Linz is the third largets city in the beautiful country of Austria. It is situated in the northern region of Austria, and withholds less than 200,000 people within its city limits. However, if considering Linz’s surrounding metropolitan area, the city holds more than 220,000 residents.
Linz is about 30kms to the south of the Czech-Austrian border. The city contains a variety of beautiful landmarks. Linz hotels are primarily located in the downtown district of the city. The airport that serves the city of Linz is the busiest airport in the region, sitting about 10kms from the heart of the town. Buses and taxis are commonly used to get around the town.
The following points highlight various ways for tourists to stay busy and escape the boredom at Linz.
Exploring the Danube – the beautiful Danube River flows through the city of Linz. This provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to explore the city via this magnificent river. There are a fair number of cruise ships and passenger vessels to offer ventures up and down the river. Dinner cruises are quite popular, and there are a variety of romantic or family-friendly vessels for passengers to choose from.
Visiting the Botanical Gardens – this 43,000 metre-square botanical gardens in Linz is one of the most renowned parkland’s in all of Europe. Because of the large size of the garden park, there is such a large variety of landscapes and floral species sprinkled over the botanical gardens. Each year, there are a large number of performances and shows for tourists to enjoy. However, it is difficult to know when these shows are offered, so asking a travel agent or checking on the web is recommended.
Zoo Tour – the zoo located within Linz is a fantastic place to take the family for a whole day, and within the facility, there are a number of tours that can be found. Altogether, there are more than 800 different animal species located within the Linz Zoo. Children will love the petting zoo, as there are plenty of soft and cuddly animals for them to play with and hold.
Cinemas – Within the city of Linz, there are lots to do after dark. However, if spending the night dancing is not a traveller’s idea of a great night out, then why not experience the cinema scene within the city. The Cineplexx is situated close to the harbour, and provides customers with the latest Hollywood and European movies. Other places to visit cinemas include the Moviemento and City cinemas.
Old Town Walking Tour – there is no better tour of the city than the Old Town Walking Tour. Even though Linz doesn’t have a renowned Old Town section, especially in comparison to other Austrian cities like Salzburg, there is still an interesting old town in the city. The Old Town in Linz contains a large number of interesting structures, streets and locals to meet and experience.
City Express – why walk through the downtown district of Linz when visitors can take the City Express. This service is a train that enables visitors to get out of the elements, and get off their travel-weary legs. The train runs at regular intervals, during daylight hours.
Festivals – with such a cultural atmosphere all year, the city of Linz hosts many festivals. The Linz Festival is one of the most popular, and is held within Danube Park. Cloud of Sounds is a music festival that is held in Linz each September. Visitors to the city need to make sure their Linz hotels are booked before arriving, as many thousands of domestic and international travellers centre of Linz during these festival periods.
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