The Achensee is a long-stretched lake in Austria between Kufstein and Innsbruck, not far away from the border to Germany. It is the largest lake of Tyrol and up to 133 meters deep. The area was formerly mostly used for hunting and fishing, the lake has a high variety of fish species. Today tourism plays an important role and you can go do a roundtrip by boat which takes about two hours. This is beautiful because of the high mountains surrounding the lake with snow on top, some long waterfalls and everchanging vegetation.
Villages located at the lake are Maurach, Buchau, Seespitz and Partisau. The best way to reach the Achensee is to get to the railway station of Jenbach, Austria. There you can switch to the Achenseebahn which takes you the short distance of 6.7 kilometers to the shore of the lake. At the final stop you can switch over to the ships circulating on the lake but you need to hope that the train is on schedule – the ships officially don’t wait for the trains.