Short Break at Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau

The splendour of the Tyrolean Alps
This 4-star superior hotel promises warm hospitality, delicious food and an unrivalled spa complex and pool. Sitting on the shores of Lake Achensee, it offers easy access to the wide range of winter activities available in the area, including winter walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Short Break at Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau. 3 nights
Short Break at Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau. 3 nights

Holiday information


A winter break in Pertisau, Tyrol,

for skiers and non-skiers
Whether you’re looking for an active couple of days making the most of the snow or a relaxing break enjoying the spa facilities and picturesque scenery, the highly regarded Romantik Hotel Wiesenhof is a great choice for couples and families, skiers and non-skiers alike.

In addition to extensive winter walking along lakeside, valley and mountain trails, and many scenic cross-country skiing options, guests can look forward to exploring the magical winter landscapes in a horse-drawn sleigh, on a toboggan, or as part of a tranquil snowshoe hike. There are also downhill pistes to discover, ice rinks to visit and whole host of spectacular views to enjoy along the way.
The convivial atmosphere created by your English-speaking hosts, Hansi Entner and his family; the superb Tyrolean cuisine; the excellent accommodation; the large, state-of-the-art spa; and the setting at the foot of the Karwendel Mountains near the shores of Lake Achensee, combine to make this a place at which a short break leaves you feeling equally as refreshed as after a longer holiday.

Our expert says

“The Wiesenhof is perfect for a short break: access is quick and easy from Innsbruck Airport, and the skiing, walking and snowshoeing are all just a short stroll away, giving you maximum time to enjoy the snow.”
Rebecca Bruce, Inntravel snow holiday expert


Winter activities

There’s no fixed itinerary, so take your pick of the activities as the mood takes you.
  • 65km around Pertisau; 150km in the Achensee region
    With a lake, mountains and two picturesque valleys on its doorstep, Pertisau is a winter walker’s paradise. Several trails begin in the village itself, with further options accessible by public transport (use your visitor’s card for free local bus travel and discounted cable car tickets).

    All trails are well signed, and the snow specially flattened to facilitate walking. In the detailed documentation we provide, we give an overview of our favourite options, including the following two routes:

    Along the Falzthurn Valley: 14km
    This leisurely route starts from the hotel door and leads to the Gramaialm mountain inn, which enjoys a superb setting amid the Karwendel Alpine Park nature reserve. We highly recommend pausing here for refreshments before making your way back to the village.

    The Panoramaweg: 9km
    This linear route certainly lives up to its name – it affords fine lake views as it ascends to a height of 1,000 metres, before crossing snow-covered woodland and dropping down to the lakeside. Return to Pertisau by bus.
    Take a walk along the lake shore ©Achensee Tourismus
  • 201km of trails in the Achensee region; best suited to beginners & intermediates
    Access to Pertisau’s cross-country trails couldn’t be easier – they start right behind the hotel and lead across snowy meadows and through the trees to reach the valleys that radiate out from the village. These trails form part of a wider local network, across which travel is free of charge with your visitor’s card. This card also includes access to the trails themselves; view the regional trail map here.

    The terrain close to the lake is home to gentle, undulating trails; for more of a challenge, take one of the routes into the surrounding valleys. Here are two of our favourite options:

    Panorama trail from Pertisau to Maurach: 3.5km
    This lovely trail begins in the meadow behind the hotel and, as its name suggests, follows a scenic route alongside the lake to reach the neighbouring village of Maurach. There is the option to return via the same route; alternatively make use of the regular local bus service.

    Along the Falzhurn Valley: 14km
    Follow the river through the Falzhurn Valley on this pleasant, undulating route. If you choose to complete the full, circular trail – by skiing out along one side of the valley and back along the other – be sure to break for refreshments at the Gramaialm mountain inn, situated at the head of the valley. If you would prefer a shorter day, simply turn back whenever you’re ready to return to the hotel.
    Trails lead from the heart of the village
  • Snowshoeing, horse-drawn sleigh rides & more
    There are many other ways to explore – a whole host of winter activities are available locally, with the hotel itself offering a varied programme.

    Horse-drawn sleigh rides
    A particularly beautiful way to view Pertisau’s magnificent wintry scenery is by horse-drawn sleigh. Not only does this relaxing experience give you time to appreciate the finer detail of your surroundings, it’s also an excellent opportunity to find out more about the area.

    This easy-to-learn activity is perfect for anyone looking to escape the beaten track. Once you’ve mastered the basics – essentially, once you have adjusted to wearing the broad shoes – you have complete freedom to explore, choosing whether to remain on the prepared trails or to make use of the snowshoes’ firm grip and head ‘off-piste’. If you would prefer to hike with a guide, this can be organised through the local ski school.

    Cross-country skiing
    There are 201km of cross-country trails in the Achensee region, and access couldn’t be easier – they start right behind the hotel and lead across meadows and through the trees to reach the valleys that radiate out from the village. These trails form part of a wider local network, across which travel is free of charge with your visitor’s card.

    Downhill skiing
    If you’ve always wanted to give downhill skiing a try, Pertisau is a great place to do it. For one thing, the pistes are virtually on your doorstep – the ski lifts are just 300 metres from the hotel – and they are also ideally suited to beginners and families. The 14 kilometres of pistes in the village are complemented by a further 34 kilometres in the wider Achensee region (accessible by free ski bus).

    It’s hard to beat the thrill of whizzing down the mountainside on a toboggan, and Pertisau’s illuminated 1.5-kilometre run can be enjoyed at any time of day. The run can be reached on foot or by an hourly tractor transfer, and has an adjoining mountain inn offering regional cooking and warming drinks.
    Enjoy a snowshoe hike ©Achensee Tourismus
    Easy downhill skiing ©Achensee Tourismus
  • Impressive views & interactive museums

    Karwendel Gondola
    We highly recommend taking a trip in the local Karwendel gondola – passengers are transported up to the Zwölferkopf, from where they can soak in the sweeping views over the lake, village and surrounding mountains. The Karwendel Alpine Inn is located here, too, and is renowned for its homemade Kaiserschmarrn, a popular Austrian dessert that owes its intriguing name (‘Emperor’s Mess’) to Franz Josef I, an Austro-Hungarian emperor who is said to have been particularly fond of this sweet, shredded pancake.

    Tiroler Steinöl
    In addition to providing the village’s dramatic backdrop, the Karwendel Mountains are also the source of Pertisau’s ‘elixir’. This comes in the form of Tyrolean shale oil (Tiroler Steinöl), which has been mined from the mountains since 1902 and is unique to Lake Achensee. Products made from the oil are known for their natural healing properties and are used in the hotel spa and available in the hotel bathrooms. To learn more about the history of shale oil mining, and the health benefits of the products, visit the village’s interactive museum, housed in an impressive glass building whose pyramidal shape is intended to symbolise the Karwendel Mountains.
    Views from the Karwendel Gondola ©L Browne
  • An ideal family destination
    Despite being a 4-star superior hotel, the Wiesenhof is extremely child-friendly. The bedrooms are large, with space for additional beds, and there are also several dedicated family rooms. The 25-metre indoor pool – the largest hotel pool in the region – is much-loved by children of all ages. The hotel also excels when it comes to mealtimes – the breakfasts are extensive and varied, with an equally wide choice available in the evenings.
    Learn to cross-country ski ©Achensee Tourismus
    Enjoy a toboggan ride ©Achensee Tourismus

Where you stay

Set on the south-western shore, Pertisau (altitude: 952m) is one of the main villages on Achensee which, at 9km long by 1km wide, is the largest lake in the Austrian Tyrol. Although small, Pertisau offers a good range of facilities, including a post office, a bank, sports and souvenir shops, several restaurants and a number of bars and cafés. Pertisau was a favoured holiday spot for Emperor Maximillian I (1490–1519), who built a country residence here, and the village remained the preferred hunting and fishing ground for many Habsburgs until the early 20th century.

PLEASE NOTE: most beds in Austrian hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin-bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
Hotel Wiesenhof
  • 4-star superior



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  • 3 nights: 05 January 2025 - 09 March 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults 10-16 yrs 4-9 yrs 2-3 yrs
    07 Jan - 01 Feb 2024 £1055 £690 £600 £520
    02 Feb - 27 Feb 2024 £1110 £745 £620 £545
    28 Feb - 17 Mar 2024 £1015 £670 £570 £500
    05 Jan - 31 Jan 2025 £1070 £730 £600 £535
    01 Feb - 28 Feb 2025 £1115 £765 £630 £560
    01 Mar - 06 Mar 2025 £1055 £710 £585 £520
    Single traveller supplement £140 to £150      

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually from London) and onward travel as described.

    # Supplements apply on 10, 11, 17 & 18 Feb 2024; 8, 9, 15, & 16 Feb 2025; please contact us for details

    Included travel: British Airways or Easyjet Heathrow or Gatwick to Innsbruck (2h05) (times vary, please contact us for details; hold luggage included), connecting transfer (0h50)

    The 'Single traveller supplement' applies for solo travellers. A supplement is also payable for a single room – see 'Additional prices' below.

    Prices for children are based on sharing a room with 2 adults. Depending on the age and number of children in your family, it may be necessary to upgrade to a larger room and pay the stated supplement (see ‘Additional prices’ below).

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement in £ per room per night)

    Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau
    Family with balcony: 07 Jan - 20 Mar 2024 £46
    Family with balcony: 05 Jan - 19 Mar 2025 £46
    Junior suite with balcony: 07 Jan - 20 Mar 2024 £46
    Junior suite with balcony: 05 Jan - 19 Mar 2025 £46
    Single room: 07 Jan - 20 Mar 2024 £22
    Single room: 05 Jan - 19 Mar 2025 £40
    South view: 07 Jan - 20 Mar 2024 £46
    South view: 05 Jan - 19 Mar 2025 £46
    X-Large with balcony: 07 Jan - 20 Mar 2024 £16
    X-Large with balcony: 05 Jan - 19 Mar 2025 £16
    XX-large with balcony: 07 Jan - 20 Mar 2024 £30
    XX-large with balcony: 05 Jan - 19 Mar 2025 £30

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau (with dinner) Double room Single room
    07 Jan - 01 Feb 2024 £116 £138
    02 Feb - 27 Feb 2024 £122 £144
    28 Feb - 20 Mar 2024 £112 £134
    05 Jan - 31 Jan 2025 £174 £214
    01 Feb - 28 Feb 2025 £185 £225
    01 Mar - 09 Mar 2025 £176 £216
    Innsbruck (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed here.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Innsbruck jet2,  TUI 
    Birmingham - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Bristol - Innsbruck easyJet,  jet2 
    Bristol - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
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    Edinburgh - Innsbruck jet2 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Innsbruck (via Gatwick) British Airways 
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    Glasgow - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Leeds Bradford - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
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    Liverpool - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    London City - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Gatwick - Innsbruck British Airways,  easyJet 
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    Heathrow - Innsbruck British Airways 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Austrian Airlines,  Lufthansa 
    Heathrow - Innsbruck (via Vienna) Austrian Airlines 
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    Luton - Innsbruck easyJet,  TUI 
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    Stansted - Innsbruck jet2,  TUI 
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    Manchester - Innsbruck easyJet,  jet2 
    Manchester - Innsbruck (via Frankfurt) Austrian Airlines,  Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Teesside International - Innsbruck (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed here.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 dinners
    3 breakfasts
  • detailed information about the area
  • local area cross-country trail & bus pass
  • flights from London (regional flights available)
  • transfers from/to Innsbruck Airport
  • discounts on cable cars and the village museum

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If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • If you are travelling over Christmas or New Year, or during school holidays, you should definitely pre-book lessons. After you’ve booked your holiday with us, we’ll send you a link to a list of options that we can arrange for you in advance.
    Sometimes we can’t make bookings on your behalf. In these cases you should phone or email the ski school well before your holiday to arrange a date and time; do not wait until you are on holiday to make arrangements. 

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  • They are two mattresses (each with separate bedding) on one large base. They are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
  • In the Alps, most hotels have a vegetarian menu. Please contact us for specific information about this particular hotel.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

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  • (Austrian) German is the most commonly spoken language. The currency is the Euro. Austrian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
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