Landstrasse (Linz)

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View from the Ursuline Church to the southern part of the Landstrasse

The Linzer Landstrasse is the most famous street in Linz in the city ​​center district . Partly designed as a pedestrian zone , it is the most important shopping street in the city. In terms of visitor frequency, it is the third most frequented street in Austria. It runs from the Taubenmarkt near the main square in a southerly direction over a length of about 1.3 km to the underpass of the Westbahn near the Blumau . The Linz tram travels the entire length of the street.


When the country road was not yet a pedestrian zone (1971)
The new pedestrian zone Landstrasse in front of the Passage department store (1978)
Former Hotel Schiff , now SPÖ Upper Austria headquarters and until 2006 Central Kino .

A street in the course of today's country road is first mentioned in the 13th century (as via contra Lintzam , in Lintze aput stratam , aput stratam Lintze ). Around 1730 the street was named in four sections: Inner Suburb (to Bethlehemstraße), Middle Suburb (until Bischofstraße), Outer Suburb (until Langgasse) and Neuhäusl (from Langgasse). Around 1825 there was only a separation into inner and outer road, the border was the Carmelite Church (near today's Mozart Crossing).

On November 26, 1977, the Landstrasse was established as the first pedestrian zone in Upper Austria.


Taubenmarkt to Mozart Crossing

The pigeon market. The Arkade shopping center on the left , Schmidtorstrasse next to it with the main square in the background. On the right behind the old cathedral .
Weissenwolff Palace with atlantic portal

The Taubenmarkt is the most frequented place in Upper Austria. Due to the high density of public and private employers and schools nearby, it is a popular transfer point between trams and buses.

The Taubenmarkt has only been directly connected to the main square by Schmidtorstrasse (as an extension of the Landstrasse) since 1861. Previously, the house front had to be bypassed via the narrow Domgasse past the Old Cathedral .

The road runs south from Taubenmarkt. There are a large number of shops here, and practically all buildings are used by retailers. There are also two larger shopping centers directly on the Taubenmarkt ( arcade ) and a few hundred meters south of it ( passage ).

The Weißenwolff Palace (Landstrasse 12) now forms the entrance to the arcade . Franz Anton Graf Weißenwolff had a new building built by Johann Michael Prunner in 1715 . The atlases of the entrance portal come from Leonhard Sattler . The doctor Eduard Bloch lived here until his emigration in 1940 .

Shortly before the Mozart Crossing is the former Hotel Schiff on the western side . A shootout between the Schutzbündlers entrenched there and the Heimwehr on February 12, 1934 in this building (today and earlier the headquarters of the SPÖ Upper Austria) led to the outbreak of the Austrian civil war . Opposite are the Ursuline Church , the Landeskulturzentrum Ursulinenhof and the Carmelite Church .

Mozart Crossing to Schillerplatz

The pedestrian zone continues from the Mozart Crossing to Bismarckstraße. On the east side is the Martin Luther Church, built between 1842 and 1844 according to plans by Johann Rueff . The Palais Kaufmännischer Verein ( club house ) is located on Bismarckstrasse , where a large number of balls and events take place.

There is a casino and the Hotel Schillerplatz at Schillerplatz . The Upper Austrian Provincial Library is also located here.

Schillerplatz to Blumau

The most striking facility in this section is the Volksgarten . It is one of the oldest parks in Linz and with over 100 different tree species it is also the most diverse. A large Christmas market takes place here in Advent. The park was laid out in 1829 by an entrepreneur and acquired by the city of Linz in 1857.

Adjacent to the south is the music theater on the site of the former Blumauerplatz and the old accident hospital . At Blumauerplatz there was a large roundabout at the intersection between Landstrasse, Blumauerstrasse and Bahnhofstrasse. The street layout was changed, and the music theater project was only made possible by the laying of the Linz tram underground in this section. There is also an ÖBB management building on the Blumau . This is being discussed as a new location for a hotel.


  • Weissenwolff Palace , No. 12: with Arcade shopping arcade ; Anton Graf Weißenwolff was acquired and rebuilt in 1714.
  • Winklerbau , No. 15: built in 1931/32 by the Winkler family of freight forwarders by architect Hans Feichtlbauer in the modern style.
  • Schlägler Stiftshaus , Nr. 16: Acquired in 1640 from Schlägl Monastery and rebuilt.
  • Florianer Stiftshaus , Nr. 22: In 1615 it came into the possession of the St. Florian Monastery and was expanded.
  • Lambacher Stiftshaus , No. 28: 1636 owned by Lambach Monastery , redesigned in 1863 by master builder Anton Stepwieser.
  • Baumgartenberger Stifshaus , No. 30: once owned by Baumgartenberg Abbey , today it houses the well-known Klosterhof Inn with a spacious outdoor dining area .
  • Ursuline Church and Ursuline Courtyard , No. 31: once a monastery, today a cultural center
  • Palais Mannstorff , No. 32: built by the baroque master builder Johann Michael Prunner
  • Carmelite Church , No. 33
  • Carmelite building , No. 35: residential and commercial building, built in 1930 by architect Hans Feichtlbauer
  • Evangelical Martin Luther Church on Martin Luther Platz; built in 1841/44 according to plans by Johann Rueff
  • Palais Kaufmännischer Verein , No. 49: built in 1896/98 by Hermann Krackowizer and Ignaz Scheck .
  • Upper Austrian regional library on Schillerplatz
  • Music theater at the Volksgarten; it forms the southern end of the country road.


One of the most famous events in Linz takes place along Landstrasse: the Pflasterspektakel . Street artists appear and show their skills.


  • Franz Pfeffer : The face of a big city is changing. 70 years of Linzer Landstrasse . In: home country . No. 18 , 1931.

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Historical views:

Individual evidence

  1. Linz in the top field in terms of visitor frequency throughout Austria ( memento from June 24, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
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  4. musical theater. Project details in brief (accessed on July 26, 2016)
  5. New hotels for Linz. In: October 10, 2005, accessed November 23, 2017 .