2013 is all about music in Upper Austria
and its capital Linz
, drawing inspiration from the Salzkammergut, the Danube
and as European Capital of Culture 2009. Festivals from classic to contemporary
await you in Anton Bruckner
, Parov Stelar and Franz Welser Möst’s home region. Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
wrote great compositions, Franz Lehar
spent some time and electronic music was born here. Linz
will leave a mark again in April 2013 as it opens the doors to Europe’s most modern opera house
, the new Musiktheater am Volksgarten, designed by the British architect Terry Pawson. The spectacular opening programme will feature names such as Philipp Glass and Dennis Russell Davies. From musicals to operas and experimental theater, culture-lovers can eat their heart out – and tuck into tummy delights by celebrity chef Toni Mörwald
Your melodic journey continues through Upper Austria’s unique landscape of mountains, lakes and rivers, sampling regional delicacies all the way. On foot or by bike along the famous Danube Cycle Path
, this place knows how to combine culture, nature, relaxation and indulgence!
The blue danube airport Linz
is just 15 minutes drive from Linz city center,
served by direct and affordable Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Ryanair flights.