13 Sights in Linz, Austria (with Map and Images)

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1. Old Cathedral

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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.

Wikipedia: Old Cathedral, Linz (EN)

2. Musiktheater Linz

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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.

Wikipedia: Musiktheater Linz (DE)

3. Saab 29

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The Saab 29 Tunnan, colloquially Flygande tunnan or just Tunnan, is a Swedish fighter that was designed and manufactured by Saab in the late 1940s. It was the second turbojet-powered combat aircraft to be developed in Sweden, the first being the Saab 21R, and it was the first Western European fighter to be produced with a swept wing post World War II, only being preceded in Western Europe as a whole by the Me 262 built during the war. Despite its rotund appearance, from which its name is derived, the J 29 was fast and agile and served effectively in both fighter and fighter-bomber roles into the 1970s.

Wikipedia: Saab 29 Tunnan (EN)

4. Johannes-Kepler-Sternwarte

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The Johannes Kepler Observatory Linz is an astronomical observatory in Linz, Austria. The only publicly accessible observatory in central Upper Austria is located on the southern foothills of the Freinberg at an altitude of 341 m above sea level, in the statistical district of Freinberg. The observatory is located about 2 km west of Linz city center, close to the Freinberg transmitter and the Linz Stadium. It is easily accessible by public transport.

Wikipedia: Johannes-Kepler-Sternwarte Linz (DE)

5. forum metall

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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.

Wikipedia: Donaulände (Linz) (DE)

6. Linz Parish Church

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Linz Parish Church Anneli Salo / CC BY-SA 3.0

MariäHimmelfahrt, the Roman Catholic parish church in Linz, Upper Austria, was identified in the foundation survey of the urban expansion in 1207, and is a single nave Romanesque church building with nave and choir. Later, a new and larger Gothic choir was built and towers were added. Today's parish church expanded into three naves in Baroque style, and the choir expanded again.

Wikipedia: Stadtpfarrkirche (Linz) (DE)

7. Botanical Garden

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The Botanical Garden of the City of Linz dates back to 1853 and was opened in 1952 at its present location. On an area of 4.2 hectares there are more than 10,000 different plant species, with the greatest focus on the cactus and orchid collection. In addition to the narrower site, a 14-hectare arboretum not far from the main site is part of the grounds of the Botanical Garden.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten der Stadt Linz (DE)

8. Church of the Minor Friars

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Minoritenkirche in Linz, also known as Landhauskirche, is one of the most visited churches in Linz. The Rococo-style church, called "MariäVerkündigung," is owned by the state government of Upper Austria and is an affiliate of the parish of Linz, used by the Brotherhood of Pastors of St. Peter, which also owns the rector.

Wikipedia: Minoritenkirche (Linz) (DE)

9. Tower 12 (Agnes)

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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.

Wikipedia: Turmbefestigung Linz (DE)

10. Elisabethinenkirche

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Elisabethinenkirche Christian Wirth, Wirthi / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Roman Catholic Elisabethinenkirche is a Baroque domed church in Linz (Upper Austria), whose architecture and interior design already show classicist influences. It is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. The church is located in the southwest corner of the monastery of Elisabethinen.

Wikipedia: Elisabethinenkirche (Linz) (DE)

11. Brucknerhaus

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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.

Wikipedia: Brucknerhaus (EN)

12. Upper Austrian Literature Museum in StifterHaus

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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.

Wikipedia: Stifterhaus (Linz) (DE)

13. St. Mary's Cathedral

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The New Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Linz, Austria. The neo-Gothic church is the largest, though not the tallest church in Austria.

Wikipedia: New Cathedral, Linz (EN)

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