Obertilliach in East Tyrol

A mountaineer's village in the heart of Gailtal, Tyrol

At an altitude of 1450 metres, idyllic Obertilliach is situated between Lienz and the Dolomites at the foot of the Carnic Alps and the mountain river Gail. Majestic mountains, deep forests and lush green meadows shape this pristine, alpine landscape. The history of the village with its 700 inhabitants dates back to 600 AD. Authenticity, tradition and a friendly atmosphere are the foundations of this mountaineer's village. Many of Obertilliach’s historical buildings like the parish church of Saint Ulrich, the granary and the Wastinger farmhouse are listed.

Where the streets are still safe”

Obertilliach is characterized by its very own mountain, the 2,317 meters tall Golzentipp, and by the many barns called “Schupf’n” that are up to 200 years old and adorn the meadows around the village. During winter, the Schupf’n are illuminated, giving their surroundings an almost magical glow. Twice a week, Austria’s last night watchman makes his rounds through idyllic, winding streets reminding villagers with his calls of “auf’s Foir und Liacht” to be careful with fire and naked lights. Obertilliach is close to Carinthia, the district capital Lienz, the High Tauern National Park and the Dolomites, a UNESCO world natural heritage site. Sports activities, encounters with nature or just a relaxing stay at the Almfamilyhotel Scherer - Obertilliach is the perfect holiday destination for the whole family.

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Always worth a visit
Situated at 1,450 m above sea level