The showcase of Lienz, and the focal point of its civic pride, is this former stronghold of the counts of Gorz, who controlled vast medieval estates from this strategically located castle that dominated most of the access routes to the Isel Valley. In the early 1500s, it fell to the Hapsburgs. It rises impressively less than 1km (1/2 mile) west of the town center and contains a museum devoted to the history, culture, sociology, and artifacts of the region. The Rittersaal (Knight's Hall) shows how the castle looked in the Middle Ages. The Albin Egger-Lienz gallery contains an art collection of the outstanding native painter Egger-Lienz (1868-1926). Another section displays artifacts unearthed at the archaeological site of the Roman town of Aguntum.
- © Frommer's 2013
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