Nature and culture in the sunshine city of Lienz
The sunshine city of Lienz is located in Osttirol, where the Drau, Puster and Iseltal valleys cross. More than 2,000 hours of sunshine every year along with the magnificent nature and cultural offers make it a popular holiday destination. Families, sports fans and those looking for pleasure will find the perfect place for hiking, biking and skiing in the Dolomites around Lienz. Shopping and culture fans will love the small city with approx. 12,000 inhabitants as it offers many boutiques, small shops and numerous sights. The landmark of Lienz is set on the Schlossberg, it is the Bruck Castle. It was once the home of the earls of Görz, but now it attracts visitors due to the art collections of artists from Osttirol, such as Albin Egger-Lienz.
Skiing fun and cross-country skiing
Two ski resorts in Lienz offer everything needed for winter sports fans during their holidays. There are demanding slopes at Hochstein, which were also used for World Cup races, or the more family-friendly Zetterfeld skiing area. Snowboarders will love the diverse obstacles in the Sunsite Park. Those who prefer to spend time in the snow-covered nature, can enjoy winter hiking tours or cross-country skiing. The tracks in the Dolomites and the Iseltal valley invite you to enjoy the snow-covered and unspoilt landscape. A special experience is also to go ice-skating on the frozen Lake Tristachersee.
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