Experience the Dolomites in Lienz and East Tirol

Climbing in the Dolomites in East Tirol

The East Tirolean Dolomites are the place to be if you want to experience the mountains! There are many routes and climbing gardens in all difficulties. Very popular spots are for example Falkenstein, the climbing area around the Dolomite Hut and alpine routes around the Karlsbader Hut. The Dolomites are also highly recommended for hiking. For multi-day hikes, there is accommodation available to suit all budgets.

In the North, you find the spur of the National Park Hohe Tauern. It has hiking trails up to 3.000m altitude level. A cable car can take you to Zettersfeld station, from which another lift can bring you up to an altitude level of 2.280m. This is then an excellent starting point for many hikes and challenging mountain tours.

Outdoor paradise East Tirol

East Tirol has a lot to offer: the capital city Lienz – with its Mediterranean flair – is the starting point for many trips. The popular Dolomites are scenically breathtaking and definitely worthwhile visiting. Geographically, East Tirol is located between Tirol and Kärnten (Carinthia). It has its own culture and traditions. There are many cultural events throughout the whole year.

5 tips in East Tirol – you don’t necessarily have to spend your time in the Dolomites only:

  • East Tirol is a paradise for via ferratas: There are more than twelve via ferratas in all difficulties.
  • The climbing garden Rabantkofel in Nikolsdorf/Nörsach close to Lienz is very family-friendly.
  • Visit the National Park Hohe Tauern and the National Park House in Matrei, East Tirol: Find out more about the biggest reserve in the Alps!
  • The capital city of East Tirol, Lienz, is a must-see! Stroll around the town, relax and visit the castle Schloss Bruck where continously changing exhibitions take place.
  • The valley Villgratental is famous for its very delicious typical food, local handicrafts and versatile natural products.


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