Sports & Culture
Days filled with sports and activity
Countless opportunities for sporty, active days are awaiting you in and around Lienz. And at various fascinating events, you can also opt to stand back, be a spectator, and enjoy the colorful lifestyle of Lienz.
In summer, open-air concerts take place several times a week on the main square in Lienz. Traditional concerts with wind ensembles from surrounding communities, performances by folk dance groups, and shows by visiting bands draw visitors from near and far to the town center of Lienz, and to countless terrace cafes.
Annual highlights in Lienz
- Tour of the Dolomites - takes place annually in June
- Tour of Austria - every year, this race also comes through Eastern Tyrol and parts of Lienz
- The pottery market - each year in August
- Alpine Rose Festival in St. Jakob in Defreggental
- Dolomitenmann - annual race in September
Enjoy these and other events in Lienz, which are right at your doorstep: Hotel Traube is located on the market square in this romantic small town.
Probably the most important sporting event in summer is the "Red Bull Dolomitenmann". This competition in the Lienz Dolomites is one of the toughest adventures on today's sporting scene.
A team, consisting of a mountain runner, a paraglider, a canoeist, and a mountain biker, compete as a relay team battling against steep mountains, unpredictable winds, alpine whitewater, and breakneck downhill routes. The competition takes place at the beginning of September in and around Lienz.
"Olala" street festival
For an entire week in July, everything in Lienz revolves around "Olala" – the international street festival. Famous international street artists present their skills around the clock at various venues.