the sea of tyrol

Holidays on the shores of Lake Achensee

Every year the crystal-clear waters of Lake Achensee draw countless visitors to this pretty corner of the Tyrol. Thanks to its outstanding water quality and ideal wind conditions, the "Sea of Tyrol" - as it is jokingly known among locals - is a paradise for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts.

Swimming, chilling, kite-surfing or diving? However you decide to spend your time at Lake Achensee, the Seehotel Einwaller in Pertisau is the ideal base camp.

water sports

Sailing, wind-surfing and kite-surfing on Lake Achensee

If you visit Lake Achensee on a warm summer's day you will see numerous kite-surfers and wind-surfers zipping along the surface of the water. The lake has some of the best wind conditions in Austria and over the decades has grown into a haven for water sports enthusiasts in Austria, Germany and other neighbouring countries. Stand-up paddle, kite-surfing, sailing and rafting are just some of the activities on offer.

The number one address for beginners keen to try out one of these sports for the first time is the Pertisau Sailing School. Located at the dock in Pertisau where the sightseeing boats stop to let passengers embark and disembark, it is just a short walk from the Seehotel Einwaller.


activities for everyone

Lake Achensee is one big water park

It is no surprise that the region around Lake Achensee is known throughout Austria and beyond as a mecca for water sports. As well as sailing and surfing there is also the chance to try diving, rafting and open-water swimming in the lake, which is up to 133 metres deep in places.

Please speak to a member of staff at reception to find out more about water sports on Lake Achensee.

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Atoll Leisure Centre
10% off for guests staying at the Seehotel Einwaller

Guests staying at the Seehotel Einwaller receive 10% off admission to the state-of-the-art Atoll Leisure Centre next to Lake Achensee. It featues not only a large swimming area and penthouse spa but also a lakeside gym, bouldering room, sports area and a restaurant serving great food.

  • Feeling Cold?
    Warm up in our café!

    Swimming, windsurfing and sailing are  hard work - and when the adrenaline subsides you can often start to feel cold. What better place, then, to warm up than in our cosy café? It serves not only homemade ice cream (in case you're still feeling hot!) but also coffee, cake and other sweet treats. The garden and terrace both offer fine views of the lake and mountains.

pack your swimming shorts!

We will be happy to give you advice on the best water sports adventures on Lake Achensee.

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