Next to close-to-nature tourism and recreational opportunities, especially Obertilliach focuses on a sound balance of local citizens and the number of visitors. That is also one reason why the town is part of the "Austrian Mountaineering Villages" - in other words, part of those places that pursue sustainable and near-natural tourism. The centre of this cluster village is listed. Here tourism and agriculture harmonize side by side, here hotels are lined with farms.
In the Lesachtal valley, agriculture has not lost its importance. To a large extent, the beautiful landscapes and the unique appearance of this valley are still maintained by the farmers. This pays off, as the high valley has always been one of the most beautiful in Europe and was voted "Landscape of the Year" by the International Friends of Nature, as well as the "Environmentally friendliest valley in Europe" by the European press. Here, natural and sustainable tourism is lived and experienced, hospitableness comes from deep in the heart of this valley.