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Covid-19-Update: In March 2020 the 17th edition of Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For documentation purposes the program planned for 2020 is published HERE. With "Crossing Europe 2020 - EXTRACTS", Crossing Europe is presenting a multi-part alternative program from April to December 2020 with an online program and a series of physical events in the cinema.

Linz: The city of change

Immerse yourself in the city of the art of living!

What do the museum of the future, the oldest cake in the world, a large open-air graffiti gallery and the most modern music theatre in Europe have in common? They are all part of Linz, a cultural city full of dynamism and the art of living.

With more than 200,000 inhabitants, the Upper Austrian provincial capital is the third largest city in Austria after Vienna and Graz. However, Linz is constantly evolving. Visitors to Linz experience the here and now and above all the future!

Further information about Linz and its surroundings as well as the tourism offer can be found HERE, details about the city's history HERE.


Linz Card - The ideal addition to your festival visit

Discover the cultural metropolis with the Linz Card! For only 16 euros for one day, 27 euros for two days or 35 euros for three days, you have the possibility to enjoy numerous cultural offers free of charge or at a reduced price, including public transport and admission to museums.

More information at Linz Tourism.

Further information about Linz and the surrounding area as well as ideas for what you can do during your visit can be found at https://www.linztourismus.at/en/leisure/ and more information about Upper Austria can be found at https://www.upperaustria.com/en


Linz is so UNESCO!

Linz is so UNESCO!

With its designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts, Linz is among the world's most forward-looking cities and towns. In Linz, visitors come into the pleasure to experience media art in numerous institutions, including the Ars Electronica Center with the annual Ars Electronica Festival, the tobacco factory as a creative community, the music theater, and the up-and-coming independent scene.

"Linz changed" is the slogan of the city on the Danube. Because Linz changes, but also its visitors are changed by their stay. The creative city is both a stage for theatre and music, as well as for contemporary art and festivals, history and science in museums. 


Cultural Highlights

Visitors of the Ars Electronica Center discover innovative projects. The interplay of technology, society and art is unique in the "Museum of the Future”. Another highlight is the open-air gallery "Mural Harbor”. More than 100 huge graffiti artworks by artists from 20 nations adorn the once gray facades of the industrial buildings. The gallery can be explored on foot, as part of a tour or with a boat tour on the Danube. Extraordinary works of modern and contemporary art can be seen in the Lentos Art Museum. The luminous facade is reflected in the Danube and, like the Ars Electronica Center, shapes the cityscape of Linz.

In the Musiktheater, one of the most modern opera houses in Europe, visitors experience opera, musical or dance in a unique ambience and with multimedia productions. But also the free cultural scene with its numerous initiatives is an important part of the UNESCO City of Media Arts. 

In the Tabakfabrik, the VALIE EXPORT Center archives and displays works and material from VALIE EXPORT. 

Upcoming events can be found in the online event calender.