Linz: The city of change
Immerse yourself in the future at a museum, admire huge graffiti pictures at the harbour, relax in natural surroundings or enjoy a coffee in the Old Town: visitors to Linz, Upper Austria, can experience this colourful mix! To visit Linz is to have an extraordinary time and also to take home many memories as souvenirs, in addition to the sweet temptation of a Linzer Torte!
Linz is so UNESCO!
Linz is an exciting city, and a successful one at that. Its history has been long and eventful; the expanded city core is architecturally unique – especially its Baroque Hauptplatz or main square. However, in Linz one prefers not to harp endlessly on the past: far more attention is paid to the present and the future. The city’s designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts shows that Linz, together with Lyon, Sapporo, Tel Aviv and Dakar, is one of the world’s most future-orientated locations. Only cities that can demonstrate extraordinary achievements in one of the categories of literature, film, music, crafts and folk art, gastronomy, design or media arts are accepted by UNESCO into the Creative Cities Network.
Visitors can discover media arts in Linz with all their senses: In the Ars Electronica Center, the museum of the future, with its Ars Electronica Festival, in the Lentos art museum, which presents challenging contemporary art, or the Musiktheater, one of the most modern opera houses in Europe.
Linz epitomises the art of living
The European Capital of Culture 2009 and the UNESCO City of Media Arts is constantly developing further because Linz has the power to change. It is changing itself, but it also changes its residents and its visitors during their stay. Linz has chosen the art of living as the focus for 2017. Guests can experience this philosophy while enjoying the cultural delights, as well as while shopping or sampling the culinary delicacies.
Linz Card – One card for the whole city!
With the one-day or three-day Linz Card, many doors are open to you free of charge or at a discount on a visit to the city by the Danube! This includes:
- free admission to museums and exhibitions;
- free travel on public transport;
- €10.00 Danube Culture Voucher for boats, concerts and theatre, and
- many other discounts.
More information HERE.