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Impressionen aus Linz 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.
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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 www.orangesmile.com
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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.
LINZ In mid-August, a large-scale musical event kicks off in Linz - namely, the Brucknerfest. The festival ends in mid-October, thus being the longest musical event in the city and the region. The event is dedicated to spiritual and symphonic music, the venues are numerous cultural institutions of the city - churches, concert halls, museums. The main venue is the Brucknerhaus. Those who prefer modern music will be happy to visit Linz in mid-July when the Ahoi! Festival takes place on the city's waterfront! Here you can listen to a variety of genres - from rock to hip hop and R’n’B.
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Another interesting music festival that all music fans will enjoy is called 4020. It is aimed at allowing the audience to hear new names in music. Among the offered genres are a cappella, rock, pop music, ambient. The festival is held at various venues in the city in early March. Connoisseurs of theatrical art in Linz are advised to attend such an event as the Schäxpir Festival, which starts in late June and ends in early July at the city's concert halls and theaters. The main venue of the festival is the Landestheater, it is here where the most ambitious theatrical performances take place.
Kunstuniversität Linz, Donaulände Linz couldn't do without art festivals. Of primary interest is a popular festival held throughout Europe called Lange Nacht der Museen. Particularly in Linz, the event takes place in early October. At this time, cultural institutions of the city are open until late at night, special tours are organized for tourists so that they can visit all the interesting museums and do not miss anything. The combination of art and gastronomy is considered to be ideal. A great example in this regard is the Wein und Kunst, which is held in early September on the streets of the Old Town (Altstadt). The best wines from over eighty-five producers are presented at the event, art exhibitions (jewelry, ceramics, paintings) open within its framework.
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To get acquainted with the local culture, many tourists travel to Linz in early July when the Festival der Regionen, the largest event in Austria reflecting modern culture, is held here. At this time, various regions of the country demonstrate their authenticity through tastings of local food, dance and theatrical performances, music concerts. The main streets of the city, in particular, Altstadt, serve as the venues. At the end of September, the Kürbisfest takes place throughout the entire state of Upper Austria. Visitors are invited to try a variety of dishes (from soups to spirits), which have one thing in common - pumpkin. An exhibition of artworks made of the "hero of the day" opens in the city center. The celebration is never complete without public festivities.
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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
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Linz

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.
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