Seeweihnacht am Achensee
Seeweihnacht 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 2017, 130 years of the Lake Achensee Ferry and Cruise Company were celebrated. In 1887, for the first time a ship casted off on the largest lake of Tyrol. 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 mountain range and the natural landscape around 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 on the lake “Seeweihnacht am Achensee” (Lake Christmas) with Christmas carols on the illuminated ships, as well as the Christmas Brunch and “Christmas on the MS Achensee”, the most beautiful ship of the fleet.

The traditional vessel St. Benedikt 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.

Where: on Lake Achensee, the largest lake of Tyrol
Characteristics: 130 years Lake Achensee Ferry and Cruise Company, gorgeous panoramic views
Further information: phone: +43 5243 5253-0,

Ferry times in winter: from November 30 to December 27, 2019
in use only on special occasions

Lake Christmas: from November 30 to December 15, 2019 (Friday to Sunday)
Christmas on the MS Achensee: from December 16 to 27, 2019 (daily except Dec 24 and 25)
Christmas “wia friaga” (as in times gone by): December 1, 8 and 15, 2019
Christmas Brunch: December 28 and 29, 2019

Ticket (adults):
26.00 - 48.00 Euros (Christmas Brunch)

Ferry times in summer:
from the end of April to the end of October 2020

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