Obertilliach Schupfen Obertilliach
Obertilliach Schupfen Obertilliach


Obertilliach is characterised by a centre that is protected as a historic monument.

Altitude: 1,450 m asl

Slightly above the neighbouring Untertilliach, there is Obertilliach, located between the Lienz Dolomites and the Carnic Alps. The village is considered to be one of the most beautiful and remarkable village of the entire alpine area and in 1978 it was declared to be protected as a historic monument. The museum of local history, which is located in the former granary in the centre of Obertilliach, provides an insight into the local farmers’ history.

The 155 km long “Karnischer Höhenweg” (Carnic high path) in the homonymous Alps snakes its way close to the village. As hiking path that offers a splendid view, it takes you along the Austrian-Italian border, past nine refuges. Another possibility is to take the double-seated chair lift, which brings you into the hiking area Golzentipp. This is where in high summer the alpine meadows are in full blossom, and among the flowerage, there is also the gentian. And: Obertilliach is an insider’s tip for paragliders.

In winter, Obertilliach is connected to the so-called “Grenzlandloipe”, a cross-country ski track, and for some years also to the new biathlon stadium. A very famous inhabitant is the cross-country skier Ole Einar Bjørndalen. However, if you prefer normal skiers, there is the skiing area Golzentipp which features 15.5 km of well-groomed ski slopes. The winter offer also includes an ice rink, an ice stock rink and the three toboggan runs Glampweg (6.5 km), Bruchweg (700 m) and Tilliacher Möser (1.2 km). Enjoy!

Our recommendation: in summer you can benefit from the “East Tyrol Card”. It is available in the tourist office and offers reductions in museums, sports facilities, lift facilities etc.

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