Area: 4,626 square miles
Vast fields, dense woods, gentle hills, the Danube valley, and the lakes and mountains in the south characterise this province, whose history goes back to the time of the lake dwellers of the Hallstadt period.
Linz, the capital of the province, harmoniously blends the contrast between historic architecture (Castle with provincial museum, St. Martin's church from the 8th century) and the pulsating cultural life (featuring the international Bruckner Festival) of an industrialised city.
Neatly restored city centres can be found in the numerous towns of the province. The abbeys and monasteries of St. Florin (Bruckner organ and burial place), Mondsee, Kremsmuenster, Withering, and a lot will attract the visitors who are interested in culture more. For the holidaymaker who is seeking new experience and for families, Upper Austria offers vintage trains and a wealth of different events.
The active guest will rather go in for hiking and biking packages in the charming Muehlviertel; the Innviertel and Hausruck region with its moors as well as thermal and mineral springs is a bonanza for horse and bike riders; in the Phyrn-Eisenwurzen area all forms of mountaineering can be practised; last not least the Salzkammergut Lake District with its approximately 70 lakes offers all conceivable water sports activities.
The Kaiservilla (imperial summer retreat) is just one of the countless attractions of the province which is incredible rich in cultural treasures and unspoilt sceneries.
Upper Austrian's Towns and Resorts
| The Towns
Servus in Austria
| The Danube Valley
| The Salzkammergut
|| The Mülviertel
Upper Austrian Tourist Board
Tel.: +43(732) 663021
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