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Getting There

From Innsbruck, Lienz-bound travelers can take the direct Korridorzug train, which involves no border formalities with Italy. The Val Pusteria is another connection, going via Italian territory to Lienz (trip time: 3 1/2 hr.). From Salzburg, you'll have to change trains in the rail junction at Spittal-Millstattersee (3 1/2 hr.). The railway station can be reached by calling tel. 05/1717 (www.oebb.at).

A confusing array of buses travels among the various villages of East Tyrol. One daily bus, after many stops, travels to Lienz from Innsbruck, and another travels from Zell am See. For bus information in Lienz, call tel. 04852/64944.

From Kitzb├╝hel, you can drive to Lienz by traveling southeast along Route 161, which becomes Route 108. From Salzburg, take the A10 southeast to the junction with Route 100 near Seeboden and follow the signs west to Lienz. Lienz lies 434km (270 miles) southwest of Vienna, 180km (112 miles) south of Salzburg, and 222km (138 miles) southeast of Munich.

Visitor Information

The tourist office, Europaplatz (tel. 04852/65265; www.lienz-tourismus.at), is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, and Saturday 9am to noon. In July and August it's open Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to noon and 5 to 7pm, and Sunday from 10am to noon.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.