Linz, Austria

Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria It is located in the north centre of Austria, approximately 30 km (19 mi) south of the Czech border, on both sides of the river Danube.

Linz is largely an industrial student town; however it has many historical buildings and numerous churches. Visitors can view many splendid town residences, chapter houses and the little lanes of the old town which lie directly at the foot of the castle. The large, baroque main square is also worth a visit.

Things to See & Do

* Old Town walking tour
* New Cathedral
* Feith Castle
* Lentos Museum of modern art
* Main Square

General information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Euro (EUR)
Language - German
Population - 189,370 approx
Land Area - 96.04 km²
Electricity - two vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 43

Port Location - The river port is located on the Danube river.

Travel Links - The Blue Danube Airport of Linz is located outside the city, but there is a bus service to Linz from the airport, which takes about 20 minutes. There are several connections with Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines from Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Vienna to Linz.

Linz has hourly Intercity and Eurocity connections to Salzburg and Vienna, and from there to all important European capitals and major cities.