Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural history of Upper Austria at the Castle Museum in Linz! See the city’s top attractions - the Castle Museum, Old Cathedral, New Cathedral and Old Town. Discover ancient and modern history on a guided tour.

  • Immerse yourself in the history of Linz and Upper Austria with a 5-Stars Expert-Guide
  • See the most educational exhibitions at the Castle Museum
  • Explore the stunning streets and main square of Linz Old Town
  • Visit the baroque highlight of Linz – the Old Cathedral
  • Admire the grand scale and fantastic stained glass windows at the New Cathedral

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  • 2 - 4 hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
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It is not a coincidence that Linz is known as the Upper Austria’s capital of culture and art. On this tour you enjoy the most interesting and educational exhibitions at the Castle Museum with live commentary from a Private Guide. Discover the city’s most historically significant and  architecturally interesting buildings.

For the 2-hours tour, you will meet with your Private Guide in the heart of Linz Old Town, the Hauptplatz square. Walking through the narrow Hofgasse street featuring lovely pastel, you will have a brief introduction into the history of Linz Castle, which is a former imperial castle dating back to the late 8th-century, and the Schlossmuseum (Castle Museum), which opened in the 1960s. Inside, you will tour the permanent exhibitions on the artistic and cultural history of Upper Austria from the Neolithic Age up to the 20th-century.

The diverse exhibits displayed in over 30 rooms of the Castle Museum focus on themes related to nature, technology, science, archeology, music, culture and art. Admire folk art, cultural artifacts, religious art from the middle ages and Austrian paintings. A museum licensed Private Guide will make sure that you’re having the best time at the museum by providing the most interesting commentary.

Choose the 3-hours tour to visit the Old Cathedral. You will walk through Linz’s main square to see a 17th-century Baroque church featuring two towers topped with onion domes. Inside, you will see lavish interiors, with pink marble columns, elaborately detailed wooden pulpit and antique organ. You will also marvel at the high altar decorated with marble statues and a fabulous painting of Saint Aloysius.

During the 4-hours option you will see more of Linz Old Town, with the iconic main square, Hauptplatz, with the landmarks such as the Old Town Hall, the white marble Holy Trinity Column and the Neptune Fountain. You will also pass by the impressive government building Landhaus, next to the Minoritenkirche church. Finally, you will reach the New Cathedral, which is the largest church in Austria with 20,000 seats. With its monolithic neo-gothic architecture and exquisite stained glass windows, this is one of Linz’s most important landmarks.

  • Private Tour of the Castle Museum, Old Cathedral, New Cathedral and Old Town highlights
  • 5-Stars Guide with Official Linz License speaking fluently in chosen language
  • Regular tickets to the Castle Museum (in 2, 3 and 4-hours options)
  • Visiting of the Old Cathedral (in 3 and 4-hours options)
  • Walking tour of Old Town, including the New Cathedral (in 4-hours option)
  • Lots of information about history and culture of Upper Austria

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Meeting point

In front of the Hotel Motel One Linz-Hauptplatz, Hauptpl. 10-11, 4020 Linz, Austria. Please DO NOT ENTER the hotel, it is only a meeting point. Open in Google Maps

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • Please note that the Old Cathedral is open daily from 7 AM to noon, and then from 3 PM to 7 PM. If you book your tour outside of these hours, sightseeing will take place only on the outside. During the mess on Sundays sightseeing inside might be forbidden.