Linz is one of Austria's major commercial areas and is known for paper production, for the chemical industry, and for steel production, in particular the Voestalpine plant. The city is also famous for the well-known sweets PEZ. The four Danube harbours make Linz particularly attractive for transport and logistics companies, and many production companies can be found in the harbour area. The Linz Conference centre plays host to many international conferences and these have lead to the growth of many top-class hotels in Linz. The technology festival Ars Electronica also draws thousands of visitors and regularly books out Linz's hotels.
Much more than just an industrial centre, Linz attracts tourists all year round, and Linz's hotels are sure to please. Attractions such as St Mary's Cathedral, the Pöstlingberg basilica, the botanical gardens and the historic city centre reward every visitor. In recent years a wealth of new cultural institutions such as the Lentos Museum mean that Linz has even more to offer. In the evening, the famous Brucknerhaus, an imposing concert hall, is as spectacular inside as it is outside. Despite all that it has to offer, the town is small enough to make an inexpensive hotel in Linz's city centre easy to find.