How to get to Pertisau at Lake Achensee

Arrival to the Zwoelferkopf mountain

The Karwendel cable car in Pertisau can be reached by either taking the Inntal motorway, or driving along the scenic A-roads (toll free).

The Karwendel cable car is located in the Tyrolean village of Pertisau, by Lake Achensee. It connects the area of Mt Zwoelferkopf (950m – 1,500m above sea level) and the eastern edge of the Alpine Park Karwendel with Mt Baerenkopf (1,991m) and Mt Stanserjoch (2,102m).

Arrival by car

Toll-free route over the Achenpass or the town of Bad Toelz!

  1. Get on the Inntal motor way (vignette required!) and take the Achensee exit; follow the A-road “Achensee Bundesstrasse” B 181; once you get to Maurach turn off to Pertisau.
  2. If you are coming from Munich, take the “Holzkirchen, Tegernsee and Achenpass” exit or Bad Toelz. Once you reach the state border, right before Achenkirch, turn off in Maurach towards Pertisau.

Travelling by train

Take the train and get off at Jenbach train station, then take the bus* (see time tables, or take a taxi to Pertisau.

Take the train to Tegernsee train station, then continue by taxi or take the bus (nr. 9550) over Kreuth to Pertisau at Lake Achensee (around 35 km).

Mit der Bahn bis zum Bahnhof Tegernsee, dann mit dem Taxi oder mit dem Bus (Linie 9550) über Kreuth nach Pertisau am Achensee (ca. 35 km).

Outward journey departures: 08:45 and 14:45
Return journey departures: 10:57 and 16:57

Information regarding coach connections can be found at

OEBB train enquiry 

* The return coach journeys from Jenbach to the towns of Achenkirch, Maurach, Pertisau and Steinberg are free of charge for all guests. You are required to present your reservation or confirmation of accommodation at Lake Achensee to the bus driver. During your holiday, you may also travel by bus between the towns of Achenkirch, Maurach, Pertisau and Steinberg. Your free ticket will be available at your accommodation of choice.

Arrival by plane

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Achensee Berglift GmbH

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