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Top Choice Abbey in St Florian

Augustiner Chorherrenstift

Rising like a vision above St Florian, this abbey dates at least to 819 and has been occupied by the Canons Regular, living under Augustinian rule, since 1071. Today its imposing yellow-and-white facade is overwhelm…
Top Choice Burgers in Linz

Paul's

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 Cathedral in Linz

Mariendom

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 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 Gallery in Linz

Lentos

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 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…
Top Choice Monastery in The Innviertel

Stift Engelszell

The little riverside village of Engelhartszell an der Donau is home to one of only eight licensed Trappist breweries outside Belgium, and the only one in Austria. At the abbey Engelszell (founded 1293), you can purc…
Top Choice International in Wels

Löwenkeller

With its exposed stone, starchy white linen and polished service, Löwenkeller is by far the most sophisticated restaurant in town. Dishes such as poached trout served on spinach with dill oil, roast guinea fowl with…
Top Choice Coffee in Freistadt

Suchan

Opening hours are short as Suchan's coffee has become so popular throughout Austria and even Berlin that it spends the rest of the week roasting, using unmixed (single-origin), slow-drum and air-cooling techniques. …
Top Choice Austrian in Freistadt

Freistadt Brauhaus

To sample Freistadt's hoppy brews, head to the town's brewery restaurant, which has a sprawling vaulted interior and beer garden. Meaty Austrian faves include roast pork drizzled with dark beer sauce and served with…