Linz - The Capital of Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)
The city of Linz is located in the Northern part of Austria, on both sides of the Danube, close to the Austro-Czech border. The city was founded by the Romans, who named it Lentia. It has a population of about 200 000 people. Linz is an important industrial center in Austria, with strong steel production and chemical works. In addition, the well-known peppermint candy PEZ is also produced here.
What You Should Visit in Linz
The central street (Landstraße) is a must, leading from Blumauerplatz to Taubenmarkt. In addition, you should also see the "Pestsäule" (plague column) on the main square, which was constructed to remember those who died in Linz during the plague epidemics. Furthermore, you should visit the Mariendom cathedral, the pilgrimage church on the Pöstlingberg hill (Pöstlingberg-Kirche), the Bruckner Concert Hall, the Gugl Stadium and the Linzer Landestheater.
Adolf Hitler was born in one of the neighboring towns (Braunau am Inn), but has spent his childhood in Linz. He decided to make Linz into an industrial strongpoint, initiating the construction of seveal industrial plants in the area. Following the World Was, the American and Russian occupation was divided onto the two sides of the river.
Linz is divided into 9 districts: Innenstadt, Waldegg, Lustenau, St. Peter, Kleinmünchen, Ebelsberg, Urfahr, Pöstlingberg and St. Magdalena. There is an airport (Blue Danube Linz Aurport - LNZ) about 10 kilometers southwest of Linz, with regular flights to major German cities and Vienna.
Distances from Linz
Vienna: 190 km
Salzburg: 141 km
Graz: 225 km
Budapest: 438 km
Prague: 250 km
München: 246 km
Bratislava: 274 km
If you are looking for accommodation in Linz, take a look at the following recommended hotels:
1) Hotel am Domplatz**** has an excellent location right next to the cathedral!