Lienz is a town in the Tyrol region of Austria with a current population of 11,903 and lies at the confluence of the rivers Isel and Drava.
Settlements have been present in the area of Lienz since the Bronze Age and has also seen Roman control under the Emperor Claudius.
Further on in history, Lienz was an important trade route between Venzone and Salzburg in the 1200’s and also saw French occupation during the 18th century.
Also see: places to visit in Austria
Today it stands as a popular destination with its medieval style town centre and the amazing surrounding landscape of the Alps and Hohe Tauern National Park.
Listed below are some of the top things to do in Lienz to give you ideas for your Tyrol adventure.
Let’s have a look at the best things to do in Lienz:
1. Osttirodler Alpine Coaster
Have you ever thought about hurtling around a steel rollercoaster on the side of a mountain in the Austrian Alps? No? Well this is something you can do at the Osttirodler Alpine Coaster on the western side of Lienz.
This fantastic attraction is located in the Moosalm Park which also has a variety of other activities too.
The rollercoaster itself features double carts which you can control the speed of yourself using the break lever.
Twist and turn down the track and enjoy the thrill of the ride and the amazing scenery around you.
With more than 2.5km of track and reaching speeds of up to 40kph the Osttirodler Alpine Coaster is a must do, unique attraction in Lienz.