Linz in one day: discover the third largest city of Austria

Linz is the third most populous city in Austria, after Vienna and Graz, it is located north of the country and crossed by the Danube river. Historically, the city is known as Adolf Hitler’s second home.

In 2009 Linz, together with the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, was elected as the European Capital of Culture. Since 1 December 2014 Linz is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities (UCCN) as a City of Media Arts network.

 

Hauptplatz
Hauptplatz

HOW TO GET TO LINZ

Linz has an airport (LZN) at 14km from the city center. Direct flights include Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, and Vienna, including Kos, Ibiza, Korfu, Rhodes, Crete and Palma de Mallorca.

The bus line 601 connects the airport within 20 minutes with the center of Linz. There is also a free shuttle service from Hörsching railway station.

From the Linz train station, it is also possible to reach Salzburg for just € 10 (1h20), or Nuremberg and Munich for € 30 (2h44). If you prefer the bus instead, I suggest you take a look at the Flixbus page, there are good connections with Italy, Switzerland, Germany etc.

 

Donau Park
Donau Park

WHAT TO SEE IN ONE DAY

I give you the list of the 10 tourist points of the city:

  1. Mariendom (the cathedral)
  2. Schlossmuseum
  3. Ars Electronica Center (museum)
  4. Hauptplatz
  5. Alter Dom
  6. Landesgalerie (museum)
  7. Pöstlingbergbahn (tramway tour)
  8. Donau Park
  9. Lentos Kunstmuseum (museum)
  10. Pöstlingbergkirche Wallfahrtsbasilika (church)

If you rent a car just 45km from Linz is Steyr. The image of Steyr, called “Romantic City” is characterized by the landscape and the buildings present, and by the 119 bridges and walkways that cross them.

Steyr
Steyr

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Christmas markets on the main square Hauptplatz (17.11 – 24.12.2018: from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sundays and holidays from 11:00 am to.m.). The Baroque Hauptplatz in the center of the city is where you will find a beautiful Christkindlmarkt Market, where you will find many handcrafted objects.

Ars Electronica Festival: from 06.09 to 10.09, It started as a pilot project and has become one of the most important digital art festivals in the world in the last 30 years.

Other musical events look for the Klassik am Dom and the Internationales Brucknerfest Linz.

 

Linz city express
Linz city express

This is all friends, I wait for you next time, which can be Vienna as Salzburg.

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