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Discover Austria (Go on Exchange to the JKU)

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Recreational Activities

Recreational Activities In and Around Linz

The area surrounding Linz offers numerous recreational opportunities including an unforgettable trip cycling the bike path along the banks of the Danube from Passau to Vienna. Pleschingersee, a lake located in close proximity to the university, is a popular outdoor location during the warm spring and summer months. If you are looking for sporting events or sports clubs and associations, please see:

During the winter, a large number of ski resorts can be reached easily within an hour or two by car. During the summer, the many clean, clear lakes located throughout the Salzkammergut region are ideal for those interested in water sports.

Adventuresome individuals can enjoy hang gliding in Windischgarsten, explore caves in the Dachstein region, enjoy white water rafting on the Steyr River, or climb Alpine peaks. The area surrounding Linz is filled with beautiful monasteries and churches. The gentle, rolling landscape of the Mühlviertel region with it's forests, fields, farms, and orchards is ideal for extended bike trips or hiking.

Activities on Campus

Campus Talks:Numerous discussion platforms take place throughout the semester, addressing current issues in politics, business, and culture. For more information, see:

Cultural Department at the JKU: The department organizes many cultural events. See: current program for information online.

Austrian Student Union (Österreichische HochschülerInnenschaft): The ÖH not only organizes many cultural events, but also runs the on-campus bar, LUI, where many student parties (=Mensafeste) are held throughout the semester.