Family celebrations are an excellent opportunity to take a nice day trip in between – at least if they take place in such a beautiful place as Lake Achensee.

It was the first time for me at the Achensee – I already know the almost neighboring Kaisergebirge. The lake itself has something very suggestive: in the summer the morning fog persists until the sun is high enough to dispel the fog.

But this time I am not drawn first to the lake, but I want to hike from Pertisau to Achenkirch via the Pasillalm. A look at the map promises a moderate tour of about 800 meters in altitude, embedded in a landscape of illustrious mountains like the Seebergspitze and the Juchtenkogel.

The path to the Pletzachalm runs picturesquely in the forest almost level. At the Pletzachalm, the valley opens up to a wide meadow and alpine pasture. And there I already notice how hot it has already become… that’s just the way it is with family celebrations – you don’t really get going at 8 o’clock…

However, the following ascent to the Pasillsattel in the blazing sun is definitely not a good idea – the ascent has a south exposure, it’s hot, and there’s not too much of my usual verve left when I arrive at the top of the saddle – but there’s a nice bench there in partial shade with a wonderful view to the north, and the heat feels much better up here with a nice breeze.

As tempting as the Seebergspitze looks…. unfortunately, I don’t have the time today to walk the last 300 meters up to the summit, but instead turn towards Achenkirch. First on the road, then on a small shady mountain path.

At the campsite it’s over with the loneliness – it’s high season, the place is fully occupied, and also on the lake in front of itis really busy. Quickly passing it and them to the pier: I wait only 5 minutes and then take the lake ferry back to Pertisau. A worthwhile day trip in the hinterland of the lake!

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