Joie de vivre meets the future in the city by the Danube
The UNESCO City of Media Arts and the European Capital of Culture 2009 is truly unique: Linz changes you. The city by the Danube is changing itself, it changes its inhabitants as they develop, and it also changes its visitors during their stay. Linz in Upper Austria is not stuck in the past, but is constantly developing further. Its focus is on the present and, above all, the future. In the Creative City, a lively, contemporary cultural scene, Europe’s most modern music theatre and a unique museum of the future meet an innovative creative scene and leading global companies. To visit Linz by the Danube is to have an extraordinary time and to take home many memories as souvenirs, in addition to a Linzer Torte.
Linz epitomises the art of living
Linz is a lively, modern city and a successful one, too. It has a long and eventful history, and the architecture of its developed city centre with the baroque Hauptplatz is unique. Famous personalities from culture and science have spent part of their lives here, such as Adalbert Stifter, Johannes Kepler, Anton Bruckner, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as contemporary stars like the musician Parov Stelar and the conductor Franz Welser-Möst. Particularly since Linz was the European Capital of Culture in 2009, it has become an even more inspiring and lively cultural city. It has a strong passion for the contemporary and is open to experiments. This contributed to the city’s designation as a “UNESCO City of Media Arts” in 2014, which shows that the city by the Danube, together with Lyon, Sapporo, Tel Aviv and Dakar, among others, is one of the world’s most future-orientated locations. Only cities that can demonstrate extraordinary achievements in one of the categories of literature, film, music, crafts and folk art, gastronomy, design or media arts are accepted by UNESCO into the Creative Cities Network.
Enjoy a unique city trip
Linz has a lot to offer: a wide choice of art and culture activities, countless shopping opportunities, plus the most beautiful corners of the city are just waiting to be discovered. A must do is certainly a visit of the Casino Linz – the perfect combination to a relaxing stay at one of the two partner hotels Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark or Park Inn by Radisson, for example during a Dinner & Casino Night or with the Casino Package Fortuna wich are perfect for a casino short break to the Upper Austrian capital.
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