Linz, the third largest city of Austria, is a major economic centre of the country. Lying between Vienna and Salzburg, this city is a seat of culture, art and technology.
To see the historical and cultural richness of Linz, stop at Pöstlingberg Basilica. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this cathedral offers breathtaking views of the city and is a sought-after wedding location. With glass windows and an intricately-designed facade, the New Cathedral is one of the largest churches in Linz. Stroll around the Lentos Art Museum for insights into the art scene of the city. Featuring an impressive collection of sculptures, sketches and artworks, Lentos Art Museum should definitely be on your list if you’re interested in art and history. Travel back in time to the 17th century at Linz Castle. Today, this impressive building houses permanent exhibitions showcasing Upper Austria’s art, culture, nature and technology.
If you think Linz has limited food options, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Mostly known for baked goods, this city is home to one of the oldest cakes in the world, Linzer Torte. Make your way to k.u.k. Hofbäckerei, a traditional bakery to try this buttery pastry baked with cinnamon, almonds or walnuts, and filled with redcurrant or raspberry jam. Linzer Augen is a mini version of Linzer torte where two shortbread cookies are stuck together with a delicious redcurrant jam. If you happen to be in Linz during Christmas, definitely taste this local delicacy with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.