Our most recommended things to do in Linz

Linz: Harbor Cruise

Linz: Harbor Cruise

On board of the MS Linzerin you will experience downtown Linz up close with its stunning mix of modern architecture such as the ARS Electronica and the Lentos Art Museum, historical buildings and cultural sites such as the Brucknerhaus and the harbors. A highlight in this tour is a short drive into the Linz Mural Harbour. From the water you can enjoy an impressive first overview of Europe's largest graffiti gallery - in the harbor area, you can see more than 300 pieces of graffiti, some of them oversized, by artists from all over the world.

Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna, with optional drop off for those who want to stay the night. Traveling in small groups of no more than 8 people, the intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district. Stop by picture-postcard Lake Attersee and visit the charming alpine village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, a famous location in the hit movie "The Sound of Music." Upon arrival in Salzburg, discover Salzburg's UNESCO-listed Old Town with your guide on a leisurely walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about the city's famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg with plenty of free time to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver.

City Quest Linz: Discover the Secrets of the City!

City Quest Linz: Discover the Secrets of the City!

Get ready for an amazing adventure with our City Quest! It's like a treasure hunt and a fun Linz self-guided tour all rolled into one, and you're in charge with your trusty smartphone as your guide. You'll discover the wonders of the city, solve cool puzzles, unlock secret codes, and learn interesting and fun staff about the history of the city - all while enjoying a walk through the charming streets of Linz Just arrive at the starting point and begin the City Quest immediately with your phone. As you start your self-guided walking tour, you'll decode clues that lead you to different checkpoints throughout the city. At each checkpoint, you'll tackle puzzles, unlock codes, and uncover fascinating facts about the city's history and famous spots. Your City Quest concludes with a sense of achievement as you solve the final puzzle. After the adventure, you'll receive a detailed summary of your journey, including your accomplishments and how long it took. Once your City Quest ends, you'll be perfectly positioned to explore more of the city on your own. You can continue your day, maybe revisiting some of the sites you discovered during the quest or exploring new parts of this wonderful city. Specially for that we designed GOOGLE MAPS, where we add all the best spots of the City! We provide City Quests in various languages. If you have a language preference, please mention it in the comments. By default, we'll send the quest in English, but you can switch to another language during the quest.

Austria/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

Austria/Europe: 5G eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Austria hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Austria and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4, and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photos to confirm eligibility. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (including Cyclades), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy (including Vatican, San Marino, Sardinia), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Canary Islands and Balearic Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

Linz Crime Experience: self-guided crime tour

Linz Crime Experience: self-guided crime tour

If you are looking for the perfect mix between an outdoor escape game and a scavenger hunt, Crime-Trails are for you! Take over the investigation to find the culprit in a fictitious crime case. You will solve treacherous murders, crafty robberies, or shrewd kidnappings – the options are endless. Equipped with your smartphones, a case file, and a code for the arrest warrant, you and your family, friends or partner in crime begin the investigation at the scene of crime. It is up to you to decide which clues to follow first. Crime-Trails are designed for young as well as experienced hobby detectives from 12 years and up. 1. Purchasing a Crime-Trail After the purchase has been completed, you will receive a voucher code that gives you access to the case file along with a code to generate your arrest warrant at the end of the game. Once you have downloaded the case file, you can start the game whenever you like. There is no further preregistration needed. The case file includes an introductions as well as instructions to your mission. Note: Print the case file for a better overview during the game! 2. Locating the Scene of Crime To begin your investigation, find the location marked “scene of crime” in your case file. Once you arrive at the scene, familiarize yourselves with the case, scan the QR code on the crime file to get started and solve the first question. During the game you will communicate with the Crime-Trails headquarters to send out your answers to receive more and more clues as you move through the case. Note: All Crime-Trails can be played whenever you want to start your investigation! It does not matter when you purchase your crime file, it does not expire. 3. Starting the Investigation After you have solved the first question and established communication with the headquarters, you can visit the locations marked on the map in any order. Throughout the Crime-Trail you will stay in touch with the headquarters in order to receive further clues that help you solve the case. We do advice that you visit all locations, so you do not miss any important information. There will be no guide or organizer on site. In case you have any problems or questions, you can request a hint from the headquarters. Since the Crime-Trails are played outdoors and in individual groups, they are compatible with any Covid-19 restrictions. 4. Catching the Culprit Once you have solved all riddles and identified the culprit, you will be able to arrest this person and see weather you solved the case correctly or missed out any details.

Linz Private Walking Tour

Linz Private Walking Tour

Welcome to charming Linz, a place famous for its rich cultural life with numerous museums and an attractive landscape characterized by the Danube and green hills. Linz is the perfect mixture between old and new, a contemporary hub that harbours a charming Old Town filled with historic baroque architecture. During this walking tour through the heart of Linz, you will discover the most important attractions of Linz's old town, including the main square, the City Hall, the Danube River, the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral and the Mozart Residence. See the Trinity Column in Hauptplatz, an impressive 20-metre-high column made of white marble, and built-in gratitude to the Holy Trinity for protection against fire, war and plague. The star of Linz is the neo-Gothic New Cathedral, or Mariendom, Austria's largest church with its 134m tower and space for 20,000 people. We’ll have a look at the Mozart Residence, the Renaissance building where the composer wrote his Linz Symphony and Linz Sonata in only three days. Linz is also a city of music and not to mention cuisine, especially the Linzer Torte, the oldest cake recipe in the world, dating from 1653. Discover this, and much more, in a pleasant walking tour in beautiful Linz.

Linz: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

Linz: Murder Crime Game Self-Guided Interactive Tour

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Linz. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Linz.

Private Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

Private Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

Whether or not you’re a fan of The Sound of Music’, take advantage of your stay in Vienna and visit Salzburg. With a friendly English-speaking driver, you’ll depart from your hotel in Vienna in a private limousine or minivan. The scenery on the way to Salzburg is breathtaking: You pass by the Vienna Woods, see the peaks of the Alps from afar, and finally reach the Austrian lake district. Take pictures of the region’s gorgeous mountain lakes and villages, and visit the locations from The Sound of Music. In Salzburg you will be joined by a local expert guide who will take you on an extensive walking tour where you’ll hear intriguing stories about the history and the city’s famous  inhabitants. Along the way you will see the most important sights, including Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of the Mirabell Palace (the "DoReMi“ song was filmed here), the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter (the Von Trapp family hid there), the festival area, the Archbishop’s Palace and the cathedral. After the walking tour you can spend a couple of hours in Salzburg for lunch, to do some shopping explore the city further on your  own. Visit the Mozart museum or take a ride in the funicular up to the impressive fortress of Hohensalzburg. In the late afternoon your driver  will take you to Vienna and back to your hotel. Enjoy the superior service and the personal atmosphere of this private tour. Your knowledgeable guide is ready to respond to (almost) your every request and requirement, and there will be lots of photo opportunities. Recommended departure time: 7.30 am Duration: 12 hours ITINERARY Hotel pick-up 7.30 am Tour start - Travel past the Vienna Woods and Melk Abbey to Linz 9.30 am Stop for coffee and cake (at own expense) - ca. 30 minutes 10.50 am Photo Stop at Lake Attersee - ca. 15 minutes 11.30 am Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen - ca. 30 minutes 12.30 pm Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg's Old Town - ca. 1,5 hours 2.00 pm Free time in Salzburg for lunch, shopping and sightseeing - ca. 2,5 hours 4.30 pm Departure for Vienna 7.30 pm approx Arrival in Vienna Hotel drop off

Detective Trail Linz: puzzle tour for the whole family

Detective Trail Linz: puzzle tour for the whole family

Your children don't enjoy sightseeing? Detective Badger takes you on his puzzle tour to the most beautiful corners of Linz, tells you a lot of interesting things about the city and has some exciting puzzles in store for you. And at the end there is even a small reward waiting for the young and old participants. The Detective Trail is the perfect family adventure with children aged 6 to 14. But younger children and smaller siblings can also actively help with this treasure hunt with the support of their parents. On the detective trail you travel at your own pace. You decide for yourself when you start the tour and when you want to take a break. The detective trail is available to you as a digital version on your cell phone or as a printable PDF that you can easily print out at home beforehand. On the detective trail you puzzle together as a family. Younger children in particular need adult support to solve the puzzles.

Linz Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with Pöstlingbergbahn

Linz Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with Pöstlingbergbahn

Did you know that Linzer Torte, which is said to be the oldest cake in the world, comes from Linz? Or why is it known as ""City of the Führer""? Well, you can find out that and more on our walking tour of this beautiful yet underrated city. Explore the Old Town and its top tourist attractions with an Expert Guide and discover local history and legends along the way. Come and see Linz! Book a 2-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral. Your Private Guide will meet you at Hauptplatz, a bustling market square featuring the 1700s Holy Trinity Column and beautiful buildings such as the Old Town Hall, Feichtinger House and Schmidberger House. The monumental Old Cathedral (Alter Dom) will allure your eyes with its domed towers, so step inside to admire its Baroque interiors decorated with wood carvings, marble statues and a stunning painting of Saint Aloysius. You will also see the New Cathedral, which is the largest church in Linz. Other points of interest include Landhaus, Mozart’s former residence and Castle Park, which offers amazing views of the Danube River. Book a 3-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral. The New Cathedral (Mariendom) features a beautiful high altar, crypts, hand carved wood details and many exquisite stained glass windows that can be studied for hours. As the largest (but not the tallest) church in Austria, it is a must-see in Linz! Book a 4-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral and the Nordico Stadtmuseum. Located only a short walk from Hauptplatz, the family-friendly Nordico Stadtmuseum hosts varied temporary exhibitions on the history and culture of Linz. Among some of its treasures, you will discover old collections of photographs, antique pieces of furniture, art referencing the city and other interesting exhibits.This tour includes pre-booked tickets so you can save time and skip the line at the ticket office. Book a 6-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit its top tourist attractions: the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral, the Nordico Stadtmuseum and Pöstlingberg. This option includes round-trip tickets for Pöstlingbergbahn, a narrow-gauge electric railway that connects Linz’s main square with Pöstlingberg. This popular, hilltop tourist attraction offers great views over the city and is the site of the Pöstlingberg pilgrimage church, where you can see the miraculous image of Maria Pöstlingberg.

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What people are saying about Linz

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In spite of the raining day the trip was planned very well with amazing stops for the Mountain View and rained stopped so we enjoy all history provided by our guide as well as the tour inside old town great that we have 2 hours on our own with advice where to go and what to see strongly recommend to see it all in one day !!

It was without a doubt a great day. The transportation is very comfortable, and the landscapes are unique! Our guide, Robert, was also amazing. Always ready to answer any question, we learned a lot from him. I recommend it for those who don't have much time, and want to see a little more than Vienna.

Wonderful 45 mins up and down the river. Enough time to see the sights from the water but lots of time left to explore on land. Good price. Coffee and drinks available

The tour guide is very patient and will explain every single details to each of us. He is very helpful, and the tour was amazing!

Rui was a great guide, and a nice trip, worth going