Pertisau (950 m above sea level), the most beautiful place on the crystal clear Achen Lake, belongs to the municipality of Eben am Achensee. Surrounded by the scenic mountain ranges of the Rofans and the Karwendel Mountains, this small town with around 600 inhabitants offers an impressive range of infrastructure and holiday facilities. For all activities in nature, the "Nature Park Karwendel" is an ideal starting point:
Countless hikes and mountain tours from easy to difficult, winter hikes, ski, cross-country skiing and bike tours, swimming, sailing, kiting, boat trips and boat parties...
Pertisau (formerly Hubertusau, Rupertsau) is the oldest tourist destination at the Achen Lake. As early as 1470, Archduke Sigismund „Münzreiche“ constructed a hunting castle here, which stood on the site of today's royal house. The Emperor Maximilian was often hunting in Pertisau.
With the launch of the first steamship on the Achen Lake in 1887 and the construction of the Achensee steam cog railway in 1889, tourism began to take off and began its upturn, especially after the Second World War.
Around 900,000 guests have a holiday per year in the Achensee region (Pertisau, Maurach, Achenkirch, Steinberg). Nevertheless, Pertisau is characterized as unspoilt, beautiful location.
As the saying goes a long time ago a guest from the north would have made a difficult and unknown journey to the Achen Lake and would have been surprised by seeing the beauty in front of him and would have exclaimed: "ah, a lake!"
Over a length of 9 km extends the imposing, crystal-clear Achen Lake, also called "Fjord of the Alps", between Rofan and Karwendel Mountains. With an average width of 1 km and a depth of 133 m, it is an Eldorado for all kinds of water sports: sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, swimming, paddling, everything is possible on the water.
In the summer with up to 21 degrees the lake is very suitable for bathing, it offers above all a wonderful hiking trail. There are 23 very varied kilometres, from an easy walking path to demanding stairs and climbing steps around the Achen Lake. In addition, the Achen Lake is one of the few lakes, which almost all banks are freely accessible. Tranquillity is guaranteed, as there is a motorboat-driving ban apart from the water rescue.
If you still would like to sail across the lake, you can do it with one of the 3 beautiful ships of the Achensee fleet with 5 stations connecting the villages of Pertisau, Maurach and Achenkirch. The TIWAG (Tyrolean hydropower) operates besides the Achensee shipping and the Gaisalm, also the hydropower station, which was put into operation in 1927, functioning with 5 Pelton turbines and is being supplied from the Achen Lake