At the border to Carintha there is the mountain village of Lavant with its golf course and the mystical Lavanter Kirchbichl hill
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Altitude: 675 m a.s.l.
The municipality of Lavant is located in the eponymous valley, a side valley of the Drautal. Here, the inhabitants mainly work in the agricultural sector, and here you can sit back and relax. The holiday resort is considered to be steeped in history: The so-called Lavanter Kirchbichl is a holy mountain in Tyrol and features an excavation site as well as a small museum.
The cultural walk in the village starts at the legendary Kirchbichl hill (literally: church hill), where two churches rise. The Maria Lavant Pilgrimage Church, dating back to 1770 AD, is known for its beautiful frescoes and the seated statue of the Virgin Mother from the 17th century. The St. Peter and Paulus Church, however, the second sacral building, was erected in the 15th century on the remains of a much older chapel. Also the former castle of Lavant is reduced to some wall remains.
Sports enthusiasts may already be familiar with Lavant, as it is directly located at the 36-hole golf course Golf Club Dolomitengolf East Tyrol, the venue for international golf tournaments, or know the Drava Cycle Route, which leads past the village and continues until Maribor in Slovenia. In winter, only a stone's throw away you'll find the Hochstein and Zettersfeld Skiing Areas, which are connected in the Lienzer Bergbahnen Ski Resort.