Achenkirch is a holiday resort in Tyrol. The community is located in the Achental north of the Achensee. The community of Achenkirch is quite elongated in the northern part of the Achental and consists of the center and numerous districts, hamlets and Einödhofen. The center of the village is already a good three kilometers north of the end of the lake, while the northernmost parts of the village reach Bavaria and the German border at the Achenpass.

A church in place of today's parish church is mentioned in a deed of donation as early as 1120 and is still referred to as a parish in the Emaus valley. The name Achenkirch soon became common, however, since 1313 the Achental has been mentioned as a separate local community. The current political community emerged from the Bavarian administrative reform of 1811, when Tyrol was temporarily part of Bavaria. In 1867, the municipality of Achental was then assigned to the Schwaz district administration.

Today tourism is the most important branch of business in the town in summer and winter.



Achental local history museum (Sixerhof). 21 rooms in a historic Tyrolean farm on the history, way of life and work in the Achental region.
Mountain game reserve Achenkirch, at the valley station of the Sonnberg chairlift. Deer, roe deer and chamois live here. Price: The game reserve is accessible free of charge all year round.
Parish church of St. John the Baptist, in the center of the village. Built from 1748 to 1750 according to plans by Jakob Singer.
St. Anna Chapel, on the Dollenhügel. southwest of the center. Built in 1670 by Christoph Unterberger, a pulverist, and consecrated in 1732. The altarpiece is the work of an unknown painter from the mid-18th century.
Governor Grauss Chapel. Consecrated in 1959.


Getting there

By plane
The nearest international airports are Innsbruck, approx. 46 km away, and Salzburg Airport, approx. 145 km away. The Munich / "Franz Josef Strauss" airport north of Munich is also within reach, a distance of approx. 104 km.

By train
The next train station is in Maurach and can be reached from Jenbach im Unterinntal with the Achenseebahn. In Maurach, the train leads directly to the lake shore to the landing stage of the Achsensee shipping company.

Jenbach im Inntal train station is on the Lower Inn Valley Railway from Kufstein to Innsbruck.

From Maurach to Achenkirch by bus, boat or taxi.

By bus
From Tegernsee (rail connection to Munich) there is also a bus line to Achensee. The RVO line 9550 makes u. a. in Achenkirch, Buchenau and Maurach stations. The end of the line is in Pertisau.

Attention: There is no bus service on the federal highway 13 between Lenggries and Achenkirch. You can only use a taxi here.

In the street
The Achensee region is located on the Achenseestrasse on the east side of the lake, the Austrian state road B181, the road with several exits leads past Achenkirch on the east side.

In the south in the Lower Inn Valley, the B181 has a connection to the Inntal motorway from Kufstein to Innsbruck.

On the north side of the Achensee, the Achenseestrasse leads to the German state border at the Achenpass, from where there is a connection to the German federal highways B 13 and B 307.

The B 13 leads via Lenggries and Bad Tölz into the Munich area, the B 307 leads via the Tegernsee area to the A9 Munich-Salzburg motorway.


Around the city

With the white guest card, holiday guests from Achenkirch, Pertisau, Maurach and Steinberg am Rofan can use the buses in the Achensee area free of charge. In summer a hiking bus runs every hour between the places in the region.

Achenkirch has a landing stage for the Achensee shipping in the south of the village in the Landesetg Scholastika.

For more information on Achensee shipping, see the article on Achensee