Linz is a beautiful Austrian city located upon the banks of the River Danube. The city has a long and distinguished history as one of the most important hubs of the Habsburg Empire and this is reflected in its beautiful architecture and ambience. It is a perfect destination for those searching for a wealth of history, literature, music and architecture both classical and modern. The breathtaking views of the city and the River Danube, which winds through the centre, are truly a sight to behold and can be viewed from a distance as your flight descends. Home to St Mary's Cathedral, the largest church in Austria and an impressive feat of neo-Gothic style, the city also counts a botanical garden, contemporary art museum and of course the Provincial Theatre as its main attractions. Linz offers a range of cuisine to suit all tastes, including local Upper Austrian dishes and world famous desserts. It is possible to enjoy all of Linz' delights with a direct flight from London. Use our price comparison tool to find yourself the best deal to suit your schedule and budget.
Linz is extremely well-known for its distinctive dessert, the Linzer Torte. This special cake is a culinary experience not to be missed and is said to be the oldest-known cake in the world, dating back to 1653. It is the pride of the city and is best enjoyed with coffee in a cosy café along the banks of the Danube. Also worth visiting is St Mary's Cathedral, with its stained-glass windows which depict the city's history. The Brucknerhaus concert hall has been a symbol of the city since opening in 1974, and a guided tour of this stunning building is recommended. The Musiktheater am Volksgarten was recently opened on 11 April 2013 and is considered Europe's most modern opera house, showcasing the crème-de-la-crème of Austria's classical music scene. Before taking a flight back home, a show at the opera is a great way to end the holiday.