#linzistlinz - Is this what Linz is like? A panel discussion organized by the OÖN and the JKU

One of this summer's controversies involves a new tourism video about Linz. "A city for seniors", "both a village and a city", "old-fashioned", "a bit racist". But also with no 'frills and clichés'.

The video, opens an external URL in a new window by the Linz tourist board featuring these descriptions of Linz has been polarizing. And it's gone viral, reaching hundreds of thousands of people. In the end, it's about the city's identity, image of itself, and the image of others. We want to talk about this with you.

The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, August 11, 6:00 PM, at the new Circus of Knowledge at the JKU campus. The event is free and open to the general public in adherence to Austria's current "3G Rule" (tested/vaccinated/recovered) and within seating capacity. Please bring ID with you. All of those in attendance will be required to wear an FFP2 (KN-95) face mask.


  • Christian Kitzmüller (ÖON) and
  • Meinhard Lukas (JKU)

Panel (among others):

  • LAbg. Peter Binder, representing Linz mayor MMag. Klaus Luger
  • Ursula Fürstberger-Matthey, Managerin Linzer City Ring
  • Maren Richter, Curator and Art Critic
  • Georg Steiner, Director of Tourism Linz
  • Univ. Prof. Christoph Teller, Institute of Retailing, Sales and Marketing, JKU


The panel discussion will be streamed live on YouTube


Time & date

August 11, 2021

18:00 - 19:30 PM

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Circus of Knowledge


JKU, Altenberger Str. 69, 4040 Linz

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