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For years the enigmatic city of Linz has inspired fantastic music. Mozart wrote his 36th symphony here, Beethoven wrote his 8th and Bruckner wrote his 1st. In such good company, you can�t help but wonder what you will write?
Capital of the state of Upper Austria, Linz can be found in North East Austria upon Europe's second longest river, the Danube. A principle hub for transport, Linz lies on the main railway line, the Westbahn which links Vienna with Germany, Switzerland and Western Austria. Additionally, the Danube offers an alternative mode of transport from its port at Linz.
The Danube, moving aside from its romantic image, is one of Europe's most important navigable waterways. Today, sadly, the river inspires less passionate emotions than once it had during the lifetime of Johann Strauss. Currently the Danube is known by the European Union as �Corridor VII�, and is a utility providing access to inner Europe by large scale shipping vessels. Although it can still be viewed as a beauty spot in some places, be prepared for the fact that the Danube is anything but blue! Such beauty spots include the Wachau Valley and Durnstein, a popular tourist destination in Lower Austria and the Nationalpark Donau-Auen.
Where old meets new is never more obvious than the Old Town or Altstadt. Within this history- rich treasure chest is one of the few 3D CAVEs located in Europe. ( In case you don�t know, a CAVE is a virtual reality environment created within a cube-like room with projectors providing a platform for state of the art performance immersion. The Ars Electronica Festival attracts performers from all over to its CAVEs.
The central sightseeing focal point around town is that of the pedestrianised Hauptplatz or Main Square. Punctuating this atmospheric square are twenty metres of Trinity Column. The column is otherwise known by its less appealing name of Plague Column but with good reason. The memorial to remember the victims of Linz's war, fire and plague proves to be an easily identifiable landmark when lost in the labyrinthine streets.
The strip of activity and venue filled land between the Lentos Gallery and the Brucknerhaus is the Kulturmeile otherwise known as the Culture Mile. Within this mile is situated the trendy Donauland, a lovely park which generally attracts a lively crowd.
Two important attractions around Linz are the dwellings of two of Linz's musical genii. Mozart composed his Linz Symphony here at the not surprisingly labelled Mozarthaus while Anton Bruckner�s house is the one sign posted �Brucknerhaus�
Perched importantly upon the banks of the Danube are all four storeys of the Linzer Schloss or Linz Castle. With its origins in the tenth century, the castle today houses an impressive selection of exhibitions on musical instruments, weaponry and folklore dating back to the Middle Ages.
The Old Town Hall or Altes Rathaus never fails to attract an audience. A sixteenth century building with a dramatically styled exterior conceals the Linz Genesis Museum within its courtyard.
Another great tourist treat is the Guinness Book of Records holder of the most steep mountain railway record, Postlingbergbahn. Vertigo sufferers should avoid discovering the delights of the original art nouveau carriages. Other attractions here include the multi coloured illuminated Lentos Museum of Art, the Linz Zoo and the Botanical Gardens.
Linz is generously endowed with impressive religious buildings. You don�t have to be around for long before the realization of this sets in. Churches literally surround you at many a turn. Each with their own architectural distinctions, it would be difficult to visit the same church twice (unless you want to). While thirteenth century Linz Parish Church is somewhat forbidding looking, seventeenth century Karmelitekirche is light and pretty and modelled on Prague's Josefskirche. The familiar eighteenth century Postlingberg-Kirche is a local landmark you will recognise anywhere while the Alter Dom is startlingly baroque.
The Linz Museum Card is available to save the mounting cost of your museum visits. The card costs Euro 12 allowing you access to twelve museum venues. The card is easily purchased at any Linz museum of your choice.
An unsavoury claim to fame for Linz is that Adolf Hitler lived and studied here. More unsavoury yet is Linz�s favourite pudding. The Linzer Torte is the city�s national dessert dish. With it being widely available at many cafes, you don�t have an excuse for forgetting to give it a try!
A short drive following the journey of the Danube will bring you to the popular local tourist spot of Postlingberg. A mere five kilometre drive from Linz city centre, you can enjoy the Botanical Gardens here as well as some of the best views of the Danube Valley for miles around.
People visit the neighbouring village Mauthausen with mixed feelings. The village contains some interesting medieval buildings but it is on the outskirts that the Nazi concentration camp was located. Declared a national monument in 1949, tours of the camp can be arranged.
Whilst in Linz, Salzburg is just over an hour�s drive away. Stunning Salzburg offers some of the best examples of baroque architecture and many of them at that. The cultural identity of the city centres upon the unadulterated adoration of music. Salzburg is famed for its grand buildings like the Town Hall, the Hellbrunn Palace, Mirabell Palace and its majestic Cathedral.
Cosmopolitan Vienna is easily located on the Danube, a mere 187 kilometres away. This particular city takes some beating for it is here you will enjoy a wealth of cultural offerings from history�s great composers. Vienna is where you can enjoy the glorious music of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and friends. Performances are regularly scheduled staged within Vienna�s vast palace venues and auditoriums.
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Linz Blue Danube Airport is approximately 13 kilometres from the centre of Linz.
If driving to the city centre from the airport at first take the B1 followed by the A7 towards Prague. Take the Hafenstrasse exit to Linz city centre.
When travelling from the East or West of Austria to Linz, take the Westbahn. Arriving from the South, you will need the Pyhrnbahn and travelling from the north you will require the Summerauerbahn.
After a free three minute bus ride to or from the airport to Hoersching Station you can catch the train from here into Linz Railway Station (located in the city centre). Trains into Linz city centre run on an hourly basis while the duration of the journey is only 11 minutes. Once you arrive safely at Linz Main Station, you are free to enjoy the offerings of the city centre.
A regular bus service to the main railway station stop in the city centre takes about thirty minutes from the airport and costs Euro 2,50 for a single journey. Tickets available on the bus. Additionally, Ryanair provide a free shuttle bus from Linz city centre to the Airport.
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