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Linz is the capital of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich). It is an industrial city with huge steel and chemical works on the Danube, about halfway between Salzburg and Vienna. While it does not have the touristic significance of these cities, it is an attractive and interesting destination in its own right.
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The lanes of the old town, which lies directly at the foot of the castle, communicate the feeling of past ages. Splendid town residences and chapter houses are worthy of closer scrutiny, as are the many inner courtyards hidden discretely behind arched gates.
Linz is also a city of churches. With its 134-m tower and space for 20,000 people, the New Cathedral (map) is Austria’s largest church. In addition, the city landmark, the pilgrimage basilica (Pöstlingbergkirche Wallfahrtsbasilika, map) on the Pöstlingberg, is also clearly in view. A symbol of Linz is the Lentos Museum (map) of modern art, which has a striking glass facade that is illuminated at night with alternating colours.
Old Cathedral (Alter Dom, map). The cathedral was built between 1669 and 1678. It was the cathedral church of the diocese of Linz from 1785-1909. The single-nave Baroque church has lateral chapels and galleries, as well as a closed choir and stucco work by J.P. Spaz and G.B. Mazza.
Trinity Column (Dreifaltigkeitssäule/Pestsäule, map) in the centre of the square. Carved in white marble by Sebastian Stumpfegger according to a model from Antono Beduzzi, the column bears three inscriptions.
Linz Castle (Linzer Schloß / Schlossmuseum Linz, map) – is first documented in 799. It was entirely rebuilt in 1477 by Emperor Friedrich III, and there are partial remains of the defensive walls. Between 1953 and 1963, the fortress was rebuilt and restored as the Schlossmuseum Linz. It contains permanent exhibitions of art from the Middle Ages to the present day, historical weapons and musical instruments, coins, folklore and technical history.
At Whitsun, the Linz Festival offers a cultural open-air festival in the Danube park, while in July the international Pflasterspektakel brings over 500 clowns, acrobats and mimes to the city´s streets.
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Guide to traveling to and getting around in the Country.
LinzAG Linien – City bus, trolley bus and express bus lines. + Night service
Pöstlingberg tram – Travel to the top of Pöstlingberg hill in Linz with the mountain railway! In only 20 minutes, starting from Hauptplatz, it climbs Linz’s local mountain.
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BUS: Eurolines Austria / ÖBB postbus.at / InterCityBus. FlixBus are one of the leading long-distance providers in Europe. RegioJet are a private Czech coach provider.
TRAIN: The railways are managed by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB. Wien Hauptbahnhof (map) – is the main railway station in Vienna.
AIRPORT: Vienna International Airport (map), located 18 km (11 mi) southeast of the city center. City Airport Train – non-stop airport transfer to Vienna. + St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport.
FERRY: Riverboats on the Danube include connections with Linz, Bratislava and Budapest, but are slower and more expensive than other options.
Willkommen am Planeten Linz! Komm mit auf eine Mission voller Offenheit, Neugierde und Humor!
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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.
In this section, you may find information on regulations for travelling and residing in Austria. ⇒ Federal Ministry of the Interior
The main passenger transport operator throughout Austria. These are not only trains, but also buses. + Special offers for tourists.