Maurach - Achensee

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Maurach

The Community of Maurach

Maurach is situated at 950 m above sea level in the province of Tyrol. The community has 2.041 inhabitants.

The Weather in Maurach

Mean annual temperature is 9,2 degree Celsius, annual precipitation is 1.212,2 mm. Rainfall is at its highest in July at 155,5 mm, at its lowest in December at 59,9 mm. It’s warmest in July, coolest in January.

Located on the southern shore, Maurach is all about the unique Lake Achensee. The Buchau Beach is very popular especially among families for its pleasant water temperatures of about 22°C and gently sloping lakeside. The village of Maurach is the school centre of the region and has been the terminal stop of the Achensee steam rack railway for nearly 120 years. On its way from Jenbach in the Inn Valley to Lake Achensee this train masters a difference in altitude of 440m. Visitors are charmed by the magic of the lake and the colourful meadows.  The Rofan Cable Car, one of Tyrol’s most popular summer lifts, does not only take hiking enthusiasts to numerous sights, such as the ’Adlerhorst’ viewing platform or the spectacular skyglider ‘Airrofan’, a special flying apparatus offering  a bird’s eye view of the fantastic landscape.  The Rofan Mountains are a real insider tip for routes of any degree of difficulty.  Explore the lake from a little bit higher with a paraglider or join the sailors and surfers right on the lake. 

The Achensee Museum is a ‘museum village’ covering an area of 8 ha and gives insight to local traditions as well as working and living conditions of the past.

A visit to the St. Notburga Chapel is a must. The simple maidservant Notburga, a very popular Tyrolean saint, would not be deterred from her faith and her commitment for the poor and week. The Notburga Museum located in Eben provides information about her life and her importance as patron saint for farmers, mothers-to-be and also for cattle.

Pay a visit to Franz Kostenzer Distillery and learn something about the production of traditional Tyrolean schnapps.

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