you can shoot the yellow felt ball across the net whilst playing a thrilling match with your friends. Book a court (tel.: 0650 / 387 42 77) and start into your tennis pleasure. In Pertisau you can find an indoor tennis centre (approx. 7 km away, tel.: 05243 / 52 51).
A fun sport that enthralls the young and the old!
Have fun and enjoy a thrilling table tennis match with your children and friends. Play a double or an exciting "Lauferl" (a funny match round the table, everybody against everybody) - in every case fun and action are guaranteed!
Funny toboggan runs
Unlimited toboggan fun: Get one of our sledges, snowtubes or snow saucer (available for free in our ski cellar) and off you go to the snow playground of our children's hotel.
For longer toboggan pleasure the surrounding area provides numerous natural toboggan runs. Several of them are also illuminated at night and guarantee much fun under the starry sky.
Torch-lit hiking tour
Mysterious, fiery & romantic
Get to know the Achensee region in the evening hours and hike with your torches, that gutter thanks to the gentle lake breeze and which cast dancing shadows on the meadows, along the mythic Achensee and through aromatic forests.
Hiking & Walking
Fascinating mountains – fascinating Tyrol
The turquoise of the Achensee mixed with the green of the lushly Alpine meadows and the yellow, red and violet of the blossoming Alpine flowers result in a picturesque sea of colours which reminds of Van Gogh's impressionistic masterpieces and which is only outdone by the majestic mountain summits of the Karwendelgebirge. While marmots whistle silently and Alpine brooks gurgle, diligent bees happily hum their working songs.
It's a real paradisaical nature idyll which only waits to be discovered during comfortable Nordic walking and hiking tours. Directly at our doorsteps you find a 500 km network of wonderful hiking paths that lead to the most beautiful places in the Achensee region.
Our hiking routes have been awarded with the Tyrolean hiking trail seal of quality and therefore guarantee well-maintained and -signposted hiking paths as well as pure hiking pleasure. Furthermore, family-friendly routes are also very important to us: Numerous paths are also suitable for excursions and hiking trips with buggies. You can also rent backpack child carriers and buggies for free at our hotel.
An exciting family trip is waiting for you! Wander across green meadows and through the magnificent Rofan and Karwendel mountains, comfortably go up the mountains with the Rofan mountain railway, enjoy the heavenly fresh mountain air and enjoy delicious Tyrolean specialities at a cosy sun terrace of one of the numerous rustic mountain huts. With a bit of luck you can also catch a glimpse of a golden eagle majestically spreading its wings or of an ibex and chamois, risky jumping through the steep terrain.
Choose your desired hiking route from our hiking map or have a look at our hiking tips.
Suggested hikes for hiking tours with children:
from Buchau to Achenkirch or via Seespitz to Pertisau along the lakeside. Also accessible for buggies.
Weissenbachalm (1,607 m)
from Maurach/Lärchenwiese through the valley Weißenbachtal to the Weissenbachalm.
hiking time: 1 ½ hours
level of difficulty: easy
Pletzachalm (1,040 m) / Gernalm (1,166 m)
Starting from Pertisau cars can park for a fee at the big car park at the toll road. A wide path leads to the Pletzachalm and then further to the Gernalm.
hiking time: 40 minutes to 1 hour
level of difficulty: easy, also accessible with buggy
Falzthurnalm (1,080 m) / Gramaialm (1,263 m)
Starting from Pertisau cars can park for a fee at the big car park at the toll road. A wide path leads to the Falzthurnalm and then further to the Gramaialm.
hiking time: 1 hour to 2 hours
level of difficulty: easy, also accessible with buggy
Buchau - Dalfazalm (1,776 m)
from the hotel via the Dalfazer waterfall along serpentines to the Dalfazer Alm
hiking time: 2 hours
level of difficulty: medium
Maurach - Buchauer Alm (1,390 m)
via the ski slope along serpentines to the Buchauer Alm
hiking time: 1 hour
level of difficulty: medium
Buchau - Erfurter Hütte (1,840 m)
from Buchau to the Erfurter hut and via the Dalfazalm back
hiking time: 3 ½ hours
level of difficulty: medium
St. Notburga promenade
A wonderfully designed promenade from the village centre of Maurach to the Notburga church at Eben. Return via the Eben country lane.
Tranquil hiking route from Maurach to Pertisau
A wonderfully designed tranquil hiking route from Maurach to Pertisau. It was built in memory of St. Notburga.
hiking time: approx. 1 1/2 hours (including time for reflection)
Splashy and funny water sport!
Grab your costume and jump into your holiday pleasure! The funny aqua gymnastics does not only make fun but it's also perfect to lose weight due to the uplift, which relieves the body, the strenghtening effect of the water resistance and the supportive function of the water pressure for the tissues. Moreover, it's also perfect to tighten the tissues.
Wind, waves & water
9 km long, 133 m deep and 20 °C warm – that's the secret recipe for exciting water sports activities. Our 'Tyrolean sea' - the emeraldgreen sparkling Achensee - is not only an eyecatcher, but it's also the perfect spot for splashy water sports thanks to its favourable water and wind conditions.
Whether you want to do windsurfing, sailing, surfing, kitesurfing or stand-up paddleboarding - in the water sports school directly at the hotel water sports fans get the necessary know-how in order to plunge into the waters. A paradise for all water sports fans.
Your Buchau highlight:
Free kitesurfing trial lesson for all hotel guests (kitesurfing ashore): Please register at the reception.
Winter horse riding
Winter fun with horses
Our popular children's hotel with Rieser’s holiday ranch and a new riding hall also opens its gates for small cowgirls and cowboys in winter. On the horseback you ride through the dreamlike and romantic winter scenery of the Achensee.
Over hill and dale in winter ...
Snow covered mountain slopes, glittering snow crystals, huge icicles and the sparkling Achensee - around our Kinderhotel Buchau there's much to discover. Go on an expedition through the winter wonderland of the Achensee along our 150 km of winter hiking paths. A special nature experience that amazes young and old!
Silence, balance & calmness for all yogi!
Yoga, which is to say "fusion" and "integration", is an old philosophic theory from India and aims at the harmony of body, mind and soul. Through spiritual, meditative and phyiscal exercises (e.g. breathing and concentration exercises etc.) deep relaxation is achieved. Get some peace, take a deep breath and experience how fresh vitality and pleasant calmness flow through your body.
Fiery, sexy & funny – exciting fun for dance poopers!
And 5, 6, 7, 8 ... – wiggle your hips to latin sounds and shake your bottom - Zuma unites fun & fitness to a rhythmic whole. You do not even recognise that you burn calories whilst doing the easy dance steps. But be cautious - this trendy new dance sport is addictive!