Welcome to the city without bells and whistles or clichés! Get to know Linz for yourself: honest, bold, old-fashioned, boring, but always changing. This city on the Danube is like no other – nor should it be, because Linz is Linz. You can find museums, theatres and natural beauty anywhere. Linz is a city with rough edges, one that mocks itself and doesn’t take things too seriously. It’s also home to people who will welcome you with open arms.

Further information about Linz and its surroundings as well as tourism in the area can be found HERE, details about the city's history HERE and and about Upper Austria HERE.

Linz Card - the ideal addition to your festival visit

Discover the cultural metropolis with the Linz Card! For only 16 euros for one day, 27 euros for two days or 35 euros for three days, you have the possibility to enjoy numerous cultural offers free of charge or at a reduced price, including public transport and admission to museums. You can buy your Linz Card here in Linz or already before you leave in the Linz Tourism online shop.

Linz is so UNESCO!

With its designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts, Linz is among the world's most forward-looking cities and towns. In Linz, visitors come into the pleasure to experience media art in numerous institutions, including the Ars Electronica Center with the annual Ars Electronica Festival, the tobacco factory as a creative community, the Musiktheater, and the up-and-coming independent scene.

"Linz changed" is the slogan of the city on the Danube. Because Linz changes, but also its visitors are changed by their stay. The creative city is both a stage for theatre and music, as well as for contemporary art and festivals, history and science in museums. 

Cultural Highlights

Visitors of the Ars Electronica Center discover innovative projects. The interplay of technology, society and art is unique in the "Museum of the Future”. Another highlight is the open-air gallery "Mural Harbor”. More than 100 huge graffiti artworks by artists from 20 nations adorn the once gray facades of the industrial buildings. The gallery can be explored on foot, as part of a tour or with a boat tour on the Danube. Extraordinary works of modern and contemporary art can be seen in the Lentos Art Museum. The luminous facade is reflected in the Danube and, like the Ars Electronica Center, shapes the cityscape of Linz.

In one of the most modern opera houses in Europe, the Musiktheater, visitors experience opera, musical or dance in a unique ambience and with multimedia productions. But also the free cultural scene with its numerous initiatives is an important part of the UNESCO City of Media Arts. 

Just like the VALIE EXPORT Center in the Tabakfabrik, which opened in 2017 and is an international research center that strives to promote the artistic and scientific exploration of media and performance arts.

Upcoming events can be found in the online event calender.