Below the northern flank of the Laserz Group, the municipality of Lavant nestles against the varied landscape on the edge of the Lienz Valley bottom. The parish church of St. Paul towers above the village. Towards the north, Lavant offers fantastic views onto the steep, sometimes bizarre summit formations of the three-thousanders in the opposite Debant Valley. Above all, the village convinces through its quiet location and thus the many recreation opportunities it offers, which is so highly coveted these days but increasingly hard to find. In Lavant, the opposite is the case. The woods and fields around Lavant, the peaceful town centre and the many streams and rivers around the village are recreational and relaxing for both locals and holidaymakers.
All these features were already appreciated long ago. In Lavant there is even evidence that indicates a Neolithic settlement and also the Celts saw the potential this municipality and its surroundings provide at an early stage already. Due to the given surroundings and the quiet location, the Lavanter Kirchbichl already provided favourable conditions for a settlement with cultic as well as agricultural use. The latter is still a high priority in Lavant, for example, East Tyrol’s only asparagus farmer lives in the valley floor community.
Lavant is the home of two sacral buildings that are absolutely worth seeing. On the top of the Lavanter Kirchbichl, which, by the way, can be "climbed" on a nice walk and which turns into a romantic toboggan run in winter, you will find the church mentioned in the beginning, dedicated to St. Paul. At the gates of the church you can enjoy a fantastic view over the foothills of the Lienz valley. Only a few meters away is the church of St. Ulrich, which is certainly not short of baroque pomp. From outside, the baroque richness of this almost modest appearing church can hardly be guessed. Apart from a cosy hotel with beautiful suites and numerous small guesthouses and private holiday apartments welcome guests on a high level in the village all year.
In summer, especially the Frauenbach waterfall is a worthwhile destination. A short climb leads to two viewing platforms, on which the roaring waterfall can be marvelled at in all its glory. A few meters downstream, beautiful bays with crystal clear water and pebble beds invite you to linger. Near the village, the popular Drau Cycle Path leads along the refreshingly cool river Drava towards Carinthia. Above all, Lavant is truly paradise for golf fans; the community provides the spacious 36-hole course Dolomitengolf, which leaves nothing to be desired. Here at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites you will thus find the largest golf course in Tyrol, and the local Dolomitengolf academy is one of the most professional golf schools in Austria.
In winter, one of East Tyrol’s most beautiful cross-country ski trails nearby the small resort is the five-kilometre-long "Lavant Round". The track is covered with artificial snow and can thus even be used in adverse weather conditions. In addition, the entire track is equipped with a lighting system, which means that nothing stands in the way of a romantic evening tour at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites.