Iselsberg-Stronach lies in the south of the Iselsberg pass in den Lienz Dolomites and is divided by the Dölsach mountain.
Altitude: 1,117 metres asl
The holiday village of Iselsberg-Stronach lies at the junction of the valley bottom of Lienz and the Mölltal valley near the boarder to Carinthia. Very interesting is the fact that Iselsberg-Stronach is divided by the Dölsach mountain: the locality of Iselsberg is located on the road to the Iselsberg pass, Stronach on the opposite side of it.
Thanks to its position in the middle of the Lienz Dolomites Iselsberg-Stronach offers a lot of different leisure time possibilities. Very popular with hiking passionates are the Iselsberg mountain as well as the magnificent Hohe Tauern National Park. Moreover, in just a few minutes from the village you can reach the earth pillars, a remnant of the last Ice Age. From there, you can walk to the wetland biotope Zwischenberger Lacke, a great habitat for rare animal and plant species.
In winter, there are some exciting toboggan runs at the Lugger-Alm, the Virger Boden and Zwischenbergen, all of them easily reachable from the centre of Iselsberg-Stronach. Very popular are also the snowshoe trails and ski mountaineering routes in its immediate surroundings.
To those of you particularly interested in culture and history we recommend to visit the Walchenstein ruin in Stronach, dating back to the 12th century. Two sacred buildings particularly worth to be visited are the church “Zum Schutzengel” and the Lourdes chapel built in 1900, which hosts a tuff stone grotto with an illustration of Bernadette Soubirous, to whom the Virgin Mother appeared in Lourdes. At the outer wall of the chapel a commemorative plaque reminds on the neighbouring birth house of Franz Defregger.
From Iselsberg-Stronach you can make an interesting city trip to Lienz or even to Carinthia: how about visiting the Mölltal valley with the pilgrimage site Heiligenblut or the beautiful lakes of Carinthia?