MS Stadt Innsbruck in Achenkirch am Achensee
MS Stadt Innsbruck in Achenkirch am Achensee

Lake Achensee Ferry and Cruise Company

The ships on the largest lake of Tyrol make you experience Lake Achensee and the surrounding alpine world from the water.

In 1887, for the first time a ship of the Lake Achensee Ferry and Cruise Company (Achensee-Schifffahrt) set sail on Lake Achensee, today three ships are in the field: The motor vessels "Tirol" and "Stadt Innsbruck" offer modernest technology and large panoramic windows so that you can enjoy the gorgeous view on the Karwendel Mountains and Lake Achensee to the fullest. The third ship is the "MS Achensee", a passenger vessel with historic highlights.

The boats moor at six piers, among them Scholastika at the upper end of the lake, and at the Gaisalm Mountain Hut, which is accessible only by foot or boat. Very popular are the swimming Christmas market "Seeweihnacht am Achensee" (Lake Christmas) on the illuminated ships, as well as the "Christmas on the MS Achensee", the most beautiful ship of the fleet.

The traditional vessel St. Benedikt (St. Benedict) set off on its last journey in 2017. At the Seespitz pier it was symbolically passed to the Atoll Achensee leisure and wellness centre where today it is used as an adventure playground. There is also a second particular transportation in the area of Lake Achensee, the Lake Achensee Railway, a narrow-gauge cogwheel railway.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 08 Feb closed
  • Thu 09 Feb closed
  • Fri 10 Feb closed
  • Sat 11 Feb closed
  • Sun 12 Feb closed
  • Mon 13 Feb closed
  • Tue 14 Feb closed

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Achensee Lake Christmas 2022 (11/24/2022 - 12/16/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 13:00 - 14:30 15:00 - 16:30
  • Fri 13:00 - 14:30 15:00 - 16:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed


Achensee Lake Christmas (1.5-hour round trip):
€ 25.00 per person (only round trip)
€ 30.00 per person (with coffee and cake)
€ 35.00 per person (with Tyrolean afternoon snack)

More information

The Lake Achensee Ferry & Cruise Company is operating during the Advent period: from Nov 24 to Dec 16, 2022, Thursdays and Fridays 1.5-hour round trip at 1 pm and 3 pm. Furthermore there's a Christmas Market with handicraft and Christmas carols on the shores of the lake in Pertisau: Thursdays and Fridays from 2 pm to 7.30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from noon time to 7.30 pm, and Monday and Tuesday, Dec 19 and 20, 2022, from 2 pm to 7.30 pm.

The ships are operating also in summer, the summer season 2023 will start at the end of April.

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