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  • 1 Danube Valley Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A - 4030 Linz

    Although its waters are not always as blue and clear as in Strauss' Blue Danube, especially when in flood, the charm of its idyllic banks, notably between Greins and Krems, bewitches virtually every visitor. Ancient castles where it seems medieval no..

  • 2 Martinskirche Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Martingasse A - 4020 Linz

    Excavations have found ancient origins for this ordinary-looking chapel with a Gothic chancel. The present building is a remodelled Palatine hall of a royal Carolingian residence, which itself was built on Roman ruins in the 8C.

  • 3 Priesterseminarkirche Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Harrachstr. 7 A - 4020 Linz

    The Church of the Great Seminary was built in the early 18C for the Teutonic Order by Johann Michael Prunner, according to the plans of the famous architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt. The exterior is highly ornate and to have succeeded in investin..

  • 4 Hauptplatz Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 (1704)..

  • 5 Pöstlingberg Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    A - 4020 Linz

    This 537m-high hill near Linz offers an extensive view beyond Urfahr, a huge built-up area that has grown on the left bank of the Danube, where the Linz basin spreads out. Visitors can make out the business districts with their shopping avenues and l..

  • 6 Schloss Interesting

    Museums and art

    Tummelplatz 10 A - 4020 Linz

    The castle, a former residence of Emperor Friedrich III, dates from the late 15C. On the first floor, it houses the Schlossmuseum, which displays the Upper Austria provincial museum's art collections from the Middle Ages to the Rococo era, as well as..

  • 7 Alter Dom St. Ignatius

    Religious buildings

    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 and ..

  • 8 Minoritenkirche

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 9 Nordico-Museum der Stadt Linz

    Museums and art

    Dametzstr. 23 A - 4020 Linz

    The "Nordico" name dates back to 1675, when the Jesuits set up a house here for the education of young people from northern Europe. This big three-storey building was originally built for Kremsmünster Abbey and today houses the municipal mu..

  • 10 Landhaus

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A - 4020 Linz

    This palace, built in the second half of the 16C, houses the seat of the provincial government. The arcaded courtyard has a central fountain whose base is adorned with seven figures representing the planets, thus recalling that the great astronomer a..

  • 11 Neuer Dom

    Religious buildings

    Herrenstr. 26 A - 4020 Linz

    The new cathedral, built from 1862 to 1924, is the largest church in Austria and can host a congregation of 20 000 people. The only constraint imposed on the architect Vinzenz Statz was symbolic: that the spire should not be taller than that of St St..

  • 12 Ars Electronica Center

    Museums and art

    Ars-Electronica Str. 1 A - 4040 Linz

    This communications museum is entirely devoted to digital media. The whole centre is interactive, with the latest in technology from a 3-D area and the Internet server to computer simulation and a Cyber City.

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