10 Things to Do in Linz That You Shouldn't Miss

December 20, 2017 Terina Blouin

Linz (/lɪnts/; German pronunciation: [ˈlɪnt͡s]; Czech: Linec) is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria (German: Oberösterreich). It is in the north centre of Austria, approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of the Czech border, on both sides of the River Danube. The population of the city is 200,839, and that of the Greater Linz conurbation is about 271,000.
Restaurants in Linz

Linz, Austria +43 732 3400700
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4.5 based on 468 reviews

Postlingbergbahn

Reviewed By robymlh - Rorbas, Switzerland

Although the ride up the hill was fairly expensive, the view from up there was great - all of Linz -.

2. Mariendom Linz

Herrenstrasse 26, Linz 4020, Austria +43 732 946100
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4.5 based on 317 reviews

Mariendom Linz

Reviewed By Andi M - York, United Kingdom

We were in Linz for the Day on a guided tour in the medieval area and this church kept beckoning me as its so high above the houses. Its about 10-15 mins walk from teh town square which is nice as there are plenty of shops and cafes on route.

The Cathedral is undergoing significant renovations and so there were no seats in it and we could not get to the alter. Having said that the sheer scale of the place is what grabs you - the church is Gothic in style so there are beautiful stained glass windows and large columns throughout the church to support the roof that towers overhead
Building started in 1862 and finished in 1924. There were signs for tours. but when i went there was only a handful of tourists and the builders in the space so so it seemed so vast - hard to imaging 20,000 people in it and what that must sound like in a service
Well worth a visit if you are in Linz

3. Schlossmuseum Linz

Schlossberg 1, Linz 4010, Austria +43 732 7744190
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4.5 based on 150 reviews

Schlossmuseum Linz

Reviewed By tchrs - tchrs

Planned on an hour. Stayed almost 3!
The museum offers great city views as you enter. Is wonderfully organized on 4 floors all accessable for handicapped. Everything from nature, history, coins, crafts. Something for everyone including a piano owned by Beethoven.
A must see and free for seniors.

4. Ars Electronica Center

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1, Linz 4040, Austria +43 732 72720
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4.5 based on 472 reviews

Ars Electronica Center

Reviewed By sasha_kg - London

This is a very special place with so many interesting innovations. Great for those interested in science and technology. Particularly perfect for kids! I would really recommend for everyone for a fun and interesting day out. There is also a great cafe with perfect views of the river on the top floor.

Linz, Austria 4373270700
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4.5 based on 566 reviews

Hauptplatz

Reviewed By Larry C

One of Austria's largest enclosed squares is an excellent starting point for your exploration of Linz. Before leaving, check out the Holy Trinity Column completed in 1723 to commemorate the town’s deliverance from war, fire and plague.
All three tram lines pass through the Hauptplatz. It is also the starting point for the tram which travels up to Postlingberg (during summer vintage tram cars are in service).

6. Alter Dom

Domgasse, Linz 4020, Austria +43 732 76103151
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Alter Dom

Reviewed By CJTravelerTexas - Bryan, Texas

During our visit to Linz, we entered the Old Cathedral (Alter Dom), also called the Church of Ignatius, built in the 1600s in Baroque style. We were allowed to take photographs within this beautiful church.

7. Postlingbergkirche Wallfahrtsbasilika Sieben Schmerzen Maria

Am Poestlingberg 1, Linz 4040, Austria +43 732 731228
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Postlingbergkirche Wallfahrtsbasilika Sieben Schmerzen Maria

Reviewed By unescotravelbug - Wooster, Ohio

Pöstlingbergkirche is a pilgrimage church perched on top of Pöstlingberg overlooking River Danube Linz’s Altstadt and beyond. It can be seen from Danube River, Linzer Schloss and from Hauptplazt; hence it is considered the icon of the Linz.This 18th century church dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary is relatively small. The rich decorations of its Rococo style interior and the Terrace overlooking Linz and Danube make Pöstlingbergkirche a popular church to hold the weddings. The chancel is composed of a gilded high altar with Pietà, rosy colored marble colonnettes and curved recess wall. On the left of the nave is the ornate black and gold pulpit with gilded statues of saint and angels. Around the vaulted ceiling and walls are decorated with stucco works and fresco paintings.Two large paintings of Virgin Mary and Child decorated both side of the nave. On the back of the nave is a small organ loft. Outside of the church is a statue of St. John of Nepomuk. The Terrace below the church is an excellent place for the Panorama views of the Linz.
This is a must visit attraction in Linz. To get there take Pöstlingbergbahn from Hauptplatz to the last stop. It runs every 30 min. on the hour on the weekdays and every 15 minutes between 10.00 a.m. and 17.00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. If you have a day, I recommend you buy a combined 24 hours day ticket from the Tourist Information Office (includes a brochure for the rider) or from the self-help machine by its platform at the Hauptplatz. For the cost of € 9.40 this combined day ticket will allow you one round trip ride on Pöstlingbergbahn (€6.20 if just buy this ticket ) and a 24 hours day ticket (€4.40 if just buy this day ticket) for unlimited rides on the City's entire trams and buses system.

8. Plus City

Plus-Kauf-Strasse 7, Linz 4061, Austria +43 7229 6800
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4 based on 97 reviews

Plus City

Reviewed By Anna141 - Melbourne, Australia

Six weeks in Europe, 5 hours to shop and bring home some bargains & shoes! The usual large chains, and some of the smaller chains. Everything covered that I was looking for. The food court was large & clean, some stores had long periods of waiting for the change rooms, but it was also the first day of Austrian the school holidays. Two levels and easy to navigate. Plenty of parking undercover & outside. My husband kept himself amused for 5 hours.(most unlike in Australia!!!) Get a map at the beginning to orientate yourself.

9. Ursulinenkirche

Landstrasse 31, Linz 4020, Austria +43 650 6855775
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Ursulinenkirche

Reviewed By 545medva - Budapest, Hungary

You can see already from far the two towers of the church. A late barock church, the paintings on the altar Italian works. Quiet, not too many peaple visiting.

10. Linzer Tiergarten

Windflachweg 1, Linz 4040, Austria +43 732 737180
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4 based on 72 reviews

Linzer Tiergarten

Reviewed By draina - Noida, India

It's a nice small zoo but we expected more carnivorous animals. Salzburg zoo is much much better than this zoo.

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