48 hours for Families in Linz

A family weekend in Linz brings fun, excitement, good spirits and precious moments, which will be remembered for a long time. This program exmples for a whole weekend with children in the Danube city guarantee best entertainment. Please take into account the opening hours and closing dates of the institutions.

Tip: With the Linz Card, you can benefit from many advantages on the city tour! Use the attractive accommodation offers for families in Linz.

Suggested programmes for children below 6 years of age

Day 1 - Fairy-tale nature experiences

Ascent on the Pöstlingbergbahn – visit the realm of dwarves in the grotto railway incl. a trip on the Dragon Express (please note the opening hours and the days the Grottenbahn is closed) – lunch on Pöstlingberg, afternoon visit to Linz's zoo, and then there's a break at the kiosk, where parents can relax with a coffee while the children let off steam at the playground, followed by a descent on the Pöstlingbergbahn back to the centre (Hauptplatz).

Day 2 - Discover the city center

City tour on the Linz City Express – 11.00 am harbour tour on the MS Linzerin (between spring and autumn) – lunch (there are also small snacks available on board the ship), walk by the Danube – large playground available – afternoon visit to the Schlossmuseum – exhibition: Nature in Upper Austria. Tip: Make use of the cultural activities available for young children too – e.g. a visit to Kuddelmuddel or the Pupppenkistlbühne. Look forward to funny stories from Kasperl & Co.

Suggested programmes for children below 14 years of age

Day 1 - On the trail of the steel city

Morning visit to voestalpine Stahlwelt incl. tour of the plant – lunch in Panorama-Café or in a restaurant in the centre of Linz following a harbour tour on the MS Linzerin.

Please note: Due to river engineering measures, it is not possible to enter Mural Harbor from July until around mid-November. Instead, the shipyard harbor will be used. The view of the Murals is therefore only possible to a limited extent.

Day 2 - Kids' culture and events

Morning: visit to Ars Electronica Center – lunch in the city centre – afternoon: Programme for good weather: Swingolf in Linz-Urfahr or ascent on the Pöstlingbergbahn to Pöstlingberg, a short break with coffee and Linzer Torte in Pöstlingbergschlössl – directly below the restaurant, there is a climbing playground. Programme for bad weather: visit to the Schlossmuseum – exhibition on technology or nature – or Lentos Kunstmuseum.