Ortsansicht Gaimberg Gaimberg
Ortsansicht Gaimberg Gaimberg


At the southern slopes of Mt. Zettersfeld rises Gaimberg, together with Thurn and Gaimberg one of the three “Sun Villages”

Altitude: 758 m a.s.l.

Gaimberg is located in the north of Lienz on the southern slopes of the 2,249 m high Zettersfeld. In former centuries, the entire sunny slope from Thurn to Nussdorf-Debant, so the speak the area in the north of Lienz, used to be called Gaimberg. Today is includes the municipal area with its hamlets Grafendorf, Obergaimberg, Untergaimberg, Wartschensiedlung and Kranzhofsiedlung.

Despite of the fact that the municipal area extends from 700 m to 2,000 m a.s.l., fruits and corn are cultivated thanks to the sunny orientation of the slopes. Mt. Zettersfeld is known to be the "sun terrace" of Lienz and offers with the Family Park Zettersfeld, a trail with 15 adventure stations, a real highlight for families. In winter, together with Mt. Hochstein, it turns into the Lienzer Bergbahnen Skiing Area. Also the Neualpl Lake District at 2,450 m a.s.l. is accessible from here.

Remnants of a Roman villa and parts of a bronze statue were found in Gaimberg, suggesting an early settlement of the area. The village offers a tennis court, and in the skies above paragliders and hang-gliders can be seen. They appreciate the area for its good thermal conditions.

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