Obertilliach in the Lesachtal valley is characterised by a centre that is protected as a historic monument
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Altitude: 1,450 m a.s.l.
Slightly above the neighbouring Untertilliach there is Obertilliach, surrounded by the Lienz Dolomites and the Carnic Alps. The hamlet is considered to be one of the most beautiful and remarkable villages of the entire alpine area, and in 1978 it was declared to be protected as a historic monument. The Coaches and Local Museum Obertilliach in its centre is well worth a visit.
The 155 km long Carnic High Route in the eponymous 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 several mountain huts. Furthermore, in high summer the alpine meadows of the Golzentipp hiking area are in full blossom, and among the flowerage, there is also the gentian.
In winter, Obertilliach is connected to the cross-border Grenzlandloipe cross-country ski track and has its own Biathlon Centre with an asphalted skiroll track, used as training centre for athletes and national teams. A famous inhabitant of the village is the former professional biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen from Norway, which has won several World Cup and Olympic medals in this sport. Also the Golzentipp Skiing Area and the Golzentipp toboggan run promise heaps of fun on the snow.