Discover Linz on the Danube The city that is constantly changing

"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."


No other city in Austria has experienced such an impressive transformation in recent years. And not only are the residents of the UNESCO City of Media Arts open to new ideas; the city as a whole is undergoing lasting changes as well.

All of the influences of the past have made the city what it is today: one of Austria’s most exciting urban centres, with a lively cultural scene.The diversity that Linz has to offer makes a visit particularly special.

Linz Mural Harbor c OOE Tourismus Robert Maybach

Discover the future

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The past may have shaped the character of Linz and made many developments possible in the first place, but the here and now, and especially the future, have become today’s focus.

If you are curious about future developments, the city on the Danube is the place to be, and a visit to the Ars Electronica Center is a must. In the center’s Museum of the Future, pioneering technology meets visionary media arts. The city’s open-minded attitude is also reflected at Mural Harbor. One of the largest continuous graffiti galleries has emerged here in recent years

Enjoy stunning views

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Inquisitive visitors can try out new things, make new connections and open up their minds to new developments in this UNESCO City of Media Arts.

Visitors will also gasp at the beautiful views from Pöstlingberg hill and the ‘Höhenrausch’. This popular media arts exhibit across the city’s rooftops will reopen for a new season in the spring. Caricaturist Gerhard Haderer’s School of Disobedience is a philosophical, political, humanist school of thought – with no bells for break time or standard lessons. That's where a change of perspectives is possible.

Experience history

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At the same time, Linz will also be taking a close look back at its past in 2018, because without history, change would not have been possible. This year will be marked by anniversaries, commemorations and defining events in history. Exhibitions and tours will give a closer look at these anniversaries.

In 1918, one hundred years ago, the First World War ended and a long period of change began.  Twenty years later, the city would play a significant role for the National Socialists in 1938 - before the beginning of the Second World War. Fifty years ago, in 1968, a generation of young people took to the streets seeking peace and freedom, and the arc of history extends through to today.

Experience change in Linz

If you want to experience change, come to Linz! With its urban atmosphere on the Danube, lively city centre, museums bursting with unique media arts and highly acclaimed productions in its concert halls, the Linz of today is an exciting destination.

Enjoy a weekend in Linz for only € 109,- per person in a double room! The offer includes 2 nights in a 3- or 4-star hotel and a Linz Card with many discounts!

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