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Culture of Linz. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Looking over Brucknerhaus and Blue Danube 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 Among exhibits in the museum, there are unique archeological findings of the Neolithic, important historical documents, and old weapons, as well as household items and jewelry.
Linz is a city that occupies the third position in the list of largest settlements of Austria. Here you will always see numerous buses with tourists and bright and picturesque places full of … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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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.
Exterior de la catedral nueva de Linz o de la Virgen María 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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What to visit during two-day excursion in Linz

The Old Town
Where: Old Town, Linz, Linz;
Alter Dom
Where: Domgasse, Linz, Linz;
The Lentos Art Museum
Where: Ernst Koref Promenade1, Linz, Linz; Telephone: +43 (0)73270703600;
Neuer Dom
Where: Herrenstrasse 26LinzTel, Linz; Telephone: +43 (0)732777885;
Ars Electronica Centre
Where: Ars-Electronica-Strasse 1, Linz, Linz; Telephone: +43 (0)73272720;
Reference information
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Linz and around
♥   Art museum 'Lentos Art Museum' Linz, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Linz
♥   Basilika Sieben Schmerzen Mariae, Linz-Pöstlingberg, 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Stiftsbasilika St. Florian, Sankt Florian, 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Sankt Laurenz, Enns-Lorch, 15.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Hl. Dreifaltigkeit, Sonntagberg, 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Wallfahrtskirche Maria Puchheim in Attnang, Attnang-Puchheim, 54.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Mikuláše, České Budějovice, 76.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Linz and near

Castle Rozmberk

From the series “The most mysterious buildings (houses, palaces, castles) in the world”
The Czech Republic has also a lot of amazing mystical symbols, including the beautiful Castle Rožmberk, which was built in the 13th century. The fortress bears the name of its founders. According to one legend, spirit of Perchta, the daughter of Ulrich Rosenberg, lives there. When the girl was 20 years old, her father decided to marry her to a nobleman Jan Liechtenstein. Perchta many years lived in misery eating the dust from her abusive husband, his mother and sisters. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Linz

Culture guide to Linz. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Linz: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Linz. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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