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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 Cologne Dom fame, the cathedral sports a tower whose height was restricted to 134m, so as not to outshine Stephansdom in Vienna. The interior is lit by a veritable curtain of stained glass, including the Linzer Fenster, depicting scenes from Linz' history.

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1. Bischofshof

0.09 MILES

This ornate baroque bishop’s residence was built between 1721 and 1726 by Michael Pruckmayr following designs by Jakob Prandtauer, who also made his mark…

2. Ursulinenkirche

0.23 MILES

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

3. Minoritenkirche

0.27 MILES

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

4. Landhaus

0.27 MILES

This striking Renaissance former convent, with a trio of interlinking courtyards, is now the seat of Upper Austrian parliament and government. The bronze…

5. Alter Dom

0.34 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…

6. Hauptplatz

0.36 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. Schlossmuseum

0.39 MILES

Romans, Habsburg emperors, fire – Linz' castle has seen the lot. Enjoy the panoramic city views before delving into its museum's trove of treasures,…

8. Zahnmuseum

0.39 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…