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The main attraction of Linz is the ancient castle built in the 13th century. First fortifications had existed for only 200 years; in 1477 by the order of Frederick III the castle was completely rebuilt. Since then the castle’s appearance hasn’t changed significantly. Today the fortress is home to the Historical Museum, which introduces the history of Linz to its visitors. Among exhibits in the museum, there are unique archeological findings of the Neolithic, important historical documents, and old weapons, as well as household items and jewelry.
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Another interesting ancient monument is the Cathedral constructed in the 17th century by the famous architect Carlo Antonio Carlone. Since the first days of the cathedral and up to the present time the large organ has been its main decoration. Many eminent musicians have performed their music there. The fine cathedral is a true sample of the Baroque style, and the best landmark in Renaissance style is the Landhaus building.
In the early Middle Ages there was a monastery on this place; later the building was re-formed and government agencies settled down there. Travelers are sure to take a stroll through the corridors of ancient building and look into the inner courtyard, where there is a beautiful fountain with a bronze sculpture. The church of St. Martin is a unique landmark of Linz. It is the oldest religious building of the country; the church was first mentioned back in 799. In 1947 the complete reconstruction of the church was held; paintings dating back the early 15th century were restored by skillful painters.
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You can find a lot of interesting monuments and memorials in the city. The plague column of the Holy Trinity is a wonderful monument of Baroque architecture located on Hauptplatz. The monument was unveiled in 1723; it symbolizes the victory over the terrible disease.
Lots of interesting buildings can be seen near the central square. The most prominent among them is the town hall, a fine monument of the 16th century. Attraction of the later period is the New Cathedral; it was founded in the mid19th century. Many admirers compare this religious building with the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. For its beauty and luxurious design Linz Cathedral can compare to its Viennese predecessor.
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Cityguide on OrangeSmile.com - fascinating sightseeing in Linz, Austria. The spots and sights 'must visit' and 'must see' once you are in Linz: temples, museums, architectural and historical monuments. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the popular places of Linz.