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Linz – the city on the edge of the Alps

The large, industrial steel city of Linz is the state capital of Upper Austria. It is located on the River Danube and is the third largest city in Austria, with about 200,000 inhabitants. Linz offers the typical shopping comforts of a big city, while also providing artistic and cultural attractions and festivals of international renown. Flights to Linz (LNZ) not only delight businessmen and women as well as shopping lovers, but also fans of art and culture. Linz maintains flight connections daily to Düsseldorf and Vienna and several times a day to Frankfurt. All major European airlines operate through the airport in Linz. There are direct flights on a regular basis, though not daily, to London Stansted, Hurghada and Tenerife airports.

In these cases, indirect flights are recommended. Book your outbound flight to Linz with SunExpress from wherever you are, from March to October, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, to the Turkish Mediterranean Sea near Antalya. From there, SunExpress will take you daily to Adana in the south of Turkey or to the Southeast Anatolian city of Diyarbakir. Similarly, you can travel with SunExpress daily from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport or Izmir in western Turkey, The Black Sea through Samsun or the Eastern Anatolia Region. From the holiday destination of your choice, it’s easy to book your return flight home with SunExpress.

The entire terminal of the Linz airport also offers its visitors free access to the Internet. „It starts in Linz“ is the slogan of the city. Look forward to the start of an extraordinary cultural holiday and book cheap flights to Linz (LNZ) with SunExpress today!

Short facts

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Country: Austria
Language: German
Currency: Euro

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Discover Linz

The town’s most iconic landmark is Pöstlingberg, with its picturesque pilgrimage church that characterizes the cityscape. Starting from the main square in Linz, a modernized electric streetcar, the Pöstlingberg Railway, will take you on an extraordinary 4km long route to the Linzer Hausberg. At the top, the lookout offers a beautiful view over the Donaumetropole. Children’s hearts will race during a ride on the Grottenbahn, a railway with dragon-shaped cars that journey through a Dwarven realm. Halfway to Pöstlingberg, visitors can stop at the all-year-round Linz petting zoo.

Linz: European capital of culture 2009 and UNESCO City of Media Arts

Linz is an ideal destination for art and culture lovers alike. The 2009 European Capital of Culture offers its visitors a very lively art and culture scene, with a wide range of activities to discover. Since 2014, Linz has also been a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, as City of Media Arts. Since then, the city has been one of the most future-oriented cities in the world of film, music, literature, design, crafts, media art and food. The UNESCO Cities of Media Arts features eight cities worldwide and includes Lyon, Sapporo, Dakar, Tel Aviv and York, England. Since 1979, Linz’s Donaupark has been the most visited stage of the open-air music festival, Linzer Klangwolke, every September. The Brucknerfest and the Ars Electronica festival are also highly regarded cultural festivals. Since 1987, the International Pflasterpektakel, a street art festival, takes place as the main attraction of the Linz cultural summer. The shows with magic, mime, juggling and theatre are a highlight, especially for families.

The city of Linz – interesting all year round

A visit to Linz is a pleasure at any time of the year. The summer months when travellers can take walks on the Danube promenade or simply sit on one of the many park benches are especially recommended. The pre-Christmas period and the advent season are also attractive, when Linz’s main square is transformed into a large Christmas market. The art and music lover should definitely plan a Linz holiday in September. What began in 1979 as a pilot project is now considered a success: hundreds of artists participate every year in order to provide visitors to the Ars Electronica festival with an unforgettable art and technology experience. The countless museums and galleries of the city of Linz also have their doors open all year round. The LENTOS-Kunstmuseum, for example, has a lot to offer with its changing exhibitions and exceptional modern art. Also noteworthy are the permanent exhibitions of the NORDICO Stadtmuseum of Linz, the Schlossmuseum and the Ars Electronica Center – Museum of the Future. The voestalpine Stahlwelt, which offers its visitors many new and special exhibitions, has its own museum of contemporary history and is quite exceptional. The voestalpine Group, which is located in Linz, is also home to a factory tour. The industrial city of Linz is especially interesting for business guests. Many larger hotels are specialized in business and offer facilities with appropriate technical equipment for conferences. Wi-Fi coverage in the state capital is ensured by the Hotspot Linz initiative, with free, distributed locations throughout the city.

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