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Colors of Linz - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Rhein in Flammen For more than twenty years Linz has been a permanent venue for the world's biggest festival of street art. Pflasterspektakel Festival takes place in the second half of July. For three days this picturesque city turns into a huge theater stage; Linz drowns in atmosphere of euphoria and fun. The program of the colorful festival is very diverse; street performers, musicians, dancers, poets, acrobats, clowns and artists show their talents to an audience. The main distinguishing feature of the event is that all performances involve an audience directly. Artists are sure to engage gazers, so anyone can shine on the stage during the festival.
1. Gourmets should definitely order the Linzer cake in one of local ethnic restaurants. The recipe of this unique dessert was created over 300 years ago, and now chefs prepare the cake in … Open
Theatrical scenes are usually located in the heart of the city; in recent years, at least ten of them were arranged. Therefore, attenders can watch multiple performances. Totally there are about forty venues for performances in Linz, they can be found in virtually every area. The holiday program is planned in such a way that the audience has an opportunity to visit as many interesting events as possible.
According to the tradition, acrobats, clowns and jugglers entertain visitors in the morning hours; exciting recreational activities for children, colorful fairs and cooking classes are held. After 2:00 pm theater and music shows begin. Colorful concerts and performances usually don’t end before midnight. During three days, about five hundred different events and performances are held in Linz; the program of the festival is very intense. In order not to miss anything interesting everyone is offered to buy special programs with a schedule of performances before start of the festival. Copyright
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 holiday appreciated by music fans is Cloud of Sounds. It takes place in September; musicians from around the world arrive at this festival. There are also quite unusual events in Linz with Festival Ars Electronica among them. As you may suppose, this festival is dedicated to electronic arts. Surprisingly, the non-standard vision of beauty is embodied in many different forms, including electronic music, computer games and even special types of painting and graphic art.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Linz
♥   Dom Maria Empfängnis (Neuer Dom), Linz, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom Sankt Ignatius (Alter Dom), Linz, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Linz
♥   Castle 'Linz Castle' , 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Eschelberg Castle' , 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Schaumburg' , 24.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Bruck' , 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burgruine Rechberg' , 28.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Prandegg Castle' , 29.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Pürnstein' , 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Austria

A huge number of traditions in Austria is associated with religious holidays. On Easter, it is customary to give gifts, as well as on New Year's Day or Christmas. At this time, family feasts, to which relatives are invited, are also arranged here. Local residents begin to hang wreaths decorated with ribbons with the onset of Holy Week. In many cities, various Easter fairs are held, where everyone can buy various delicacies, watch performances, and listen to the local musicians. Such events affect the way of life of the Austrians, because it is a good opportunity to demonstrate their customs. Numerous traditions are passed from generation to generation during hundreds of years. … Open
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Linz. Learn the best periods to visit Linz to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Linz. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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