Adventure world Pöstlingberg

The Pöstlingberg lets you change your perspectives on Linz! © LinzTourismus ASigalov The Pöstlingberg lets you change your perspectives on Linz! © LinzTourismus ASigalov

Let's set off up Linz's local mountain! An excursion to Pöstlingberg is an unforgettable experience – not only for children! Whether families visit the pilgrimage basilica, the viewing platform, the zoo or the realm of fairy tales and dwarves – the Grottenbahn, they're sure to have a great time high above Linz. Or you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city by the colourful Danube as a cosy twosome! Change your perspectives on Linz!


Linz's Pöstlingbergbahn, the steepest adhesion railway in Europe, creates a harmonious combination of nostalgia and modernity through its design. In only 20 minutes, starting from Hauptplatz, its climbs Linz's local mountain. The historical carriages are accessible for the disabled and have been gently modernised. Whether you take the new mountain train or a nostalgia carriage (only in summer) – a trip on the Pöstlingbergbahn is an experience for the whole family.

daily till 10.30 pm. (= last slide),
Monday to Saturday: from 6 am., Sundays and public holidays: from 7.30 am.

Tickets are available from ticket machines at the stop or from Tourist Information Linz on Hauptplatz.


Pöstlingberg pilgrimage basilica

At the highest point on Pöstlingberg, the landmark of Linz towers over the city: the pilgrimage basilica called the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary. Just a few minutes' walk from the Pöstlingbergbahn stop, if offers a breathtaking view of Linz.

Opening hours
November to April 08:00-18:00
May to October 07:00.20:00

Church service
Monday to Saturday 10:00
Sunday, Holidays 09:05, 10:30, 16:30

Am Pöstlingberg 1
4040 Linz
Tel. +43 732 731228


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A trip on the Dragon Express through Linz's Grottenbahn spirits visitors away into the realm of dwarves, forest animals and fairy tales. The Grottenbahn will enchant you with scenes from famous fairy tales, and takes visitors back to the olden days with a stroll on Linz Hauptplatz in miniature at the turn of the century. A great excursion destination for families!

Opening hours
01 March to 31 May 10:00-17:00
01 June to 31 August 10:00-18:00
01 September to 01 November 10:00-17:00
Sundays in Advent: 10:00-17:00
08 December 10:00-17:00
24 December 10:00-15:00

Admission Price
Adults € 5,50
Children € 3,30
Family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children in age 2-15 years) € 14,90

Entry up to 10 people
 - Adults € 4,40
 - Children (in age 2-15 years) € 2,70 1 accompanying person per child has free entry

Am Pöstlingberg 16
4040 Linz
Tel. +43 732 3400 7506


Zoo Linz

Zoo Linz houses over 600 native and exotic animals. It is situated halfway up Pöstlingberg (accessible on the Pöstlingbergbahn). The hothouse is particularly worth seeing, with its extraordinary inhabitants, such as apes and boas. Special events for families are offered throughout the whole year!

Opening hours
26 March 2017 to 28 October 2017: Entrance 09:00-18:00 (Outgoing until 19:00)

Windflachweg 1
4040 Linz
Tel. +43 732 737180


Admission Price
Adults € 5,50
Reduced (civil servants, military servants, students older than 14 years) (only with Identity Card) € 4,00
Children (younger than 5 years) - free entry
Children (in age 6-13) € 2,50

Group tours of 15 people
 - Adults € 4,00
 - Children (in age 6-13) € 1,50
 - Retiree, disabled people, trainees, students, civil servants, military servants, students (older than 14) (only with Identity Card) € 3,00

Safari by night (possible in July and August)
Duration: ca. 60 to 75 min.
Price: Adults € 4,90, Children younger than 13 years € 2,00 in case of less participants there is the possibility of paying a lump-sum € 50,00

guided tour for classes
Duration: ca. 60 to 75 min.
Price: € 2,00 excl. Admission Price per participant (minimum number of participants 10) or paying a lump-sum of € 20,00 in case of less participants; teachers have free entry


"Hartlauer Fotogalerie" - Image gallery

From the highest point of Linz, the Pöstlingberg, the "Hartlauer image gallery" overlooks Linz. National and international photographic art of the Austrian scene is presented there from early April till the end of November.

Opening hours: 
Friday - Sunday and holiday 11:00 - 19:00

Admission Price:
per person: € 3,00
Reduced: € 1,50 
Children & teenager up to 14 years: free entry
Free entry with a Pöstlingbergbahn ticket

Am Pöstlingberg 12
4040 Linz
+43 732 / 710859


Dining high above Linz

Feel like a break? The restaurants on Pöstlingberg provide a pleasant close to the day or a lunch break on your visit to Linz. Sample culinary delights while dining high above Linz.