There is always something going on in Lienz!

With its favourable location in the heart of the East Tyrolean Alps and plenty of sun and snow, Lienz is perfect for many sporting events at all times of the year. There are also many non-sporting events on offer. Ski fans will be familiar with the Hochstein as the world cup route for women, bike fans like the tour around the Dolomites and cross country skiers the Dolomite run whilst families can look forward to festivities in the lovely old town … there is always something going on in Lienz!

Dolomite bike marathon

The start and finish point in Lienz of this bicycle marathon suggests it – the race goes through some of the most stunning mountain regions of the eastern Alps. The 123 km at a height of 2,700 metres are, therefore, not only a sporting challenge but also an absolute joy!

The Dolomite Man – the unofficial world championships of the extreme sport

The Red Bull Dolomite Man is quite a challenge even for extreme sports enthusiasts. It is regarded as the toughest team competition in the world and all sportsmen and spectators will vouch for this! Only the fittest and best teams make it to the finish!

Fun and excitement at the Olala Street Festival – the best in street art

Alongside relaxation, a good holiday should also include a bit of fun and excitement. If you are seeking action, fun and quirky entertainment, you shouldn’t miss the Olala Street Festival.

At the end of July the Dolomite town of Lienz transforms itself into a huge stage for a very special dance and music spectacle. More than 20 groups from 10 countries provide a colourful and adventurous programme at the summer Olala Street Festival.

Festivals in the town

But there’s quite a bit going on also during the rest of the year. The highlight in the winter is the Advent market in the town square with hot punch, arts and crafts market, Krampus run (people dress up as mythical creatures from Alpine folklore) and huge Advent calendar. A special highlight for the people of Lienz is also the Boulder Cup which, with some prominent figures taking part, becomes a festival of the Lienz climbing scene.

Look forward to many sporting and family events in Lienz and make a non binding enquiry. The Hotel Holunderhof is in a peaceful location just outside the town of Lienz and is easy to reach by car or public transport.