The inexhaustible natural and cultural landscape of East Tyrol extends between the Großglockner and the Dolomites. Enough space for many kinds of sport and adventures in the nature. There are 265 3000 m high peaks. Castles and museum as cultural highlights. A lively and mediterranean city Lienz and many charming places and villages. Don't forget our excellent east tyrolean kitchen at huts or best restaurants. You will enjoy your holidays in East Tyrol.
High above the city of Lienz is the castle Schloss Bruck - the former seat of the Counts of Görz. It was hideaway and difense system. After a few renovations and additions, it was used as a representative and administrative building, in which the Görz counts and, after them, the barons of Wolkenstein-Rodenegg resided! Since 1943 is the castle propriety of Lienz and is a museum. In over 40 showrooms you have a look into cultural genetic constitution, history and art of East Tyrol. Also worth seeing is the two-storey castle chapel from the 13th century with its frescoes.
Distance from hotel: 1,8 km
1210 the castle of Heinfels was built as highest tower in the Hochpustertal. It was in propriety of the count Görz, after the castle fell to the emperor Maximilian I von Habsburg and was stormed and occupied in the peasant wars in 1525. But the building did not collapse because of the external enemy, it collapsed because of futility and empty state of the venerable walls. From 2010 to 2016 the castle was restored and a museum was built. The chaple which was built in 1280 with fresco from Leonhard von Brixen, teacher from Simon von Taisten, received an unusual ceiling as part of the renovation, designed and planned by architect Gerhard Mitterberger.
Distance from hotel: 29 km
Chaple Albin Egger-Lienz
Albin Egger's tomb is located on the grounds of the parish church of St. Andrä in the war memorial chapel which he designed with frescoes by himself.
Distance from hotel: 1,3 km
Duregger smithy in the upper old town of Lienz
Rudl Duregger is part of the cityscape in the Messinggasse Lienz. The Upper Old Town is historically shaped by handicrafts and has retained this ambience to this day. Rudl has been running the blacksmith's shop in the Messinggasse for almost 50 years, his wife the associated shop “Alte Schmiede” next door - probably one of the most photographed motifs in our district capital and always worth a visit. Caution: the blacksmith has his own individual opening times.
Distance from hotel: 950 m
Kammerlanderhof in Thurn
The late Gothic parlor (around 1500) is an important testimony to East Tyrolean folk culture in the valley of Lienz and makes a visit a worthwhile experience! The association "s' Kammerland - Kulturinitiative Thurn" tries to restorate and maintain the historic house.
Distance from hotel: 2,7 km
Schnaps distiller Schwarzer in the middle of the city Lienz
Pregler, Gin, Werhmuth or Rotbitter? The Schwarzer distillery in the Upper Old Town is now in its third generation and lives the tradition of East Tyrolean schnapps distilling. In addition to the typical East Tyrolean Pregler, the range also includes the legendary gin without a name, vermouth and unusual fine brandies. Schnaps distiller Rudolf Schwarz opens his cellar during the city market. If the sign is in front of the door, you can go through the house 18 Messinggasse and the inner courtyard into the shop and the cellar of the schnapps distillery.
Distance from hotel: 1 km
Schnaps hiking trail in Dölsach
An adventure for senses and history: A historical, traditional schnaps cellar is the starting point, a herbal witch guides you through nature and explains the plants on the wayside, a blacksmith shows how metal can be turned into objects of art and everyday use when it is glowing, and the schnapps distiller demonstrates how the original "wild" distillery takes place. At the end finally, a stop at Marinelli - the landlord who only cooks with regional ingredients. A great cooperation and staging of the distillery Dorer with the smithy Moser and the restaurant Marinelli - entertainment guaranteed.
Distance from hotel: 7 km
The 400 years old family farm Kuenz in Dölsach is a hotspot for friends who like to taste something new. On the area of the lovely restaurated farm there are growing fruits, which are later distilled into traditional and unusual wines with a lot of passion and experience. The whisky of the distillery Kuenz got an international award!
Distance from Hotel: 6,8 km
The lake Weißensee is about 55 km away from our hotel and ist the highest lake to bath in Austria. The lake which is located between mountains and forrest is in summer a water sports paradies and also an advice for some romantic sightseeing tour with the ship. As soon as winter freezes the ice cover, you can go ice skating and curling.
Distance from hotel: 49,5 km
Loacker world of enjoyment in Heinfels
The traditional company Loacker from Südtirol creates since 100 years specialities of waffle. A destination for persons with a sweet tooth! With interactiv exhibition, selfmade bakery and delicious cafè with playground for kids. At the loacker store you can buy all 200 specialities from Loacker.
Distance from hotel: 29 km
Distillery - relaxing garden - field of healing herbs - playground - shop. The endless park of vitalpinum "first tyrolean mountain pine oil - distillery brothers Unterweger" is going to get to know you the stations of senses from nature of East Tyrol.
Distance from hotel: 12 km
Galitzenklamm water viewing path
The juwel of nature at the dolomites of Lienz. Have a look along the Galitzenbrook along the path and bridge and feel the elemental force of the water. Informative charts show knowledge about history, geology, birds and plants.
Also a beautiful, new via ferrata lead along the waterfalls of Galitzenklamm. Constant proximity to water and an imposing deep view make the via ferrata a real experience.
Distance from hotel: 4,8 km
Villgrater Natur house Innervillgraten
In the special valley Villgraten with its farms and steep tendency there is located the Villgrater Natur house. In the head office of the traditional company Villgrater Natur, the best of wool and natural materials is turned into home accessories, sleeping systems and more. In a tour through the wool processing facility, you will learn how mattresses, pillows, bedding and building insulation materials are made from the wool of the Tyrolean mountain sheep. In the shop you can buy clothes, skincare products and wonderful sleeping and living products.
Distance from hotel: 40 km