KURZZEiTmiete in Linz
Temporary housing in Austria’s Steel City
As the saying goes, “In Linz beginnt’s!” (“Linz is where it begins.”) A temporary job is taking you to the provincial capital of Upper Austria? KURZZEiTmiete gives you an overview of the city’s districts and advantages. What are you waiting for? Let’s find your future short-term apartment!
Why should you rent an apartment in Linz?
Culture and the manufacturing industry – Linz is home to both! Located halfway between Salzburg and Vienna, right at the river Danube, Linz is Austria’s third-biggest city – and there’s much more to it than the famous cake of the same name (“Linzer Torte”)! Lentos Art Museum, the Ars Electronica Center or Brucknerhaus concert hall are proof of Austria’s lively cultural scene. The city’s best-known sights include the Old Town and Austria’s biggest church, the “Mariendom” or New Cathedral, as well as the Castle Museum and Pöstlingberg.
By the way: Since 2014, Linz has been an official “UNESCO City of Media Arts”. Plenty of reasons to make your temporary stay in Linz varied and possibly unforgettable!
Temporary rentals in the 16 statistical districts of Linz
Austria’s third-biggest city encompasses 16 statistical districts. To the north of the river Danube, you can find the districts of Urfahr, Pöstlingberg, St. Magdalena and Dornach-Auhof. Between the rivers Danube and Traun, there are the Innere Stadt and Froschberg, Kaplanhof and Industriegebiet-Hafen districts. In addition, Linz’s neighbourhoods include Franckviertel, Bulgariplatz, Bindermichl-Keferfeld, Spallerhof, Neue Heimat and Kleinmünchen-Auwiesen. To the south of the Traun, you can find the districts of Ebelsberg and Pichling.
Good to know: This classification came into effect on January 1, 2014 as the former segmentation had become outdated.
The most popular neighbourhoods of Linz
Did you know that more than two thirds of Linz’s apartments are rental apartments? Many of them are also available for temporary housing. KURZZEiTmiete introduces you to the city’s most popular neighbourhoods – and helps you find the perfect rental object for your needs.
Hätten Sie’s gewusst: Mehr als zwei Drittel der Linzer Wohnungen sind Mietwohnungen. Eine Vielzahl der Apartments und Wohnungen in verschiedenen Bezirken wird auch zur Zwischenmiete angeboten. KURZZEiTmiete stellt beliebte Wohngegenden vor – und hilft Ihnen bei der Suche nach dem passenden Objekt.
Innere Stadt is the city’s most central district – and that’s why it can be difficult to find an apartment there. The district ranges from the Danube to the Westbahn railway and includes the city centre of Linz, which boasts a vast number of sights as well as political and cultural institutions. Several high-rise projects make the inner city an interesting location for temporary housing. For instance, the Etagerie apartments at Untere Donaulände are a popular option for short-term tenants who would like to work or live in a central location.
In Linz-Urfahr, urbanity meets nature. Surrounded by the districts of Pöstlingberg, St. Magdalena, Froschberg, Innere Stadt and Kaplanhof, it is one of Linz’s most popular neighbourhoods. You would like to take a quick dip in the Danube or Lake Pleschinger See after work? No problem! What’s more, the district is close to the city centre and to various shopping facilities and boasts excellent tramway connections. Although living in Urfahr is considered to be rather expensive, you’re bound to find an affordable short-term apartment with KURZZEiTmiete.
Bulgariplatz owes its name to Linz’s well-known central traffic hub. Located between the Westbahn railway and the Mühlkreis motorway, the neighbourhood leads up to the main station in the southwest. Grüne Mitte Linz, the city’s biggest coherent urban development project, is only one example of the continuous change the buzzing district is characterised by. Bulgari Tower is planned to set another example of urban planning in 2022. No wonder that the neighbourhood is becoming increasingly popular! Incidentally, this district is one of the city’s youngest in terms of average tenant age.
Located to the west of the city centre, Froschberg is a green and quiet neighbourhood. The district is considered as an “upper-class” district featuring numerous stately homes and modern villas. Pöstlingberg, Freinberg, Römerberg: As a rule of thumb, you could say that every district of Linz that ends with a “-berg” is expensive. Compared to the other districts, Froschberg boasts an excellent infrastructure, with the motorway, train station and airport all close by. What’s more, the city centre can be reached on foot.
Once the stronghold of the voestalpine steel workers, Linz’s Bindermichl district is now characterised by big apartment buildings, many of them with three storeys, and by an excellent infrastructure. You can find everything from surgeries to pharmacies and from post offices to banks and local shops there. With the city centre nearby, the neighbourhood features plenty of green spaces such as Bellevue-Park and perfect opportunities for leisure activities. In addition, Bindermichl-Keferfeld is directly connected to the motorway and frequented by several bus lines.
The Hafenviertel or “Industriegebiet-Hafen“ is connected to the Froschberg district by bus and express bus. In the north and east, the neighbourhood borders on the river Danube, in the south it touches the river Traun. In the west, it borders on the Wetbahn railway and the Mühlkreis motorway. Various new buildings make the district an attractive choice for companies as well as for regular and KURZZEiTmiete tenants. Popular apartment complexes include “Wohnen beim Hafen”, “Neuland“ or “Donaupromenade“ at the Winterhafen in the neighbouring district of Bezirk Kaplanhof.
The south of Linz is green! If you’re looking for an apartment outside Linz, Ebelsberg is a great choice. With the Traun to the north, the Danube to the east, the Große and Kleine Weikerlsee lakes to the northeast and Lake Pichlinger See to the southeast, the district boasts plenty of green spaces and recreation areas. It’s easy to reach the nearby suburban train station by tram or bike. From there you can reach the main station in six minutes.
Talking about Lake Pichlinger See: The lake is located in Ebelsberg’s neighbouring district of Pichling. Linz’s “lake district” has great development potential in terms of housing, which makes it an attractive choice for short-term tenants as well. The city centre can be reached by tram in about 40 minutes. The suburban train that takes you to the centre in seven minutes runs once or twice every hour. In addition, there is a bus running from Alt-Pichling to solarCity, the home and workplace of about 4,000 people.
Linz is generally known for its high rental prices. That’s why many tenants move to the neighbouring municipalities of Leonding, Steyregg or Plesching.
Short-term rentals in Linz
Public transport from A to B
Linz Linien operates various bus lines as well as four tram lines. Since 2016, the Upper Austrian suburban train line connects the main station to the surrounding region. The train station has become a buzzing regional traffic hub, offering excellent connections to public short- and long-distance traffic. What’s more, the new bus terminal functions as a central assembly point for busses of the surrounding municipalities and cities. In addition, Linz airport in Hörsching operates flights between Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main and Vienna.