The turquoise waters of Lake Achensee reflect the snow-covered peaks of the surrounding mountains, this really is a beautiful place in the sunshine, many times the lake has been obscured by rainfall which often happen when we drive back through the valley. Today however the sun is out and the mountains are covered with last weeks spring snow, in every direction there is another peak to wonder at.
Achensee is the high road pass climbing from the Austrian village of Jenbach and Weising up onto the upper valley plateau at Eben. The main tourist village of Pertisau is reached around one side of the lake and is full of hotel and holiday apartment for the ski or summer hiking visitors. We take a wander around the village finding somewhere to eat before walking half an hour along the footpath in the direction of Achenkirch the village situated at the top of the lake.
The wooden structure of the viewing platform juts out over the lake, after climbing up there, we get an elevated view of the village and clear view of the Rofan mountain on the opposite side of the lake.
The lake side walk climbs away from the shoreline after ten minutes and offers clear views out over the lake, from here we watch the passager ferry pass us on the lake below. The air is so clear today through the gap at the mouth of the lake the distant mounatins across the Tyrol valley are visable.
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