Linz Tourism

Austria’s third largest city is famous for it’s magnificent old town, the near-mythical river Danube that flows through it, and its thriving and innovative cultural scene. The city has been around since Roman times, and in the years that the ailing Habsburg Emperor Friedrich III lived here (till 1493), it was the most important city in the region. A number of famous historical figures are associated with the city – Johannes Kepler discovered his law of planetary motion here; Adolf Hitler was born here, and considered Linz his hometown.

For a tourist, Linz’s beautiful old town has much to offer. Start off from the baroque main square and make your way around the old streets and houses. A major part of your sightseeing will involve visiting Linz’s many churches, including the new cathedral, and a basilica that’s a favourite of pilgrims. The museums are important tourist attractions too. The Potslingerbahn, a famous electric tramway, cannot be left off your travel planners. The Annual Art Electronica Festival is steadily becoming more popular, and during the summer, Linz’s bursts into song and dance with cabarets and concerts at various venues. The nightlife is great. The area around Linz is all green hillsides and picturesque valleys, makes for some excellent sightseeing tours.

Essential travel information and Linz tips for your visit

  • Parking can be a headache; it’s best if you use the public transport.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Linz

  • Know the pollution level of Linz before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Linz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Linz.

    • Burglary and Theft 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 9.72 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 23.61 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.28 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 72.22 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Linz is 184.43 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 82.91 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 78.95 (High)
    • Pollution Index 27.4 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.33 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.72 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.04 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.85 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.76 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Linz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 102.73 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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