Near Amlach at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites there are several natural higlights, including the Galitzenklamm gorge.
Altitude: 689 m a.s.l.
You can find the village of Amlach at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites along the Drau riverbank. “Amblach", as the village used to be called, became seat of the court for this area in the 13th century. The name probably derives from the Slovene term "Jamljani" that - literally translated - means "inhabitant of a pothole". The highest elevation is the 2,718 m high Spitzkofel.
The little village is located at the southern edge of the valley basin of Lienz and invites to pleasant walks in the valley, whereas several hiking paths and MTB trails take you into the world of the beautiful Lienz Dolomites. Only a few km from the village there are natural highlights such as Lake Tristach, the only bathing lake of East Tyrol, and the Galitzen Gorge with its Water Experience Trail and the climbing park, which stays open during the summer months.
In Amlach itself, there are several sacred buildings that are worth to be visited, such as the St. Ottilia Church in the centre. It's been a long time that people suffering from eye, throat and ear complaints have come to this place in order to appeal to St. Apollonia's, St. Lucia's and St. Ottilia's help. A former construction, established in the 13th century, was dedicated to St. Gertrude. The St. Ulrich Chapel at the Ulrichsbichl hill, however, represents the destination of a plesant walk.