Most people visit the world-famous cities of Salzburg and Vienna when visiting Austria, but Linz is a real hidden gem. With pastel-coloured buildings and historic churches, you can get a real taste of Austrian life – without the hordes of tourists. Stroll along the River Danube before stopping at a craft beer bar or cosy cafe for a slice of Linzer torte (one of the oldest cake recipes in the world). There’s something in the mix for every traveller in Linz – here’s our guide to the best hotels in the city.
Additional reporting by Nicola Capper.