Lienz Travel Guide

  • World War I remains in 2,540 m
    World War I remains in 2,540 m
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  • View to the famous
    View to the famous "Tre Cime di...
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  • Sunset on the Sillianer Hütte (2,447m)
    Sunset on the Sillianer Hütte (2,447m)
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Lienz Things to Do

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    by The_Capricorn Updated Sep 14, 2013

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    The Karnische Höhenweg or "The Peace Trail"

    The ridge of the Karnische Alps in Osttirol forms the borderline between Austria and Italy. Along the ridge leads the appr. 150km long Karnische Höhenweg from Sillian to Arnoldstein.

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    The alpine hiking trail leads through a very beautiful landscape and diverse area.

    The now completely unproblematic border between the EU countries Austria and Italy was a few decades back (in the First World War) the front edge of a hard-fought battlefield area. Many climbing paths, widely branched trenches, remnants of old positions, to bunkers hollowed rock caverns and soldiers cemeteries remind us of the terrible times between 1915-1918.

    The tourist office in Sillian can provide latest information about tour details and phone numbers of the 11 alpine huts.

    View to the famous Ridge path on the way to the Porzeh��tte The Obstanserseeh��tte (2,304 m) in sight Optional climbing path to the Kinigat (2,689 m) Sunset on the Sillianer H��tte (2,447m)
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    • Historical Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    by Bjorgvin Written Jan 28, 2004

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    Aguntum was the only known Roman settlement in Tyrol. Its importance is mentioned in the 1st century A.D. The significance of Aguntum must have been due to its geographical position close to important trade routes. Excavations show that Aguntum certainly was a prospering trade- and businesscentre in Roman times. In 2000 only a small fraction of the original Roman town has yet been archeologically examined. Big thermal baths and other public buildings had been excavated, the craftsman quarter etc. An observation tower has been erected in the area to make it easier to get an overall picture of the site.

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  • Lienz Hotels

    12 Hotels in Lienz

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  • Grand Hotel Lienz

    Fanny Wibmer Peditstrasse 2, Lienz, A-9900, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Parkhotel Tristachersee

    Tristachersee 1, Lienz, 9900, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Goldener Fisch

    Kaerntner Strasse 9, Lienz, 9900, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Romantikhotel Traube

    The hotel was demolished in WW II, but rebuilt in the 1950s and has kept its characteristics since...

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  • Hotel Haidenhof

    Grafendorferstr. 12, Lienz, 9900, at

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Best Western Hotel Sonne

    Sudtiroler Platz 8, Lienz, A-9900, Austria

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Ferienhotel Moarhof

    Moarfeldweg 18, Lienz, 9900, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Gasthof Gribelehof

    Schlossberg 9-11, Lienz, 9900, Austria

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Gasthof Neuwirt

    Schweizergasse 20, Lienz, A-9900, Austria

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

Lienz Restaurants

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    by Bjorgvin Updated Jul 25, 2007

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    In the comfortable surroundings of Hotel Traube this elegant restaurant has much to offer. I was told that this was the best restaurant in town and I believe it!

    Favorite Dish: Tyrolean favourites where the emphasis is on lamb or venison with elegant salads and braised vegetables. A delicacy of the house: I remember seeing on the menu, but not tasting, Seeteufel (sea devil), a frogfish served with risotto and tomatoes. Recommended by the waiter.

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Lienz Transportation

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    by lotharscheer Written Aug 13, 2011

    There are 5 buses per day to Kitzbühel, about 1.50 hours, change bus in Mittersill if you want to go to Krimml Waterfalls or Zell am See / Kaprun.
    6 buses per day to Heiligenblut for Grossglockner and Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe, about 1 hour.
    In summer you can go from there via Großglockner Hochtor Südportal to Zell am See by bus.
    Bus terminal is next to the train station.

    Train station and bus terminal Franziskanerkloster St. Andr�� St. Andr�� Hauptplatz
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    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel

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    by morgenhund Written Aug 17, 2007

    If you want to head to Lienz from Vienna and choose to go by train, you will often have to change along the way. Predominantly it is necessary to change in Villach and a change can add an extra hour onto your travelling time. There is however one direct train every day - leaving Vienna at 06:57 which gets you into Lienz 6 hours later - i.e. in time for lunch. Of course there are on-board catering options in case you want to eat before you get there. Reservations are recommended - especially if you are heading there on weekends, when the train service is popular with people fleeing Vienna for the south of Austria.

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