Dölsach

Dölsach is located near the well-known Roman archeological site Agentum.

Altitude: 738 m asl

The municipality Dölsach and its component localities Gödnach, Göriach, Görtschach and Stribach are located in the heart of the Lienz Dolomites and have been mentioned for the first time in 1197 AD. The name of the village derives from “dolice”, which means “little valley”. Celebrities from the village are for example the painters Franz Defregger (1835-1921) and Albin Egger-Lienz (1868-1926). By the way, a curiosity: Dölsach features the highest post code of Austria, which is 9991!

Every year in August, Dölsach warmly welcomes you at the popular “Dölsach Farmers’ Days” (Dölsacher Bauerntage). In this festival visitors get an insight into farmers’ lives and the opportunity to taste typical products of Dölsach and surroundings. Yummy! Of course also traditional concerts take place. What is also unique about Dölsach is the natural distillery Kuenz, where you can taste different types of schnaps.

Both summer and winter sports freaks will be enthusiastic about the municipality. Walks in the surroundings are really popular thanks to the splendid panorama of the Dolomites and the Hohe Tauern mountains. Numerous park benches invite you to make a stop. And if it is too hot in the valley, there is a hiking path leading you to the Anna refuge on 1,992 m asl. This is where one of the most beautiful summit crosses expects you! Moreover you can enjoy a splendid view on 66 churches in three valleys. In winter, however, there is the 800 m long families’ toboggan run Gödnach, which is very popular.

Our recommendation: at the archeological site Aguntum you can see the ruins of the city wall, an atrium house, a thermal bath and a trade quarter. Numerous findings are exhibited in the adjacent museum.

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