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Achenkirch is situated at 916 m above sea level in the province of Tyrol. The community has 2.090 inhabitants and covers an area of 113,95 km².
Mean annual temperature is 5,7 degree Celsius, annual precipitation is 1.503 mm. Rainfall is at its highest in August at 188,2 mm, at its lowest in January at 79,7 mm. It’s warmest in July, coolest in January.
This picturesque village at the northern shore of Lake Achensee offers plenty of room for hiking, mountain biking and golfing. Visitors can choose from a wide range of accommodations – 5-star hotels, family specialists and farmhouses. Situated at an altitude of about 930 m, the community of Achenkirch borders Germany, which can be reached on a toll-free road in only 15 minutes. At the turn to the 20th century renowned artists and writers like Ludwig Steub, Peter Rosegger or Ludwig Ganghofer enjoyed the extraordinary atmosphere of this famous holiday resort and made Lake Achensee a popular summer retreat. Today’s tourists like the great number of hiking tours, e.g. up the 2075 m Unnütz (‘Useless’) Mountain which, due to its name, will always be remembered.
Farming in Achenkirch is still an important economic factor. The Sixenhof Museum of Local History gives insight to the life and work of the farmers in the old days. 19 rooms exhibit farming and manual equipment, a blacksmith’s, a shoemaker’s workplace and weaving mill.
The Annakirchl Church – a popular destination for walkers – provides a fantastic view to Achenkirch. This little church is also an insider tip for romantic weddings.
Both mountain bikers and golfers like to visit Achenkirch. One of the Lake Achensee golf courses can be found just above the village on a charming plateau. The lake is accessible from all sides, but it is also known for its cool temperatures as it is fed by crystal-clear mountain brooks. Water fun, however, can be enjoyed in a covered swimming area with pleasant temperatures. Around the lake there are many other sports opportunities: tennis, squash, horseback riding, sailing, surfing, inline skating, jogging, Nordic walking and lots more.feratel>Webcams / weather>Austria>Tirol>Achenkirch - Achensee
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