Linz is the third largest city in Austria, located at the shore of the Danube River, in the north of the country. Linz is famous for its steel and chemical industry, its large medieval Old Town (in relation to the size of the city), the annual festival of electronic arts, the beautiful scenery of the Danube River and the surrounding low hills, as well as the lively nightlife. The city also has a significant number of churches, including the "New Cathedral", which is Austria's largest church and can hold 20 000 people. The city also has a small castle, and a 20 m high baroque pillar, with was build in the 1700s."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Linz forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Linz is an expensive destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $104.59, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $283.90, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $59.67
- Hotel (3 stars): $97.87
- Hotel (4 stars): $129.48
- Hotel (5 stars): $102.34
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $13.85
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $22.97
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.74
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.72
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $14.58
Linz has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 78.3 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 85.5 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 68.0 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Linz safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.