Panorama per night with river  | Linz | © Linz Tourismus | J. Steininger Panorama per night with river  | Linz | © Linz Tourismus | J. Steininger
Mariendom | Linz
Sandbar the Sandburg with sunset| Linz | © Die Sandburg Linz
Where it all starts.

Surroundings & Activities

In Linz beginnt’s (it all starts in Linz) – this quotation by Viennese cabaret star Helmut Qualtinger perfectly sums up our hotel. At the Hotel Schillerpark Linz every excursion starts in the heart of the Upper Austrian capital. All of the main tourist attractions, as well as the main business and shopping centres and the railway station are just a stone’s throw from the hotel.
Mariendom inside | Linz


In just under 10 minutes you will be outside the stunning Mariendom, Austria’s largest church which can accommodate an impressive 20,000 worshippers. Meanwhile, a walk along Landstrasse, the city’s main shopping street, will be rewarded with bargains and cultural treasures in equal measure. Highlights include the historic Karmelitenkirche church, and the Offenes Kulturhaus in the Kulturquartier is right next door.

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Museum Lentos  violet illuminated at night | Linz | © Müller

Arts & Culture

Lose yourself in the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town, before you emerge on the open main square. Savour a cup of coffee with the Danube in the background, or enjoy world-class art at the Lentos gallery. On the other side of the Danube the attractions continue in a more futuristic vein: the latest technologies are on show at the Ars Electronica Center. 

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There are plenty of opportunities to turn night into day in Linz. Clubs and bars with something to suit every taste can be found around the Hauptplatz and throughout the historic old town. After bringing your day to a relaxing and enjoyable conclusion, you can wake up the next day and do it all over again – after all, “it all starts in Linz.”

Runner's Guide

Discover our surroundings with the Runner's Guide. Here you can download routes of varying difficulty directly to your smartphone or download them as a PDF file and use them for free.

Route A - for Beginners

2.7 km (approx. 19 min)
A short running route with many sights to see: Schillerpark – Goethe Crossing – Volksgarten – Waldeggstraße – Bergschlössl Park


Through the Schillerpark past the Goethe junction, along the Volksgarten in the direction of the main station, through the Bergschlösslpark, back via Stockhofstraße and Langgasse.

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Route B - Easy jogging

4.5 km (about 30 minutes)
Casual jogging around the hotel: Schillerpark – Goethe Crossing – Volksgarten – Bergschlössl Park – Gugl – Botanical Garden – Bauernberg Park


The start is at Schillerpark, past the Goethe Crossing, along the Volksgarten in the direction of the main station, through the Bergschlösslpark, onto the Gugl, in the direction of the Botanical Garden through the Bauernberg Park and back over the Herrenstraße.

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing 

6.3 km (about 43 minutes)
Running training on varied route: Landstraße – Dreifaltigkeissäule – Main Square – Castle Museum – Air Force Memorial – Barbara Chapel – Freinberg


The road along in the direction of the Danube, past the Dreifaltigkeissäule on the main square, next to the Danube on the Schlossberg, past the Castle Museum, the Römerstraße along the aviator monument and the Barbara chapel, up to Freinberg with the best view over Linz and then back via the Fritz-Lach-Weg.

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Runner´s Guide

For an active start in your day we provide you with a detailed map of jogging paths with various degrees of difficulty.

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