Oberlienz is idyllically located in the beautiful Lienz Dolomites.
Altitude: 756 m asl
The municipality of Oberlienz, composed of the localities of Oberlienz, Oberdrum and Glanz, is inhabited by some 1,500 people. The term “Lienz” probably derives from the Celtic term “Kokina” which means “arch-shaped curved area”. Already between the 8th and 4th century BC this area was settled. The emblem of the municipality shows a golden rose in the centre, deriving from the emblem of the city of Lienz. Moreover Oberlienz is also famous as “flower village”. The colours red and blue are attachable to the Counts of Görz.
Particularly striking in the surroundings is of course the world of mountains of the Lienz Dolomites, perfect for hikes and mountain bike tours. In the south of Oberlienz there are e.g. the Villgraten Mountains with the Böses Weibele (2,521 m asl), the Blossegg (2,146 m asl) the Hochstein (2,057 m asl), and the Hintere and Vordere Lavantspitze mountains. With those who love cycling, however, the 29 km long Iseltal cycle path is very popular, starting at Lienz and taking cyclists to Matrei in Osttirol. It is recommended to schedule about 3 hours for this trip! And those who are interested in the local flora and fauna can also observe local bird species, butterflies, flowers and fruit species in the village.
In the municipality there are several places of interest and sights that are under monumental protection. Some of these buildings are the parish church of Oberlienz, the succursal church of Oberdrum, the St. Helene church and four chapels, the parish house, a wayside shrine and some buildings that are today placed in the outdoor museum Oberlienz. Also worth to be visited is the oratory chapel with its life-size wooden sculptures, and the doll museum. The latter exhibits about 500 dolls on an exhibition surface of 130 sqm. These dolls were realized by Luise Oberhauser in detail work over several decades.
Our recommendation: at Oberlienz you also have the possibility to try lama trekking, a great experience both for adults and children!