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Touring Austria and craving to view the historic gems? Try the incredible medieval town of Lienz. Situated in East Tyrol, in the state of Tyrol in Austria, this historic city is has a striking landscape with gorgeous river and mountain views.
Kick-start the trip by visiting Stadtpfarrkirche St Andra. It is the town's main church and exhibits a beautiful Gothic rib-vaulted ceiling, stunning baroque altar, arresting 14th-century frescoes and a pair of tombstones sculpted in red Salzburg marble. Next to it is the sober Kriegergedachtniskapelle (war memorial chapel) shielding Albin Egger-Lienz's controversial frescoes.
Aguntum is an archaeological site in nearby Dolsach. It thrived as a hub of glass and commerce under Emperor Claudius. Be sure to explore the excavations as well as head over to the glass-walled museum to learn more about Lienz's Roman roots. Do drop by at the Schloss Bruck. It is a former medieval fortress that is home to a museum. It exhibits and discusses the region's history, as well as Roman artifacts, Gothic winged altars and local costumes.
Take a trip to Wallfahrstskirche St. Vinzenz. It is a 15th-century pilgrimage church. Inside is a tabernable which purportedly houses a tiny phial of Christ's blood, hence the village name. Head over to the National Park Worlds. The museum showcases the park in totality with displays on n glaciers, avalanches, wild waters, farming life, mountain forests, alpine animals and plants.
Do head over to Wildpark Ferleiten if you're a nature lover. Sprawling 15-hectares, it is home to 200 alpine animals such as chamois, marmots and bears. Children can have a great time in the playgrounds or on the mini-roller coasters. Don't miss out on the Franciscan Church for it exhibits Gothic frescoes.
When it comes to cuisine, do indulge in the culinary specialties offered by East Tyrol. Dig into Hauswurstel and a quintessential dark East Tyrolean farmhouse bread. The stay options in Lienz is abundant with the best luxury hotels, cheap accommodations and rental apartments available for the tourists to decide which kind to opt for depending on their budget and taste.
Lienz experiences Humid Continental Climate climate. The best time to visit would be during the summer months as the temperatures are relatively pleasant during this period.