Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and with 193,000 inhabitants to Vienna and Graz the third-biggest town of Austria. Linz carried the title European cultural capital for 2009 and offers a successful mixture of past and modern age. Since centuries Linz is a centre of trade and the industry, the town develops increasingly to the centre for cultural and industrial innovation.
Worth seeing in Linz:
The more medieval 220-m-long main square forms the centre of the town, this offers an impressive scenery of baroque houses, splendid Renaissance to courts and a city hall from the 17th century. The Linzer main square is decorated by a 20-m-high Trinity column which was manufactured of Salzburg marble. This was established from thanks for the turned away plague, fire and war. Weekly in summer Open air concerts take place here within the scope of the Linzer cultural summer.
She is valid the road built in 1898 on Linzer Hausberg with his baroque pilgrimage church and a marvellous view about the Mühlviertel, as the most precipitous road of the world a distance of 2.9 km with a gradient of 255 m overcomes. The fairytale world with the grotto road open in 1906 drives small and big visitors by the fairytale world by a dragon's train, this also offers a simulation faithful to graduation of the Linzer Old Town. The Linzer zoo lies at the foot of Pöstlingberg and has about 800 different animal species: Birds, mammals, fish and reptiles in his repertoire.
Ars Electronica Centre:
The are situated in the Nibelungenbrücke Electronica centre is an unusual museum attraction. It is a »museum of the future« where the visitors the newest technologies and media developments in the areas of Education and professional life, learning and apprenticeships, town planning and Virtual Reality can study and try out. Every year in September takes place the »are Electronica festival« with concerts, exhibitions and talks.