Gourmets should definitely order the Linzer cake in one of local ethnic restaurants. The recipe of this unique dessert was created over 300 years ago, and now chefs prepare the cake in full compliance with all the requirements. The taste of this treat is just amazing.
Linz is the third largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria (German: Oberösterreich). It is located in the north centre of Austria, approximately 30 km south of the Czech...
Public transport in Linz is represented with an extensive network of trams and buses. Tickets have to be bought in advance; they are sold at stands at bus stops and tobacco shops. The cost of a ticket for a single journey is 1.6 euros; paying 3.2 euros you can buy a ticket for a single day, and a ticket for a week will cost 10.7 euros.
Tourists who expect to see landmarks situated not only in the city, but also in the surrounding area, are recommended to rent a car. Avis, Denzel Drive, Hertz and LaudaMotion are the most popular and reputable centers. The latest rental center is located near the Hauptplatz train station and has the most attractive prices.
Bike remains a favorite mode of transport of local residents. Travelers can rent a two-wheeled transport too; the daily rental cost is about 10 euros. Donau Touristik on Lederergasse street is considered to be the most attractive rental center.
Going out for shopping it isn’t necessary to take large sums of cash. You can pay with a credit card almost in every shop. Cash would be useful for those who want to shop at open markets and small shops located away from the city center. Restaurants also accept credit cards.
In restaurants and cafes it’s customary to leave a tip, the size of which depends on the place. In the prestigious restaurant tip is usually included in the total amount of the bill. In the average dining place tip is at least 10% of the order, and in the smaller budget restaurants and cafes 5% of the order would be enough.