Highlights in Linz
And everything can be reached on foot in a single city. Linz, European capital of culture 2009 and UNESCO City of Media Arts also has some other things up its sleeve, though. Here are the highlights in Linz and must-sees for travellers before leaving the city again.
The sweet ambassador. The first recipe is from 1653 and is therefore the oldest cake recipe in the world. Book recommendation: “Linzerische Torten auf andere Art” (Variations of the Linzer Torte); available from Provinz Verlag.
Ars Electronica Center
The interactive world of experiences. In the building of the Ars Electronica Center with the brightly glowing animated façade, exciting exhibitions on digital art and technology are at home.
Musiktheater am Volksgarten
The most modern opera house in Europe am Volksgarten in Linz is a venue for opera, operetta, musicals and all modern forms of musictheater. Built according to plans by the London architect Terry Pawson, modern stage technology is used for a fascinated and multifaceted programme.
The Brucknerhaus was opended in 1974, since then has been the concert hall of the UNESCO City of Media Arts. Internationally renowned orchestras and conductors offer performances in that place directly at the Danube, especially for the International Bruckner Festival once a year. The Brucknerhaus is located in the Donaupark and is surrounded by the sculptures of legendary "Forum Metall".
The largest church in Austria. The neo-Gothic architectural work is also impressive because of its tower, which is only a couple metres lower than Vienna’s St Stephen’s Cathedral.
The largest universal museum in Austria. With permanent exhibitions on nature and technology, as well as temporary shows. Unforgettable: The view from the terrace over the roofs.
The largest hall square in Europe is a sight for every visitor with its Baroque façades. An ideal starting point for expeditions.
One of the symbols of the city. The characteristic pilgrimage basilica is picturesquely perched over Linz and easily reached via the steepest mountain railway on the continent.
Interactive, multimedia world of experiences on the topic of steel. A walk-in work of art as a place where technology and people meet.
The museum of contemporary art. The most impressive exhibition space in Austria that is illuminated with daylight contains one of the best art collections in Austria.
The main shopping mile. Besides the Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna, the most important shopping street in Austria.