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Linz

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Special features

Facts

  • Inhabitants: 201.595
  • Area: 96 km²
  • Altitude (from): 260m ASL
  • Altitude (to): 260m ASL
  • Type of community: City
  • Longitude: 14,2866
  • Latitude: 48,306
Linz, the European Capital of Culture and a UNESCO City of Media Arts, a triad of culture, nature and industry awaits visitors.







Linz is a lively, modern city and a successful one, too. It has a long and eventful history, and the architecture of its developed city centre with the baroque Hauptplatz is unique. The city will delight with its urban lifestyle and exciting cultural scene, it will make curious to discover new things and will open up new perspectives.

The European Cultural Capital of 2009 and UNESCO City of Media Arts is genuinely unique: Linz is home to Europe‘s most modern opera house and a vibrant contemporary culture scene, as well as having a flourishing economy with leading international companies. The superbly-preserved Old Town isn’t the only place where the connection between this legendarily eco-friendly city and its long history is evident. Yet people in Linz prefer to look to the future – and find the joy of living in the here and now.

Linz is an exciting city, and a successful one at that. Its history has been long and eventful; the expanded city core is architecturally unique – especially its Baroque Hauptplatz or main square. However, in Linz one prefers not to harp endlessly on the past: far more attention is paid to the present and the future.



Contact

Linz
Tourist Information Linz
Hauptplatz 1
4020 Linz

Phone: +43 732 7070-2009
Fax machine: +43 732 7070-542009
E-Mail: tourist.info@linz.at
Web: www.linztourismus.at

We speak the following languages

German
English
Spanish
French
Italian

Train:
Details on Trains & Schedules: www.oebb.at
WESTbahn: www.westbahn.at/en
WESTbus: www.westbus.at/en

Public Transportation around Linz, operated by Linz AG: www.linzag.at

Plane:
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:
www.donauschifffahrt.eu, www.donaureisen.at

Car/Bus:
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







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Linz, the European Capital of Culture and a UNESCO City of Media Arts, a triad of culture, nature and industry awaits visitors. Linz is a lively, modern city and a successful one, too. It has a long and eventful history, and the architecture of its developed city centre...