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Spreading along the Danube river, Linzz is a cultural and modern innovations’ hub in Upper Austria. This city of 200.000 people is famous for its’ architecture, museums, the large markets and lively festivals. If you ever find yourself in Austria, you should visit this piqturesque city and discover all the things that give Linz the name, “Linz- A Vibrant Culture by the Danube”. Here are some things to do and places to visit in the gem of Danube.

1. Mariendom-The New Cathedral


This is the largest church you can visit in Austria. Inside you can admire the stained glass decoration, like the Linzer Fenster or the Kaiserfenster. The interior gallery, at a height of 15 meters, also offers a unique view of the entire church. Make sure to also climb the maggnificent bell tower, where on its’top, you’ll be treated an amazing view of the entire city.

2. The Lentos Museum

The Lentos Museum at night

Of course of must pay a visit to the Lentos Museum, situated right on the banks of the Danube. This museum is an important part of the city’s cultural heritage. Spanning over 8,000m², the museum houses an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Some of the most famous Austrian artists such as Klimt and Schiele have their works exhibited there. After you are done with your long walk through the 8000 sq. meters museum, you can enjoy a coffee on its “Cafe Terrace”, where an amazing view of the Danube awaits for you.

3. The ARS Electronica Center

The Ars Electronica Centre

A personal favourite, The Ars Eloctronica Centre presents itself as a future-oriented museum dedicated to digital arts and culture. It’s very interactive and engaging. They host permanent exhibitions dedicated to robotics and technology in general. Most of the installation and art in this museum is interactive, which makes the visitors’ experience even more unique. If you are lucky, you will find some workshop the time of your visit. Most of the workshops are organized by young artists and students.

4. The Botanical Garden

Linz Botanical Garden

For flora enthusiasts, let’s continue this Linz tourist guide with a little visit to The Linz Botanical Garden.On about 4 hectares (10 acres), you will find around 10,000 plants and, most notably, the largest cactus collection in Europe. Make sure you don’t miss the tropical greenhouse, the Japanese garden, the rose garden, and the area dedicated to the typical Alpine vegetation.The place is truly lovely for a bucolic stroll.

5. Höhenrausch


This is a must-see in Linz for anyone with an interest in modern art exhibitions. It is in an innovative gallery that spans the city rooftops and attics. Those with a fear of heights may struggle with parts of it, but it is worth seeing and gives great views of the city as well. The entire exchibition is situated on a rooftop, which promises an unforgetable experience and confirms the title, Linz- A Vibrant Culture by the Danube.

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