Hikers in stony mountains

Hiking holidays on lake Achensee in Tyrol

A unique experience

Regardless of whether you want to see Achensee just once from above, sunbathe on the mountain or a take a walking tour - with the Karwendel cable car it takes just 5 minutes to ascend to a range of Alpine activities. Guests of the Pfandler get tickets for a special price . In any case, a magnificent panorama of the Alps and Lake Achensee awaits you at the top, which (provided there is good visibility) is a truly unique experience.
450 kilometres of diverse mountain walking trails await hiking enthusiasts in the Achensee holiday region. There's something here for everyone. Some example: from Pertisau ride the Karwendel cable car up to Mt. Zwölferkopf, in Maurach ride up on the Rofan cable car to alpine hut Erfurter, or hike on the Steinberg to the Guffert alpine hut. Walking and hiking holidays in the Achensee region - this is pure holiday pleasure.

Hiking programme

Every year, the Achensee tourism office (Achensee Tourismus) organises a varied walking and hiking programme. With your guest card from Hotel Pfandler, participation is free of charge.

Karwendel valleys

  • Tristenautal
  • Falzthurntal
  • Gerntal

A place of true peace and solitude on your walking holidays is the Tristenautal Valley. There is no through road and there are no alpine huts. On a leisurely circular walking route of about 1.5 hours you can focus wholly on the forest and the Alps in beautiful Tyrol, Austria. It is not uncommon to catch sight of a deer or squirrel scurrying across the hiking path.
In the Falzthurntal Valley on the other hand it is bustling! A hiking trail and a road bring hikers and holidaymakers of all ages up to Falzthurnalm alpine pasture. Go hiking through the forest or alpine meadows – variety is a must.
The Gerntal Valley runs past the Pletzachalm alpine pasture to the Gernalm alpine pasture and is made accessible with hiking trails and roads. At the Gernalm there is a game reserve where you can observe beautiful wild creatures.

Mt. Zwölferkopf - our local mountain

Hiking routes to Pertisau

  • Zwölferkopfsteig climbing path
  • “Tunnelweg” path
  • Bärenbadalm forest path

Summit hiking tour

  • Bärenkopf 1,991m
  • Stanserjoch 2,102m
  • Ochsenkopf 2,148m
  • Gamskarspitze 2,098m
  • Rappenspitze 2,223m

Pilgrimages

  • Path of Reflection (Besinnungsweg)
  • Over the Stanserjoch peak to St. Georgenberg

Food and drink

  • Alpine restaurant “Alpengasthaus Karwendel”
    Hiking and the good mountain air bring on proper hunger and thirst. It’s a good thing that the “Alpengasthof Karwendel” restaurant is located right next to the mountain station. They know what tastes good to hikers: Austrian cuisine such as an airy, fragrant “Kaiserschmarrn” pancake dish or a hearty Tyrolean cold plate with bread.
  • Bärenbadalm
    Traditional alpine lodge with local cuisine easy to reach within 30 min. from the top station of the Karwendel cable car.