The Town of Lienz in Eastern Tyrol
673 m elevation- 12,800 residents
It is difficult to express your love for a certain town – with people it is a lot easier. Lienz, the capital of Eastern Tyrol, with its magical surroundings, isn’t just one of Austria’s sunniest locations, it is also one of the most beautiful places in all of Europe to unwind and enjoy life. This town with a great history, in the midst of the dominating Dolomite mountains, feels like paradise at times, both summer and winter, a paradise that beckons you to set out and explore. The most hours of sunshine in Austria, combined with clear air and gigantic nature, are some of the many reasons for the far-above-average life expectancy of the people who live here. Great artists, poets, painters & musicians have their roots in Lienz and the neighboring region.
In Lienz, there is something for everyone – both actively and passively: There are year-round sporting events, art & culture, as well as a wonderful selection of restaurants and shops, leaving no wish unfulfilled. But most important of all are the people themselves, who are deeply rooted in their region, whilst remaining open to the outside world and modern influences, honest and always willing to lend a hand. Boutiques carrying international fashions, folkwear certain to appeal to all tastes, shoe shops with an excellent selection, along with small schnapps and wine shops can all be found here. Also the cuisine has to be seen (and tasted) to be believed: from traditional Tyrolean inns to Italian, Chinese and Greek restaurants, along with gourmet eateries, beer pubs, bistros, ice cream parlors and street-side cafes.