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Arts & Culture

Arts, entertainment and cultural events thrive in Linz. During the past few years, the city has successfully undergone a change from an industrial city to a progressive city focused on culture and technology. Art lovers in Linz can look forward to an exciting cultural program throughout the year. Highlights include

- the International Bruckner Festival featuring the famous Klangwolke or “Cloud of Sound” in September/October
- the Ars Electronica Festival (September)
- the LinzFest (Linz Festival) in June

Numerous cultural institutions offer a variety of cultural events throughout the year. For details, see the City of Linz homepage. A few noteworthy institutions are:

- Brucknerhaus
- Landestheater , tickets are available for students at reduced prices 15 minutes before the start of a performance
- Theater Phönix
- State Museums of Upper Austria
- Lentos
- Posthof
- Stadtwerkstadt

One of the most unique museums in Linz is the Ars Electronica Center ( featuring computer technology and ideas for the 21st century presented in the “Museum of the Future” (virtual reality cave, cyber deck, cyber city, and knowledge net).