Stadtpfarrkirche St Andrä
A network of well-signposted mountain-bike trails radiates from Lienz, taking in the striking landscape of the Dolomites. The scenic...
The tourist office sells walking (€4) and via ferrate (€1) maps, and can advise on the high-altitude trails that thread through the...
Slightly west of Lienz, Hochstein (2057m) is a ski area popular for its groomed pistes and 2.5km floodlit toboggan run; free buses link...
Locals rave about the home-cooked local food at this tiny restaurant in the schnapps-making village of Dölsach, 4.5km east of Lienz....
Stadtpfarrkirche St Andrä information
Lonely Planet review
The town's main church has an attractive Gothic rib-vaulted ceiling, startling baroque altar, 14th-century frescoes and a pair of unusual tombstones sculpted in red Salzburg marble. Alongside is the solemn Kriegergedächtniskapelle (war memorial chapel) sheltering Albin Egger-Lienz’s controversial frescoes, one depicting an emaciated Jesus after the resurrection, which in 1925 scandalised the Vatican; religious activity was banned in the chapel for about the next 60 years. To visit, pick up the keys hanging on the door at Pfarrgasse 13 (across the little bridge behind the Kirchenwirt restaurant).