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Welcome to Linz

Linz is the capital of the province of Upper Austria. Linz is open, modern, dynamic and therefore an attractive place to live in.

The most significant factors are the following: Linz is one of the most successful economic areas in Austria. There are more than 210.000 jobs here, which means that more people work here than live here. Currently Linz has a population of about 200,000.

As far as free time is concerned, the city also has a great deal to offer. In addition to the extensive possibilities to do sports, culture also plays an important role in this city. Linz has often offered impressive proof of this, and did so once again in 2009, when it was the cultural capital of Europe.

Its strength in the area of social matters (which is equal to that in the realm of economics) deserves to be mentioned. It has earned the reputation of a model social city because of its unique offerings of counseling and services for all age groups and social classes.

Another of its strengths is that its inhabitants are open to people from other countries and respectful towards them.


Linz is a UNESCO City of Media Arts

The European Capital of Culture 2009 invites its visitors to discover Linz as a contemporary city that looks to the future. The aim of Linz Tourismus is to enable guests to experience the UNESCO City of Media Arts with all their senses. An impetus for internationalisation that is a great opportunity for the Danube city.

Linz is a symbiosis as a city of industry, culture and nature, and an international, contemporary Creative City – surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. The city’s designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts shows that Linz, together with Lyon, Sapporo, Tel Aviv and Dakar, is one of the world’s most future-orientated locations. In addition to pioneering technology and visionary media arts, the city offers a variety of historical and cultural highlights, as well as culinary delights.  (new window)  (new window)  (new window)


Magistrat Linz
Hauptstraße 1-5
4041  Linz

phone: +43 732 7070 0
fax: +43 732 7070 54 2110

further information:

Tourist Information Linz

Hauptplatz 1, 4020  Linz
phone: +43 732 7070 2009
fax: +43 732 7070 54 2009

May - September
9 am - 7 pm Monday - Saturday
10 am - 7 pm Sunday, Holiday

October - April
9 am - 5 pm Monday - Saturday
10 am - 5 pm Sunday, Holiday