The city's designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts is another milestone pav-ing the way for Linz to become the creative centre of Europe. It shows that Linz, together with Lyon, Sapporo, Tel Aviv and Dakar, is one of the world's most fu-ture-orientated locations. One of the highlights for visitors is, of course, Ars Elec-tronica Center – a gravitational centre for pioneering technology and visionary media arts – with its annual festival in September and the renowned Prix Ars Electronica. The cultural big players of the city offer guests from all over the world digital media arts tightly interwoven with current developments in society.
Linz is part of the up-and-coming European Region Danube-Vltava, which ex-tends through Austria, Bavaria and the Czech Republic and offers visitors a wide variety of leisure activities and cultural delights. You can experience the unique nature by Europe's second-largest river on a ride along the Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Grein via Linz or on a boat trip. Legendary views are also guaran-teed on a hike along the popular Donausteig hiking trail. Another great oppor-tunity for those travelling to Linz is a visit to the European Capital of Culture 2015, Pilsen in the Czech Republic, just over three hours away.
In 2015, several historical events that left a deep impression on the history of the Danube region will be remembered in Linz, the city of peace: the end of the Sec-ond World War in 1945, 60 years since the Austrian State Treaty was signed and 20 years since Austria entered the European Union. At the exhibition "Liberated and Occupied. Upper Austria 1945-1955" in the Schlossmuseum, the "Divided City. Linz 1945-1955" show in the Nordico Stadt-museum and exhibitions in the Landesgalerie and voestalpine Stahlwelt, visitors can really immerse themselves in history.
Linz lies between the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hallstatt-Dachstein and the small historical city of Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Both destina-tions are about one and a half hours from the vibrant city by the Danube. In the stunning Salzkammergut at the foot of Dachstein, you'll find the unique historical and cultural landscape of Hallstatt, Gosau, Obertraun and Bad Goisern: Enjoy the charming architecture with the typical wooden ornamentation, and feel the power of living traditions. Or stroll through the restored historical city centre of Český Krumlov by the Vltava. The painter Egon Schiele was also inspired by this archi-tectural jewel.
Anton Bruckner was a Romantic composer, as well as an organist and a music teacher. Born in Upper Austria, he was the organist of the Linzer Dom and one of the most important and innovative musicians of his time. The historical Bruckner Organ in Linz's Alter Dom was rebuilt according to his plans. The Bruckner Stair-way and the Symphony Hiking Trail are also well worth a visit. The works of the most significant Upper Austrian composer also resound every year at the Interna-tional Bruckner Festival in the prestigious concert hall by the Danube, named af-ter him. Experience top-class artists from all over the world at the Brucknerhaus.
The sweet ambassador for Linz. The first recipe dates from 1653, making it the oldest cake recipe in the world.
An interactive world of adventure. This building, with its brightly-lit animation wall, is home to exciting exhibitions on digital art and technology.Address: Ars Electronica Linz GmbH, Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 7272 0Website: http://www.aec.at
The biggest church in Austria. The Neo-Gothic church architecture is impressive particularly for its tower, which is only a few metres lower than the Stephansdom in Vienna.Address: Mariendom, Herrenstraße 36, 4020 LinzWebsite: http://www.dioezese-linz.at/redaktion/index.php?page_new=2500
The biggest universal museum in Austria. Permanent exhibitions on nature and engineering, supplemented by visiting exhibitions. The view from the terrace over the roofs of Linz is unforgettable.Address: Schlossmuseum linz, Schlossberg 1, 4010 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 774419 0Website: http://www.landesmuseum.at/schlossmuseum/
With its Baroque façades and the Holy Trinity column, Europe’s largest urban square is the ideal starting point for a city stroll along Landstraße. Next to Vienna’s Mariahilfer Straße, this is the most frequented shopping street in Austria.Address: Hauptplatz Main Square, Hauptplatz, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 7070 2009Website: http://www.linz-tourismus.info
One of the emblems of the city. The striking Wallfahrtsbasilika, the pilgrimage basilica picturesquely enthroned above Linz, is easily reachable via Europe’s steepest mountain railway. Linz’s Zoo, the popular fairy-tale world of the Grottenbahn, as well as a magnificent view of Linz, await visitors to the mountain.Address: Pöstlingberg, 4040 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 7070 2009Website: http://www.linz.at/english/tourism/901.asp
Interactive multimedia world of adventure, all about steel. A walk-through artwork, forming a meeting-point between engineering and man.Address: voestalpine Stahlwelt, Voestalpine-Straße 4, 4020 Linz (Ausitra)Phone: +43 50304 15 8900Website: http://www.voestalpine-stahlwelt.at
A museum of contemporary art. This most impressive exhibition space in Austria, flooded with natural light, houses one of the best art collections in the country.Address: LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, A-4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 7070 3600Website: http://www.lentos.at
These are some of the most attractive gardens in Europe. Spread over 4.2 hectares, visitors can see 10,000 different species of plant. Five glass-houses accommodate a unique collection of cacti and display a stunning collection of orchids.Address: Botanic Garden, Roseggerstraße 20-22, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 7070 1860Website: http://www.linz.at/botanischergarten
Europe’s most modern opera house will open its doors for the very first time in April. Listen to musical masterpieces in a breathtaking atmosphere.Address: Am Volksgarten 1/ 4020 LinzPhone: +43 800 218 000Website: http://wwww.musiktheater-linz.atSubway: Linz Linien: 1,2,3 - Goethekreuzung- 12,17,19,27- Musikthater
Restaurant in the Jugendstil style.Address: Am Pöstlingberg 14, 4040 LinzWebsite: http://www.poestlingbergschloessl.at
Top-quality regional cuisine. Where innovation meets tradition.Address: Am Holzpoldlgut 2, 4040 LinzWebsite: http://www.holzpoldl.at
First-class, award-winning (2 chef’s hat) seasonal cuisine.Address: Hofberg 8, Altstadt, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 782467Website: http://www.zumkleinengriechen.at
Family-run, Italian ambience.Address: Herrenstraße 23, 4020 Linz (Austria) Phone: +43 664 840 40 10Website: http://www.dagiuseppe.at
P´aa restaurant serves vegetarian food and it consider as the best vegetarian restaurant in Austria. This restaurant is a must if you like ecology food.Address: altstadt 28, 4020 linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 776461Website: http://www.paa.cx
Gastronomy for all the senses: a stunning classy restaurant with a good atmosphere which is located in this former Renaissance monks’ dormitory. Combines European and Asian elements in architecture and fusion cooking.Address: Altstadt 10, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 786161Website: http://www.herberstein-linz.atOpening hours: Closed on Sundays
The Austrian take on tapas.Address: Landstrasse 49, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 773165Website: http://www.josef.co.at
Fine regional cuisine with Mediterranean dimensions.Address: Promenade 39, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 77 76 61Website: http://www.promenadenhof.at
Romantic restaurant next to the Martinskirche church. Tip: roast goose liver in port wine sauce and truffle purée (Gebratene Gänseleber an Portweinsauce und Trüffelpürrée).Address: Römerstrasse 21, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 77 62 03Website: http://www.la-cave.at
Take a culinary journey through the Indian sub-continent.Address: Goethestrasse 34, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 658605Website: http://www.bombaypalace.at
Traditional Linz inn-restaurant. No-nonsense, fashionable cuisine.Address: Garnisonstrasse 30, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 604080Website: http://www.stubm.at
Personal service in a relaxing atmosphere. Simple, quality local fare.Address: Schmiedgraben 13, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 96218
Enjoy the harmonious meeting of old and new, in this stylishly-renovated city centre premises.Address: Pfarrgasse 18, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 91 89 89Website: http://www.wagnerei.at
The RESTAURANT, in the ARCOTEL Nike hotel with its stunning view of the Danube, stands for newly-interpreted classics of Austrian and international cuisine.Address: Untere Donaulände 9, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 7626 1416Website: http://www.das-restaurant.at
Verdi restaurant serves grande cuisine in an award-winning restaurant. The chef makes delicious dishes influenced from Italy, Asia and Austria. Verdi serves seafood, meat and lovely desserts.Address: Pachmayrstr. 137, 4040 Linz (Austria)Phone: + 43 732 73 30 05Website: http://www.verdi.at
Home of the Original Linzer Torte. Traditional cake-maker’s, with fresh-baked pastry confections daily, Meinl coffee and home-make chocolate specialities. Tip: 33 varieties of chocolate truffle.Address: Herrenstrasse 22-24, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 775258Website: http://www.linzertorte.at
Old Viennese-style Kaffeehaus, with wide selection of newspapers and magazines, snooker, and a stunning terrace. Tip: Breakfast buffet at weekends until 13:00.Address: Promenade 16, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 77 33 53Website: http://www.cafe-traxlmayr.at
Modern, timeless atmosphere, with one of the sunniest terraces in the city. Tip: 100 different wines.Address: LENTOS Cafe, Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, A-4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 784242Website: http://www.lentos-gastro.net
The restaurant offers a unique ambience. Regional products, prepared innovatively, creatively, and with international influences, are characteristic of the dishes here.Address: Herrenstrasse 36, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 774491Website: http://www.domviertelrelounge.at
Austria’s first open-glazed Schaubäckerei (exhibition bakery).Address: Bismarckstrasse 6, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 77 36 35 2Website: http://www.baeckerei-brandl.at
Seasonal delicacies, outstanding wines and an inviting atmosphere attract visitors to this oasis of gastronomic delights in the market setting of the Südbahnhofmarkt.Address: Schillerstrasse 70, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 6596 2370Website: http://www.boerserie.at
Viennese Kaffeehaus in one of the city’s oldest patricians’ houses.Address: Hauptplatz 18, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 79 53 99 Website: http://www.kaffee-glockenspiel.at
Combining the traditional and the modern, experiencing the special in the things that appear so simple – that’s the challenge that Cubus, in the Ars Electronica Center, sets itself. Tip: discover the exceptional in the familiarly traditional.Address: Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1, 4040 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 944149Website: http://www.cubus.at
Modern gastronomy, to accompany a rendezvous in the passage with the most attractive terrace in the centre of Linz, with views of the Pöstlingberg and the cathedral.Address: Landstrasse 17-25 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 77 06 76Website: http://www.skygarden.atMore info: Passage Linz
A transformation from a lively café into an international bar and fashionable club. Tip: the best floor-fillers and party hits guarantee an unforgettable atmosphere!Address: Landstrasse 17-25 Passage City Center EG, 4020 LinzPhone: +43 732 794646 Website: http://www.remembar.at
A new bar in the Moviemento cinema complex, with a contemporary atmosphere, good music, cocktails and speciality Italian coffees. Tip: DJ line-up every Friday and Saturday.Address: OK Platz 1, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 90 76 06Website: http://www.solarisbar.at
Music bar in the heart of the city, with an eclectic weekly programmes featuring karaoke, Rock Night and Saturday Night Fever.Address: Graben 18, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 664 166 78 07Website: http://www.rox-musicbar.com
A transformation from a lively café into an international bar and fashionable club. Tip: the best floor-fillers and party hits guarantee an unforgettable atmosphere!Address: Landstrasse 17-25 , 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 794646Website: http://marcelli.atMore info: Passage Linz
Modern architecture, cool music, top cuisine.Address: Wiener Strasse 157, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 944848Website: http://www.mondigo.at
The latest in audio-visual entertainment and sports broadcasts. Mediterranean cuisine, cocktails, and private garden for guests.Address: Rainerstrasse 2, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 6950 114Website: http://www.austria-trend.at/spl
Austrian-Mediterranean cuisine, in an Art Deco setting recalling the 1920s and 1930s.Address: Landstrasse 12, 4020 Linz (Austria)Phone: +43 732 79 53 53Website: http://www.arkadenhoflinz.at
Lentia City, Hauptstrasse 54, 4040 Linz With a sales area of approx. 20,000 m², the mall is home to over 60 stores. From clothes to foods to technology, Lentia City offers anything and everything to thrill a shopper’s heart. Another plus: 600 parking spaces Passage Linz, Landstrasse 17-25, 4020 Linz The biggest shopping centre in Linz, with 34 specialist shops over 7 floors. Arkade Taubenmarkt, Landstrasse 12, 4020 Linz Around 35 fine stores and restaurants await the visitor. Atrium City Centre, Mozartstrasse 1a, 4020 Linz Centrally-located shopping centre, with a colourful mix of different businesses.
The Blue Danube Airport of Linz is around 15 km outside the city centre, and can be reached easily in only 20 minutes or so by taxi, bus or train. Flights depart daily from blue danube airport linz to over 200 destinations world-wide. Direct flights to Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Graz, London, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Zürich. Travelling to the airport • Taxi: approx. € 27.00 from the city centre • Train: Connection from Linz Main Station to Hörsching station (travel time 11 min./ runs approx. every hour). Free shuttle service from Hörsching station to the airport. • Airport bus: Departs from opposite Linz Main Station/Kärntnerstrasse working days (Mon-Sat) hourly from 05:00-19:00 Price: € 2.60 single trip, full pricePhone: +43 7221600-0Website: http://www.flughafen-linz.at / http://www.linz-airport.com