The innovative art and culture made Linz the European Capital of Culture 2009 and UNESCO City of Media Arts.
Welcome to Linz by the Danube! Upper Austria's capital definitely should be on the itinerary of every visitor to Austria. Linz offers a perfect blend of cultural pursuits and fine sightseeing options.
The cultural wealth and the many attractions of the picturesque town center bear witness to the past glory and present beauty of Linz.
Visit the new Lentos Art Museum by the Danube and the unique Ars Electronica Center. A ride on Europe's steepest train up to Pöstlingberg Mountain creates memories that will stay with you forever. Stroll around the lovely old town quarter and soak up the enjoyable atmosphere of the Baroque downtown square.
And don't miss out on tasting a delicious piece of the Original Linz Cake at a coffeehouse - and take one with you as a gift for your loved ones at home!
- Inhabitants: 201.595
- Area: 96 km²
- Altitude (from): 260m ASL
- Altitude (to): 260m ASL
- Longitude: 14.2866
- Latitude: 48.306
Details on Trains & Schedules: www.oebb.at
Public Transportation around Linz, operated by Linz AG: www.linzag.at
The Blue Danube Airport is at the gates of the city, just 20 minutes away from the centre. Direct flights from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Salzburg and Vienna.
"Blue Danube Airport Linz" Airport of Linz is situated in the south-west of Linz (outside the city): www.linz-airport.com/en
The airport transfer bus no. 601 links the airport to the centre of Linz.
Danube Boats from Passau and Vienna/Krems:
Coming from Salzburg or Vienna, take A1 Autobahn A1 - Exit Linz/Zentrum
Coming from Graz, take A9 to A1 - Exit Linz/Zentrum
Coming from Prague, drive along Freistadt on A7 Mühlkreis Autobahn A7 - Exit Linz/Hafenstraße
Coming from Regensburg, Passau, take A8 to A1 - Exit Linz/Zentrum or along the Danube on B 127
Coming from Salzburg, Vienna, Passau, Graz, Prague -> Linz Railroad Station