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Linz Travel guide
Linz : Michelin's recommendations
Linz, capital of Upper Austria, lies on both banks of the Danube. It owes its industrial expansion first to river then railway traffic. Talented men have left their mark here: the astronomer Kepler, the musicians Mozart and Beethoven or, closer to our time, the Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter. But Linz cherishes the memory of Anton Bruckner who has given his name to a famous international classical music festival.
Tourist attractions Linz : Things to see and do
Hauptplatz A - 4020 Linz
The main square was already the same size in the 13C. In the centre, the Trinity Column (Dreifaltigkeitssäule), erected by the States of Upper Austria in 1723, commemorates the town's escape from plague (1713), fire (1712) and Turkish invasion (170..
Domgasse 3 A - 4020 Linz
This former cathedral , Linz's largest Baroque church, was designed by Pietro Francesco Carlone and built for the Jesuits in the 17C. The simple façade is in contrast to the interior where stuccowork, pink-marble columns, the finely-worked pulpit an..
Klosterstr. 7 A - 4020 Linz
The Gothic church, founded by the Minorite Brothers in the 13C, was remodelled in the Rococo style in the 18C. The altarpiece on the high altar by Bartolomeo Altomonte shows the Annunciation, while the altarpieces on the six side altars were executed..