Linz an der Donau, Linz

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CountryA, Austria
ProvinceOberösterreich, Upper Austria
ZIP4020
Danube´s bankson both sides
Population189528
Sea level260
General descriptionLinz, Hostess of Europe

Linz, the city on the Danube, has become the pulsating centre between East and West during the last decades. A unique interplay of culture, industry and nature, combined with Austrian hospitality, gives the city its exceptional vitality. The year 2009 is a very special one for Linz: The capital of Upper Austria will be European Capital of Culture. Today already numerous events are taking place so that you can anticipate what will happen in this coming Cultural Capital year.

Linz is Culture

The city is a stage for art and culture, all year long. Music, theatre, movies and art – old classics to Media Art - , Linz is open, innovative and varied; a city that has something to offer for any taste.

Linz offers experience

The metropolis on the Danube can be experienced best by walking through the city. There is so much to see. The main square, impressing by its size, invites you to a chat in one of the comfortable open-air restaurants and cafés in summer and to a stroll through the Advent market in winter. Don’t miss the Pöstlingberg, the mountain in the north of Linz, with its baroque Pilgrimage church, the Grottenbahn, and a fantastic view over the city. Or the Landstraße and its side lanes, with elegantly decorated shops, three down-town shopping malls, from flagship stores of international brands to small stores for tasting and browsing. Afterwards comfortable restaurants and cafés invite you to enjoy one of the various culinary highlights of the city. For example, a piece of Linzer Torte. This sweet titbit has been seducing people for more than 300 years now.

Linz changes

This is not only a slogan of the city, it is real: Linz is striving for the new and is transferring this ambition. No Austrian city has changed as much as Linz during the last decades. Linz of today is a modern city full of impetus with high living quality. This change is reflected in all of the city’s past, present and future. Be that in the romantic corners and narrow lanes and on historic places that can tell many stories about the vivid past of the city, or in the interesting new buildings of appealing architectural styles. Just like the newly-built Museum of the Future – the Ars Electronica Center – or the new south wing of the Schlossmuseum (Museum in the Castle of Linz) that allows the visitor to enjoy an extensive view over the city. These modern buildings will be opened in the Cultural Capital year and they will fit perfectly into the cityscape of Linz.
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Latitude (d:m:s)48:18:11
Longitude (d:m:s)14:17:26

How to get there

By Road

DescriptionMotorway (A1) from Salzburg - Munich, Vienna - Budapest Exit Linz/Zentrum

Motorway (A8) from Passau - Regensburg via Motorway (A1) Exit Linz/Zentrum
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Freeway (B127) along the Danube

Motorway (A7) from Prague Exit Linz/Hafenstraße

By Rail

DescriptionHourly Intercity and Eurocity connections to Salzburg and Vienna, and from there to all important European capitals Informations: Tel. +43 (0)5/1717 or via Internet
Linkwww.oebb.at

By Air

DescriptionThe Blue Danube Airport of Linz is located outside the city - there is a bus from Linz to the airport and there is a train from Linz to Hörsching station, where you can order a shuttle service to the airport.
Linkwww.linz-airport.at

By Sea

DescriptionLinz is situated on one of Europe's most important waterways, the Danube, which is linked to the Rhine and the Main. Linz is a popular stopover for cycle tourists on the Danube bicycle path from Passau to Vienna.
Linkwww.donauschiffahrt.de
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Camping

Pichlinger See

CategoryCamping
DescriptionOur campground, directly next to Lake Pichling and surrounded by fields, is located in Pichling, a suburb of Linz.
The campground is not only an ideal overnight stay for travellers on their way to or from Hungary / Vienna or Salzburg / Germany, but it is also ideal for vacationers who want to take advantage of the large selection of leisure activities. Whether it is tennis, fishing, diving, swimming, horseback riding, biking or golfing.
Pitches110
Disabled facilities providedJa
SeasonOpen March-November!
RatesAdults € 4,60
Children between (and including) the ages of 6 and 16 € 2,80
Children up to 5 years old free
Pets € 1,90
Caravan site icl. electricity and shower € 9,90
Tent incl. Shower € 4,80
AddressCampingplatz Pichlingersee
Wiener Bundesstraße 937
A-4030 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax0732/305314-4
Tel.0732/305314
E-mailoffice@camping-linz.at
Linkwww.camping-linz.at

Pleschinger See

CategoryCamping
FacilitiesTents only!
Pitches30
Disabled facilities providedNein
Seasonall-season!
RatesAdults € 4,00
Children between (and including) the ages of 6 and 16 € 2,50
Children up to 5 years old free
shower € 1,00
hot water € 0,50
AddressCamping Pleschinger See
Seeweg 11
A-4040 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/247870-4
Tel.+43 (0) 732/247870
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Danube Navigation

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Events

Highlights im Jahresprogramm (Highlights)

Category, , ,
DescriptionThe visitors can enjoy numerous events all around the year, for example, passion concerts in churches at Easter time, or the OMV Linz Danube Marathon, the fastest Austrian marathon, in April. www.linz-marathon.at
During the summer months there is an open-air event almost every day, like the comedy shows and theatre performances at the Rosengarten on the Pöstlingberg, the streets artists festival (www.pflasterspektakel.at) with more than 600 international artists at the end of July, the Ars Electronica Festival (www.aec.at) and the Bruckner Festival (www.brucknerfest.at) in September, as well as the marvellous “Klangwolke” (“Cloud of Sound”) (www.klangwolke.at) with a composition of fire and music in the Danube park.
From mid-November until Christmas the inner city changes into an enchanting city of cribs, with hundreds of cribs in shopping windows, churches and other public places. The Advent season also offers traditional Christmas markets at the main square, at the Volksgarten and at some other small charming places. An old Swiss craft has been rediscovered for this special time of the year – create your own Christmas gift with a self-dipped candle made of real beeswax. There are also concerts and choir evenings in different churches and at the Brucknerhaus, which will bring the spirit of Christmas to you. Attractive Advent packages offer a combination of a weekend stay in a 3- or 4-star-hotel combined with supporting program. www.advent.linz.at

In December 2008 there will be 31 windows on the advent calendars and five candles instead of the usual four on the Advent wreath. Therefore we will have our eyes not only on Christmas and Hanukkah, but also on the beginning of the special cultural year of our capital. To shorten the waiting, Linz09 will offer quite a lot.
During the winter months exhibitions, concerts, cabarets or special guided tours with great weekend packages can be experienced. It’s a real alternative for those who are not really into winter sports. Find more information on: www.kulturwinter.linz.at.
Datethe hole year round
Frequencyannual
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/710.asp
Linkwww.linz.at/english/tourism/221.asp
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Accommodation

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CategoryThree Star Hotel
DescriptionFurther informations are available in the tourist office
Facilities12 three star hotels
PricesSingel room from 50 €
Double room from 36 €
Beds1215
Disabled facilities providedJa
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
Linkwww.linz.at/tourist/hotel_suche.asp

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CategoryFour Star Hotel
DescriptionFurther informations are available in the tourist office
Facilities10 four star hotels
PricesSingel room from 99 €
Double room from 68 €
Beds1696
Disabled facilities providedJa
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkww.linz.at/tourismus
Linkwww.linz.at/tourist/hotel_suche.asp

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CategoryYouth Hostel/Hostel
DescriptionFurther informations are available in the tourist office
PricesSingle room 22,25 €
Double room 17,25 €
Multiple room 14,25 €
Beds236
Disabled facilities providedNein
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
Linkwww.linz.at/tourist/hotel_suche.asp

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CategoryTwo Star Hotel
DescriptionFurther informations are available in the tourist office
PricesSingel room from 36 €
Double room from 31 €
Beds800
Disabled facilities providedNein
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
Linkwww.linz.at/tourist/hotel_suche.asp

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CategoryOne Star Hotel
DescriptionFurther informations are available in the tourist office
PricesSingel room from 20 €
Double room from 18 €
Beds800
Disabled facilities providedJa
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
Linkwww.linz.at/tourist/hotel_suche.asp

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CategoryPrivate Room
DescriptionFurther informations are available in the tourist office
PricesSingel room from 31 €
Doppel room from 29 €
Beds43
Disabled facilities providedNein
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
Linkwww.linz.at/tourist/hotel_suche.asp
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Arts and Culture

Allgemeine Informationen zu Kunst und Kultur

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DescriptionInforamtions concerning sights, culture, art and the cultural capital year are availabel in the tourist office
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/565.asp
Linkwww.linz.at/english/tourism/217.asp

Linz09 (Linz09 )

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DescriptionIn 1985, the European Union began naming a city to serve for a year as the continent’s Capital of Culture. Since 2005, this annual title has been bestowed simultaneously on two or more cities. Linz will be sharing 2009 honours with Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Linz is already looking forward to serving as Europe’s official host for an entire year! And our visitors can look forward to a diverse and innovative array of cultural events presented throughout our city and our region. The Linz09 lineup includes several themes: the city of Linz, its history and future as well as Europe and the world will have a share in the programme.

Linz has been developing into an extraordinary prototype of the modern European city—a technology- and knowledge-based urban industrial centre that takes culture and the business of staging a cultural calendar equally seriously, and, at the same time, places tremendous value on ecologically-oriented quality of life. Thus, interlinking industry, culture and nature is of particular interest to Linz09. This is precisely why our aim is to make Linz Austria's most interesting city, not only in 2009 but more than ever in the years that follow.
AddressLinz 2009 – Kulturhauptstadt Europas OrganisationsGmbH
Gruberstraße 2
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/2009 43
Tel.+43 (0) 732/2009
Linkwww.linz09.at
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Markets

Märkte (markets)

CategoryOther
DescriptionLinz offers a wide range of different markets.
Datethe hole year round
Frequencyannual
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/734.asp
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Service / Mobility

Allgemeine Informationen zum Thema Mobilität (Infos concerning transport)

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DescriptionFurther informations are available in the tourist office
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkportal.linz.gv.at/Serviceguide/viewChapter.html?chapterid=121403
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/541.asp
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Theme Parks and Natural Parks

Grottenbahn (The Land of Dwarfs)

CategoryTheme Park
DescriptionGet ready for a wonderful time. Enjoy a ride with your children on the dragon train through the land of the dwarfs. Afterwards, take a stroll through the scenery around the city square of historical Linz and let your children become enchanted by a new fairy tale in every street.
AddressGrottenbahn
Am Pöstlingberg 16
A-4040 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/3400 7521
Tel.+43 (0) 732/3400 7506
Linkwww.grottenbahn.at
Linkwww.oberösterreich.at/grottenbahn
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Regional Specialities

Linzer Torte

CategoryCulinary
DescriptionThose looking to eat well have a wide range of choise, as the culinary selection in Linz-Danube contains everything from typical, Upper Austrian regional cuisine to a 2-star restaurant.
Linz has plenty of pleasant garden restaurants and traditional coffee houses for a well-earned break. In addition, there's one other thing that shouldn't be missed! Namely, the Linzer Torte, cake made using the world's oldest recipe, which dates back over 350 years. And where else could this delicacy taste better than in its birthplace?
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/549.asp
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/722.asp
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Tourist Information

Tourist Information Linz (Tourist Information Linz )

Category,
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43(0)732772873
Tel.+43(0)73270702009
E-mailtourist.info@linz.at
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
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Restaurants and Inns

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CategoryRestaurant
DescriptionInformations concerning restaurants in Linz are available in the tourist office.
Seats0
Disabled facilities providedNein
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
Linkwww.tiscover.at/at/guide/55156at,de,SCH1/objectId,RGN214at,curr,EUR,folder,CATERING,selectedEntry,catering.html/catering.html
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Sports

Golf, Golf (Golf)

CategoryGolf
DescriptionThe provincial capital is not only an acclaimed city of culture. It is also appreciated as an ideal starting point for golf tours
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/815.asp
Linkwww.linz.at/english/tourism/975.asp

Miscellaneous, Laufen (Runners)

CategoryMiscellaneous
DescriptionThe Upper Austrian capital city has the reputation of being a modern, dynamic city. Now Linz also proves its skill as a center for running.
In addition to a multitude of running events, attractive offers of permanent running opportunities also await you.
Even starting right in the center of the city you will find magnificent, traffic-free stretches, where you can enjoy your hobby with like-minded people for kilometers along the Danube. This is also ideal for business travelers: for morning exercise or to relax after a long day of work, you can, in some cases, start directly from the hotel along lighted paths to get your exercise and enjoy yourself in the wellness area of the hotel. In addition, there are the extensive offers for leisure, shopping and cultural activities found in a modern city.
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/819.asp
Linkwww.linz.at/english/tourism/971.asp

Biking, Radfahren (Cyclists)

CategoryBiking
DescriptionLinz has about 200 kilometres of bicycle routes through the city. Cycling (at a walking speed) is also permitted in the pedestrian zone.
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/7728 73
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/823.asp
Linkwww.linz.at/english/tourism/979.asp

Miscellaneous, Sonstige Sportarten (other sports)

CategoryMiscellaneous
DescriptionLinz has events to set the pulse of any sports fan racing as outstanding performances from the world's elite are on the programme at the Generali Ladies WTA tennis tournament in the Intersport Arena and during football matches and athletic meets in the Linz Stadium. Moreover, the OMV Linz~Donaumarathon and other wellorganized runs, provide a personal test of stamina for the thousands of entrants and exciting entertainment for the spectators. Sporting relaxation is also available for business guests and city travellers in the form of nine permanent runs and it's only a short jog from the city centre to the city green belt.

Further informations are available in the tourist office
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Hauptplatz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/726.asp
Linkwww.linz.at/english/tourism/889.asp
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Conference and Congress Venue, M.I.C.E.

Tagungen und Kongresse (Conventions and Meetings)

CategoryCongress
DescriptionLinz City Tourist Board provides professional and free convention service and supports you with planning seminars, conventions, congresses and events in Linz.
capacity7200
AddressTourismusverband Linz
Urfahrmarkt 1
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/7728 73
Tel.+43 (0)732/7070 2924
Tel.+43 (0)732/7070 2928
E-mailgertrude.kreiner@mag.linz.at
E-mailtanja.eckerstorfer@mag.linz.at
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus/529.asp
Linkwww.linz.at/english/tourism/877.asp
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Distances

Donau km

DescriptionDistance between Linz and Vienna
distance (km)186

Donau km

DescriptionDistance between Linz and Passau
distance (km)121

Donau km

DescriptionDistance between Linz and Regensburg
distance (km)234

Donau km

DescriptionDistance between Linz and Salzburg
distance (km)82

Donau km

DescriptionDistance between Linz and Prague
distance (km)670

Donau km

DescriptionDistance between Linz and Budapest
distance (km)434

Donau km

DescriptionDistance between Linz and Munich
distance (km)272
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Mooring

Linz 11 - Schloss

AddressA-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
Linkcms.ttg.at/sixcms/detail.php?template=det_schiff_detail&id=15077&_area=860
Linkhttp://www.schiffsanlegestellen.at/

Linz-Brucknerhaus

Category,
AddressA-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria

Linz-Lentos

AddressA-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria

Linz-Nibelungen

Category,
AddressA-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Austria
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Danube Cycle Path

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Categoryto place (downstream)
DescriptionLinz, European Capital of Culture 2009

Linz, the city on the Danube, has become the pulsating centre between East and West. A close interplay of culture, industry and nature has given the city its exceptional vitality. In 2009 Linz will be European Capital of Culture. A peaceful state of exceptional circumstances will prevail in the city. For a short time exception will be the rule and visitors will be drawn to a unique explosion of a variety of cultural events. Even now in 2008 one can get an idea of what the city has to offer in 2009 – a culture that can be attributed to enthusiasm for the present and the future.
Linkwww.linz.at/tourismus
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Pictures

Cloud of Sound
As many as 100,000 spectators gather every year in the Donaupark, settle down to a picnic and enjoy the nocturnal spectacle.
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Linz Hauptplatz (main square)
(c) TVL
Lentos Art Museum Linz
The lights integrated in the glass encasement make the museum of contemporary art glow in various shades of red and blue, transforming the building itself into an illuminant that self-confidently fits into the nighttime silhouette of Linz.
(c) TVL
Linz seen from the Danube
A cruise alonge the Danube remains an unforgettable experience.
(c) TVL
Pöstlingberg - Pilgrims Basilica
Enjoy the breathtaking view of Linz. At the highest point Linz icon is located - the Pilgrims Basilica.
(c) TVL
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