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Top 10 in Linz

A city that bears the name of the city. The largest church in Austria. The steepest adhesion railway in the world.

And everything can be reached on foot in a single city. Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, has many more pieces to offer, though. Here are the ten top highlights in Linz. Ten points that travellers definitely have to cross of their list before leaving the city.

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Linzer Torte

The sweet ambassador. The first recipe is from 1653 and is therefore the oldest cake recipe in the world. Book recommendation: “Linzerische Torten auf andere Art” (Variations of the Linzer Torte); available from Provinz Verlag.

Ars Electronica Center

The interactive world of experiences. In the building with the brightly glowing animated façade, exciting exhibitions on digital art and technology are at home.


The largest church in Austria. The neo-Gothic architectural work is also impressive because of its tower, which is only a couple metres lower than that of Vienna’s St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Schlossmuseum Linz

The largest universal museum in Austria. With permanent exhibitions about nature and technology, as well as temporary shows. Unforgettable: The view from the terrace over the roofs.

Hauptplatz (Main Square)

The largest hall square in Europe is a sight for every visitor with its Baroque façades. An ideal starting point for expeditions.


One of the symbols of the city. The characteristic pilgrimage basilica is picturesquely perched over Linz and easily reached via the steepest mountain railway on the continent.

voestalpine Stahlwelt

Interactive, multimedia world of experiences on the topic of steel. A walk-in work of art as a place where technology and people meet.

Lentos Art Museum

The museum of contemporary art. The most impressive exhibition space in Austria that is illuminated with daylight contains one of the best art collections in Austria.


The main shopping mile. After the Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna, the most important shopping street in Austria.

Botanic Gardens

It is one of the most beautiful facilities in Europe. Over an area of 4.2 hectares, you will find 10,000 different plants. In five greenhouses, a unique collection of cacti and a must-see collection of orchids display their majesty.

Linz Tourist Information

Hauptplatz 1
4020 Linz


Tel.: +43 732 7070-2009
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eMail: tourist.info@linz.at
Web: www.linz.at/tourismus