Good starting point for excursions Discover the region around Linz

Linz lies in the heart of Europe, in the middle of the Danube-Moldau region, and is therefore the ideal starting point for excursions to the varied region. Several national parks and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites are only a few hours drive from Linz. From Linz, visitors can reach the Czech Republic and Germany within a very short time or get to know the diverse parts of Upper Austria. The region around Linz offers a wide variety of possibilities and impressive landscapes, which make for special moments of excursion.

Top 10 destinations in Upper Austria

Dachstein - Salzkammergut

Breathtaking mountain and lake scenery for sports and nature lovers. The "5fingers" viewing platform promises adrenaline kicks.

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Brewery town Freistadt

In the brewery town, the offer ranges from relaxation, sport or culture to cycling and a cosy beer tasting.

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Stift St. Florian

The baroque jewel houses, among other things, a comprehensive library, the crypt with Anton Bruckner's sarcophagus and the "Bruckner organ".

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Danube Loop

From Schlögener Blick you can enjoy the best view of the impressive natural spectacle, where the Danube changes direction and pulls a loop.

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In the footsteps of the Romans: In Enns one encounters historical sites and modern city life. The city tower invites you to visit it.

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National Park Kalkalpen

Pure nature in Austria's largest protected forest area with hidden gorges, untouched mountain streams, near-natural forests and panoramic mountain peaks.

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SchafbergBahn and WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

Climb the summit with the historic Schafbergbahn or relax and ride over the Wolfgangsee - enjoy nature experiences in the idyllic Salzkammergut.

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At the confluence of the rivers Enns and Steyr lies a city with charm and flair. Steyr inspires with its history and diverse events.

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Gmunden, with its picturesque squares, stretches directly on Lake Traunsee. The romantic Seeschloss Ort is not the only reason why Gmunden is worth a visit.

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Bad Ischl

The imperial city lives up to its reputation: culture and customs are written in capital letters in the former summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I.

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Dachstein, Gmunden and Bad Ischl: OÖ Tourismus Johann Steininger Freistadt: OÖ Tourismus Marco Mestrovic Nationalpark Kalkalpen: OÖ Tourismus Erwin Haiden Steyr: OÖ Tourismus Robert Maybach Schafbergbahn: OÖ Tourismus Andreas Röbl