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A perfect symbiosis: Linz and Danube

Linz changes the Danube - and vice versa: in Linz, the Danube makes a bend, changes direction. Is it just a coincidence that a city that has undergone many changes has emerged at precisely this point on the river? The Danube is Linz's lifeline. Joy of life and culture - this is particularly evident in Linz on the Danube. The river is a stage for life on which deceleration and gentle travel are written in capital letters.

City trip into the future 

Linz surprises, inspires and changes: whether on a ship on the Danube, at wonderful concerts, high above the city, with the spray can in the graffiti gallery or experimenting in the museums. Whoever dives into the unique atmosphere will always return fascinated.

Visitors are carried away by the open atmosphere in the centre, by the buildings from different eras, by diverse cultural offerings and by the Danube, which is more than ever a part of Linz. The banks of the Danube are both a place of recreation and culture: during the day the green spaces and restaurants invite visitors to linger, while at night the futuristic, illuminated facades of the museums astound the beholder. The same goes for the exhibitions, which range from contemporary works in the Lentos Art Museum to innovative developments and projects in the Ars Electronica Center. In the Museum of the Future, technological thought leadership meets visionary media art.

Die nachfolgende Bildergalerie ist mittels Pfeiltasten (links, rechts) bedienbar.

A piece downstream in the industrial harbor is an art project of a different kind: "Mural Harbor" is Europe's largest graffiti and muralismo gallery with more than 100 sprayed works along the harbor basins. And in the nearby industrial area, the voestalpine Stahlwelt offers a unique glimpse behind the scenes of the world-famous company.


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Tourist Information Linz
Altes Rathaus, Hauptplatz 1
4020 Linz
Tel. +43 732 7070 2009




Danube region in Austria:

  • Biking at the Danube Cycle Path between Passau and Bratislava
  • Hiking at the hiking trails "Donausteig", "Weitwanderweg Nibelungengau", "Welterbesteig Wachau", or in the sourroundings of Vienna.
  • Theme travel: Romans, Middle Ages, Habsburger & baroque, modern & contemporary spirit

To Danube Austria

Route of Emperors and Kings

  • Regensburg to Budapest
  • Cultural heritage along the Danube in Europe
  • Theme travel along the Danube

To the Route of Emperors and Kings

European region Danube-Vltava:

  • Border region of the border-triangle: Czech Republic, Germany, Austria
  • Cooperation within the fields of tourism, economy, culture, social affairs and education. 

To the European region Danube-Vltava

Top attractions in Linz


Ars Electronica Center

The "Museum of the Future" brings the future into the present. The Ars Electronica Center is considered the center of the UNESCO City of Media Arts. Here, visitors not only test and explore pioneering technologies, but are also encouraged to take a…

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With the Brucknerfest (Bruckner festival) and the diverse musical programme, the renowned concert hall offers its visitors of any age a cross section of the different variations of music genres with top-level artists from all over the world. The…

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Lentos - Museum of Modern Art

The Lentos Museum of Modern Art Linz with its international collection is considered one of the most important museums of modern art in Austria. Opened in 2003, the 130-meter-long structure of the Linz Lentos, with its spectacular location directly…

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Francisco Carolinum

The Francisco Carolinum is the museum for modern and contemporary art of the province of Upper Austria. It conveys the latest art trends and integrates them into the art history of the 20th century. The programme of the FC - Francisco Carolinum is…

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New Cathedral - Mariendom

As the largest church in Austria, the "New Cathedral", completed in 1924, offers space for around 20.000 people. The construction of the neo-Gothic cathedral was already initiated in 1855 by F.J. Rudiger, then Bishop of Linz, and the foundation stone…

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Adventure world Pöstlingberg

When visiting Pöstlingberg, not only the children 's heart beat higher. After the ride with the Pöstlingbergbahn it is only a few steps to the pilgrimage basilica, the viewing platform, the Hartlauer Fotogalerie and the Linz Grottenbahn.Pöstlingberg…

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Tobacco Manufactory Linz

The former industrial area of the Linz tobacco factory is the heart of a pulsating and newly conceived district. Here, young start-ups and innovative creative industries have found a place to flourish. The whole thing is rounded off with an urban…

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voestalpine Stahlwelt

Enter the fascinating voestalpine Stahlwelt a worldwide unique adventure world regarding the material steel. Austria‘s largest industrial location lets you catch a sight of the latest technologies of steel production and shows you what steel is…

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Musiktheater Linz

Musiktheater Linz is one of Europe’s most modern opera houses. Designed by the famous architect Terry Pawson it was opened on April 11, 2013. Thanks to its splendid acoustics, every imaginable comfort, and multimedia productions of operas, ballets, …

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Mural Harbor

Mural Harbor is one the world's largest contiguous graffiti gallery The façades of old industrial buildings and walls in the port of Linz are decorated with over-sized graffitis. Artists from over 25 nations have already left their mark here -…

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OK Offenes Kulturhaus

The O.K Center for Contemporary Art is an experimental laboratory for young art. It sees itself as an exhibition and production house for contemporary art, accompanying the implementation of an artistic work from the idea to its exhibition. Located…

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Main Square

The main square (Hauptplatz), with an area of roughly 13.2002m² has been one of the largest urban squares in Europe since the 13th century. Hauptplatz Linz is enclosed by buildings with an important historical background and whose striking facades…

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