Lienz, East Tyrol

Scenery from Heiligenblut to Lienz.

Scenery from Heiligenblut to Lienz.

Lienz [ˈliːɛnt͡s] is a medieval town in the state of Tyrol. It is the administrative centre of the Lienz district (East Tyrol). It has a population of 11,903 (in the 2014 census).

Arrived at the Hotel Traube Lienz

Arrived at the Hotel Traube Lienz

I put baggage at the hotel and went for the exploration of the town.

Lienz Town Center Map

Lienz Town Center Map

Cultural Walk

Cultural Walk

Cultural Walk

Cultural Walk

Schloss Bruck (Lienz)

Schloss Bruck (Lienz)

Bruck Castle (Burg Bruck) is a medieval castle in Lienz Tyrol. It was completed in 1278 as the residence of the Meinhardiner Counts of Görz. In 1490 the chapel was decorated with frescoes. In 1500 the last count Leonhard of Görz bequeathed the castle to the Habsburg archduke Maximilian I of Austria, who incorporated it into his Tyrolean possessions. Today Bruck Castle is a museum featuring many works of the painter Albin Egger-Lienz.

Bruck Castle, Zita Oberwalder Work. I cannot understand it well.

Bruck Castle, Zita Oberwalder work, mysterious monument. I cannot understand it well.

Looking into the exhibition room of Albin Egger-Lienz.

Looking into the exhibition room of Albin Egger-Lienz.

Albin Egger-Lienz (1868 – 1926) was an Austrian painter. He was born in Dölsach-Stribach near Lienz, in what was the county of Tyrol. As an artist, he had a special preference for rustic genre and historical paintings; under the influence of Ferdinand Hodler, Egger-Lienz abstracted his formal language into monumental expressiveness.

 Albin Egger-Lienz’s works; Two Mountain Mowers and Resting Shepherds

Albin Egger-Lienz’s works; Two Mountain Mowers and Resting Shepherds

Albin Egger-Lienz; War Women, 1918-1922

Albin Egger-Lienz; War Women, 1918-1922

 Chapel of the Castle

Chapel of the Castle

Ceiling fresco of the chapel

Ceiling fresco of the chapel

Left the Bruck Castle and walking to the town center of Lienz. In the main square of the town, Haupt Platz, some festival was held.

Haupt Platz (Plaza) Lienz

Haupt Platz (Plaza) Lienz

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Olala International Street Theater Festival explodes across Lienz’ historic downtown center with electrifying international “street performer” extravaganza in July 2016.

Olala International Street Theater Festival Lienz

Olala International Street Theater Festival Lienz

Parade of the street performance festival

Parade of the street performance festival

Unique performances of the festival (photos from brochures and guidebook)

Unique performances of the festival (photos from brochures and guidebook)

Haupt Platz at night

Haupt Platz at night

The show was temporarily suspended by rain, but at the night after rain stopped, it was resumed.

A large crowd flocked again.

A large crowd flocked again.

Performance show began.

Performance show began.  (some photos from brochures and guidebook)

It was really noisy until 12 o’clock at the night. I could not sleep.

Last Parade of Street Theater Festival

Last Parade of Street Theater Festival; All the neighboring lights were extinguished. Taken from my hotel room.

Next early morning I was really sleepy, but took a walk around the old town with the map and a camera.

Isel River

Isel River

Johannes Platz and Franciscan Virgin Mary Church

Johannes Platz and Franciscan Virgin Mary Church

Rosengasse Street, Creative Center, Haupt Platz and City Hall

Rosengasse Street, Creative Center, Haupt Platz and City Hall

The town of Lienz was very interesting and wonderful, I’d like to stay lomger but I had to leave the town. “Auf Wiedersehen, kleine Stadt Lienz!”

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