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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 Among exhibits in the museum, there are unique archeological findings of the Neolithic, important historical documents, and old weapons, as well as household items and jewelry.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
In Linz, vacationers with children will be interested in visiting the zoo Linzer Tiergarten. Everyone can take a walk along this zoo for free. There are many wild animals in the zoo … Open
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;
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Art galleries in Linz and around
♥   Art museum 'Lentos Art Museum' Linz, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
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

Iconic cultural sights of Austria

In Austria, a huge number of different palaces and temples were built in different periods during more than a thousand years. Hohensalzburg Castle belongs to one of the oldest structures of this type. Founded in 1077, it was repeatedly rebuilt and reinforced. Once, it has served as a military fortification; later, it was a prison. Now, it is a large museum, where collections of weapons and torture chambers are represented. Austria has its own Versailles - the Schönbrunn Palace - that was erected in the same style with the Parisian ensemble of palaces. The luxurious complex is surrounded by green gardens; the entrance is decorated with a beautiful arch. Schönbrunn is famous primarily for the fact that Napoleon, as well as other historical figures lived there. Tourists will be able to look at the green labyrinth, as well as the exposition of different sculptures. In Austria, many architectural monuments in various styles, as well as interesting places where a variety of cultural events are held, can be seen. … Open
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