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Highlights 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, European capital of culture 2009 and UNESCO City of Media Arts also has some other things up its sleeve, though. Here are the highlights in Linz and must-sees for travellers before leaving the city again.

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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 of the Ars Electronica Center with the brightly glowing animated façade, exciting exhibitions on digital art and technology are at home.

Musiktheater am Volksgarten

The most modern opera house in Europe am Volksgarten in Linz is a venue for opera, operetta, musicals and all modern forms of musictheater. Built according to plans by the London architect Terry Pawson, modern stage technology is used for a fascinated and multifaceted programme.


The Brucknerhaus was opended in 1974, since then has been the concert hall of the UNESCO City of Media Arts. Internationally renowned orchestras and conductors offer performances in that place directly at the Danube, especially for the International Bruckner Festival once a year. The Brucknerhaus is located in the Donaupark and is surrounded by the sculptures of legendary "Forum Metall".


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 Vienna’s St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Schlossmuseum Linz

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


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 Kunstmuseum

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. Besides the Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna, the most important shopping street in Austria.

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Ars Electronica Center

The worldwide unique "Museum of the future" sprawls along the banks of the Danube The Museum of the Future ...

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The opening on April 11, 2013 of the Musiktheater – Europe’s most modern opera house, designed by the famous ...

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​With the Brucknerfest (Bruckner festival) and the diverse musical programme, the renowned concert hall offers ...

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New Cathedral - Mariendom

"Immaculate Conception Cathedral" The construction of the neo-Gothic cathedral was already initiated in 1855 by ...

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Linz Castle/Castle Museum

The most important objects relating to the art and cultural history of Upper Austria are shown in the ...

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Main Square and Trinity Column

The impressive Trinity Column has a height of 20 metres and is made from white marble. As a typical symbol of ...

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Pöstlingberg Church

This pilgrimage church, dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary and perched high above the roofs of ...

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voestalpine Stahlwelt

Enter the fascinating voestalpine Stahlwelt a worldwide unique adventure world regarding the material steel. ...

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Lentos - Museum of Modern Art Linz

The Lentos Museum of Modern Art Linz with its international collection is considered one of the most important ...

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