Linz is Austria's third largest city and is a popular tourist destination. Situated in the north of the country between Vienna and Salzburg it boasts many attractions.
A very elegant city renowned around the world for its culture Linz was recently awarded the 'European Capital of Culture 2009'. Visitors can wander around the historic old town quarter which has a large pedestrian area in which tourists can explore the variety of sights on offer such as Mozart's house or Linz castle. Shopping in Linz is also very good and many tourists enjoy spending some time in the Bischofstrasse. Some visitors opt for a car hire service to explore the city instead of depending on other modes of transport to get around.
Although the city of Linz has lots to offer visitors there is also a wealth of opportunities to explore the surrounding areas. If you wish to explore further afield car rental in Linz is by far the most convenient and economic way to get about. There is a wide range of cheap car hire in Linz and you will be able to choose a hire car perfect for your needs. By hiring a car you will have the flexibility and freedom to do what you want and go where you want, something you cannot do on public transport or organised tours. Austria is renowned for its excellent road network and getting out on the open road is the best way to experience all that the country has to offer. The stunning Austrian Alpine Valleys and wonderful region of Salzkammergut are all but a drive away from Linz.
If you choose to go down this route it is advisable to book your car rental in Linz before your arrive at Linz airport. Not only will pre booking ensure that you get the best deal, car hire in Linz on arrival at the airport can prove a lengthy process that will eat into your trip.