Take part and design your window display around the theme "Let's party! Crossing Europe turns 20.". Let your creativity run wild and let's invite the international festival audience as well as the local community to a journey of discovery through Linz's city center! Any shop in Linz can participate and must fufill certain minimum requirements in decorating their shop displays in order to win great prizes. 

You can find the previous winners and some of the most creative displays in our best-of photo gallery.


GIOIA CUBO (in Passage Linz)

Golden Bag Winning Shops 2023

Golden Bag Design Award 2023
GIOIA CUBO (in Passage Linz)

Golden Bag Shop Award 2023
Buchhandlung MERITAS (Dametzstraße)

We would like to thank all participating stores! Photos of the participating stores and their decorated windows can be found in our Flickr gallery.


Participating Shops 2023

Bellissima la Moda, Spittelwiese 7
BikeFeeling, Bismarckstr. 14
Buchhandlung Alex, Hauptplatz 21
Buchhandlung Fürstelberger, Landstraße 49
Bücher & Mehr, Klosterstraße 12
Franz Cermak, Landstraße 91
Durchreise, Graben 21
Dr. Gumplmayer Optik, Landstraße 49
Eco, Rainerstraße 16
Face to Face, Hauptplatz 14
Gioia Cubo, Passage Linz
Gössl, Bischofstraße 5
GEKO, Rathausgasse 6
GEA Waldviertler, Graben 25
Haarschneider Franz, Herrenstraße 8
Haut und Seele, Herrenstraße 18

Kleider machen Leute, Herrenstraße 14
Lederwaren Hackl, Landstraße 24
Loft Haar, Hafferlstrasse 3
LOGO, Stockhofstraße 5
Magazinwerk, Magazingasse 6
Meritas, Harrachstraße 5
Papiertiger, Pfarrplatz 17
Schokoladenparadies SIMADER, Landstraße 101-103
SKRIBO C.Becker, Herrenstraße 16
Trüffelhang, Linzerie
Vega Nova, Pfarrplatz 1
Waldstein Hörgeräte, Mozartstraße 7
Xiling, Rainerstrasse 15
Yomia, Spittelwiese 6
Zerum, Herrenstraße 8


Prizes for participating shops

Golden Bag Design Award

-> this prize is awarded by the Crossing Europe jury

  • 600 pieces of Europack paper bags (Torino model in the design of your choice)
  • Craft Beer brewing course for 2 people
  • 4 Crossing Europe film vouchers
  • 1 Crossing Europe festival pass 2023 + 1 bottle of Prosecco for the decorator

Golden Bag Shop Award

-> this prize will be determined by drawing on the Golden Bag evening on April 27; from all participating stores that meet the eligibility requirements

  • 600 pcs Europack paper bags (Roma model in the design of your choice)
  • Trumer 8 pack box in silver
  • 4 Crossing Europe film vouchers
  • 1 Crossing Europe festival pass 2024 + 1 bottle of Prosecco for the decorator
  • All stores participating in the contest and fulfilling the conditions of participation will receive 1 bottle of Prosecco and 2 Crossing Europe film vouchers for the decorator.


1. Place a GOLDEN BAG display at the store entrance.
2. At least 3 CROSSING EUROPE bags and three other CROSSING EUROPE promotional items must be visible in your display area.
3. Shop windows must be decorated from 13 April until at least 30 April.
4. Registration for participation until 7 April !

The advantages of participating in our display window contest:

// media presence and promotion, among others through our partners OÖNachrichten and Linzer City Ring and the CROSSING EUROPE social media channels
// Invitation to the Golden Bag Evening on 27 April with drinks, award drawing and free film screening as part of Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2023.

Please note our conditions of participation and don't forget to !

Decoration material

For questions and support in obtaining CROSSING EUROPE materials, simply send an e-Mail to: .



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