Ortsansicht Doelsach
Ortsansicht Doelsach


Dölsach is located near the Roman settlement “Municipium Claudium Aguntum”, today a famous museum park

Altitude: 738 m a.s.l.

Dölsach and its component localities Gödnach, Göriach, Görtschach and Stribach are located in the Lienz valley basin. The name derives from "dolice", which means "little valley" - today, the village is known above all for its post code 9991, which is the highest one of Austria. Celebrities born in Dölsach are the painters Franz Defregger (1835-1921) and Albin Egger-Lienz (1868-1926).

In summer and winter alike, the paths in the surroundings take you to wonderful places and make you enjoy the panorama from one of the "Bankln", how the wooden park benches are called here. In Dölsach you are surrounded by the majestic mountain world of the Lienz Dolomites and the High Tauern. If it is getting too hot in the valley, a hiking trail leads you up to the Anna Mountain Hut on the Ederplan: High above the valley at 1,992 m a.s.l., there is one of the most beautiful summit crosses of the Tyrolean Alps. The view opens on 66 churches in three valleys.

In winter, however, there is the 700 m long familiy toboggan run Gödnach, which is prepared from Christmas to the end of February. Worth a visit in the village is also the natural distillery Kuenz, which produces spirits and liqueurs and which can be visited. It has received the gold medal at the World Whiskies Awards 2021 for its single whisky barrel no. 24.

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