Linz is Upper Austria’s arts and festival capital. Here remote workers can find many coworking and coliving spaces right by the scenic Danube River.
Remote workers can join the many festivals and cultural events. Winters here are quieter but the locals recommend skiing, going to the sauna and of course, visitors can socialize in their coliving spaces and make local connections. Linz is less lively than bigger Austrian cities such as Vienna but still vibrant enough for long-term stays and very liveable.
Many technology- and chemical companies are based in Linz as well as logistics and some manufacturing, making the city attractive for remote workers in these sectors.
Here are some fun facts about Linz:
- About 206,000 live in Linz.
- Linz is pretty much right in the middle of Europe geographically.
- Linz boasts one of Europe’s steepest traction railways. It takes visitors all the way up the Pöstlingberg, Linz’ mountain.
- Europe’s biggest graffiti gallery is in this historic city with an edgy charm.
- A visit to Linz is also not complete without exploring the Ars Electronica Center for electronic arts.
- Linzer torte is said to be the oldest cake in the world. The first known recipe dates back to 1653.
- Almost fifty percent of Linz is covered in forests and grasslands.
- Linz might be a small city but the locals love to shop and it boasts no less than 13 malls.
- Locals often escape to Pleschingersee and the many other lakes near Linz. Pleschingersee also has a large nudists’ section.
- Cycling or walking along the Donaulände is a great way to relax and get fit in Linz. Cycling enthusiasts and bike all along the 1,770 miles of Danaufahrradweg that passes Linz on its route from the river’s source down to the Black Sea.
Many digital nomads looking for a peaceful and productive life in the center of Europe appreciate Linz for its active cultural life and the ease of getting out and active in nature.