Linz on the Danube is the beautiful capital of the state of Upper Austria. Austria’s 3rd largest city is known as the UNESCO city of Media Arts. Linz carries that grand distinction as a result of its Ars Electronica Center and Festival as well as the Tabakfabrik and the ever expanding independent scene in media arts.
Linz on the Danube invites her visitors to take advantage of the river like few other cities can. The shores of the River Danube provide many opportunities for the river cruiser to experience the best the city has to offer. Numerous open air events take place right on the banks of the Danube throughout the summer months. At night the colorful lights on the adjacent buildings turn the river into a magical piece of reflective art.
Architecturally, Linz is home to several styles from the medieval style in the city center, with the surrounding areas hosting neoclassical, neo-baroque and neo-renaissance architectural styles. Modern buildings include the Central Station, voted Austria’s most beautiful railway station for seven years in a row.
Museums include Lentos, a museum of modern art, the Ars Electronica Center on the north banks of the Danube, city museum Nordico which houses archeological finds from Linz and of course of interest to those from the US, Fatsy, a Cowboy museum with pieces exemplifying Europe’s fascination with the American West.
For foodies, Linz is world known for the Linzer Torte, made with flour, clarified butter, egg yolks, lemon juice, ground nuts and red currant jam. And fear not, a cookie size version, Linzer Sablés will satiate your appetite at any time. Find your way to k.u.k. Hofbäckerei, the oldest bakery in Linz for your sweet pleasures. Knodel, boiled dumplings and both sweet and savory strudels should be on your list to try when in Linz on the Danube. A vast amount of regional apple varieties round off the list of things to enjoy here in Linz.
Your time in Linz, Austria will be one of the most memorable of your river cruise adventures.