Details: Linz, Austria

October 10, 2013
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GETTING THERE

Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Linz, Austria.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel am Domplatz

Stifterstrasse 4

011-43-732-77-30-00

www.hotelamdomplatz.at

Sleek, contemporary hotel facing the “new” cathedral, in the center of town. Rooms from $135.

Spitz Hotel

Fiedlerstrasse 6

011-43-732-73-37-33

www.spitzhotel.at

Design boutique hotel across the Nibelungen Bridge, close to Ars Electronica and the Danube. Rooms from $120.

WHERE TO EAT

Wirt am Graben

Graben 24

011-43-732-77-29-75

www.wirtamgraben.at

Farm to table foodie/hipster joint where I enjoyed some of the best food in town. If the weather allows, relax in the leafy back yard. Entrees start at $12.

Das Anton

Am Volksgarten 1

011-43-732-761-19-50

www.dasanton.at

At the opera, enjoy Wiener schnitzel and aged grass-fed beef in the elegant dining room or at the busy chef’s counter of this restaurant. Entrees start at $14.

Verdi Restaurant & Einkehr

Pachmayrstrasse 137

011-43-732-73-30-05

www.verdi.at

It’s a 10-minute drive among rolling hills to Verdi, a Michelin-starred gem, where entrees start at $34. At Einkehr, the casual cafe next door, entrees start at $14.

BEST LINZER TORTE

k.u.k. Hofbäckerei

Pfarrgasse 17

011-43-732-78-41-10

www.kuk-hofbaeckerei.at

Most beautiful cafe and pastry shop in Linz. Baker Fritz Rath is as sweet as his torte. $3.50 for a slice.

Konditorei Jindrak

Herrenstrasse 34

011-43-732-775-258

www.linzertorte.at

Six locations in town to ensure that you’re never far from the supposedly original Linzer torte. Fabulous array of cakes. A slice is $3.

WHAT TO DO

Linz Opera (Musiktheater am Volksgarten)

Am Volksgarten 1

011-43-800-218-00-01

www.landestheater-linz.at

The new opera offers year-round performances of opera, operetta, musical theater and dance.

Ars Electronica

Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1

011-43-732-72-72-51

www.aec.at

This innovative museum explores the connections between art, technology and society. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 10.a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. About $11.

INFORMATION

www.linztourismus.at/en

S.B.

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