Lienz Dolomites & District Lienz
The Lienz Dolomites are usually counted for so-called „Drauzug“. This “Drauzug” is part of the famous limestone alps in southern Austria.
The Lienz Dolomites extend about 40 km through East Tyrol, from the “Kartitscher Sattek” to the “Gailbergsattel” in Oberdrauburg.
Apart from impressive facts and figures, the area of the Lienz Dolomites offers so many things to do and see.
The district of Lienz, geographically the largest district of Tyrol and fifth-largest of Austria, is separated by an approximately 9.5 km long strip of South Tyrol and Salzburg region (the South Tyrol Ahrntal) of North Tyrol and forms an exclave of the federal state Tirol.
The neighbors of East Tyrol are the provinces of Salzburg and Carinthia and the Italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto.
The main valleys of the district are the Puster Valley, the Isel, the Defereggental, the Virgen Valley, the Kals Valley and the Tyrolean Gailtal. Large areas of the district are occupied by the mountains of the Hohe Tauern and the Carnic Alps.