An important share in this perception is owed to the averagely 2,000 hours of sunshine per year - so Lienz is the ideal antidote for vitamin D deficiency. And since man does not live on the sun, the south and the Alpine air alone, Lienz also has much else to offer. The Lienz basin is wonderfully embedded in the picturesque Osttirol - the “AlpineTyrol", which is certainly not short of gorgeous landscapes and mountain ranges.
Even though Lienz is constantly changing it always preserves its character. Thus, there have been numerous improvements, traffic calming measures and projects to revive the city centre in recent decades. During the warmer months, the weekly concerts on the main square in Lienz invite people to linger. Also the street festival "Olala" and of course the extreme sports event par excellence - the Dolomitenmann - attract numerous visitors to this city in the Dolomites every year. Speaking of the main square: the Liebburg there is a a striking landmark of Lienz. Another highlight is Bruck Castle. Built by the Counts of Görz, the castle has been towering over the sunny city of Lienz for more than 750 years.