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Old Cathedral, Linz

Old Cathedral, Linz: Our most recommended tours and activities

History of Linz with a Linzer Cake Tasting

1. History of Linz with a Linzer Cake Tasting

Join us for an exclusive small group private city tour where we will take you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of this charming Austrian city. With a maximum of 9 people per tour, you will have the opportunity to explore Linz's most famous sights in a personal and intimate setting. Our tour starts in the city center, where we will visit some of Linz's most famous landmarks. We'll explore the beautiful Hauptplatz, where you'll be mesmerized by the stunning Baroque architecture and the famous Dreifaltigkeitssäule, a towering monument dedicated to the Holy Trinity. From there, we'll make our way to the impressive Old Cathedral, a Baroque masterpiece that has stood for centuries and is steeped in history. As we stroll through the charming streets of Linz, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the city's rich cultural heritage and vibrant modern life. You'll have the opportunity to learn about Linz's long history as a center of commerce, as well as the thriving contemporary art scene that has made the city a hub of creativity and innovation. Of course, no tour of Linz would be complete without a visit to a traditional coffeehouse, where you'll sample the world-famous Linzer Torte, a delicious pastry with ground almonds, currant jam and a buttery crust. We will stop at the coffeehouse to enjoy this sweet treat and soak up the warm, inviting atmosphere of this popular Linz institution. During the tour, we'll also stop at some of Linz's hidden gems, such as charming cafes and craft stores, where you can take a break and enjoy the local delicacies. Whether you are a history buff, an art lover or just want to discover the best of Linz, our city tour is the perfect way to experience this beautiful city in all its glory.

Linz Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with Pöstlingbergbahn

2. Linz Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with Pöstlingbergbahn

Did you know that Linzer Torte, which is said to be the oldest cake in the world, comes from Linz? Or why is it known as ""City of the Führer""? Well, you can find out that and more on our walking tour of this beautiful yet underrated city. Explore the Old Town and its top tourist attractions with an Expert Guide and discover local history and legends along the way. Come and see Linz! Book a 2-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral. Your Private Guide will meet you at Hauptplatz, a bustling market square featuring the 1700s Holy Trinity Column and beautiful buildings such as the Old Town Hall, Feichtinger House and Schmidberger House. The monumental Old Cathedral (Alter Dom) will allure your eyes with its domed towers, so step inside to admire its Baroque interiors decorated with wood carvings, marble statues and a stunning painting of Saint Aloysius. You will also see the New Cathedral, which is the largest church in Linz. Other points of interest include Landhaus, Mozart’s former residence and Castle Park, which offers amazing views of the Danube River. Book a 3-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral. The New Cathedral (Mariendom) features a beautiful high altar, crypts, hand carved wood details and many exquisite stained glass windows that can be studied for hours. As the largest (but not the tallest) church in Austria, it is a must-see in Linz! Book a 4-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral and the Nordico Stadtmuseum. Located only a short walk from Hauptplatz, the family-friendly Nordico Stadtmuseum hosts varied temporary exhibitions on the history and culture of Linz. Among some of its treasures, you will discover old collections of photographs, antique pieces of furniture, art referencing the city and other interesting exhibits.This tour includes pre-booked tickets so you can save time and skip the line at the ticket office. Book a 6-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit its top tourist attractions: the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral, the Nordico Stadtmuseum and Pöstlingberg. This option includes round-trip tickets for Pöstlingbergbahn, a narrow-gauge electric railway that connects Linz’s main square with Pöstlingberg. This popular, hilltop tourist attraction offers great views over the city and is the site of the Pöstlingberg pilgrimage church, where you can see the miraculous image of Maria Pöstlingberg.

Linz Old Town Private Walking Tour and Cruise

3. Linz Old Town Private Walking Tour and Cruise

There is an incredible amount of history and culture to discover in Linz, so let your Private Guide lead you on an ultimate adventure. You will see the best Old Town highlights and join a relaxing cruise along the Danube River to discover Linz’s culture, industry and nature. You will meet with your Private Guide at the main square and stroll up the narrow Hofgasse street with lovely pastel buildings towards the Lizn Castle. Pass through the castle’s inner courtyard to get to the Castle Park for a nice view of Linz and Pöstlingberg across the river. Then you will walk to the Landhous, a magnificent 16th-century Renaissance building with a lovely courtyard. Enjoy its stylish architecture and interesting commentary from the Local Guide. Further down you will reach Austria’s largest church, the monolithic neo gothic New Cathedral, also known as Mariendom. You will also get to see the Baroque highlight of Linz’s Old Town - the Old Cathedral, that marks the city’s skyline with its two towers topped with onion domes. At the iconic main square, Hauptplatz, you will see the Neptune Fountain, Old Town Hall, the Feichtinger House with its carillon and other historic buildings. You will also spot the white marble Holy Trinity Column, which was erected in the 18th-century as a monument of gratitude for protecting the city from the last great wave of plague in Central Europe. Finally, you will get on board the MS Linzerin ship to go on a 100 minutes long cruise along the Danube River. You can choose between a guided and non-guided cruise. During the guided option, your guide will point out the most important buildings along the way, such as the futuristic glass buildings of the Ars Electronica Center, the Lentos Art Museum and the famous copper concert hall “Brucknerhaus.” You will also discover the fantastic views of wide nature reserves and the harbour quarter. During the non-guided cruise option, the guide will take you to the ship's departure point. You will have the best time admiring the amazing views with your family or friends. You can grab a drink or choose a meal from a special menu on board.

Linz: Churches & Old Town Private Guided Tour

4. Linz: Churches & Old Town Private Guided Tour

Join us on the most informative and personal tour of the most beautiful churches of Linz. Take a walk through the charming streets of the Old Town to discover the city’s artistic architecture and hidden charms. Immerse yourself in the beauty and art. You will meet with your Private Guide in Hauptplatz, the iconic main square. Among the stylish white and pastel buildings you will see the Old Town Hall, as well as the Holy Trinity Column and Neptune Fountain. The Old Cathedral is only a few steps away. Inside this 17th-century Baroque church featuring two towers topped with onion domes, you will see lavish interiors, with elaborately detailed wooden pulpit and high altar decorated with marble statues and a fabulous painting of Saint Aloysius. Follow your Local Guide through the stylish streets to the Landhausplatz to see beautiful historic architecture such as the impressive government building Landhaus. Hidden in between is the Minoritenkrich church. You will be charmed by its lovely rococo style with delicate pink stucco and altar paintings by Bortolomeo Altomonte. Next, you will pass by the Landhaus passage and head to the 2-towered Ursuline Church of St Michael. Step inside to see its outstanding ornate baroque interior with high altar featuring the painting of Archangel Michael surrounded by archangels Gabriel and Raphael. Last but not least, you will visit the top attraction of this tour - the New Cathedral, also known as Mariendom. The monolithic neo-Gothic church is the largest in Austria with 20,000 seats. Inside, you will admire the gorgeous interior design with a majestic altar, crypts, hand carved wood details and exquisite stained glass windows, some of which features the history of Linz. In only 3-hours, you will understand why Linz is known as the capital of art and culture

Linz: Pöstlingberg and Old Town Private Tour

5. Linz: Pöstlingberg and Old Town Private Tour

Add a touch of adventure to your stay in Linz and go on a mountain excursion to the magical Pöstlingberg Hill. Take the iconic Pöstlingbergbahn railway and see the amazing views over Linz city. Enjoy the best of nature and sightsee the most important landmarks. For the 3-hours trip to Pöstlingberg, you will meet with your Private Guide at the Hauptplatz square and hop on the famous Pöstlingbergbahn railway. It takes only 20 minutes to get to the top of the hill on this steepest adhesion railway in Europe and the ride will be enjoyable. Admire the wonderful woodlands and nature as you reach the Bergstation at the top. You will walk to the Aussichtsplattform observation deck to get a sensational view over the whole of Linz, green forest landscapes and distant mountains. You will also visit Pöstlingbergkirche, the beautiful late Baroque style church that has been attracting pilgrims to Pöstlingberg since the middle 18th-century. Inside of this pilgrimage basilica you will see a lush decor, choir, altar and the real treasure - the miraculous figure of Maria Pöstlingberg. This beautiful place is definitely worth the trip up the mountains. Soak up the glorious atmosphere of this place and the splendid nature around you before getting on Pöstlingbergbahn and back to Linz. Choose the 5-hours option to sightsee the Linz Old Town after your short trip to Pöstlingberg. You will explore the most historically relevant and architecturally interesting buildings in the heart of the city. You will stroll through the iconic main square and see the Holy Trinity Column, Old Town Hall and other monuments, such as the Old Cathedral. Enjoy the pleasant Castle Park and pass by the Landhaus to finally reach the monolithic New Cathedral. Throughout this tour you will be captivated by Linz's history, culture and charm. Join the 6-hours tour to enhance your Pöstlingberg experience with a ride on the Grottenbahn, an underground dragon-express through the world of dwarves, animals and fairy tales. This is the most magical adventure, perfect for families and children. Enjoy a colorful journey through one of the seven fortresses towers built in the 19th-century and see the miniature world of magical creatures and fairy-tale characters.

Linz: Private Guided Cycling Tour

6. Linz: Private Guided Cycling Tour

Join us on a Private Bike Tour in Linz to explore the most popular urban highlights and local nature. Enjoy an exciting ride with a Local-Expert Guide who will show you the way around the town. Make unforgettable memories and stay active. We will rent a professional bike for you in the city center. During the 2-hours tour, you will cycle past the Stadtpfarrkirche church to the lovely 17th-century Old Cathedral and then through Linz main square, the Hauptplatz. The guide will point out all the interesting landmarks here such as the Old Town Hall, Neptune Fountain and the Holy Trinity Column. Then you will cycle towards Linz Castle, passing by the narrow streets featuring stylish white and pastel houses. At the Castle Park, you can take a short break to admire the beautiful views across the Danube River. You will pass by the old Martinsor stone gate and get to the Landhausplatz. You will cycle through the Landhaus inner passage to admire this historic government building from both sides. Then you will see the monolithic Mariendom, also known as the New Cathedral, followed by the Ursuline Church of St Michael. You will then follow a safe, not crowded route through some lesser known parts of Linz. You will explore the residential areas, passing by local schools and parks. Enjoy the way the city combines its historic architecture with modern buildings and urban nature. You will see the modern Design Center as well as the stunning 19th-century building of the Francisco Carolinum art museum. Finally, you will return your bike to the rental shop. Choose the 4-hours version to get even more out of your bike tour. This route includes cycling from Linz main square across the Danube River to see the futuristic glass building of Ars Electronica Center. You will then cycle to the Castle Park, Landhaus, New Cathedral and the Ursuline Church of St Michael, followed by the Barenberg Park where you will see the Aphrodite Temple. Then, in the Bergschlößl Park you will enjoy the relaxing urban nature and see the lovely baroque-style Bergschlössl castle. You will then cycle by the Design Center and the Francisco Carolinum and end the exciting tour at the bike rental shop.

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