Amlach at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites and the Drau river is the ideal destination for active tourists.
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Altitude: 687 metres asl
The emblem of the municipality of Amlach, which comprises the village of Amlach and the hamlet Ulrichsbichl, is the lime. In fact, nature is what Amlach is famous for: it lies at the foot of the Lienz Dolomites and is the ideal destination for hiking passionates and alpinists as well as for tourists looking for tranquillity and relaxation. Moreover, cyclists can ride on the famous Drau cycling trail, which runs close to Amlach, or try more challenging tours in the mountains around Lienz.
If you would like to do horse riding, the Reitsportcenter Amlach offers riding lessons for beginners as well as riding tours for more experienced riders. On hot summer days, Lake Tristach is one of the most popular destinations. It can reach a temperature of up to 24 degree C. Only a stone’s throw from the village, there is the Galitzenklamm gorge, a true natural jewel, with its water educational trail. From the impressive Felsbrücke bridge you can see the Galitzenbach river with the waterfalls, while the educational trail provides interesting information on the history of the canyon as well as on the flora and fauna of the area. If you decide to pass your holidays in Amlach, don’t miss a trip to the town of Lienz with its many shopping opportunities.
In Amlach, there are several sacred buildings that are worth to be visited, such as the St. Ottilia church in the centre of the village. It’s been a long time that people suffering from eye, throat and ear complaints have come to this place in order to appeal to St. Apollonia’s, St. Lucia’s and St. Ottilia’s help. Also the St. Ulrich chapel at the Ulrichsbichl hill is worth to be visited. Originally wooden-built, it was replaced in the 18th century by a stone construction. It hosts an altar with a miraculous image of Jesus with a crown of thorns, the Blessed Mother Mary and St. John.