Experience all the charms of this capital of Upper Austria by foot. Founded by the Romans, Linz rose to prominence under the Hapsburg Empire. Today, it remains a vibrant cultural center. Explore the Danube’s south bank with your guide. Pass by the massive Brucknerhaus concert hall, named for the famed Austrian composer, and glance across the Danube to view the modern New Town Hall. Continue to Linz Castle, considered the most beautiful museum in the province. In the Old Quarter, you will see the Market Hall, the Mozarthaus, where the composer wrote the Linz Symphony, the magnificent Renaissance Landhaus tower and the elegant facade of the Landestheater. Step inside the New Cathedral, Austria’s largest church, if the church’s schedule allows.
Lunch in a cool vegan restaurant.
After Lunch, visit Linz’s museum of the future, Ars Electronica Center (AEC). The striking building situated directly by the Danube houses impressive exhibitions on art, technology and society. Here, you can watch artificial intelligence thinking, train self-driving cars, program robots, print in 3D or process your own DNA with the gene scissors. Be inspired!
START: 10 AM
DURATION: Full day tour