Linz is the third-largest city in Austria and is located on the Danube River at the northern border near Czechia and Germany. This Roman-founded city is a cultural center in Europe, being the birthplace of the Linzer torte and the home of dozens of festivals throughout the year. There is also a long tradition of intellectualism; it was in Linz that Johannes Kepler discovered the third law of planetary motion, which is reflected in the naming of the city’s public university (Johannes Kepler University).
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Best time to book a flight to Linz Airport
While winters are often quite cold, summers are nice and warm in Linz. Precipitation ranges from moderate in the spring and fall to often in summer and winter.
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Airlines that fly to Linz Airport
This small airport nonetheless is served by several airlines, such as the following:
- Austrian Airlines
- Air Cairo
What to expect when arriving at Linz Airport
You can grab a bus on the 601 line for a 20-minute trip into the center of Linz. There’s also a free shuttle that travels between the airport and Horsching Station, where visitors can then take a train into Linz.
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Facilities at Linz Airport
This airport hosts a unique rooftop terrace that lets you gaze on incoming and outgoing planes. This is an ideal activity for those traveling with children, as well as the children’s play area which has all sorts of family-friendly games and pastimes.
What to see and do in Linz
As one of Europe’s prime cultural centers, there are dozens of marvels that attest to Linz’s rich history. Cathedrals in a variety of styles abound, as do museums boasting art from all eras. You can also experience the gastronomical heritage of the city, such as strudel and erdapfelkas, at the many traditional restaurants and taverns scattered about the city.
Visitors come from all over just to experience the plethora of shopping options available in town. Stroll along the tree-lined sidewalks of the Linzer Landstrasse, a famed shopping street that has street cafes, department stores, specialty stores and more. Festivals also regularly occur with their own selection of exhibitions. Among the most popular are the Urfanraner Markte, a farmer’s market set up with an amusement park, and the Pflasterspektakel, a literal spectacle dedicated to street performers of all stripes.
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