Known as “The Heart of the Alps,” Austria’s Tirol region beckons visitors with an abundance of shimmering Alpine lakes. Lake Achensee is the largest, drawing swimmers, couples in paddle boats, and even scuba divers thanks to its clear waters. Submerge yourself in the emerald water, or take a sail alongside snow-capped mountains.
Lake Achen, or Achensee, is the largest lake in Tyrol, stretching around 6 miles long between the Isar and Inn river basins. You can reach Achensee via cog railway from the village of Jenbach. Public beaches in Eben and Pertisau provide access for swimming.