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Best 2 Itineraries for Linz.

It is time to select the most suitable Linz travel itinerary for you. Depending on your time and the budget, you could choose between one-day or two-day trips to  Austria’s third-largest city which is shaped by industry.

One day itinerary for Linz

Salzburg Hbf – Linz/ Donau Hbf – Marien Dom –  Hauptplatz – Postlingbergbahn – Schlossmuseum – Donau – Linz/Donau Hbf – Salzburg Hbf

Marien Dom Linz

The iconic longest church in Austria with a spire soars of 135 meters high.  The Roman Catholic church is famous for its stained glass windows which showcase the history of the city.  

How to Reach Marien Dom from Linz Hbf

  • Trolley bus 46 with destination linz/donau Hafen, in 2 minuts will arrive in Linz/Donau Volksgartenstraße.
  • Tram 01 with destination Linz/donau JKU Universität, in 5 minuts will arrive at Mozartkreuzung.
  • With your own car? Ask mr.Google !!!!

Time needed

Approximately 45 minutes.

Hauptplatz, Linz

One of the largest and most breathtaking public spaces in Austria.  The history runs back to 1230 and has been used as the major marketplace in the city. Many buildings facing Hauptplatz have narrow front and long bodies. Famously this squire was named after Adolf Hitler due to his famous speech on the ‘’ Greater German Reich’’

People could enjoy an ice cream or a bubble tee where there are excellent shops nearby. If you visit Linz during Christmas, this is one of the places where they have a Christmas market.

How to Reach Hauptplatz from Marian Dom (Mozartkreuzng)

  • Tram 02 with destination Linz/donau JKU Universität, in 3 minuts will arrive at Linz/Donau Hauptplatz.
  • On foot through Landestraße in 10 minuts.

Time needed

Approximately 30 minutes.

Postlingbergbahn, Linz

This mountain tram line is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.  Firstly established in the 19th century connecting hauptplatz and the Postlingberg mountain. on top of the mountain is one of the picturesque sceneries in the city.

  • Tram ride is about 20 minutes long.
  • You have to have a separate ticket for the ride and an up and down ticket is 7 € per adult. Could buy the tickets from the booth next to the tram stop in Hauptplatz.

How to Reach Postlingbergbahn from Hauptplatz

  • There is a separate Tram stop in the Hauptplatz. Catch the train from Hauptplatz.

Time needed

Approximately 2 hours.

Schlossmuseum, Linz,

Once home to empire Friedrich III, is now one of the most important museums in Austria with vast collection of articles representing Austrian technological History, Austrian Music, Art and culture including great collection of potraits , Archaeological items and Weaponry etc.  

  • Do not miss the restaurant on the museum terrace which offers the best view of the city and the river.
  • Opening Hours – Tue to Sun, Fri  10-18 H
  • Tickets –
    • adults -€ 6,50 , 
    • groups 8+ – €5 ,
    • students €4,50

How to Reach Schlossmuseum from Hauptplatz

  • From the Hauptplatz stop – Hofgasse (to the left of Oberbank) straight ahead up the steps to the Schlossmuseum Linz.

Time needed

Approximately 2 hours

Donaur walk

If you visit the city on a perfect summer day, taking a walk on the Danube riverbanks would make your journey remarkable.

Estimated cost for the one-day journey

Expence amount in €
Train from Salzburg to Linz 30
Linz Day ticket 5
Postlingbergbahn ticket 7
Schloss Museum ticket 4.50
Lunch (Approximately ) 20
Linz to Salzburg 30
Miscellaneous 25
Total 121.50

Two-day itinerary in Linz ( one night in Linz )

Salzburg Hbf – Linz/ Donau Hbf – Marien Dom –  Hauptplatz – Lentos Kunstmuseum – Linzer Landhaus – Alter Dom – Landesgalerie – Plus city – Café Strom –  Jugendgästehaus – Postlingbergbahn – Schlossmuseum – Donau – Linz/Donau Hbf – Salzburg Hbf

Marien Dom Linz

The iconic longest church in Austria with a spire soars 135 meters high.  The Roman Catholic church is famous for its stained glass windows which showcase the history of the city.  

How to Reach Marien Dom from Linz Hbf

  • Trolley bus 46 with destination linz/donau Hafen, in 2 minuts will arrive in Linz/Donau Volksgartenstraße.
  • Tram 01 with destination Linz/donau JKU Universität, in 5 minuts will arrive at Mozartkreuzung.
  • With your own car? Ask mr.Google !!!!

Time needed

Approximately 45 minutes.

Hauptplatz, Linz

One of the largest and most breathtaking public spaces in Austria.  The history runs back to 1230 and has been used as the major marketplace in the city. Many buildings facing Hauptplatz have narrow front and long bodies. Famously this squire was named after Adolf Hitler due to his famous speech on the ‘’ Greater German Reich’’

People could enjoy an ice cream or a bubble tee where there are excellent shops nearby. If you visit Linz during Christmas, this is one of the places where they have a Christmas market.

How to Reach Hauptplatz from Marian Dom (Mozartkreuzng)

  • Tram 02 with destination Linz/donau JKU Universität, in 3 minuts will arrive at Linz/Donau Hauptplatz.
  • On foot through Landestraße in 10 minuts.

Time needed

Approximately 30 minutes.

Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz

Regarded as one of the most important collections of modern art in Austria. The 130 meters long building is an attraction itself with a picturesque view of the river Danube.

  • Opening hours – Tu–Su 10 am – 6 pm , Th 10 am – 8 pm, Mo        closed
  • Tickets –  Adults – €10

                 Students ( up to 27) – €5

                 Persons with special needs – €5

How to Reach Lentos Kunstmuseum from hauptplatz

  • Walk 2-3 minutes to Lentos.

Time needed

Approximately 1.30 hours.

Linzer Landhaus, Linz

The building is today the seat of the Upper Austrian Provincial Government. Build-in the 16th century. It was a school earlier where Johannes Kepler worked as a teacher for 14 years.  A recent excavation reviled an important medieval and Baroque era findings.

  • If anyone is interested in visiting Landhaus, need to arrange the tour in advance by calling the Landhaus or Linz Tourismus.

How to Reach Linzer Landhaus from Lentos Kunstmuseum

  • Back to Hauptplatz and through Klosterstraße ( takes just 8 minutes on foot.

Time needed

Approximately 1 hour.

Alter Dom

Dedicated to Ignatius or to Jesuit .  The Church was build between 1683 and 1689. And the church is really famous for its musical history.

How to Reach Alter Dom from Linzer Landhaus.

  • 3 minutes away from the Landhaus on foot.

Landesgalerie, Linz

This beautiful building is the place to most of the contemporary and modern art in Upper Austria. The aim of the Museum is to integrate 20th and 21st Century art.

  • Opening Hours – Tue – Sun, Fri  –  10-18H
  • Tickets

                  Adults        – €  6.50

                    Student       – € 4.50

                   Groups (8<)  – € 5

How to Reach Landesgalerie from Alter Dom

  • In 7 minutes altogether can reach Francisco Carolinum on foot.  

Time needed

Approximately 1 hour.

Plus City

The favorite shopping mall of Linzer people. This offers cinema, clothes, restaurants, books, perfume, etc. especially as a foreign student if you miss KFC, this is the place for you. Many Salzburg students make day trips to Linz just to have KFC.

How to Reach Plus City from Linz Hbf

  • Tram 4 with destination Traum ÖO Schloss, after 16 minutes altogether will arrive in Plus City.

Time needed

Approximately 2-3 hours.

Café Strom

One of the famous meeting places for the nightlife lovers in the city. The café offers one of the best views of the river.

How to reach Café Strom from Hbf

  • Tram 2 with the direction Linz/Donau JKU Universität. After 9 minutes will arrive in Linz/Donau Hinsenkampplatz. From their just 2 minutes away on foot.
  • If you are interested in night life , please click here

Jugendgästehaus Linz

This offers one of the lowest rates in the city with excellent breakfast and clean rooms. Situated nealy 4 Kms away from the Hbf.

How to reach jugendgästehaus from Linz Hbf

  • Bus 46 with the destination ………….. . after …….. minutes will arrive at ………….. and another 3 minutes away on foot.

Postlingbergbahn, Linz

This mountain tram line is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.  Firstly established in the 19th century connecting hauptplatz and the Postlingberg mountain. on top of the mountain is one of the picturesque sceneries in the city.

  • Tram ride is about 20 minutes long.
  • You have to have a separate ticket for the ride and an up and down ticket is 7 € per adult. Could buy the tickets from the booth next to the tram stop in Hauptplatz.

How to Reach Postlingbergbahn from Hauptplatz

  • There is a separate Tram stop in the Hauptplatz. Catch the train from Hauptplatz.

Time needed

Approximately 2 hours.

Schlossmuseum, Linz

Once home to empire Friedrich III, is now one of the most important museums in Austria with vast collection of articles representing Austrian technological History, Austrian Music, Art and culture including great collection of potraits , Archaeological items and Weaponry etc.  

  • Do not miss the restaurant on the museum terrace which offers the best view of the city and the river.
  • Opening Hours – Tue to Sun, Fri  10-18 H
  • Tickets –
    • adults -€ 6,50 , 
    • groups 8+ – €5 ,
    • students €4,50

How to Reach Schlossmuseum from Hauptplatz

  • From the Hauptplatz stop – Hofgasse (to the left of Oberbank) straight ahead up the steps to the Schlossmuseum Linz.

Time needed

Approximately 2 hours

Donaur walk

If you visit the city on a perfect summer day, taking a walk on the Danube riverbanks would make your journey remarkable.

Estimated cost for the two-day journey

ExpenceAmount in €
Train from salzburg to Linz 30
Linz day ticket 10
Lentos Kunstmuseum ticket 5
Postlingbergbahn ticket 7
Schloss museum ticket 4.50
2 Lunches and 1 dinner ( Approximately) 50
Accommodation (Approximately) 40
Nightlife 30
Train from Linz to Salzburg 30
Miscellaneous 50
Total 256.50
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