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Upper Austria

Upper Austria's versatile landscapes range among Austria’s finest and most varied sceneries - nowhere else will you find crystal clear mountain lakes and rivers, rolling plains and lofty mountains, small villages and historic towns, all thrown liberally into the mix.

Donauschline (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

Linz, the European Capital of Culture in 2009

Linz itself (pop. ~190.000) is the capital of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich), a highly dynamic state with respect to technology and industry, tourism, and culture. Linz is the European Capital of Culture in 2009 and has transformed itself from grey industrial city to light and bright cultural metropolis, an attractive destination for city break tourists who come to relish the harmonious blend of past, present and future. The city enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful cities in Austria, if not Middle Europe.
Linz has a renowned repuation in culture and arts as well . Events such as "Ars Electronica", Linz "Klangwolke" and Bruckner Festival are familiar around the world. The latter include the Salzkammergut (~1h trip from Linz), which, with its numerous lakes and mountains, offers many leisure opportunities. Other major Austrian cities including Vienna and Salzburg can be conveniently reached by train.

Linz City (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)



Pöstlingbergkirche (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

Pöstlingberg

The Pöstlingberg is both landmark and pleasure park to the people of Linz. Not only the children get excited when visiting the Pöstlingberg.
After a visit to the baroque pilgrimage church, the panorama viewing platform and the 100 year old Grottenbahn grotto train entertains young and old with its fairytale and dwarf world.
Half way up the hill you can stop off at Linz Zoo, which is home to 800 indigenous and exotic animals.










 

Linz, haven of tranquility

Linz at the Danube (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

Linz provides not only artistic and cultural pleasures, but a welcome haven from the stresses of everyday life. You can wind down on a river trip on the Danube, savour the peace in one of its numerous churches, relax in one of the city’s green spaces, stroll along the river bank or visit the former residence of author Adalbert Stifter, who wrote “Nachsommer” (Indian Summer) here, a nostalgic homage to innocent days in beautiful surroundings.

Lentos Museum of Art

Lentos Museum of Art (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

On the opposite bank of the Danube just a few steps from the city centre, Lentos Museum of Art, provides a perfect architectural counterpoint, clad in mysterious black glass by day, and neon colours by night. Masterpieces of the 19th and 20th century can be viewed in here in changing exhibitions and world class artists such as Klimt, Schiele and Warhol feature in the broad palette of modern art. Link

Maria Empfängnisdom, New Cathedral (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

New Cathedral – Maria Empfängnisdom

The construction of the neo-Gothic cathedral was already initiated in 1855 by the then Bishop of Linz, F.J. Rudiger, and the foundation stone was laid in 1862. The building was designed by the Cologne cathedral builder Vinzenz Statz. Consecration occurred in 1924. The tower height was limited to 134 m (as it was not permitted to outdo the Vienna Stephansdom). The cathedral offers room for 20.000 worshippers and is also notable for its painted glass windows, including the famous "Linz Window" with scenes from the history of Linz (left front). At Christmas the crypt church contains one of the largest nativity scenes, measuring 12 m in length.












 

Shopping with tradition

Linz, Shopping with tradition (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

The Landstrasse offers the best shopping in Linz in tastefully decorated establishments – from international brand flagship stores to small, intimate boutiques – while three inner city shopping centres provide plenty of opportunity to savour, stroll and buy something special. And it’s always worth a detour into the side streets, such as Spittelwiese, Bethlehem, Bischof or Herrenstrasse in search of small, independent speciality shops.
The choice of gastronomy is legion – visitors are tempted by culinary delights from cuisine near and far. Great service, an excellent choice of menus and city sophistication, combined with top quality entertainment, make dining out a pleasure in this modern and lively city. Link

 

Linz,events and conferences

Linz’s central location in the Upper Austria economic region, its historical city centre, the third longest shopping street in Austria and excellent infrastructure make Linz a very attractive events and conference venue.

Linz has 11 congress halls, 12 conference hotels and 17 buildings with seminar rooms. The city has no less than 19 event locations providing the perfect venue for an inspiring conference or memorable evening social event. The unique symbiosis of culture, nature and industry in Linz sets the scene for entertaining and exciting group activities and offers the participants unforgettable experiences. Linz Tourist Board can put together imaginative incentives and team building activities.

Linz Designcenter (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

The World of Steel exhibition

World of steel exhibition at voestalpine AG (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

Linz, once mainly famous as a steel town.
The World of Steel exhibition and visitor centre at voestalpine AG gives fascinating insight into the production of steel in every conceivable form.

Ars Electronica Center

Ars Electronica Center (Source: Linz Tourismus, 2009)

The Ars Electronica Center - the museum of the future – has been extended to provide 6,500 m2 of exhibition space and adorns the left bank of the Danube with its LED illuminated glass forms reminiscent of a ship. The spectacular new Ars Electronica Center provides a unique platform for digital arts and explores the relationship between social and artistic aspirations and the huge potential of new technologies. The many interactive installations allow the visitor to experiment, research and experience the future. Link

Cycling along the Danube

The country’s many cycle paths, such as the Danube Cycle Path, are rated among the best in all of Europe. Linz lies directly on the banks of the River Danube, making it the ideal starting point for cycling tours through the Danube Valley. Around 120,000 cyclists per year use the Danube Cycle Path. Linz has about 200 kilometres cycle routes through the city.