Linz - UNESCO City of Media Arts

Linz - UNESCO City of Media Arts

The UNESCO City of Media Arts and European Capital of Culture 2009 looks back on an eventful history and has its sights set on the future today. The Baroque main square is situated in close proximity to the city’s most contemporary cultural buildings, resulting in surprising contrasts. Linz has a special relationship with Europe’s largest waterway due to its location directly on the Danube. For example, its Roman and Celtic names Lentia and Lentos were derived from the bend that the river makes here as it changes direction – in the same way that the city is changing and seeks to change those who visit it. In addition to a vibrant cultural scene, this one-of-a-kind city is also known for its wealth of green spaces as well as its exceptional technological and architectural history. Cultural opportunities include numerous theatres, the first-class Bruckner Orchestra, Europe’s most modern opera house as well as a wide range of festivals and museums with thrilling exhibits. Schlossmuseum Linz, which includes exhibits on Upper Austria’s technological and natural history as well as special exhibitions, shapes the city’s skyline. The Lentos Art Museum Linz presents sophisticated contemporary art, while the Ars Electronica Center offers visitors a glimpse of the world of tomorrow. Forum metall, a collection of world-class sculptures created from steel in Donau Park, represents a link to the city’s industrial side. The Donausteig hiking trail takes hikers over Pöstlingberg Mountain with its Wallfahrtskirche pilgrimage church. From here, visitors can enjoy a fantastic view of the city and the Danube.

Contact

Tourismusverband Linz – Tourist Information
Hauptplatz 1 (Old town hall)
4020 Linz
Phone: +43 732 7070 2009
tourist.info@linz.at
www.linztourismus.at