Cities of Austria: Lienz

Drawn during the confluence of the rivers Drava and Izel city Lenz (Lienz) Practically clamped from all sides by the spurs of the Flasrygel Ridge and Lenz Dolomites, the beautiful peaks of which take a pink shade under the morning sun.

  • Summer landscapes Lieenza
  • Castle Tricks
  • View of the Church of Sanct-Andra
  • Square hauptplatz
Cities of Austria Lenz

Located at the intersection of two important transalpian routes – Felber Tauern and Grossglockner Pass, a long time was an important intermediate link for traveling to Italy. The Romans first rated the potential of this place and founded the settlement of Aguntuum 5 km east of the modern city, near the village Dölzakh (Dolsach), where you can still see his meager ruins. In the 9th century, the city falls under the authority of the German tribes, then passes under the authority of the graphs of Gecz, rulers of the modern city of Gorizia in Italy. In 1500, the last Graph Gecz dies without the heir, and Lienz moves to the emperor Maximilian I, which includes it with the district to Tyrol. And the Castle of Tricks is the residence of GURTS Counts, and the Parish Church of the Sanct-Andra, where the last of the dynasty is buried, are still the center of the city, and many other medieval monuments suffered greatly from the air raids of World War II.


Attractive Home Square Hauptplatz – Good starting point for exploring the casual neighborhoods of the city center. A series of beautiful urban colors of pastel color ends Mansion of Liebburg (XVI B., Now the Town Hall) on the south side. Somewhat west of muchargasse towers Church of Franciscricnerkirche with carefully restored gothic frescoes, but it is better to go a little further, to parish Church of the Sanct-Andra (XVI-XVIII centuries.) with a slender spire and a quiet cemetery around, to the memorial chapel (Pfarrplatz, 13) of the victims of the First World War with the tragic frescoes of the local painter Albina Egger Lienitsa (also buried here), to the huge Castle Tricks On the slope Mountains Schlossberg (XIII B., Most of the preserved buildings refers to the XV in., Now here is the picture gallery) and the castle chapel (XV in.).

  • Embankment in Liena
  • Fountain in Stadtpark
  • Church of the CV. Anthony
  • River Drava

The gear wall of the mountains forms the picturesque framing of the city panorama, opening from the castle tower. However, their vertices are available only by the most experienced climbing and rarely visited by tourists. But the more gentle northern slopes of the valley of the Drahn and Frees provide excellent conditions for skiing and walking. The area of ​​the Alpine meadows Zettersfeld, to which it is easy to get to Zettersfeldbahn from the northern outskirts of the city (at the end of Zettersfeldstrasse). The lift line continues to the top of Steinermandl (Mandlchyutte, 2214 m) – a good starting point for hiking to the group of small mountain lakes Nealpze, surrounded by a beautiful driek empty and harsh slopes of five mountains at once with a height of more than 2400 meters.

In winter, more than two dozen good ski slopes of medium difficulty are laid on the southern slopes of Steinermandla. And from the western outskirts of the city, near the bottom point of the road to the Castle of the Brokek, the Hochsteinbahn lift begins, leading to Mozalm Mountain (1016 m), the Tower of Fandigervant and the Children’s Zoo, and then continuing to the peak Shotralm (1511 m), from which summer you can go on foot To the Hochsteinhutte shelter (2023 m). In winter, this area (most often this rim of the peaks of Western chas of the mountains of the Mountains is named by the general term Khokhshein) offers several longer and sophisticated descents suitable for skier skiers. Eleven trains on the day depart from Liena to the Italian city San Candido (Austrians call the town of his old name – Innhibry), from where it begins the popular thirty-cell meter cyclers in the mountains back to Austria.

North of Lienitsa, the main road rises along the valley of Felber Tauern to the tunnels and appears on the surface near Mittezill in the ground Salzburg. Along the entire valley, a whole series of small resorts stretch in winter on skiing, and in the summer – on hiking excursions. Here you can visit a picturesque village Calc (KALS) and Calsertal Valley (Kalsertal) in Southwestern Grosglockner, National Park Hook-tower (The office is located in the same Calc), the tiny villages of the narrow valleys of Deferggental (Defereggental) and Firgetal (Virgental) in the West, as well as excellent ski areas St. Jacob Sankt Jakob in Defereggen), Personal (Pragraten) and Mantray (MATREI IN OSTTIROL), which are a good alternative to Salzburg or Tyrol ski centers and beautiful mining centers in the summer.

Tourist subscriptions

Ski regions of Eastern Tyrol generally noticeably deocratic at prices than in other places of Austria. It is quite possible to count on expenses within 30 euros per day per adult and approximately 15 euros – for a child. And the combined subscription Osttirol-Karnten Ski Pass covers all resorts of the region plus the Highigenblut Skania zone and several other Western Carinth Centers (only 35 resorts) and has a fairly flexible rack of rates – from 53 euros for half a day to 151 euros for 6 days and 302 Euro for 14 days (Children discount 50%).

You might also enjoy:

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *