Nestled between the Lienz Dolomites and the Gailtal Alps in the north and the Carnic Alps in the south, the villages of Kartitsch 1,356 m, Obertilliach 1,450 m and Untertilliach 1,235 m in the Tyrolean Gail- and Lesachtal Valley in the sunny south of Osttirol have been selected by the Austrian Alpine Club as mountaineering villages. Geographically, the Lesachtal extends further into Carinthia, where it also includes the municipality of Lesachtal.
The valley is characterised by the daily work of hardworking farmers whose even today still great efforts and sometimes hard physical work provide for an incomparable and harmonious recreational landscape. Amidst the unique mountain panorama of the Dolomites and the Carnic Alps in Osttirol lies the small idyllic alpine village of Obertilliach. The townscape of Obertilliach is characterised by many, often hundreds of years old, traditional farmhouses, which is also one of the reasons why the centre of the dreamy alpine village, also known as the “timber village", is a listed monument.