Contemporary history in the air-raid shelter: aspects of the 20th century

The first half of the twentieth century brought massive upheaval and changes to Linz’s history. The Civil War, resistance and the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria into Germany, as well as the period after the Second World War have left their stamp on the city. During the Nazi dictatorship, existing tunnel systems were enlarged for air-raid purposes through the forced labour of concentration camp prisoners. It is possible to view part of this shelter with the Austria Guides.

The opening of the air-raid shelter is a sign of how intensively the city is striving to face up to its past and to cultivate a culture of remembrance. On your tour of the air-raid shelter, the Austria Guides inform you about aspects of Linz’s history from 1934 to 1955 and about the structure of and the stays in the tunnels.

Please note:
It is dark, cold and damp in the air-raid shelter.
The ground is uneven. Please wear sturdy shoes, warm clothes and bring a torch with you. Helmets are provided.
Since the air-raid shelter is not particularly maintained, every participant must sign a declaration before the tour. In the case of school classes, the teachers must have the declaration signed by the parents.


Tel. +43 650 2009 009


dates: via you can find the current dates and you can register for a tour.
duration: 1,5 hours
meetingpoint: Parking lot Roseggerstraße/Hopfengasse
prices: € 12,00 / person

Groups: Recommended for visitors aged 14 and above for max. 20 persons/group. Tours for several groups at the same time are also possible.
On request, the Austria Guides design/organise combined programmes with a city tour, Maut­hausen Memorial, Schloss Hartheim educational and memorial site. 
Group price by arrangement with your Austria Guide. Reference price: €160.00 excluding value added tax. Foreign language surcharge (English, French, Italian, Hungarian) €15.00 excluding value added tax.
Contact: The LinzGuideService will look for an Austria Guide for your preferred date: tel. +43 650 2009 009.