Things to see and do - Lienz
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Nature and gardens
Thanks to a 5.2km tunnel through the Hohe Tauern ridge, this all-year round road has ended the isolation of the eastern Tyrol (Lienz), brought about by the 1919 frontier changes which effectively separated it from the northern Tyrol (Innsbruck). The ..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
In Summer, Lienz's main square has a southern atmosphere, with palm trees, flowers and café terraces. The Town Hall is housed in the early-17C Liebburg, whose two round towers particularly stand out. Eastwards, the square is closed by the charming Ba..
Museums and art
The East Tyrol Museum, in the counts of Görz's former Bruck Castle stronghold, is devoted to local antiquities, handicrafts and folklore. The Knights' Hall has retained its Medieval bare beams and rafters with traces of colouring. The chapel houses w..
The Church of St Andrew combines a late-Gothic nave with an 18C chancel. It boasts one of the oldest organs in Austria and fine wall paintings were uncovered during its renovation in 1968. There are magnificent 16C tombstones under the gallery. The o..