Book flights to Linz and explore the charming capital of Upper Austria. Linz is a lovely city that offers tourists a host of cultural and artistic attractions and enjoys a vibrant nightlife and dining scene. Linz is in a fantastic location too, sitting on the lovely blue Danube and nestled amongst Upper Austria’s rolling hills, perfect for people who like to go hiking and walking. And if you needed more reason to go… Linz is also the home of one of the world’s favourite cakes, the delicious Linzer Torte! Enjoy a sweet slice of Austria; book flights to Linz with Ryanair.
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Linz is a UNESCO City of Media Arts

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.

The Danube knows no limits

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.

Linz: between contemporary history and media arts

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.

UNESCO World Heritage between Hallstatt and Český Krumlov

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.

Linz lets Anton Bruckner resound

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.

Linzer Torte

The sweet ambassador for Linz. The first recipe dates from 1653, making it the oldest cake recipe in the world.

Ars Electronica Centre

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 0​Website:
Mariendom or New Cathedral

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 Linz​Website:
Schlossmuseum Linz & Old Town

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 0​Website:
Hauptplatz Main Square & Landstraße

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 2009​Website:
Pöstlingberg Adventure World

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 2009​Website:
World of Steel

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 8900​Website:
Lentos Art Museum

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 3600​Website:
Botanic Garden

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 1860​Website:

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 Linz​Phone: +43 800 218 000​Website: http://wwww.musiktheater-linz.atSubway: Linz Linien: 1,2,3 - Goethekreuzung- 12,17,19,27- Musikthater
The gastronomic scene in Linz makes it easy to enjoy Linz as a treat for all the senses. Whether an exquisite award-winning restaurant, a no -nonsense Gasthaus, or a fashionable place to be seen dining in – Linz has the right place to suit every taste and every time of day, so that you can celebrate in style or simply enjoy a treat for your taste-buds. But what should you absolutely not miss out on? The “original Linzer Torte”, probably the most well-known cake, made using the world’s oldest recipe. This cake is, incidentally, the most popular souvenir of Linz, and anyone who fancies themselves as a cake-maker can even have a go at making their own cake – a number of shops offer “Schaubacken” (“exhibition baking”). Upper Austrian cuisine is based on a wealth of traditions and customs. Typical Upper Austrian delicacies such as Schweinsbraten mit Knödel (roast pork with dumplings) and Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) are two of the local favourites. When it comes to beer, in Upper Austria it is more than just something to quench a thirst it is a longstanding part of the culture, firmly rooted in the traditions of the area. Across the whole region, you will find many breweries with their own unique speciality beers, with something to suit every taste. Most – a fermented apple or pear juice - is considered the national drink of Upper Austria. From mild to muscular, from sweet to crisp, Most is to be found in every conceivable taste option.

Restaurant in the Jugendstil style.

​Address: Am Pöstlingberg 14, 4040 Linz​Website:
Landgasthaus Holzpoldl

Top-quality regional cuisine. Where innovation meets tradition.

​Address: Am Holzpoldlgut 2, 4040 Linz​Website:
Zum Kleinen Griechen

First-class, award-winning (2 chef’s hat) seasonal cuisine.

​Address: Hofberg 8, Altstadt, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 782467​Website:
Trattoria da Giuseppe

Family-run, Italian ambience.

​Address: Herrenstraße 23, 4020 Linz (Austria) ​Phone: +43 664 840 40 10​Website:
P´aa Restaurant Lounge

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 776461​Website:

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 786161​Website:​Opening hours: Closed on Sundays

The Austrian take on tapas.

​Address: Landstrasse 49, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 773165​Website:

Fine regional cuisine with Mediterranean dimensions.

​Address: Promenade 39, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 77 76 61​Website:
La Cave

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 03​Website:
Royal Bombay Palace

Take a culinary journey through the Indian sub-continent.

​Address: Goethestrasse 34, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 658605​Website:
Stefan Stub´m

Traditional Linz inn-restaurant. No-nonsense, fashionable cuisine.

​Address: Garnisonstrasse 30, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 604080​Website:
Zum Schmiedgraben

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 89​Website:

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 1416​Website:

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 05​Website:
The Linz café scene is very diverse, offering something to suit every taste – from the typical Kaffeehaus in the Viennese style through to cafés for the contemporary lifestyle. Tip: Don’t forget to try the original Linzer Torte.
Jindrak Konditerei

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 775258​Website:

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 53​Website:
Lentos Café

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 784242​Website:
Domviertel Relounge

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 774491​Website:

Austria’s first open-glazed Schaubäckerei (exhibition bakery).

​Address: Bismarckstrasse 6, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 77 36 35 2​Website:

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 2370​Website:
Café Glockenspiel

Viennese Kaffeehaus in one of the city’s oldest patricians’ houses.

​Address: Hauptplatz 18, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 79 53 99 ​Website:
Turning night into day is made easy in Linz: in the evenings, alongside the extensive cultural offerings, the central area of Linz presents itself as the meeting-place for friendly get-togethers or full-on celebrations. From legendary bars to modern lifestyle bars, everything is to be found there. The Linz “Bermuda Triangle” of its old town is probably the most widely-known bar district in the city, and it offers something to suit every musical taste.

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 944149​Website:
Sky Garden

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 76​Website:​More 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 Linz​Phone: +43 732 794646 ​Website:
Solaris Café-Bar

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 06​Website:
Rox Music Bar

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 07​Website:

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 794646​Website:​More info: Passage Linz
Mondigo Bar-Restaurant

Modern architecture, cool music, top cuisine.

​Address: Wiener Strasse 157, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 944848​Website:
Schiller´s Café-Bar

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 114​Website:

Austrian-Mediterranean cuisine, in an Art Deco setting recalling the 1920s and 1930s.

​Address: Landstrasse 12, 4020 Linz (Austria)​Phone: +43 732 79 53 53​Website:
The Linzer Landstrasse is one of the most-frequented shopping streets in Austria. Here, and in the side-streets leading off it, stores invite visitors to window-shop, and shopping passages offer something to suit every taste. Both global brands and small stores for tasting and rummaging through are represented - Linz stands out for this mix of traditional and modern. The Linz City Ring organises regular store shopping evenings and Land-themed events on a regular basis. Linz Labyrinth offers shoppers a collaboration of young, modern stores in the side-streets – see
Shopping centres

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.

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Linz Blue Danube Airport

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 price

​Phone: +43 7221600-0​Website: /
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