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Top Choice Cafe in Linz

Cafe Jindrak

Join the cake-loving locals at this celebrated cafe – the original shop (1929) of a now nine-strong chain that produces over 100,000 of its famous Linzer Torte each year made to its family recipe. You’d need a huge …
Top Choice Museum in Linz

Ars Electronica Center

The technology, science and digital media of the future are in the spotlight at Linz' biggest crowd-puller. In the labs you can interact with robots, animate digital objects, print 3D structures, turn your body into…
Top Choice Cathedral in Linz


Also known as the Neuer Dom, this neo-Gothic giant of a cathedral lifts your gaze to its riot of pinnacles, flying buttresses and filigree traceried windows. Designed in the mid-19th century by Vinzenz Statz of Colo…
Top Choice Gallery in Linz


Overlooking the Danube, the rectangular glass-and-steel Lentos is strikingly illuminated by night. The gallery guards one of Austria's finest modern-art collections, including works by Warhol, Schiele, Klimt, Kokosc…
Top Choice Burgers in Linz


Facing the monumental Mariendom cathedral, this A-line building's facade is split down the middle: half is stone, the other half is fronted by floor-to-ceiling glass that's lit up in vivid red at night. Flame-grille…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Linz

Bar Neuf

Linz' best cocktails are swizzled up at this intimate bar decorated in glossy white metro tiles beneath an exposed-brick arched ceiling. Alongside classic and custom creations, nine different cocktails appear each s…
Austrian in Linz

Alte Welt

Set around an arcaded inner courtyard, Alte Welt serves hearty fare, such as roast pork and beef ragout, and a good-value two-course mid-week lunch (€7.50). By night the cellar hosts jam sessions, live jazz and play…
Bakery in Linz


Breakfast (until 11am) and a daily changing menu of wholesome soups, salads and delicious organic breads are served at wooden tables in this vaulted cafe.
Cafe in Linz

k.u.k. Hofbäckerei

The Empire lives on at this gloriously stuck-in-time cafe in a timber-framed building dating from 1371. Here Fritz Rath bakes some of the best Linzer Torte in town – rich, spicy and with a wonderful crumbly lattice …
Live Music in Linz


Linz’ premier music venue stages top-drawer classical and jazz concerts. There is a dedicated program for kids of different ages (‘mini’ and ‘midi’ music).