Housed in a sumptuous late-19th-century building, the Landesgalerie focuses on 20th- and 21st-century paintings, photography and installations. The rotating exhibitions often zoom in on works by Upper Austrian artists, such as Alfred Kubin's expressionist fantasies and Valie Export's shocking Viennese Actionist–inspired pieces. The open-air sculpture park contrasts modern sculpture with the gallery's neoclassical architecture.

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Nearby Linz attractions

1. Alter Dom

0.29 MILES

The twin towers of this late-17th-century cathedral dominate Linz’ skyline. With its stuccowork, pink-marble altar and gilt pillars, the interior is…

2. Ursulinenkirche


This baroque, twin-domed church was a former nunnery and features altar paintings by the prolific Martin Altomonte.

3. Lentos

0.31 MILES

Overlooking the Danube, the rectangular glass-and-steel Lentos is strikingly illuminated by night. The gallery guards one of Austria's finest modern-art…

4. Kepler Salon

0.32 MILES

The great astronomer, mathematician and astrologer Johannes Kepler lived here while he completed the groundbreaking Rudolphine Tables. The house now…

5. Zahnmuseum

0.35 MILES

If you're terrified of the whine of the dentist's drill, this is one museum guaranteed to set your teeth on edge. On display are items spanning 300 years…

6. Hauptplatz

0.35 MILES

Street performers entertain the crowds, trams rumble past and locals relax in pavement cafes on the city's centrepiece square, framed by ornate baroque…

7. Donaupark

0.35 MILES

Next to Lentos on the southern bank of the Danube is the Donaupark, the city’s green escape vault. Modern sculptures rise above the bushes in the well…

8. Minoritenkirche

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Founded in 1236 and redesigned in rococo style with delicate pink stucco, this church contains altar paintings by Bartolomeo Altomonte.