Major sports events
Nestled among the wonderful alpine world, Lienz township resembles a huge stadium in which major sports events such as the Red Bull Dolomitenmann, the Dolomite Sprint or the Ladies' Ski World Cup are held regularly. But that Lienz is a true hotspot for living, training and competing in other regards, too, can be seen from the high density of former and active sports celebrities who come from Lienz or who call Lienz valley floor their home. These include well-known athletes such as Olympic champions Pepi Stiegler, Werner Grissmann, Alban Lakata, Sigi Grabner or Benjamin Karl.
But it's not just the professional elite who feel at home in the sunny town and enjoy practising their sports here. The foundation for so much success is laid by the 60 sports clubs registered in Lienz. Be it skiing, climbing, cycling, football or tennis, archery, horse riding or golf – the range of sports options in and around Lienz is as varied as the conditions are optimal.