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Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and the capital of the state Upper Austria (in German: Oberösterreich). Linz is in the north center of Austria and approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) away from the Czech border. In 2009 Linz seized the reins as European Capital of Culture in 2009. In December 2014 the capital of Upper Austria became an Unesco City of Media Arts, due to a persistent enrichment of the urban lifestyle through sponsorship and successful integration of media art and involving society in these electronic art forms. Being placed next to the Danube, Linz is not only a contemporary center but also accommodate a charming old town (Altstadt) filled with historic baroque architecture.

More information about Linz can be obtained HERE.

Within Linz almost any destination is reachable with public transport which comprises the city tram network, the city trolleybus network and the city bus network. If someone considers using the public transport, we would recommend to purchase the MAXI-ticket (day ticket for € 4,40) or a Weekly ticket for € 14,30.

More information about the public transportation plan and the prices can be obtained HERE.