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Old Cathedral, Linz

Old Cathedral, Linz: Our most recommended tours and activities

Linz Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with Pöstlingbergbahn

1. 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.

Linz Old Town Private Walking Tour and Cruise

2. Linz Old Town Private Walking Tour and Cruise

There is an incredible amount of history and culture to discover in Linz, so let your Private Guide lead you on an ultimate adventure. You will see the best Old Town highlights and join a relaxing cruise along the Danube River to discover Linz’s culture, industry and nature. You will meet with your Private Guide at the main square and stroll up the narrow Hofgasse street with lovely pastel buildings towards the Lizn Castle. Pass through the castle’s inner courtyard to get to the Castle Park for a nice view of Linz and Pöstlingberg across the river. Then you will walk to the Landhous, a magnificent 16th-century Renaissance building with a lovely courtyard. Enjoy its stylish architecture and interesting commentary from the Local Guide. Further down you will reach Austria’s largest church, the monolithic neo gothic New Cathedral, also known as Mariendom. You will also get to see the Baroque highlight of Linz’s Old Town - the Old Cathedral, that marks the city’s skyline with its two towers topped with onion domes. At the iconic main square, Hauptplatz, you will see the Neptune Fountain, Old Town Hall, the Feichtinger House with its carillon and other historic buildings. You will also spot the white marble Holy Trinity Column, which was erected in the 18th-century as a monument of gratitude for protecting the city from the last great wave of plague in Central Europe. Finally, you will get on board the MS Linzerin ship to go on a 100 minutes long cruise along the Danube River. You can choose between a guided and non-guided cruise. During the guided option, your guide will point out the most important buildings along the way, such as the futuristic glass buildings of the Ars Electronica Center, the Lentos Art Museum and the famous copper concert hall “Brucknerhaus.” You will also discover the fantastic views of wide nature reserves and the harbour quarter. During the non-guided cruise option, the guide will take you to the ship's departure point. You will have the best time admiring the amazing views with your family or friends. You can grab a drink or choose a meal from a special menu on board.

History of Linz with a Linzer Cake Tasting

3. History of Linz with a Linzer Cake Tasting

Join us for an exclusive small group private city tour where we will take you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of this charming Austrian city. With a maximum of 9 people per tour, you will have the opportunity to explore Linz's most famous sights in a personal and intimate setting. Our tour starts in the city center, where we will visit some of Linz's most famous landmarks. We'll explore the beautiful Hauptplatz, where you'll be mesmerized by the stunning Baroque architecture and the famous Dreifaltigkeitssäule, a towering monument dedicated to the Holy Trinity. From there, we'll make our way to the impressive Old Cathedral, a Baroque masterpiece that has stood for centuries and is steeped in history. As we stroll through the charming streets of Linz, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the city's rich cultural heritage and vibrant modern life. You'll have the opportunity to learn about Linz's long history as a center of commerce, as well as the thriving contemporary art scene that has made the city a hub of creativity and innovation. Of course, no tour of Linz would be complete without a visit to a traditional coffeehouse, where you'll sample the world-famous Linzer Torte, a delicious pastry with ground almonds, currant jam and a buttery crust. We will stop at the coffeehouse to enjoy this sweet treat and soak up the warm, inviting atmosphere of this popular Linz institution. During the tour, we'll also stop at some of Linz's hidden gems, such as charming cafes and craft stores, where you can take a break and enjoy the local delicacies. Whether you are a history buff, an art lover or just want to discover the best of Linz, our city tour is the perfect way to experience this beautiful city in all its glory.

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