Johannes Kepler University, Linz

Address: Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria

About Linz

Linz is a city nestled along the picturesque banks of the Danube River, with ~200.000 inhabitants. It is roughly halfway between Salzburg and Vienna, about 1.5 hours by train/car. It has a significant historical legacy dating back to Roman times, but also a strong presence in the industrial and technological sectors and is known for its contemporary art scene.

One iconic landmark in Linz is the New Cathedral (Neuer Dom), a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that towers over the cityscape. For a glimpse into Linz’s artistic side, visit the Ars Electronica Center, a futuristic museum that explores the intersection of art, technology, and science with hands-on experiences. The charming Old Town (Altstadt) of Linz is a hotspot for historic buildings and cozy cafes. It connects to the Landstraße, the main shopping street of the city, which impresses with beautifully preserved facades of old merchants’ houses.

Reaching Linz

By Car/Bus

You can reach Linz by bus via all major highways, but by train is the most common and convenient option.

  • Arriving from the direction of Salzburg and Vienna: Westautobahn A1 motorway, Linz/Zentrum exit
  • Arriving from the direction of Prague and Freistadt: Mühlkreisautobahn A7 motorway, Linz/Hafenstraße exit
  • Arriving from the direction of Regensburg and Passau: Innkreisautobahn A8 motorway to the A1 motorway, Linz/Zentrum exit or toll-free along the Danube on the B 127

By train

All major Austrian cities, including Vienna and Salzburg offer Linz Central Station (“Linz Hbf”) as a destination. Furthermore, there are direct train connections from Munich, Hamburg, Budapest, Prague, and Venice.

Tickets are available for ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) at their website or for WESTbahn at their website. The right destination to reach Linz Central Station is “Linz” (WESTbahn) or “Linz/Donau Central Station” (ÖBB).

Please note that train tickets from ÖBB must be purchased in advance at the station, on the ÖBB website or at a ticket vending machine. It is not possible to purchase after boarding.

By airplane

The nearest major airports are Vienna Airport and Munich Airport. From Vienna there is a direct train connection to Linz, from Munich you go via Munich Central Station (“Munich Hbf”). There is a direct flight to Linz only from Frankfurt am Main.