Linz private city walking tour. Take a walking tour with a private guide to see the most important landmarks and attractions in Austria’s cutting-edge third city. Visit the renowned Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, to gain insight into the city’s thriving electronic arts sector (entry is on your own dime), and then take a stroll through the picturesque old town, making stops at both the old and new churches. Choose from a large number of different departure times to accommodate almost any schedule.
- Get your visit to Linz off to a great start on a private walking tour
- Learn about the city’s vibrant modern art scene from your guide
- Choice of departure times helps you fit more into your day
- Ask as many questions as you like from your private guide
Since prehistoric times, people have been living in the region that is today the city of Linz. It is said that the name of the city originates from the Celtic word for “bent,” which makes reference to the curve that the Danube River makes just to the east of Linz. Linz was a frontier village with a Roman stronghold during the time of the Roman Empire (Lentia).
The city reaped the benefits of its location on an important crossing of the Danube throughout the Middle Ages and into the early modern era. Linz, on the other hand, was never able to achieve the same level of historical significance as cities such as Salzburg and Vienna, and it maintained its relatively modest size long into the 19th century. In the year 1900, there were approximately 80,000 people living in Linz.
Even while Linz is currently working to maintain its reputation as a “steel city,” the city has made significant efforts (some of which have been rather costly) to become better known as a city of culture, music, and art.
Since the 1990s, a number of brand-new museums have been built, and in 2013, the city finally opened the long-awaited opera house that had been planned for decades. The annual Ars Electronica Festival that takes place in Linz is another reason why the city is frequently featured in the media on a global scale.
Ars Electronica Center
You will be visiting The Ars Electronica Center which is a center for electronic arts. It is built on the right side of the Nibelungenbrücke.
Lentos Kunstmuseum (Museum of Modern Art Linz) (Pass By)
Next is the place where, As the successor of the New Gallery of the City of Linz, the Lentos Art Museum, was opened in the year 2003, May. It is one of the most important museums of modern art in Austria.
Old Town Hall (Pass By)
You will be seeing The Old Town Hall which is located in the Main Square of Linz. It is enclosed by buildings with an important historical background with striking facades which characterize the square’s appearance.
Linz’s main square (Pass By)
Next, you’ll visit The Main Square (Hauptplatz). It is an area of around 13,200 m², which is one of the largest enclosed squares in Austria.
Old Cathedral, Linz
Next, you will be visiting The Old Cathedral, also called the Church of Ignatius, built between the years 1669 and 1683 in Baroque style.
The New Cathedral
Lastly, you will visit The New Cathedral, which is a Roman Catholic cathedral. Though not the tallest, but is the largest church in Austria.
Tour type: Guided tour/Private
Guide language: English
Duration: 2 hours
Price: from $240 (per group, max 15 persons)
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group, up to 15 persons