Culture hot spot on the river DanubeThe river Danube has its source in the Black Forests, flowing into the Black Sea. Europe's second biggest river strongly influences both the surrounding landscape and its people. Since Linz was the official European Culture Capital in 2009, the lovely town on the river Danube has permanently improved its rich artistic and cultural heritage. The river itself stands for a source of life, a source of culture. The famous Linzer Torte cake ranks among the town's culinary highlights, filled with redcurrant jam and covered with powdered sugar this wonderful delight attracts visitors from around the world.
Perfect blend of tradition and modern age
If you want to know more about the future you should discover the past. Many historical buildings embedded in top modern surroundings remind of the pre-industrial time in Linz. The town on the river Danube has one of Austria's oldest churches consecrated to St. Martin. Another must-see is the Castle of Linz and the Castle Museum towering high above the old town. First mentioned in historical documents already in 799, it also offers stunning views of the town and the surrounding Mühlviertel region. The Old Town Hall is situated right at the heart of Linz, featuring an octagonal tower with an astronomical clock. From the main square the unique "Pöstlingbergbahn" narrow-gauge nostalgia train takes visitors up to Pöstlingberg and its deeply rooted Pöstlingsberg pilgrimage basilica. Great view of Linz and the river Danube.