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An Unexpected Night in Linz

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A January 2010 trip to Linz by fizzytom

Hauptplatz Linz Photo, Linz, Austria More Photos
Quote: Not so much a guide as a few reviews from an unexpected night in Linz, because of a change in flights due to bad weather

Postlingbergbahn (Mountain railway)

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Attraction | "Linz's Little Mountain Railway"

Postlingbergbahn, Linz Photo, Linz, Austria
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I am the sort of person who thinks that lying in bed is morally wrong. (Except if you’re reading, it’s OK then). Once I’m awake I have to be up and about doing stuff. Even on holiday I can’t lie in: why go on holiday to lie in bed? What a waste! So this is why, on a freezing Saturday morning in January, Himself and I went sight-seeing in the Austrian city of Linz at what some might consider the ungodly time of 7.45am. We were catching a train to Slovenia in a few hours and we wanted to get a flavour of Linz before we left. Of course, not much is open at that time of day and the combination of the cold temperatures and carrying an overnight bag made walking a less attractive option than usual. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 1, 2010

A Glimpse of Linz - an Overview

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Linz is Austria's third largest city and is situated in the region known as Upper Austria: basically that's the centre of northern Austria. The city is divided by the River Danube and is to the west of Vienna. It's about 30 Kilometres from the border with the Czech Republic but I can't say that I really noticed any Czech influence during my time in Linz. Until around the fifteenth century the city was quite important as a trading point and as a seat of government of the Holy Roman Empire but gradually its status diminished with the rise in influence of Vienna and Prague. All over Linz you see tributes and references to two of the cities most famous sons, the mathematician and astronomer Jo...Read More

Katunga African Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Africa Meets Austria at Katunga"

Katunga, Linz Photo, Linz, Austria
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We probably wouldn’t have found Katunga had it not been on a street that linked the Innenstadt with the main road on which our accommodation was situated but it is easy to find and only a minute’s walk from Landstrasse, the main shopping street.There was no menu posted outside and the blinds were partially closed so we were taking a chance when we decided to go in. We knew it was an African restaurant but was the food, Moroccan, Tunisian, Egyptian or something else altogether? It was also impossible to tell from outside whether it would be expensive but we concluded that we could a) look at the menu and leave if it was too expensive (we are rubbish at doing that) or b) call this part of ou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2010

Linz Hauptplatz - the Platz to Be

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Hauptplatz Linz Photo, Linz, Austria
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At the heart of Linz is the Hauptplatz, the main square. As well as serving the very useful but mundane task of being a mini transport hub, the Hauptplatz is surrounded by lots of handsome Baroque buildings, several of which are now restaurants and cafes which, in summer, move out onto the square, making a brilliant place, I should think, to watch life go by. Linz’s main tourist information office is also on the square. It’s very easy to find the Hauptplatz which is the very centre of the Innenstadt. It’s an extension of Landstrasse which is Linz’s main shopping street and trams number 1, 2 and 3 travel down Landstrasse and onto the Hauptplatz. At the bottom of the Hauptplatz is Ernst-Kore...Read More

Herberg Linz

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Hotel | "Herberge Linz - Not That Cheerful, Not That Cheap"

Herberg Linz Photo, Linz, Austria
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The bus from Linz Airport deposited us at the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and tempting as it was to simply cross the road and check into the IBIS, we decided to try the hostel listed in the guidebook which was over €20 cheaper.Before setting off we telephoned the hostel and ascertained that there was a room available. The lady I spoke to entertained my desultory attempt to converse in high German against her Upper Austrian dialect, but switched to kindly switched to English to re-iterate the directions to the hostel. Although it didn’t look far on the map (and is easily walkable in fine weather) I followed her instructions to the letter and so we made our way to the under...Read More

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