About Lienz - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
The idyllic town of Lienz, set 673 m above sea level is surrounded by a stunning Alpine scenery - the renown Dolomites in the south and some of the highest peaks of the Alps in the north.
The small town (13.000 inhabitants) and its surrounding villages have still remained their origins and enjoy favorable weather conditions, influenced by the Mediterranean climate.
The town center is lined with old houses with colorful facades, street-side cafes and small shops decorated with flowers.
No industrial plants, no motorways, no traffic jams destroy the harmonic atmosphere of this town.
Lienz - the ultimate resort for recreation, action and comfort.
How to get there
(Lienz can be safely accessed in winter!)
Via Munich - motorway A8 - Kufstein - Kitzbühel - St.Johann i.T. - Mittersill - tunnel 'Felbertauern' - Matrei - Lienz (about 220 km)
From Vienna: via Graz - Klagenfurt -Villach - Spittal - Möllbrücke - Lienz (about 470 km)
Via Udine - Tolmezzo - pass 'Plöcken' - Kötschach - Oberdrauburg - Lienz (about 120 km)
From Innsbruck take the train 'Val Pusteria/Pustertal' via Brenner - Innichen - Sillian - Lienz.
From Munich take the Intercity via Salzburg - Schwarzach St. Veit - Villach - Lienz.
Innsbruck airport: 180 km (international connecting flights)
Klagenfurt airport: 150 km (international connecting flights)
Salzburg airport: 220 km (international connecting flights)
Lienz is surrounded by a beautiful mountain scenery and offers ideal conditions for hiking and a network of cycling and mountain bike trails.
Refreshment on hot summer days provide the bathing lake 'Tristachersee' and the indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Other sports facilities available are horseback riding, tennis, squash, minigolf, and more.
Golf experts and beginners will find ideal conditions at one of the most beautiful golf ranges in Austria, the 18 hole-'Dolomitengolf' golf course.
Every summer the Lienz main square is turned into a pedestrian precinct and venue for concerts, folklore dances and buskers.
In the Zettersfeld ski area (778 - 2.278 m) sun worshippers and winter sports enthusiasts are conveniently taken up to the elevation of 1.800 m by a modern panoramic cable car. The naturally divided terrain and particularly wide slopes mean pure pleasure to adults and children alike. 12 uphill facilities and 26 km of well groomed pistes will contribute to a pleasant skiing experience - uncrowded slopes and no queues guaranteed.
Expert skiers may prefer the Hochstein ski area (686 - 2.075 m) featuring a 7 kms long top-to-bottom run. Uphill facilities include double chair lifts and surface lifts.
Non Alpine skiers will find 110 km of cross-country skiing tracks (5 km in high altitude) and an extensive range of footpaths catered perfectly well for winter hikers.
Other winter sports facilities such as toboggan runs and an ice rink are offered.
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Lienz | General information
The idyllic town of Lienz, set 673 m above sea level is surrounded by a stunning Alpine scenery - the renown Dolomites in the south and some of the highest peaks of the Alps in the north
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