The cultural and charismatic city of Linz rests upon the curves of the glittering Danube River. Linz has risen from the ashes of its industrial past and transformed itself into a thriving city of culture and rich artistic expression; ancient emperors and regal monarchs have left their mark on the city’s opulent and majestic architecture, while an illustrious past exudes from the protective walls of fortresses. Wander the riverbanks in order to absorb the inviting and irresistible energy of this fascinating city in order to become intimate with an authentic and alluring side of Austria.
Linz is a city of superlatives, and boasts many of Austria’s biggest and best attractions; one of the record-breaking religious relics is the New Cathedral, a modern yet magnificent structure that boasts the title of Austria’s biggest. A grand Gothic façade indicates the majesty within, alluding to stunning stained glass windows and an inner gallery whose spiralling staircase affords excellent city vistas.
Nestled in the heart of Linz’s outstanding Old Town is the Schlossmuseum Linz, a magnificent museum that presents Austria’s largest collection of cultural-historical exhibitions. Exhibitions speak eloquently of the city’s colourful past while also focussing on agricultural and natural heritage. From the museums terrace, panoramic vistas of this dynamic and dazzling city can be enjoyed.
Linz is home to the oldest cake in the world, a delicacy of which the city is immensely proud. A plethora of quaint cafes serve this renowned dessert, best enjoyed with a rich cup of aromatic Austrian coffee. A charismatic café hat proves a perfect place in which to enjoy this delicious delicacy is Lentos, a beautifully situated place upon the riverside promenade. (Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, Linz, Austria)