In winter, Lienz, at an elevation of 869m (2,851 ft.), attracts skiers to its two major ski areas: the Hochstein and the Zertersfeld, serviced by chairlifts and drag lifts. The height of the top station is 2,204m (7,231 ft.).
In summer, the town fills up with mountain climbers, mainly Austrians, who come to scale the Dolomites. This is a good base for many excursions in the area. For example, from Schlossberg you can take a chairlift up to Venedigerwarte (1,017m/3,337 ft.). You can explore the excavations of Aguntum, the Roman settlement, 5km (3 miles) east of Lienz, or swim in Lake Tristacher, 5km (3 miles) south of the city.
The Dolomites, actually the northwestern part of the Gailtal alpine range, lie between the Gail Valley and the Drau Valley: Their highest peak is the Grosse Sandspitze at more than 2,745m (9,006 ft.).
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