Linz Museums Tour (Self Guided), Linz

Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. You will find a host of historic sites, great architecture, cultural venues and modern touches here. The best way to absorb the culture of this city is to visit its museums. Take the following tour to discover the great museums Linz has to offer.
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Linz Museums Tour Map

Guide Name: Linz Museums Tour
Guide Location: Austria » Linz (See other walking tours in Linz)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: EmmaS
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • OK Center for Contemporary Art
  • Nordico
  • Landesgalerie Linz
  • Lentos Art Museum
  • Upper Austrian Literature Museum
  • Museum of the History of Dentistry in Upper Austria
  • Ars Electronica Center
OK Center for Contemporary Art

1) OK Center for Contemporary Art

The OK Center for Contemporary Art, a project financed by public funding, refers to itself as an experimental laboratory for exploring art. Its goal is to produce and promote contemporary art through workshops, symposiums, art education and music programs. You will find an excellent permanent collection, as well as innovative temporary exhibitions which change on a weekly basis.

2) Nordico (must see)

Nordico, one of Linz’s most well-known museums, is housed in a building originally used as a monastery dating back to 1608. Since 1973, Nordico has been devoted to the city’s history, utilizing archeological artifacts, regional art and other fascinating exhibits.
Landesgalerie Linz

3) Landesgalerie Linz (must see)

Landesgalerie Linz, housed in a beautiful 19th century building, is devoted to the exhibition of contemporary art. With over 5,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and more, this gallery promotes emerging artists and features one of the greatest collections of works by the famous Expressionist Alfred Kubin.
Lentos Art Museum

4) Lentos Art Museum (must see)

As the successor of the New Gallery of the City of Linz, the Lentos Art Museum, which opened in May 2003, is among the most important museums of modern art in Austria. The clear and coherent structural design provides Linz with a museum of art of international status, positioned in the urban context. The internationally acclaimed 130 meter long building by the Zurich architects Weber & Hofer provides approximately 8000 square meters for use. The appearance of the building is remarkable for its transparent glass casing, attractively lit at night. There is a café with a viewing terrace on the ground floor.

The art museum collection comprises around 1500 works from the areas of painting, sculpture and object art, over 10,000 works on paper, and about 850 photographs, including significant contributions to the development of artistic photography. The earliest works among the museum's holdings are from the first half of the 19th century.

Operation hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm; Thursday: 10 am - 9 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Upper Austrian Literature Museum

5) Upper Austrian Literature Museum

The Upper Austrian Literature Museum is located inside StifterHaus, an historic site where the famous 19th century painter and writer Adalbert Stifter lived and created some of his most acclaimed works. Besides its literary exhibits, it has a collection of over 17,000 books and other documents, as well as a memorial room with old furniture, paintings and rare manuscripts.
Museum of the History of Dentistry in Upper Austria

6) Museum of the History of Dentistry in Upper Austria (must see)

The Museum of the History of Dentistry in Upper Austria, near the Linz Genesis Museum, is devoted to the evolution of dentistry from the 17th century to the present. In addition to historical facts, it also contains exhibits highlighting curiosities and myths about teeth and dental health. It is a fascinating museum, though not for the squeamish.
Ars Electronica Center

7) Ars Electronica Center (must see)

The Ars Electronica Center, also known as the Museum of the Future, is one of the most fascinating sites in Linz. Showcasing the most modern technological concepts, you will find six floors of amazing interactive exhibits from hi-tech laboratories all over the world here, including ones on robotics, future speculation and much more.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Linz, Austria

Create Your Own Walk in Linz

Create Your Own Walk in Linz

Creating your own self-guided walk in Linz is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Linz Introduction Walking Tour

Linz Introduction Walking Tour

A provincial center in the Holy Roman Empire, founded by the Romans in the 8th century AD, the city of Linz breathes history. Closely associated with many historic figures of arts and politics – the likes of Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, Anton Bruckner, Habsburg Emperor Friedrich III and infamously Adolf Hitler lived here at the time – the city abounds in fascinating sites and attractions of great...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Historical Religious Buildings

Historical Religious Buildings

Linz is home to some of Europe’s oldest churches. Besides being historic sites, most of them are beautiful architectural pieces. The following tour highlights the most significant and spectacular religious buildings in Linz.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles