Only 4 km from Lienz and embedded in a basin, there is the holiday village Nussdorf-Debant.
Altitude: 640 m asl
In close proximity of the municipality Nussdorf-Debant, there is a witness of ancient times, which is the open-air museum Aguntum. It recalls times when, partly on the grounds of this village, Romans built the trade city Aguntum. The museum is open from May to October. All those who are interested in culture, there is also a combi-card Aguntum and Bruck Castle (Lienz).
Consisting of the component localities Nussdorf at the Nussdorf mountain and Debant, this municipality is located directly at the foot of the Grossglockner panoramic road. The road is particularly popular with motor bikers, as this high alpine road takes you across the majestic world of the Grossglockner mountain, with 3,798 m asl the highest mountain of Austria. Numerous viewpoints, six educational trails and two information centres along the road provide an insight into the unique alpine world.
In summer, the hiking path “Nussdorfer Berg” starts at the Toni Egger park and takes you across steps, forest roads and meadows to the “Bergermoar” and up to the highest farms of the Nussdorf mountain. However, if you prefer pedaling, you can cycle along the 28 km long Debanttal-Runde trail from Lienz to Nussdorf and to the Faschingalm pasture (1,660 m asl). In the cold winter months, usually a mantle of snow is covering the village, providing a great landscape for romantic winter walks. Maybe you prefer making a sled ride on the toboggan run “Perloger”? Its starting point can be reached in a 20 minute-walk.
Our recommendation: the St. Helena church has been built about 500 years ago in Gothic style. Inside this church there are three altars and an organ protected as a historic monument - really worth to be visited!