8 Sights in Linz, Austria (with Map and Images)
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1. Musiktheater Linz
The Musiktheater Linz is a venue of the Landestheater Linz. The building, designed by Terry Pawson, was built between 2008 and 2013 and serves as the theater and opera house of the city of Linz. The official commissioning of the music theatre, opened on 11 April 2013 by Heinz Fischer, took place on 12 April 2013 with the world premiere of the opera Spuren der Verirrten by Philip Glass based on the play of the same name by Peter Handke. Political disputes over the location, the announcement of two architectural competitions and the holding of a referendum were the reasons for the several years of delays in the start of construction.
2. Linz Castle
The Castle of Linz is a castle in Linz am Rhein, Germany, built between 1364 and 1368 by Heinrich von Virneburg, who was the archbishop of Cologne at the time. The main function of the castle was to collect river tolls. During the Neuss War in 1475, the castle was besieged and badly damaged. From 1811 to 1851, it served as a prison. The castle lost its importance when the town of Linz am Rhein was sold to Prussia in 1820. In 1942–1945, during the Second World War, the castle was once again used as a prison. The structure today is now privately owned and used as a public venue.
3. Linz Parish Church
The Roman Catholic parish church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary of the city of Linz in Upper Austria was staked out during the foundation survey of the city expansion in 1207 and built as a single-nave Romanesque church building with nave and choir. Later, a new, larger Gothic choir was built and the tower was added. Today's parish church was expanded into a three-nave in the Baroque period and the choir was enlarged again.
4. forum metall
The Donaulände, popularly also called Donaupark or Lände, is a public park in Linz, which is located in the city center between the Nibelungen Bridge and the VOEST Bridge on the southern bank of the Danube. The Donaulände serves as a recreation park and also as a venue for cultural events, such as the Linzer Klangwolke and the Linzfest. In addition, the Donaulände is a popular meeting place for Linz's youth culture in summer.
5. Tower 24 (Ehrentrude)
The tower fortification Linz or Maximilianische Turmlinie or Maximiliantürme was a fortification built in the early 19th century. It consisted of a belt of fortification towers around the city of Linz and is also known as Donaufestung Linz, Verschanztes Lager von Linz or Maximilianische Befestigungsanlage.
The Brucknerhaus is a festival and congress centre in Linz, Austria named after the Austrian composer Anton Bruckner. The building was designed by Finnish architects Heikki and Kaija Siren. Its construction took place from 1969 to 1973. It opened on 23 March 1974.
7. Upper Austrian Literature Museum in StifterHaus
The Stifterhaus, built in Linz in 1844 and where Adalbert Stifter lived from 1848 until his death in 1868, now houses the Upper Austrian Literature Museum, the Adalbert Stifter Institute and the Upper Austrian House of Literature.
8. Old Cathedral
The Old Cathedral, also called the Church of Ignatius or the Jesuit Church is a church in Linz, Austria. It was built between 1669 and 1683 in Baroque style. From 1785 to 1909 it served as cathedral of the Diocese of Linz.
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