For young and old Adventure world Pöstlingberg
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 Hartlauer Photo Gallery, 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 Pöstlingberg tram (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 Pöstlingberg is an experience for the whole family.
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.
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!
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!
"Hartlauer Fotogalerie" - Photo 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.