The area of Lake Achensee and the Karwendel, with the main town called Schwaz, have been characterised for centuries by mining
Image gallery: Achensee and Karwendel Silver Region
Surrounded by the wild romantic Karwendel Mountains, this area invites to spend relaxing holidays. The offer is wide and includes a visit to a distillery and to the Zeiss Planetarium as well as a navigation on Lake Achensee. Also the Schwaz Silver Mine is accessible: The journey starts with an 800 m long train ride down into the tunnel. In cold months, you can choose between the ski slopes on Mt. Rofan and Mt. Kellerjoch, or you go cross-country skiing around Lake Achensee.