Achenkirch, Tyrol, municipality in the district of Schwaz, alt. 916 m, pop. 1,969, area 113.96 km2, health resort and tourist town (456,930 overnight stays) in the Achen Valley between Achensee, Lake and Achen Pass near the German border. Golf course, summer toboggan run, game park, lifts to the high mountain pastures, forestry enterprise run by the Oesterreichische Bundesforste AG (Austrian Federal Forests) "Almen" (pastures); furniture factory. Parish church (1748); Tourism in Tyrol had its beginnings in Achenkirch around 1850.
Further reading#K. Staudigl-Jaud, Achentaler Heimatbuch, 1980.