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Excursion destinations on the Dolomites – Lienz

Things worth seeing around your Leitlhof Feel-Good Hotel in Hochpustertal

The Austrian sun-city Lienz in East Tyrol is only 30 kilometres away from your Leitlhof Holiday Hotel. Lienz is also known as the “Dolomites’ pearl” and shines with a Mediterranean atmosphere in the middle of the Alps, with colourful houses, various cafés and small shops. Positioned right were three valleys meet, this cultural and sports centre of East Tyrol certainly deserves a visit.

In the summer trees and even palm trees line the pedestrian area in the centre of Lienz and provide its visitors with a southern flair. During the winter the idyllic-tranquil old city also spreads its charm. . Lienz is considered the Austrian city with the highest number of sunny days, and is indeed a special place, with its high levels of snow in winter and the pleasant summer climate.

City flair

International boutiques, small specialty shops, traditional costume parlours, specialist shops and delicatessen shops as well as schnapps and wine parlours invite you to lovely strolls in Lienz.

Enjoy the flair in a café in the pedestrian area, stroll through the alleys with an ice cream in your hand and choose from the wide range of high-quality culinary offers. From traditional East Tyrolean cuisine to international cuisine, in Lienz you will find the right restaurant for every taste and later even the perfect pub. 

Cultural facilities

Bruck Castle

On the Schlossberg in Lienz you will find the medieval Bruck Castle. The architectural interesting building offers cultural and historic places of interests. The Egger-Lienz-Gallery is located in the castle – it’s the biggest collection of Austrian expressionism with a special focus on Albin Egger-Lienz. 

Shopping on a holiday in Lienz in South Tyrol

City Gallery

When in the 50s regional artists teamed up to the “Künstlerrings Osttirols” association, the opening of the City Gallery in Lienz in the 60s was a logic result. Since its introduction the gallery has been one of the most important art institutions in East Tyrol and plays a central role in the regional art scene. Be inspired by the works of well-known artists during your visit in Lienz.

Tyrolean doll museum

Explore the world of Luise Oberhauser. The artist and regional poet shows around 400 self-made traditional Tyrolean dolls in her dollhouse. A very special museum.

Activity programme

Why not take the bicycle for a trip to Lienz? Along the river Drau you cycle in the perfectly developed cycle network starting in your holiday region in Innichen in South Tyrol. 44 sportive kilometres later a nice afternoon stroll in Lienz awaits you.

A great alternative are also the walks and excursions on the surrounding mountain areas. The Lienz Dolomites and the Zettersfeld area offer a landscape and an atmosphere just as beautiful as the Dolomites of Sesto.

Lienz in winter


In the winter the Lienz Dolomites ski region invites you to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or tobogganing. The East Tyrol ski area south of the Alps is considered to be an insider tip – that is why there is hardly any queuing or any crowded pistes here. Besides, the ski lift start from the edge of the city, which is also where the skiing tracks end. From the family friendly skiing area of Zettersfeld, to the Hochstein World Cup descent, Lienz offers many different alternatives for skiing enthusiasts.

Biking in the region of Lienz in South Tyrol

Sports events in Lienz

During the years Lienz has become the setting for many sports events, such as for example the "Dolomitenmann", an extreme sport competition entailing mountain running, paragliding, mountain biking, and kajaking in the rivers. All 4 participants reach their limits and beyond. Every summer, the Dolomite MTB tour and the Dolomite Super Tour require cyclists to give their all. At the same time, the KIOT East Tyrol Bouldering Cup has become a fixed appointment for many important climbing names. "Dolomitenlauf" is a huge cross country skiing competition open to all, and the largest cross country skiing event in Austria. For many years, it has been an integral part of sports life in Lienz / Obertilliach.

Enjoy the many excursion destinations around your Leitlhof Hotel in the Hochpustertal Valley in the Sextner Dolomites soon and send us your no obligation holiday enquiry or book directly online on our website.





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