"A Winter's Day in Linz" Top 5 Page for this destination Linz by Kathrin_E
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My visit to Linz was just a day trip from Passau, and it took place in December, so all I had were a few short daylight hours. It was a really glorious winter's day with quite a bit of snow on the ground, and after a foggy morning the sun broke through. So I decided against indoor sights in favour of being outside, walking and taking photos.
I like Christmas markets a lot, so this was another point on my list. Hauptplatz, the central square and 'living room' of the city, was prettily decorated and illuminated.
What I enjoyed most, though, was the excursion by tram to the top of Pöstlingberg, a mountain on the Northern edge of the city. The top overlooks the city and the Danube valley. There is a pilgrimage church on top, and some other attractions which were unfortunately closed for winter. Anyway, the walk in the snow and the view were very pleasant.
The new steel and glass wing is partly a bridge, with an open terrace underneath. This terrace offers a fine view of the... more travel advice
The distance from the train station into the city centre is walkable but taking the tram saves time and effort. The tram... more travel advice
Written Mar 27, 2013
Written Dec 17, 2012
Tram Ride up Pöstlingberg
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