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).
I put baggage at the hotel and went for the exploration of the town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The show was temporarily suspended by rain, but at the night after rain stopped, it was resumed.
It was really noisy until 12 o’clock at the night. I could not sleep.
Next early morning I was really sleepy, but took a walk around the old town with the map and a camera.
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!”