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Linz at a Glance

Linz has historically been Austria's industrial powerhouse, a railroad terminus and a bustling port city on the Danube. Today, Linz is a destination for modern and experimental art lovers and has a lively events calendar. 

Linz is filled with street performers: jazz bands play, experimental groups experiment and folk bands play traditional tunes for tourists. Dancers and artists perform and display on the streets as well. Linz is a wonderful place to stumble upon free, outdoor cultural events.

If you are willing to pay a little, two modern art museums vie for your attention and countless bars and coffee houses host art shows and musical events. There's a strong alternative and counter-cultural scene in Linz and it doesn't take much digging to find cool places to hang out that align with your interests.   

For the traditionalist, there are fine old buildings to admire and several churches with long, storied histories. Linz was a bombing target for the Allies during WWII and many parts of the city have been rebuilt. The city's stories are everywhere so find one you like and go along for the ride. 

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Vienna International Airport
      • Major Airport Linz Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Austria if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can learn more about traveling in Austria by using the U.S State Department's website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Railroad Linz Hauptbahnhof
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather: Winter weather may make transportation difficult in Linz. Slippery roads snarl traffic and delay trains and planes. In summer, afternoon storms come and go quickly. 

      Safety Concerns: Take safety precautions to protect yourself from crime. Keep valuables close to you and avoid flashing cash, cameras, phones and other items. 

      Health Concerns: Linz has clean drinking water and good public health. Stay well hydrated and cool in summer to avoid getting heat related illnesses.