• Ars Electronica Center / Linz, Oberösterreich

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    The city of Linz is home to a vibrant music and arts scene, seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary arts.

    Linz is a little bit different. This “City of Smart Tourism” has historic beauty aplenty: its expansive main square – located right by the Danube, and one of the largest in Central Europe – and its quaint Old Town have a relaxed and authentic feel.

    But Linz is also defined by a constant desire for change and innovation. Once primarily an industrial centre, Linz has become a pioneer when it comes to culture, art, and technology. Home to a harbour that doubles as one of Europe’s biggest graffiti galleries and the cutting-edge art-slash-technology museum Ars Electronica Center, Linz is a destination for travellers looking for the unfamiliar.

    Top Highlights in Linz

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      Ars Electonica Center

      The "museum of the future" showcases (media) art and cutting-edge technology. Its "Deep Space" - a unique 3D projection space - lets you experience ski runs and outer space.
      Dive in
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      "Musiktheater" Opera House

      Modern architecture meets perfect acoustics: Opened in 2013, the Musiktheater is considered one of Europe's most technically advanced opera houses.
      Experience opera & musicals
    •                     Linz - Old town

      The Old Town of Linz

      Stroll through Linz’ old town with its charming cobblestone streets and centuries-old buildings, then have coffee and cake al fresco.
      Go explore
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      Harbour Cruise

      Take a city cruise on the Danube river and see Linz from a new perspective. You'll pass the harbour and its giant outdoor graffiti gallery.
      All aboard!
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      Pöstlingberg Mountain

      For the best views over the city, take the old-timey but rather steep Pöstlingberg tram up the local mountain.
      High above the city
    •                     Linzer Torte is said to be the oldest cake in the world / Upper Austria

      "Linzer Torte" Cake

      Considered to be the oldest cake in the world, Linzer Torte is a true Austrian classic. In the Jindrak show bakery, you'll have an opportunity learn how to bake this delicacy.
      Find the recipe here

    Explore Linz' Lifestyle

    Höhenrausch Interactive Walk & Exhibition

    Above the Rooftops

    Winding its way through the attics and over the roofs of Linz' city centre, the "Höhenrausch" is a one-of-a-kind art exhibition/walking path. One highlight is a tall, wooden tower providing amazing 360-degree city views - climbing the 160 steps is worth it!

    In addition, you'll see works by a wide variety of artists as you wander along the wooden pathway, many of them interactive. You might, for instance, see an artificial flock of birds, a growing artwork made of artificial fertilizer, and fans ecstatically singing Madonna songs.

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    Linz in Summer