Linz & Upper Austria
The “home” of Linz Airport
You’re visiting Linz or Upper Austria? That’s great! You should take some time to get to know Linz Airport’s “home” in all its wonderful facets. What characterises the surrounding region, and which sights are there to discover in the city and the countryside? Have a look at our overview and find out more!
It all starts in Linz!
The city of Linz
Austria’s third biggest city
International centre for media art, European cultural capital, steel city: Linz boasts lots of variety, openness and zest. Upper Austria’s capital is Austria’s third biggest city and is located approximately halfway between Salzburg and Vienna. You’d like to find out about the city’s highlights? Go on an exciting journey of exploration in Linz!
A focus on culture & the arts
Highlights of Linz
The city’s most important attractions
- Main Square: Located in the city centre of Linz, this square with its Holy Trinity column is among the biggest and most beautiful squares in Central Europe.
- New Cathedral: The Roman-Catholic cathedral – also known as Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – is Austria’s biggest church.
- Lentos Art Museum: Right at the bank of the Danube, Lentos is one of Austria’s most important museums of modern and contemporary art.
- Ars Electronica Center: At the “Museum of the Future”, it’s all about technology and its interplay with society.
- Castle Museum: On 10,000 square metres of exhibition area, this museum houses permanent exhibitions on Upper Austrian nature and culture.
- Brucknerhaus: At the concert and event hall in the city centre, first-rate events are held – from classical music to Jazz, orchestra and world music.
- Pöstlingberg: The Pöstlingbergbahn mountain tramway takes visitors from the Main Square up onto Linz’ landmark mountain.
- voestalpine Stahlwelt (steel world): This combination of museum and exhibition takes people on a journey through the history of the steel city.
- Donaupark (Danube park): The recreational park and event location is located on the southern bank of the Danube between Nibelungenbrücke and VOEST-Brücke.
- Sinnesrausch: During the summer months, this interactive exhibition at the OÖ Kulturquartier is among the city’s most popular attractions.
Nature as far as the eye can see
The federal state of Upper Austria
Exploring Austria’s north
Welcome to the north of Austria! The fourth biggest federal state of Austria borders with Germany and Czech Republic. Alongside impressive mountains, picturesque lakes and countless excursion destinations, it also boasts many “man-made” attractions and highlights. Find out what makes Upper Austria and its capital by the Danube well-worth visiting!
Impressions of Upper Austria
Between mountains and lakes
Upper Austria’s highlights
Excursion destinations in the region
- Hallstatt – Dachstein / Salzkammergut "Cultural Landscape” as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage: Numerous highlights such as the Skywalk “Welterbeblick” (World Heritage View) and Lake Hallstatt, the scenic-view platform “5fingers” Dachstein, the Dachstein Giant Ice Cave and the Gosauseen lakes at the foot of the Dachstein are the highlights for visitors.
- Lake Attersee: The biggest lake fully on Austrian territory boasts an impressive 46 square kilometres in size.
- Lake Traunsee: It’s 191 metres deep, which makes it Austria’s deepest lake – at the same time, it’s Upper Austria’s second biggest lake.
- Lake Almsee: Lake Almsee – formerly known as “Albensee” – is located eleven kilometres to the south of Grünau im Almtal and on the northern end of the Totes Gebirge range.
- Mauthausen Memorial: At this international memorial site, commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and historico-political education take priority.
- Schlögener Schlinge: The meander located in the Upper Danube region is Europe’s biggest incised meander. It’s located roughly halfway between Passau and Linz.
- Bad Ischl: The spa town in the southwest of Upper Austria also attracts those interested in culture – with its elegant Kaiservilla (summer residence of emperor Franz Joseph I) as well as a museum with artefacts and artwork from the imperial period.
- Lake Mondsee: If you’re exploring this picturesque region, you will hardly get around visiting St. Michael Basilica and going for a walk along the lakeside promenade.
- St. Wolfgang: A ride on the Schafberg Mountain Railway with a breathtaking view of the Dachstein range and a visit to St. Wolgang’s pilgrimage church are only two of the many attractions of this famous town.
- Mühlviertel Nature Park: Nature-loving visitors can encounter astonishing rock formations and giant logans in the expansive nature park.
As you can see: Linz Airport and its diverse surrounding region full of rich tradition are well worth a trip!Oberösterreich entdecken