Dölsach is particularly famous for its archaeological excavation site Aguntum.
Altitude: 738 metres asl
The municipality of Dölsach comprises the villages of Gödnach, Göriach, Görtschach and Stribach and lies in the Drau valley in the heart of the Dolomites of Lienz.
Dölsach in East Tyrol is particularly famous for its archaeological excavation site Aguntum. Aguntum, the former commercial centre of the region, was proclaimed a city in the middle of the 1st century. Since the 16th century, numerous Roman artefacts have been excavated and put on display in the nearby museum. The excavation site can be visited from April to October. Additionally, two famous artists lived in Dölsach: Franz Deferegger (1835-1921) and Albin Egger-Lienz (1868-1926).
The most famous festival in Dölsach is held every year in August. It is called “Bauerntage“, literally farmers’ days: everybody is invited to taste the delicious local products and listen to the concerts of many different music bands. Furthermore, in the “Osttiroler Naturbrennerei“, the distillery of East Tyrol, you can learn everything about the production of schnapps and of course also taste some.
Dölsach is the perfect destination for hiking passionates. Particularly popular is the 5 hours hiking tour to the Anna mountain hut on 1,992 metres asl. The view is breathtaking and one can see 66 churches in 3 different valleys! From there, one can climb the mountains Ederplan and Ziethenkopf. Dölsach is also famous for the many benches spread across its surroundings, where one can have a rest and enjoy the unspoiled nature. In winter, Dölsach offers many different winter activities, for example on the toboggan run in Gödnach.