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The capital of Upper Austria is known to be the third-largest city of the country. Situated on the Danube, Linz lies at a distance of 30 km from the border of the Czech Republic and provides scenic views to its visitors. Linz has a deep history which never fails to dazzle the history lovers. Founded by the Romans, the city was initially referred as Lentia by the ancient natives, the provincial and local Roman government resided and ruled. Adolf Hitler was born in a small Austrian city (situated at a close proximity to the German border) and spent some part of his childhood in Linz. Some other noted citizens of the city were Anton Bruckner and  Johannes Kepler.

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Some places are not explored by everyone, and those are the places that never fail to disappoint you. Linz is one of those places, not in the itinerary of many Austrian visitors but once visited, it’s hard to get the breath-taking views out of your mind. The perfect amalgamation of chronological buildings standing proudly on the cobblestone streets, appreciable architecture and lush greenery that surrounds the place, the city has equally amazing this to offer as its cousin like Vienna and Salzburg does. The year 2014 proved to be lucky for the city when UNESCO decided to make Linz a part of Creative Cities Network due to the brilliant museums and churches that it boasts. 


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While in Austria, you simply can’t miss the mouth-watering regional food that the street shops offer. Specially known for its desserts, Linz has secured a special place in the hearts of every food fanatic out there. While in Linz, make sure to explore Kuk Hofbackrei which serves the best Linzer Torte in the world. The chilled vibe offers creative food prepared from the local seasoning and dishes that no other place offers. 

Best Time To Visit Linz 

The best time to visit the city is seen from May to September when the temperature ranges somewhere between 20 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius. The city is situated in a flat region and because it is situated near River Danube, Linz generally has a lot of fluctuations in its temperature. The rates of the accommodations are generally high during the peak season due to the arrival of the travellers from all around the world. 


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Schlossmuseum Linz

At the banks of River Danube is situated this castle which has been helping Linz in regaining the popularity that it has. Rumor has it that the castle was home to an ancient fortress, part of which can be observed from the Friedrich Gate and the old walls. The castle features amazing artworks from prehistoric, Roman and the medieval periods. You can also observe sculptures, armours and some simple paintings while at this place.

St. Martin's Church

Known to be the oldest church in the country, St. Martin's Church is situated right below the Linz castles. Architectural lovers simply would not get enough of this place, designed in the 8th century on the ruins of Roman walls, it gives a great mystery to solve to its visitors. While inside, you might be able to explore the rich interior filled with frescoes, along with the outline of rustic doorways as well as old windows. You can also observe the inscriptions made on the wall.

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Lentos Art Museum

Inaugurated in the year 2003, this art museum is yet another one of the most significant places to visit in Linz. When lit up at night, the museum sure does dazzle every eye that falls upon the bright light and the magnificent building. With more than 1500 pieces of art, the majority of the designs are from the 19th century, and some masterpieces by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. The museum has a collection of sculptures, sketches, a shop to grab souvenirs from, a library for all those who want to spend some time reading.

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Botanical Garden

With its rose gardens and greenhouses, this botanical garden in Aarhus is sure to connect the tourists with nature. The botanical garden is more like a forest, courtesy to the four combined climate zones and the beech forests. Rydeu can take you to this heaven of nature, on your customized and comfortable ride!

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Hauptplatz and Landstrasse

Spread in an area of 1200 metres, Hauptplatz and Landstrasse is the best place to start your Linz’s sightseeing itinerary from. The place boasts Ursuline Church in the eastern part of the city and the other part includes Hauptplatz. The sculptures oozing out from the walls are designed in a magical manner and need to be appreciated for its fine details.

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An austrian city sharing its border with Germany, Salzburg is a ride of about 116 kilometers from Munich! The city is known for its Baroque architecture and the Salzburg festival! From Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Schloss Hellbrunn, and Getreidegasse, Salzburg is sure to give you a proper vacation!

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Tucked amidst the western shores in Austria’s the mountainous Salzkammergut region, Hallstatt is a village that is squatting right over the river of its name. The rustic village is home to numerous ancient shops selling rare souvenirs and laid-back cafes serving some of the best regional dishes ever. A few miles away, you can witness the beautiful valley glacier gardens and a tranquil Waldbachstrub waterfall.

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Squatting right next to the serene Wachau Valley, Melk is a city of Austria with a small population of 5,257. The city is majorly known for its baroque architecture and cobblestone street. Melk Abbey is a perfect example of the refined architecture and rich history that the city entails.

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Mauthausen is the most notorious Nazi concentration camp that is situated right beside the village of the same name. The village is serene and assures a trip back in time without taking too much of your time. The village is just 20 kms away from Linz therefore it hosts a large number of tourists every year.

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About 193 kilometers' ride from Munich will take you to the city of Passau - a city located at the confluence of two rivers, Inn and Ilz. Courtesy to its location at the Austrian border, the city emulates a blend of German and Austrian cultures! With amazing sightseeing places like the meeting point of three rivers, the biggest Organ in Europe, and Veste Oberhaus, Passau is definitely worthy of being on your itinerary!

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Enns is a cosy town situated far away from the connotation of Linz. The town lies on the river of the same name, initially in the 19th century, Enns was established as a fortress which is why it is known as the oldest municipality of the country. While in Enns, make sure to explore the gothic Parish Church, Stadtturm and the Old Town Hall.

Ceske Budejovice

If you are a Budweiser fan, you must already be aware of this place. A small town in the southern region of the Bohemian part of Czech Republic. The city is the largest in the region and is regarded to be economical as well as the commercial capital of the area. With the finest brewery in the entire country, Ceske Budejovice will quench your thirst with the best beer ever.

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Cesky Krumlov

Regarded to be the second most visited places in Czech Republic, this alluring city has now been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Some of the places that you simply can not miss while in Cesky Krumlov are Minorite Monastery, the baroque church of St. Vitus along with numerous art galleries.

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