The market town Sillian, the main town of the Hochpustertal valley, enchants visitors thanks to its Tyrolean charme
Altitude: 1,103 m a.s.l.
Sillian, located in idyllic position at the foot of Mt. Thurntaler, is the birthplace of numerous personalities, as for example knight Blasius Hölzl, royal counsellor of Emperor Maximilian I, and Adam Purwalder, who wrote the "Jedermann" trilogy in the 16th century. Also Josef Schraffl (1855-1922), joint founder of the Farmers' Association and first governor of Tyrol was born here.
Hikes along the Carnic High Route are equally as popular as a tour on the Drau Cycle Route, which proceeds until Slovenia. Along the cycle path there is a special place for families, the Wichtel Park with its high-rope course. Sillian has also got much to offer from a cultural point of view, such as the Sacred Heart Fires, when fires light the local mountains on a Sunday in June. Furthermore, in the municipal area there are monuments such as the only preserved pillory column of Tyrol: In 1690, the wooden pillory tumbled over and was replaced in 1697 by a stone pillory.
During a relaxing shopping tour or a cappuccino in the sun you may recover energies. A must is the visit to the farmers' shop "Hochpustertaler Bauernladen" near the Market Square, which offers delicious products. In every season of the year, however, the town centre is a popular meeting point for the old and the young, also e.g. after a day on the slopes of the Sillian Hochpustertal Ski Center, or after a sledding excursion on the toboggan run of the Leckfeld Mountain Hut.