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Linz Travel Guide

Linz is a great place offering an eclectic mix of vibrant lifestyle, culture and vibrant business atmosphere. It has a lot to keep visitors going. Linz, the capital city of Upper Austria, is recognized as the second largest city in the country and it is a base for most industries. The city is home to about 200,000 inhabitants and it is a place to enjoy great festivals including Bruckner Festival and the Ars Electronica.

Linz is the capital of the Upper State of Austria and it is located along the River Danube. Make your trip to Linz memorable with a Linz Car Rental from Right Car Hire UK. With your car rental, you can have a great time going through the city and visiting strategic places at your own pace. Some of the places that may interest you are the schlossmuseum, the botanical gardens and the Art Electronica Center. At Right Car Hire UK, we offer a wide range of car rental service at affordable service. All that is required to rent a car and drive though the city is your driver’s license, a valid I.D and of course a credit card. No matter what might be on your Linz itinerary, check it off with ease with Right Car Hire UK Linz car rental.

LinzAttractions and Activities

There are various places to visit and things to see. Here you will find museums, churches, concert halls, lovely buildings, monuments and lots more. There is something for everyone.

Old Townhall

Dating back to 1513, the Old Town is one of the popular places to explore in the city. Featuring Gothic Renaissance, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary elements, the Old Townhall is breathtaking. Presently, it holds the seats of the city council and the central administration.

Church of the Minor Friars

The Church of the Minors Friars was formerly a twin nave church of monastery of the Minor Friars. It has proximity to the Austrian provincial government seat. In 1678, it returned to the order and has now been renovated to give it such incredible looks.

Landhaus

The upper Austria provincial government, parliament and governor’s seat resides at the Renaissance building with three inner courtyards. In 1582, the Planetenbrunnen literally meaning plane fountain, came into existence. It showcases bronzes of the moon, Mercury, Venus, the sun, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.

Linz Castle

In 1477 the Emperor Friedrich III, reconstructed the castle, which was first recorded in 799. In 1600, the castle was renovated and it increased in size and space. Today, it is recognised by the two courtyards and a main gate to the city. It was used as a medical centre during the Napoleonic wars, as a prison and also as a barrack. Linz Castle now serves as a museum and holds a lot of great collections including weapons, musical instruments and much more. Here you will also enjoy special exhibitions annually.

Getting to Linz

You can get to Linz by plane, intercity bus or train. Linz is at the river Donau, in upper Austria. From Vienna, it is about 184km/114 miles; from Czech border, it is about 30km/19 miles; from Salzburg, it is about 300km/186 miles; and approximately 220 km/137 miles from Graz.

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