Nikolsdorf in the Lienz Dolomites comprises the localities of Nikolsdorf, Lengberg, Nörsach and some single farms.
Altitude: 661 metres asl
Nikolsdorf in the Drau Valley comprises the localities of Nikolsdorf, Lengberg and Nörsach as well as some single farms. Located at the bottom of the valley and only 13 km from the town of Lienz, its territory reaches until the “Kärntner Tor”, which defines a narrow section in the valley at the border to Carinthia. Consequently, Nikolsdorf is the most eastern municipality of Tyrol.
Castle Lengberg, built around 1100 by the Earls of Lechsgemünde, towers over Nikolsdorf. From the 13th century the castle was in the hands of the archbishops of Salzburg until it was finally handed over to Tyrol in the 15th century. The castle has been lately restored and opened to the public. Also worth to be visited are the freedom monument at Nikolsdorf, reminding on the setback Frenchmen suffered in 1797, and the local parish church.
Relaxing and being active, both is possible at Nikolsdorf. The village offers a great forest pool, particularly popular with children, several tennis courts, a sports field and cycling trails in its surroundings (for example the Drau cycling trail), perfect for a trip in the great outdoors. Particularly popular with cylists, however, is the 40 km long circuit of Nikolsdorf (Nikolsdorfer Runde). Also for those who love hiking Nikolsdorf is a perfect spot, as it is located in the beautiful mountains of the Lienz Dolomites. From here, you can for example reach the Kalserhütte mountain hut on 1,800 metres asl in less than 3 hours. Those of you who seek the thrill can try rafting or experience a gliding flight starting from the sports and glider airfield of Nikolsdorf.
In winter, the village offers a 12 km long cross-country ski run and further 60 km in its surroundings. There are an ice skating rink and a toboggan run. Moreover, Nikolsdorf is the ideal starting point for a ski safari in East Tyrol and Upper Carinthia. In only 10 to 40 minutes of car drive you can reach nine different ski regions, which can all be explored with just one and the same ski pass. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go skiing!