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Where is Lienz?

The Austrian town Lienz is situated in East Tyrol in the province of Tyrol at the rivers Isel and Drau. Lienz is the capital of Lienz province and sits at an elevation of 670 m above sea level directly at the entrance of the Pustertal Valley. The town is home to 11.945 people.

What is the Weather Like in Lienz?

The climate in Lienz is temperate warm. Yearly average temperature amounts to 8,4 C°. Yearly average precipitation is about 1083 mm. Zettersfeld skiing area, however, is known as one of the sunniest regions in Austria. Check out our live webcams for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend or get informed about the current snow conditions.

[Translate to 01_EN:] Lienz im Sommer
[Translate to 01_EN:] Sommerurlaub in Lienz

What's Going on in Lienz in the Winter?

Lienzer Bergbahnen Companies lead to Hochstein and Zettersfeld skiing areas, which are the ideal locations for a wonderful day in the snow. Close to the Lienz Dolomites Zettersfeld ski region is situated on one of the most beautiful sunny plateaus of the Tyrolean Alps, it is ideal for families, where as Hochstein skiing area offers more demanding pistes for advanced skiers. The ski link combines gondola lifts (8 person-cabins) and 6-person chair lifts that attract mostly families with small children. The skiers enjoy many sunny hours thanks to the stable weather situation in the winter. Hochstein, the local mountain of Lienz, hosts the only women world cup race in East Tyrol every other year.

What to Do in Lienz in the Summer?

The beautiful town at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites also boasts many highlights in the summer. Cyclists enjoy the very popular Drau Cycle Path, which leads from the Three Sisters in the Dolomites to Varaždin in Croatia. Lienz and its neighbouring communities such as Amlach, Sillian and Obertilliach are the ideal starting points for mountain tours and hikes. Kals is the village where very ambitious mountaineers start to climb the Grossglockner. Lienzer Bergbahnen companies operate Zettersfeld gondola lift, Steinermandl 4-person charlift, H2 chairlift and the Schlossbergbahn (castle lift) during the summer season. Adventurous tourists will get their thrills at the Ostirrodler summer toboggan run. You can also enjoy a rewarding day trip to Matrei in East Tyrol, to Kals at the Grossglockner or to Innichen in Italy.

What's Going on in Lienz?

Lienz is an important tourist centre offering many places of interest, a wide range of food and numerous events. Dolomites Man Race is organised once a year in September. The competition combines four disciplines: running, paragliding, mountain biking and kayaking. The annual Street Theatre Festival OLALA attracts many fans from all over Europe. The main square of Lienz boasts many bars, restaurants and shops and figures among the most beautiful squares of Austria. The Grossglockner, Austria's highest mountain, is a must for mountaineers from all over the world. Its neighbouring villages such as Kals at the Grossglockner and Matrei in East Tyrol offer all sorts of accommodation for alpine aficionados.