town in Tyrol, Austria

Lienz is a medieval town in East Tyrol, in the state of Tyrol in Austria. This fairly small city of about 11,800 inhabitants has a well-preserved historic centre and a good number of interesting sights.

The Liebburg, in use as the city's town hall

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Lienz is located at a road junction between the Drautalstraße highway, leading from Carinthia to the Puster Valley in the Italian province of South Tyrol (B100), and the Felbertauernstraße (B108) from Lienz to Mittersill in Salzburg.

It is also connected by the Drautalbahn railway line from Villach to Innichen and Bruneck/Brunico in South Tyrol.

  • 1 Lienz railway station (Linz Hauptbahnhof), Bahnhofplatz.    

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  • Burg Bruck. Built in the 13th century, this medieval castle is now a museum. It has an especially extensive collection of works by the locally born painter Albin Egger-Lienz.
  • Liebburg. Built in the early 17th century as a residency for the lords Wolkenstein-Rodenegg, this well-preserved castle on the main square is used as town hall.

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