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Linz Fans win! Get your Linz Fan-Package at the Linz City Tourist Board on Linz‘s Hauptplatz (Main Square) by visiting 3 of the following Linz-Highlights. All submitted cards participate in a tombola. You can win a LinzWeekend for the whole family.

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Ars Electronica Center Ars-Electronica-Straße 1 4040 Linz phone +43 732 7272 0 center@aec.at

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THE CITY GUIDE FOR VISITORS TO LINZ – INFORMATION, TIPS AND ADRESSES AT ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER, THE PÖSTLINGBAHN ADVENTURE WORLD OR WHILE DISCOVERING NATURE IN AND ARROUND LINZ: THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2009 INVITES YOU. WWW.LINZ.AT/TOURISMUS I WWW.LINZ-TOURISMUS.INFO

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Discover Linz, the European Capital of Culture 2009! The city on the river Danube has turned into a colourful and bright capital of culture. All Linz is a stage music, theatre, cinema, history and art, from old classics to media art, Linz is open minded and manifold. Assure yourself on a weekend from € 96,00 p.p. in a double room including 2 nights with breakfast buffet and Linz-Card 2012 for 3 days.

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Information and Booking: Linz City Tourist Board phone +43 732 7070 2009 tourist.info@linz.at, www.linz.at/pauschalen Activities for the entire family are to be found at www.linz.at/tourismus/familie and on page 27.

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voestalpine Stahlwelt voestalpine-Straße 4 4020 Linz phone +43 50304 15 8900

You can choose between the Linz-Card for 1 day and 3 days, including free unlimited use of all public transports and free admission to all museums in Linz as well as discounts on numerous tourist attractions the entire time the card is valid. Holders of a Linz-Card for 3 days get a free round trip (uphill & downhill) on the Pöstlingberg and a gastronomy voucher with a value of € 5. Linz Card 2012 1-day Ticket: adults € 15,00 reduced price* € 10,00 3-day Ticket: adults € 25,00 reduced price* € 20,00

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Linz City Express Hauptplatz - Kiosk, 4020 Linz phone/fax +43 732 797555 mobile +43 664 4238900 city-express@geigers.at

Schlossmuseum Linz Schlossberg 1, 4010 Linz phone +43 732 774419 schloss@landesmuseum.at www.schlossmuseum.at

The Linz-Card can be purchased at the Linz City Tourist Board on the main square and the main station/ÖBB Reisezentrum, at DomCenter Linz, in Linz museums and hotels and at the blue Danube airport Linz. Further information at www.linz.at/tourismus *Children 6–15 years, pupils, trainees, conscripts & persons carrying out civilian service, students till 26 years, handicapped people CREDITS: Published by: Tourismusverband Linz, Adalbert-Stifter-Platz 2, 4020 Linz; Picture-Credits: Graphic material provided by various Institutions, unless otherwise stated: Ars Electronica Center, LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen, voestalpine Stahlwelt, Botanischer Garten, Linz AG, Linzer Tiergarten,Brucknerhaus, Kinderkulturzentrum Kuddelmuddel, Landestheater, Donauschiffahrt Wurm+Köck, Donausteig, Oö Landesgartenschau Ansfelden, Welios - Oö Science Center Wels, Hotel Goldener Adler, Harry‘s Home, Youthotel Linz; Picture Library Tourismusverband Linz: Erich Goldmann, Lukas Eckerstorfer, Johann Steininger, Andreas Kepplinger, Andreas Balon, Erich Goldmann; Content/Realisation: Patrizia Findeis, Gisela Müller, Georg Steiner; Print: kb offset; Layout: the pixlbox - Lukas Eckerstorfer; Paintings: Manfred Kirchmayr; Translation: WortSpiel - Sabrina Eberhardt

Linz City & Upper Austria Tourist Board Hauptplatz 1, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 7070 2009 tourist.info@linz.at

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2 3 4 SPOT THE DIFFERENCE Can you spot the differences between those two pictures? Find 10 differences in the right picture. Good luck and have fun!

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Linz Highlights Top Ten 01 Museums and Exhibitions 02 Sightseeing 03 Places of Interest 04 Pöstlingberg Adventure World 05 Nature Linz at a glance 06 Theatre

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07 Shopping 08 Meeting points 09 Sports and Leisure 10 Excursion Tips 11 Service and Transport 12 Tracks Fun Riddle for Kids

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Signs & Symbols = Barrier-free visits are possible at the following Establishments. Inspection reports at: www.roll-over-ooe.at The non-profit association isa-group also supports handicapped tourists at Greater Linz. Skilled assistants accompany and support you or your companion at sightseeing, cinema or theatre visits, business appointments and daily settlements or rather manage some spare-time for your companion. Contact: isa-group - individuelle soziale assistenz, Fabrikstrasse 32/5, 4020 Linz phone +43 699 17083580; office@isa-group.net, www.isa-group.net

= The following attractions are especially interesting for families with children. Guaranteed play and fun factor! = Acoustic City Linz – Free of Imposed Noise Many public Institutions e.g. churches, banks, shops and accommodation facilities are classified as “Beschallungsfrei“ (no background music, free of imposed noise) and are tagged by the symbol. www.hoerstadt.at = The following attractions meet this year‘s theme “Technology & Architecture“ www.linz-tourismus.info = The listed Institutions accept the OÖ Familienkarte, the Upper Austrian Family Card, and other cards providing discounts on family activities and offering a great deal of reduced entries. www.familienkarte.at = Holders of the Linz-Card can visit Institutions tagged by this symbol for free or reduced prices. Further information about all benefits of the Linz-Card can be found at www.linz.at/pauschalen

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LINZ AG LINIEN phone +43 732 3400 7406 or 7506 grottenbahn@linzag.at

Linzer Tiergarten Windflachweg 1, 4040 Linz phone +43 732 737180 office@zoo-linz.at

Kinderkulturzentrum Kuddelmuddel - Ein Haus der LIVA Langgasse 13, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 600 444 kumu@liva.linz.at

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Did you know ...the oldest cake in the whole world is from Linz? The „Linzer Torte“ is considered the oldest known cake in the world. It was already mentioned by name in 1653. Yet who named or invented the cake will always remain a mystery. The oldest recipe is from a cookbook being over 350 years old. Those, who have a sweet tooth might like this: At various bakeries and pastry shops you can make your own Linzer Torte. (Please make a reservation request.) www.linz.at/tourismus ...the ÖBB Taurus-Lok was built in Linz? The Taurus is the most important E-Lokomotive on the ÖBB railway system. The last Taurus was finished in 2010 in Linz and is still serviced there. www.oebb.at …the Silhouette Eye Wear was invented in Linz? The company is among the leading international eye wear manufacturers and has set new benchmarks with its revolutionary achievements, which point the way to the branch’s future. Even NASA trusts in Silhouette‘s know-how and expertise and chose Silhouette‘s Titan Minimal Art (TMA) eye wear for use by Shuttle crews. An impressing compliment to the high tech glasses from Austria! www.silhouette.com ...the PEZ manikins are from Traun near Linz? It was invented in 1927 by a confectioner named Eduard Haas. The name PEZ was derived from the letters at the start, the middle and the end of the German word for peppermint, Pfefferminz, the first PEZ flavour. In 1962 the Disney Character Figures Mickey and Donald were put on the PEZ dispenser for the first time. www.pez.at … the Kornspitz came to see the light of the day in Asten near Linz? In 1984 the whole grain rolls were created by Backaldrin, Austria‘s leading producer of baking ingredients. “The original recipe still is the same and the Kornspitz tastes as good as it always has“, says Peter Augendoppler, inventor of the Kornspitz and owner of the Backaldrin company. Consumers in 68 countries no longer want to do without their Kornspitz, and eat 4.5 million of these rolls each and every day. www.kornspitz.com …HARIBO sweets are produced in Linz, too? In 1989 HARIBO took over the company PANULI in Linz. Nowadays in Linz the famous gummy candy is produced for Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. HARIBO SHOP LINZ Opening Hours: Mon –Tue 9a.m.–6p.m., Sat 9a.m.–3p.m. Industriezeile 68, www.haribo.at …there is a hermitage at the Mariendom (New Cathedral) in Linz several weeks per year? Each week, the Mariendom accommodates a new voluntary hermit keeping silence and asceticism above the roofs of the City. www.mariendom.at Linz Tourism

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Linzer Torte The sweet ambassador. The first recipe originated in 1653, making it the oldest cake recipe in the world. Further information on page 03

The Pöstlingberg Adventure World 15 One of the town‘s landmarks. The distinctive Wallfahrtsbasilika (perish church) stands picturesquely above Linz, easily accessible via the steepest mountain railway on the continent. The Linz Zoological Garden, the popular fairytale dwarf kingdom of the „Grottenbahn“ and a splendid panorama view of the provincial capital await you. Further information on page 26

Castle Museum Linz 3 The largest universal museum in Austria accommodates permanent exhibitions of nature and technology as well as current special exhibitions. Unforgettable: a roof terrace to enjoy the fabulous view across the citiy’s roofs. Further information on page 09

Botanical garden Linz 42 It is among the most beautiful Gardens in Europe. Over an area of 43.000 m² are more than 10.000 various types of plants to admire. In five greenhouses the splendour of exotic specimens predominate the garden’s unique collection of cacti and orchids. Further information on page 30

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New Cathedral (Mariendom) 27 Austria‘s largest cathedral. The neo-Gothic church impresses with its tower, which is only a few feet lower than the St. Stephen‘s Cathedral in Vienna. Further information on page 23

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Ars Electronica Center 1 The interactive experience. Exciting exhibitions of digital art and technology are at home here in the building with its brightly lit animated façade. Further information on page 06

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Ten Main Square 19 The main square (Hauptplatz) in Linz is not only the largest urban square in Europe but with its baroque façades and the impressive Trinity Column a highlight of the city and a perfect starting point for scenic and fascinating day excursions. Further information on page 21

voestalpine Stahlwelt 6 An interactive, multi-media experience based on the world of steel. A walk-in work of art and a place of encounter where technology and people meet. Further information on page 11

Landstraße The central shopping district. Aside from Vienna’s Mariahilfer Strasse the most important shopping promenade in Austria. Further Information on page 40

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Lentos Kunstmuseum 2 The museum of contemporary and modern art. The most impressive natural light equipped showroom in Austria with one of the best art collections in the Republic. Further information on page 08

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Ars Electronica Center On 3.000m², the Ars Electronica Center has many stations that arouse curiosity and action. Let yourself be taken on an extraordinary expedition. The design of the interactive exhibitions and the topics of the innovative projects at the interface of art, technology and society encourage the visitor to participate! The „New Views of Humankind“ exhibition with its open laboratories guarantees an exciting tour through the worlds of ideas and images of modern life sciences. It gives opportunity for new insights into the secrets of the human body and shows you what the shared future of people and machines will be like. In GeoCity everything revolves around men’s environment: The exhibition brings together data about our world, makes global processes clear and sheds a completely different light on the local Lebensraum of the city of Linz. In the Deep Space you will see impressive 3D and 2D worlds, taking the visitor on virtual journeys. Individual support on your discovery tour can be provided by trained informants.

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fAMILIES ANd CHILdREN Adventure Trip (Children from 6 to 10 years) Daily 3p.m.; Sat, Sun, holidays also 11p.m. duration: 1.5 h Ticket: € 2,50 (ex entry) Booking required! Children‘s Birthday Party (from 7 years) duration: 2.5 h Ticket: € 16,00 per child Booking required!

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Interactive-Creative-days (Children and Teenager from 6 to 14 years) Ticket: € 15,00 Booking required! Please bring snacks and beverage.

Information & Booking ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER Ars–Electronica–Straße 1, 4040 Linz phone +43 732 7272 0 center@aec.at OPENINg HOURS Tue, Wed, Fri: 9a.m. – 5p.m. Thu: 9a.m. – 9p.m. Sat, Sun, public holidays: 10a.m. – 6p.m. Mon closed (except public holidays)

familydays Holders of an Austrian Family-Card: € 10,00 / € 5,00 (one parent) Normal Ticket: € 14,00 / € 7,00 (one parent) Further information at: www.aec.at

TICKETS: Adults € 7,00, reduced € 4,00 Children up to 6 are free! family-Card Holder One parent, children € 6,00 Adults, children € 12,00 Normal Tickets: One parent, children € 7,00 Parents, children € 14,00 guided Tours: Tue-Fri 11a.m., 2p.m. Thu, additional 6.30p.m. Sat, Sun, holidays 11a.m., 3p.m., 4p.m. More guided tours are possible on request

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LENTOS Kunstmuseum Always on the cutting edge the LENTOS Kunstmuseum is among the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Austria. It is famous for its modern architecture, shaping Linz‘s cityscape, as well as top-class artwork and diversified special exhibitions. The museum focuses on artwork of the 19th century by drawing an arch from the classical modern art (Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka) and expressionism to the most current art positions of today. Families are very welcome! fAMILIES ANd CHILdREN LENTOS-ATELIER (children from 6 to 13 years) Sat 10a.m.–12p.m., holidays, Wed 3p.m. – 5p.m. Ticket € 5,00 including entry, material and art teacher (maximal 15 children) Booking required! Birthday Workshop: Art (children from 6 years) Max 12 children, duration 2 hours, Ticket: € 95,00, Booking required

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Information & Booking LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz Ernst–Koref–Promenade 1, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 7070 3600 info@lentos.at OPENINg HOURS: Tue–Sun 10a.m.– 6p.m. Thu 10a.m. – 9p.m. Mon closed (except public holidays) TICKETS: Adults € 6,50, reduced € 4,50 Children up to 7 are free family-Card Holders: € 13,00, group price (from 20 persons) € 5,00/p.p. gUIdEd TOURS: Collection Tour: Thu 7p.m. Special exhibitions: Sun 4p.m. Architecture/Sculpture Park Tour: Sun 11a.m. July–September 2012 (€ 3,00/p.p. ex entry) Collection audio guide English € 2,00

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Schlossmuseum Linz

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At Linz Castle Museum the state museums of Upper Austria present their cultural-historical collections. At the new south wing of the renaissance building permanent exhibitions regarding nature and technology in Upper Austria are shown. Interesting special exhibitions are shown currently, too. Linz Castle Museum presents a great deal of programs for children and families. TIP: Pay 1 Get 2 – Pay for Linz Castle Museum and visit the Landesgalerie Linz for free

Information & Booking Schlossmuseum Linz Schlossberg 1, 4010 Linz phone +43 732 774419 0 schloss@landesmuseum.at OPENINg HOURS: Tue, Wed, Fri 9a.m. to 6p.m. Thu 9a.m. to 9p.m., Sat, Sun, holidays 10a.m. to 5p.m., Closed on Mondays (except bank holidays)

fAMILIES ANd CHILdREN fAMILY-SUNdAY 1st Sun/month Ticket: No fee for Family-Card holders Tour Guide € 4,00 p. adult Creative Workshops and Holiday Offers (children from 5 years) Linz Tourismus Tourism

TICKETS: Adults € 6,50, reduced € 4,50 Children up to 6 are free family-Card Holders € 9,00 Normal Tickets: € 13,00 groups (from 8 persons) € 5,00/p.p. gUIdEd TOURS: 1st Thu/month 7p.m. Sun 2p.m., 3p.m.

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The new OÖ. Kulturquartier unites the cultural centre Ursulinenhof, the Church of the Ursuline Sisters and the OK “Offenes Kulturhaus“ of Upper Austria. At the provincial culture centre “Ursulinenhof“ you find galleries, the art collection of Upper Austria and the theatre u\hof.

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Information & Booking OÖ Kulturquartier Landstraße 31, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 781912 0 ursulinenhof@ooe.gv.at

OK – Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich An arts laboratory which encourages experimentation in all forms of contemporary art. Especially multi-media projects regarding time-critical themes and young artists artwork are the main focus of the exhibition and production-house. Primarily young international artists are invited to produce and exhibit in the OK. Here they have an opportunity to realise their works from the initial idea all the way through to its implementation. Alternating exhibitions, the repertory cinema and the gastronomy at OK Square makes the OK a lively and inspiring culture quarter. Favourable family-offers and guidance are provided frequently.

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Information & Booking OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ OK Platz 1, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 784178 0 office@ok-centrum.at OPENINg HOURS: Mon–Fri 12p.m.–10p.m. Sat/Sun/holidays 10 a.m.–10 p.m. TICKETS/gUIdEd TOURS: More information at www.ok-centrum.at

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Enter the fascinating voestalpine Stahlwelt a worldwide unique adventure world regarding the material steel. Austria‘s largest industrial location lets you catch a sight of the latest technologies of steel production and shows you what steel is capable of. This expedition will lead you through a giant melting pot, based on the vessel used for steel production. Your journey of discovery will be accompanied by spherical production sounds, light reflections and real exhibits to take hold of. By this eclectic interplay of multi-media installations and exhibits from steel you`ll get a glimpse of the concern voestalpine AG and its products in all its variety. The conceptual design of the exhibition ensures a unique interplay of experience and imparting of knowledge. fAMILY ANd CHILdREN: The voestalpine Stahlwelt diversified program is happily recommended for families. Unfortunately it is not suitable for children up to six years, who are not allowed to visit the exhibition for safety reasons. family guided tours during school holidays in Upper Austria: Summer, Christmas, Semester und Easter holidays, duration: approx. 3 hours inclusive a visit to the Panorama–Café Linz Tourism

www.voestalpine-stahlwelt.at family special: on special promotion days during holidays; guided tours at voestalpine steelworld incl. factory tour Tickets: Teenager up to 15 years: € 6,00 Adults: € 9,00, Children up to 6 years are free! Booking required!

Information & Booking voestalpine Stahlwelt voestalpine–Straße 4, 4020 Linz phone +43 50304 15 8900 OPENINg HOURS: Tue–Fri 9a.m. – 5p.m. Sat, Sun, holidays 10a.m. – 6p.m. Mon closed (except public holidays) from April 1st 2012: Mon–Sat 9a.m. – 5p.m. Sun closed! TICKETS: Adults € 8,00, reduced € 4,00 Children up to 6 years are free! Factory tour: € 5,00 (Booking required!) BOOKINg: www.voestalpine-stahlwelt.at

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NORDICO – Stadtmuseum Linz The alternating exhibitions focus on selected periods of the history of the city, including archaeology and regional art. In addition, NORDICO is well known for its big nature exhibitions and culture-historical presentations. gUIdEd TOURS: Thu 6p.m. and Sun 3p.m. Ticket € 3,00/p.p. (ex. entry) Holders of an Austrian family-Card: € 9,00, children up to 7 years are free!

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LinzGenesis demonstrates Linz‘s history from its prehistoric roots to present urban projects. A concise glimpse into significant aspects of Linz‘s history. Free audio guide in English and German!

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Information & Booking NORdICO Stadtmuseum Linz Dametzstraße 23, phone+4373270701912 nordico@nordico.at OPENINg HOURS: Mon closed (except public holidays) Tue, Wed, Fri 10a.m. – 6p.m., Thu 10a.m. – 9p.m., Sat, Sun 10a.m. – 6p.m. TICKETS: Adults € 4,50, reduced € 2,50 groups (from 20 persons) € 2,50/p.p.

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Information & Booking Linzgenesis Altes Rathaus, Hauptplatz 1 4020 Linz, phone +43 732 7070 1912 nordico@nordico.at OPENINg HOURS: Mon–Fri 9a.m. – 1p.m. and 2p.m. – 6p.m. Sat, Sun, holidays only by Austria Guides fREE AdMISSION

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Miscellaneous works of art, especially by artists from the 20th and 21st century are shown in alternating exhibitions. The Kubin Cabinet offers insights into the world’s largest collection of works by Alfred Kubin. Contemporary sculptures are permanently exhibited at the sculpture garden. TIP: Pay 1 Get 2 – Pay for Schlossmuseum Linz and visit the Landesgalerie Linz for free

www.landesgalerie.at family Sunday each 1st Sun/month No fee for holders of the Family-Card Guided Tour € 4,00 for adults Creativ Workshops and Holiday Offers (for children from 5 years) www.landesmuseum.at

fAMILY ANd CHILdREN The Landesgalerie offers a large program for children and families. As a special service, family guided tours are provided rotatory for the Schlossmuseum, Biologiezentrum and the Landesgalerie. More information on actual family guided tours can be found at www.landesgalerie.at Children from 8 to 12 years get special hand outs, containing riddles, games and information on the exhibitions, so families are able to visit the exhibitions without a tour guide.   Tickets: Children and Teenager € 4,50 groups from 8 persons: (as a class) free admission families, with Upper Austrian family-Card: € 9,00 Normal family Tickets € 13,00 Children up to 6 years are free. Linz Tourism

Information & Booking Landesgalerie Linz Museumstraße 14, 4010 Linz phone +43 732 774482 0 info@landesmuseum.at OPENINg HOURS: Tue, Wed, Fri 9a.m. – 6p.m. Thu 9a.m. – 9p.m. Sat, Sun, holidays 10a.m. – 5p.m. Mon closed (except public holidays) TICKETS: Adults € 6,50, reduced € 4,50, Groups (from 8 persons) € 5,00/p.p. Children up to 5 years are free! gUIdEd TOURS: each 1st Thu/month 7p.m., Sun 2p.m. – 4p.m. Information about art on request!

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The Biology Centre in Linz-Dornach as a part of the Upper Austrian Provincial Galleries collects, retains, researches, documents and mediates knowledge about the animal and plant world, rocks and minerals. It provides the largest collection of studies in Upper Austria regarding natural history and shows a variety of special exhibitions on 200m². Also worth seeing is the big ecological park as a living collection of local nature. fAMILY ANd CHILdREN: The Biologiezentrum offers frequent performances and workshops for children and families. Have your birthday party at the centre! Information on dates and prices for

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The “StifterHaus” is an umbrella concept bringing together the Adalbert Stifter Institute, which offers research facilities in literature and language and the House of Literature, which organises literary events. Both are accommodated in the former house of Adalbert Stifter (1805-1868). In the writer‘s former study, visitors can e.g. see his most important works including „Witiko“, his original handwriting (written between 1865 and 1867).

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www.biologiezentrum.at creative workshops and nature workshops are available on the Internet.

Information & Anmeldung Biologiezentrum Linz-dornach Johann-Wilhelm-Klein-Straße 73 info@landesmuseum.at 4040 Linz, phone +43 732 759733 0 OPENINg HOURS: Mon – Fri 9a.m – 5p.m, Sun holidays 10a.m – 5p.m, Sat closed TICKETS: No fee gUIdEd TOURS: Sun 22p.m. Adults € 3,50 children € 3,00

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Information & Anmeldung StifterHaus, Oö. Literaturmuseum Adalbert–Stifter–Platz 1, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 7720 11294 office@stifter-haus.at OPENINg HOURS The gallery: during exhibitions Tue – Sun: 10a.m. – 3p.m. Literary Museum and Stifter Room: Tue – Sun 10a.m. – 3p.m. TICKETS: No fee

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Museum of the History of 12 Dentistry in Upper Austria Starting from a simple barber-stool to the first dental drills operated by foot (1960) Visitors see how dentistry has changed since the 17th century. TICKETS: No fee

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Information & Booking Linzer Museum für geschichte der Zahnheilkunde Hauptplatz 1 (Altes Rathaus) 4020 Linz, phone +43 732 7070 1920 OPENINg HOURS: Mon–Fri; Sat, Sun, on holidays only with Austria Guides

Pöstlingbergbahn–Museum 13 The historically preserved building, which served as valley-station for the Pöstlingbahn until 2008 nowadays is a museum documenting the history of the popular train. OPENINg HOURS: March – November: Sat, Sun, holidays10a.m.– 4p.m. Group reservations are possible aside opening hours

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The Atelierhaus Salzamt is an artist residency for international exchange, a beautiful old building renovated in 2009. The site provides studios, accommodations and exhibition spaces for international artist and local artists from Linz or Upper Austria.

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The Dolls Museum is a delightful private collection of over 280 dolls, teddy bears, puppets and Co. in what is known as the Apothecary House, an ensemble of late Gothic town houses. TICKETS: adults € 4,00, reduced € 2,00 from feb/March 2012 at Pfarrgasse 9 Linz Tourism

Information & Booking Pöstlingbergbahn-Museum Landgutstraße 19, 4040 Linz phone +43 732 3400 7406 sonderfahreten@linzag.at TICKETS: No fee

www.salzamt.linz.at

Information & Booking Obere Donaulände 15, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 7070 1959 salzamt@mag.linz.at

www.schloss-ebelsberg.at

Besides The Upper Austrian Military History Collection, you can see an exhibition showing many items concerning the Imperial and Royal Austrian naval history. The “Battle of Ebelsberg 1809“ under Napoleon is pictured in three dioramas. TICKETS: adults € 4,00, groups € 3,00 p.P.

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Information & Booking Schloss Ebelsberg Ebelsberger Schlossweg 7, 4030 Linz phone +43 732 307632 OPENINg HOURS: May–October Sat, Sun, holidays 10a.m.–12p.m. and 1p.m.–5p.m.

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Information & Booking Linzer Puppenwelt Altstadt 2, 2.Stock (Lift), 4020 Linz phone +43 732 386937 OPENINg HOURS: Tue–Sat 11a.m.–1p.m. and 2p.m.–5p.m.

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Sightseeing Tours Discover Linz at daily „LINZ.changes,“ sightseeing tours with Austria Guides! departure: 11 am dATES: Daily till 8th January 2012 January 14th/15th/21st/22nd/28th/29th March 3rd/4th/10th/11th/17th/18th/ 24th/25th Daily from March 31st till October 31st duration: approx.1,5 hours PRICES: € 9,00 per person, for children up to 14 years accompanied by their parents: no charge

www.linz-tours.at TICKETS: provided by the tourist guides No booking required!

Information Linz City Tourist Board (Old Town Hall) phone +43 732 7070 2009 www.linz-tours.at www.linz.at/stadtbesichtigung

Themed Walks and Group Tours Enjoy the advantage of a guided city tour by one of the state-qualified guides! Round the year the „Austria Guides“ provide guided themed walking tours and excursions in Linz considering special themes such as Anton Bruckner, Johannes Kepler, contemporary history, culture and pleasure, nature, architecture, Acoustic City and many more. Special Tours for children are provided, too! You can choose a guided tour in German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Swedish, Czech, Hungarian, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish.

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Information & Booking Linz guide Service-Hotline: phone +43 650 2009009 office@linz-tours.at Booking required!

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Sightseeing Tour by Linz City Express Take a 25 minute round trip on the bright yellow Linz City Express and discover the most important places of interest of the city of Linz in 8 languages (German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Czech, Hungarian). Departures from Linz‘s Hauptplatz (Main Square) every half and full hour (minimum 6 persons). Romantic evening rides are offered on request for groups. Please ask for group prices and special rides. dEPARTURE TIMES: Jan–Feb only Sat, Sun 10a.m.– 4p.m. March–April daily 10a.m.– 5p.m. May daily 9.30a.m.– 6p.m.

Segway tours Linz The “different” way of sightseeing! There is no better way to experience the city and its unique offers than by effortlessly gliding through it on a Segway e.g. to Linz Castle, Pöstlingberg or the “Wissensturm“ (Tower of Knowledge). A Segway is a self-balancing electric unicycle scooter, battery operated and intuitively controlled. Timetable: March–October duration: approx. 2,5 hours/ca. 1,5 hours BergTour, NaTour, StadTour Prices: € 48,00/p.p.

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www.geigers.at June daily 9.30a.m.– 7p.m. July/Aug daily 9.30a.m.–8p.m. Sept/Oct daily 9.30a.m.–6p.m. Nov daily 9.30a.m.–5p.m. Dec daily 10a.m.–6p.m. Tickets: adults € 7,00 Children from 3 to 14 € 3,00

Information & Booking Linz City Express Hauptplatz, phone +43 732 797555 city-express@geigers.at www.linzerschweben.at Groups (10 persons) € 420,00/p.p. MiniaTour/ SpäTour: € 30,00/p.p. Groups (10 persons) € 270,00 Reservation required! Children from 10 years/45kg.

Information & Booking Tourist Information (Altes Rathaus) phone +43 732 7070 2009 office@linzerschweben.at Registration: www.linzerschweben.at

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Johann’s Guide Taxi The combination of private taxi-tours and a professional tourist guide. „Johann‘s Taxi Tours“ is a Linz based tour operator specialized in attractive private taxi tours and walking tours including guided city tours in Linz and various Austrian destinations as well as Intercultural assistance and taking care of international guests in

www.guide-taxi.at English German, French, Japanese, Korean and other languages.

Information & Anmeldung Johann‘s guide Taxi phone +43 664 4558468 office@guide-taxi.at, Reservation required!

Guided Tours in Traditional Costumes Discover Linz‘s life now and then. Places of interest like residences and domains of famous public figures or stroll through the city with a night watchman in traditional costume, with a halberd and lantern in hand, who will captivate you with an array of local stories and legends while leading you through the medieval, picturesque city of Linz.

Barrier-free Sightseeing The non-profit association isa-group also supports handicapped tourists at Greater Linz. Skilled assistants accompany and support you or your companion at sightseeing, cinema or theatre visits, business appointments and daily settlements or rather manage some spare-time for your companion. The isa-group considers your very personal and individual needs.

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Architectural Round Trips www.linz-tours.at www.linz.at/stadtbesichtigung www.afo.at The rich industrial history of Linz is constructional represented by the workers‘ housing estates, leisure facilities like the Parkbad (open air pool) and especially at production plants. Contrary to the historical city centre and the luminous cultural buildings the slogan of the city “Linz.changes,” comes to life. Professional guided tours lead you to and sometimes into estates, which have been trend-setting during the last 100 years and still are. The fusion of architecture and design, urban aspects and trend-setting technologies are on main focus. More architectural round trips by Austria Guides are to be found at www.linz-tours.at and at www.linz.at/stadtbesichtigung Constant tour-times are offered by „AfO Architekturforum Oberösterreich“ an: Herbert–Bayer–Platz 1 phone +43 732 786140 office@afo.at www.afo.at

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Historical Round Trip OLd TOWN HALL

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The Old Town Hall today is still the seat of the Mayor and the city council, and combines modern architecture with historical finds such as finely chiselled Gothic craftsmanship or paintings from the Biedermeier period. The arcaded courtyard contains a delightful open-air café, the Genesis City Museum (Stadtmuseum) and a rare Museum of Dentistry (Zahnheilkundemuseum, see “Linz Culture“). The entrance area displays portraits of four famous citizens of Linz: Anton Bruckner (1824–1896) Johann Adam Pruner (1672–1734) Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) see page 56 Emperor friedrich III. (1415–1493) KEPLERHAUS

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The Kepler Salon on the first floor of the house where scientist Johannes Kepler lived from 1612–1627 is a place for intellectual encounters and the exchange of information. Further information on page 56 STIfTERHAUS

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The author, painter and school inspector for the primary classes in Upper Austria Adalbert Stifter lived here between 1848 and 1868. Nowadays the Stifter Haus houses the Upper

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www.linz.at/tourismus Austrian literature museum and the AdalbertStifter Institute. Further information on page 14. LINZ PARISH CHURCH

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Certainly you might have heard the phrase “Tu felix Austria nube“ (You, O fortunate Austria, marry!) Maybe with this in mind almost 500 years ago Anna, the later heiress of Bohemia and Hungary, married Archduke Ferdinand here in the City Parish Church. The baroque church today still contains parts from the Romanesque and the Gothic age. It is here that the heart and bowels of Emperor Friedrich III are buried. Of interest to pilgrims is the statue of Saint James. Opening Hours: daily 9a.m.–6p.m. Services: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 6.30p.m. Sun 9.15a.m., 11.15a.m. Pfarrplatz 20, phone +43 732 776120 29 www.stadtpfarre-linz.at JESUITENKIRCHE/NEW CATHEdRAL

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Constructed by the Jesuits in 1669–1683 from plans by P. F. Carlone, it was designated a cathedral when Josef II appointed a bishop for Linz. The Jesuits returned in 1909. The cathedral lies at the southern end of the Hauptplatz, near the former Jesuits’ College. Anton Bruckner was cathedral organist here from 1856–1868. The organ was built according to plans by Anton

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Brucker and is still in its original state. Opening Hours: daily 7a.m.–7p.m. Services: Mon – Sat 7.30a.m., 9a.m., Sun 7.30a.m., 10.30a.m. Domgasse 3, phone +43 732 77086 60 www.ignatiuskirche-linz.at MAIN SQUARE ANd TRINITY COLUMN

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The impressive Trinity Column has a height of 20 metres and is made from white marble. As a typical symbol of the age of the Baroque, it was erected in gratitude by those who had survived a variety of disasters and protection against war, fire and the plague. The Column is located in the centre of the main square (Hauptplatz), which, with an area of roughly 13.2002m² has been one of the largest urban squares in Europe since the 13th century. It was thanks to the main square in its function as a market place that the city soon experienced an economic boom. ATELIERHAUS SALZAMT

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In the late Middle Ages, the historic Salzamt, in its original constructional shape, served as a place to store salt which was transported to nearby countries such as Bohemia and Moravia on the major North-South trade route of the river Danube. Further information on page 15 LINZ CASTLE

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Linz Castle and Castle Museum. A deed of gift dating from 799, during the reign of Charlemagne, contains the first mention of Linz Tourism

the “Castle in Linze” and the church of St Martin. Today, the visitor can see the walls of this castle, together with its bastions and the Friedrich Gate bearing the text A.E.I.O.U. (Alles Erdreich ist Österreichs untertan – All the earth pays tribute to Austria), named after Emperor Friedrich III, who resided here until his death in 1493. As the temporary heart of the Habsburg Empire, Linz was raised by the Emperor to the status of provincial capital. In the 17th century, Rudolf II had the castle built, which today is home to the Upper Austrian provincial Museum. The south wing was destroyed in the City Fire of 1800, and was rebuilt in modern glassand-steel architecture for the Capital of Culture year 2009. It now constitute the largest universal museum in Austria. The wings of Linz Castle contain the history of culOUR ture collections of the Upper Austrian T IP Provincial Museum. The permanent exhibitions present a walk through the artistic and cultural history of Upper Austria from the Neolithic Age up to the 20th century. The new South Wing contains the permanent exhibitions on nature and technology in Upper Austria. There is a continuous programme of special exhibitions. Further information on page 09. Don’t miss second largest cast metal city model in the world, on show on the terrace! Technology enthusiasts will also enjoy the Ars Electronica Centre 1 and voestalpine Stahlwelt 6 . Further information on page 09

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The Church of St Martin, one of the oldest churches in Austria, is certainly worth a visit. Inside, you will find exposed Roman inscriptions and a Roman kiln. There is also a famous copy of the “Volto santo” painting, the original of which is in Lucca (Italy). Open during church services: Wed 8.30a.m. (except summer holidays), Sun 8.15a.m. For guided sightseeing tours exceptions are possible. Römerstraße 1

It was in this renaissance building from the second half of the 16th century that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his Linz Symphony and his Linz Sonata in only three days. The entrance to the building contains a bust of the famous composer and a sound installation with the opening bars of the famous symphony. The Mozarthaus can only be viewed from the outside, though there is an idyllic open-air café in the courtyard. Altstadt 17

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The State Theatre is housed in an impressive building that replaced the riding school destroyed in the Great Fire of 1800. This is the venue for operas, musicals and plays, often accompanied by the famous Bruckner Orchestra. Work is under way on Linz’s new Opera House, designed by the renowned architect Terry Pawson. Its opening will take place in April 2013 on Blumauerplatz near the Volksgarten. Further information on page 36. OUR The construction site can be visited at TIP weekends! Booking at: www.landestheater-linz.at KREMSMÜNSTERERHAUS

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The former city residence of the famous Kremsmünster monastery is located on “Alter Markt” (old market place) in the old town centre. According to legend, it was here that Emperor Friedrich III died (1493). Today, it houses a modern restaurant with a lovely garden. Altstadt 10

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Originally the twin nave church of the monastery of the Minor Friars, which was founded in 1236, the building was returned to the order in 1678 following the Reformation. It was then redesigned as an opulently decorated, single nave Rococo church in 1751 by Johann Matthias Krinner. There is stucco work by Kaspar Modler, high altar paintings by Bartolomeo Altomonte and side altar works by Johann Martin Schmidt (Kremser Schmidt). Services: daily 8.30a.m., Mon, Tue, Wed additionally 6p.m., Sun and holidays: 10.30a.m. Every 1st Fri/month at 5p.m. a sacramental prayer takes place, every 2nd Sat/month a prayer night takes place from 8p.m. – 1a.m. Klosterstraße 7, phone +42 732 7720 113 64 LANdHAUS

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day the seat of the Upper Austrian provincial government. The lower part of the tower dates back to 1568, the upper part has been added in 1638. Visitors can climb the tower as part of a special guided tour of the city. Do not miss the Italianate arcaded courtyard with the Planetenbrunnen (Fountain of the Planets), a reminder of Johannes Kepler who taught in the Protestant district school in Linz for 14 years. Landhausplatz 1 NEW CATHEdRAL (MARIENdOM)

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The Cathedral of St Mary, called New Cathedral, was completed in 1924 and has space for around 20.000 people. In 2012 its foundation stone ceremony approximates the 150th anniversary. Of particular interest are the window paintings such as the “Linz Window” or the “Emperor Window”. The interior gallery is open to the public on guided tours and provides a fascinating view on the sanctuary from a height of 15 metres. There are daily guided visits of the spire with its magnificent view over Linz. The guided tours are recommended to children and families as well! Mysticism and thrill guaranteed! Opening Hours: Mon–Sat 7.30a.m. – 7p.m., Sun 8a.m.– 7p.m. Services: Mon–Sat 6.15p.m., Sun 9a.m. (Liturgy for children, ex High Masses and school holidays),10a.m. (High Mass), 11.30a.m., 5.45p.m. (rosary), 6.15p.m. guided tours (only with reservation): Wed, Sat, Sun 3p.m. Guided tour, duration: 1 hour, Wed, Sat, Sun 4p.m. Visit to the spire (October–end of April at 2p.m.) Linz Tourism

Tickets: adults € 5,00, children € 3,00 DomCenter, Herrenstraße 36 phone +43 732 946100 domcenter@dioezese-linz.at www.mariendom.at More guided tours at the New Cathedral: Spire and chimes, guided tour with torches, high passageway tour. All attractions only for children from approx. 5 years. Reservation required! OUR The New cathedral is a haven of peace T IP for all your senses. During a shopping tour in the lively city of Linz the largest cathedral in Austria offers a place of silence and relief. MARTIN LUTHER CHURCH

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Emperor Joseph II’s Edict of Tolerance (1781) allowed the Protestant faith to be practised again in Upper Austria. But it was not until 20th October 1844 that the first prayer house in Linz was formally dedicated. Due to the Catholic building rules that applied at the time the Protestant church had to be set back 50m from the street so as not to dominate the street scene. Today, this distance to Landstraße allows it to be seen better. Opening hours: Tue–Sun 9a.m. to 5p.m. Services: Sun 9.30a.m. 7p.m. (except summer holidays) Organ Vesper: Tue 5.15p.m. Johann-Konrad-Vogel-Straße 4 phone +43 732 773260 www.linz-evang.at

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J.M. Pruner was involved in the building of this church (1674-1726), which is modelled after the Josefskirche in Prague. Altar pictures by Carlo Carlone, Martin Altomonte, J.A. Wolf and Carl von Reslfeld can be regarded. Opening Hours: daily Mon – Fri 6.30a.m. to 12 noon and 3p.m. to 6.45p.m. Sun 6.15a.m. to 6.45p.m. 6.30a.m.– 6.45p.m., from 12 noon to 3p.m. Only the entry hall is open to the public Services: Mon–Sat 7.15a.m., 10a.m., 5.30p.m., Sun 6.30a.m., 9a.m., 10a.m., 11a.m., 5.30p.m. Landstraße 33 www.karmel.at/linz

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The former monastic house served as Collegium Nordico to the Jesuits of the famous monastery in Kremsmünster Abbey (Stift Kremsmünster). From 1851 it was a residence to the new founded Upper Austrian Art Club. Today the totally restructured estate houses the Nordico Museum Linz. Further information on page 12

CHURCH Of THE URSULINE SISTERS 33 The former Ursuline monastery church is now both a parish church and venue for arts and concerts for the “Forum St. Severin”. The monastery itself was dissolved in 1968. The new Upper Austrian Cultural District brings together the Ursulinenhof cultural centre, the Ursuline Church and the OK Centre (Open Cultural Centre of the Province of Upper Austria). The Ursulinenhof houses galleries, the province’s art collection and the u\hof: theatre. Opening Hours: daily 7.30a.m.– p.m. Services: Mon–Fri 12.15p.m. (except school holidays), Sun, holidays 8p.m. Landstraße 31, phone +43 732 771644

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On the Tracks of great Architects and Estates – Round Trip Starting at the Landesgalerie you can further follow the tracks of important architects in Linz. The second round trip leads you to our big concert halls and museums. Come and experience new and old architectural highlights of the European Capital of Culture 2009. ARCHITECTURE fORUM UPPER AUSTRIA SOUP KITCHEN

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The former Soup Kitchen in Linz houses the Architecture Forum Upper Austria. In 1926 the city decided to adapt and expand the dilapidated building. The remarkably estate was constructed according to plans by construction director Kurt Kühne. It was redesigned according to the German redbrick Gothic by using Gothic forms as well as elements of expressionism. TABACCO MANUfACTORY LINZ

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After giving up cigarette production at the Austrian Tabacco Manufactory Linz, the areal was purchased by the city of Linz in 2009. Build by the international famous architect Prof. Peter Behrens between 1929 and 1935 with a total area of almost 80.000m² and its steel framed construction and detailed functionality the estate counts as a monument of modernist movement in Europe. Several of the movements leading names, e.g. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, worked for Peter Behrens. At present the area is used for cultural happenings. Ludlgasse 19, phone +43 732 772272 7273 BRUCKNERHAUS 36 CONCERT HALL LINZ The estate was build due to plans of the Finnish architect Heikki Siren. Since its opening concert in 1974 by Herbert von Karajan the Brucknerhaus is a city‘s landmark. Further information on page 37

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LENTOS LINZ 2 MUSEUM Of MOdERN ART The Lentos which opened in 2003 is among the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Austria. The clear and coherent structural design, created by the Zurich architects Weber & Hofer provides Linz with a museum of art of international status. The appearance of the building is remarkable for its transparent glass casing, attractively lit at night and one of the city‘s landmarks. Further information on page 08. ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER (AEC)

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The new Ars Electronica Center (AEC), Austria’s media art laboratory for digital art and media culture was designed by Vienna architect Andreas Treusch. The international award-winning estate impresses with its constructions fitting harmonically into the cityscape and invites the guests to stay. At night you can control the glorious light play on the LED-displayed facade by your Smart-Phone. NEW TOWN HALL LINZ

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Marvel at a big model of Linz at the New Town Hall opposite the Ars Electronica Center at the northern end of the Nibelungen bridge. This part of town (Alturfahr) once was a little fishing-village. Today the quarter welcomes you with nice restaurants, outdoor dining areas and shops. Hauptstraße 1–5, www.linz.at

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Not only children show enthusiasm at a visit to the Pöstlingberg. After a rail trip by the Pöstlingberg Tram it is only a few metres to the parish church and pilgrimage basilica, the viewing platform as well as to the Grottenbahn, the fairytale-world and the dwarfs-kingdom.

The Pöstlingberg Tram The historically steepest adhesion railway track in Europe was gently upgraded and enlarged by barrier-free wagons. Get on the Tram and enjoy the ride to the mountain in the heart of Linz – by the new Tram or the nostalgic ones (only in summer). From Linz main square the Pöstlingberg Tram pulls out every 30 minutes.

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Information Summer time-table: 1st May – 30th September daily. – 10.30p.m. (downhill), Winter time-table: 1st October – 30th April daily– 8.30p.m. (downhill) Tickets: up- and downhill adults € 5,60, Reduced € 3,40, up- or downhill Adults € 3,40, reduced € 1,70. Tickets are to be purchased at the ticket office or at the Linz City Tourist Board at the main square.

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Enjoy the marvellous view over Linz. At the highest point of the mountain the parish church „Seven Sorrows of Our Lady“ and pilgrimage basilica towers over the town.

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Information Pöstlingberg–Wallfahrtsbasilika Am Pöstlingberg 1, phone +43 732 731228, www.pfarre-poestlingberg.at Opening Hours: Nov–April 8a.m.–6p.m. May–Oct. 8a.m.–8p.m. Services: Mon–Sat 10a.m., Thu 10a.m., 7p.m. (except school holidays) Sun, holidays 9.05a.m., 10.30a.m., 4.30p.m.

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Including 1 night/breakfast. Extension night on request. Linz-Card in addition € 15,00/ adult + € 10,00/child (6-14 years) for one day. Booking at All Seasons Ibis Linz Wankmüllerhofstrasse 37, 4020 Linz phone: +43 732 347281 103. fax: +43 732 349335 H0519-RE@accor.com www.all-seasons-hotels.com www.accorhotels.com

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By the dragon express through the world of dwarfs, animals and fairy tales. At the basement different scenes from famous fairy tales are presented by life-sized statues and you will stroll through the Linz‘s main square of the 19th century.

Linz Zoological Garden Halfway up the Pöstlingberg more than 600 animals guarantee a varied and exciting trip at the Linz Zoological Garden, accessible by the Pöstlingberg Tram. Lovely to see is the new tropical greenhouse with its many remarkable inhabitants like monkeys and constrictors.

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Botanical Garden 42 Marvel at about 10.000 different plant species at a 4.2 hectare big and beautiful park and a variety of greenhouses. Discover a unique collection of cacti as well as rare exotic flowers and orchids. Above all you can visit concerts, lectures, workshops and special events for children. Opening Hours: Nov–Feb 8a.m.–5p.m. March and Oct 8a.m.–6p.m. April and Sept 8a.m.–7p.m. May–August 7.30a.m.–7.30p.m.

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www.linz.at/botanischergarten greenhouses: daily 8a.m.–5p.m. 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January closed Tickets: adults € 3,00, reduced € 2,00 With a Family-Card € 5,00

Information & Booking Botanischer garten Roseggerstraße 20–22 phone +43 732 7070 1860 botanischergarten@mag.linz.at

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After climbing 100 steps the Franz-Josef tower offers a magnificent view over Linz, the Danube, Urfahr and the Pöstlingberg. The highest point of Freinberg mountain is located in a spacious park and can be reached by No. 26 bus, Vergreinerstraße bus stop. Opening Hours: open daily January–March 10a.m.–4p.m.

April and May 9a.m–6p.m. June–September 8a.m.–8p.m. October 9a.m.–5p.m. November and December 10a.m.–4p.m.

Information & Booking franz–Josef–Warte Freinberg, phone +43 732 7070 0

Johannes Kepler Observatory Gaze at the stars. The Linz observatory opened in 1983 and offers a number of attractive events.

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Lookout Points PÖSTLINgBERg 44 VIEWINg PLATfORM The Pöstlingberg Tram takes you straight from the main square to the highest point of the Pöstlingberg. LINZ CASTLE

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ST MAgdALENA CHURCH From the little church at the northern bank of the river Danube you have a wonderful view over Urfahr and Linz. HORSE-dRAWN-TRAMWAY At the guesthouse Oberwirt in St. Magdalena starts the Pferdebahnpromenade (horsedrawn tramway). Watch out for the memorial plaque at the church square wall in front of the entry of the St. Magdalena Church. At the beginning of the big wood one of the last preserved tramway tracks can be seen. On the city map the former route is marked as follows: SONNENPROMENAdE – ALOISIANUM A marvellous view over the softly hilled landscape of Linz and the river Danube. fRANZ JOSEf WARTE AM fREINBERg 43 A magnificent view over Linz, the Danube, Urfahr, the Pöstlingberg and the Mühlviertel.

Parks With 51 parks Linz is among the greenest cities in Austria. Enjoy the nature at Donaupark 46 , the Stadtpark, the Landhauspark

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Playgrounds at the inner city of Linz Hessenplatz, Landhauspark, Schlosspark 3 , Stadtpark, Donaupark 46 , Lederergasse – Eu-

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Protected Area “Traun-Donau-Auen” A green oasis close to Linz offers about 600 hectare alluvial forest alongside the rivers Danube and Traun. The Paradise for joggers

Cycle Paths The international Danube bicycle path is the mater of all cycling tours and an experience for families who like to enjoy outdoor

Linz goes E-Bike Discovering the environment by e-bike one will find charging stations at many places in and around Linz as well as some beautiful routes to explore. Tour informations can be found at: www.linzag.at

is declared as European Protected Area “Natura 2000”.

www.donauradweg.at activities. Biking alongside the river Danube from Germany via Austria all the way to Hungary is an unforgettable experience. www.strommobil.at Maps for E–Bike Tours are available at Linz City Tourist Board: LinzAG Map (for free), e–bike and mountain-bike map (€ 5,00)

Hiking Follow the tagged hike paths. The brochure “Linz Wandern” (10 city hiking paths including a brief description and map) is available at Linz City Tourist Board. Suitable for families. Further information at www.linz.at/stadtwanderwege Three permanent hike paths of the IVV, the International Association of National Sport (in Freinberg, Pöstlingberg and Bachlberg) are in Linz and start at the main square.

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The Danube Path “Donausteig”- Route opened in 2010 and leads along 450km from Passau via Linz to Grein mostly alongside both banks of the Danube. March up or down along the Danubes on the legendary sky-high path e.g. to Ottensheim or on the Danube Round Trip leading you across the Pöstlingberg. Choose a day trip by Danube Boat Cruises. Suitable for families! www.donausteig.at

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Discover Austria!

The new ÖBB SparSchiene Austria from only € 9,-.*

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* Sparschiene Austria tickets from only € 9,-. Price per person and direction. Limited number of tickets. Valid for a specific train. Exchanges and refunds are not allowed. Sparschiene Austria tickets can only be booked online. No VORTEILScard reduction. Children accompanied by at least one adult may travel for free up to the age of 15.


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Raise the curtain for the magicians of stage at the Provincial Theatre Linz: from the big house to the small stage, from baroque opera to contemporary Austrian authors, from whirling dance virtuosos to sophisticated theatre for children and young people. KAMMERSPIELE

World-literature classics and contemporary theatre at the Promenade in Linz. U/:HOf, THEATRE fOR CHILdREN ANd YOUNg PEOPLE 49 The children’s and young people’s theater of the Theater of the Province. (Upper Austrian Culture Quarter) 50

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THEATRE EISENHANd

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Landestheater Linz Promenade 39 Opening Hours (advanced booking): Ticket Service for all stages at the big house, kassa@landestheater-linz.at, phone +43 800 218 000 Mon–Fri 9a.m.– 6p.m., Sat 9a.m.– 12.30p.m. Sun and holidays closed Ticket Service: Großes Haus and Kammerspiele 1.5 hours before show time Theatre Eisenhand and u\hof: 1 hour before show time family tickets: 50% discount for children up to 14 years at the big house, the Kammerspiele and at the theatre Eisenhand. Accompanying parents 20% discount. At u\hof: ticket charge for every visitor € 6,50.

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The famous concert hall Brucknerhaus offers a wide range of various musical genres to visitors of all age performed by international top-class artists from all over the world with its annual Bruckner Festival and the “Classic Different” program, dedicated to fostering traditional music as well as supporting diverse contemporary forms of musical expression. A guided tour at the Brucknerhaus is possible. Reservation required!

Concerts for children are tagged as “mini. music“ or “midi.music“.

Information & Tickets Brucknerhaus Untere Donaulände 7 phone +43 732 7612 0 kassa@liva.linz.at

Posthof – Contemporary Culture at the Harbour 52 Originally a branch-office of the Linz Post located at the Linz harbour, the Posthof was converted into a contemporary culture centre in 1984 and expanded in 1990. With more than 250 events per year the centre is now one of the largest and most vibrant venues for contemporary culture performances in Austria for music, dance,

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A repertoire of themes of actual socialpolitical interest. (World) premiers of contemporary authors, but also unusual interpretations of classic works are the trademark of Theater Phönix.

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theatre, cabaret performances and literature featuring renowned international artists as well as ambitious young local performers.

Information & Tickets Posthof Linz Posthofstraße 43 phone +43 732 781800, office@posthof.at www.theater-phoenix.at

Information & Tickets Theater Phönix Wiener Straße 25, phone +43 732 662641 office@theater-phoenix.at

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Theatre, cabarets and musicals in a cosy atmosphere.

www.theater-innenstadt.at

Information & Tickets Theater in der Innenstadt Museumstraße 7a, phone +43 732 918091

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The jolly stage at Linz‘s main square shows a variety of children‘s fairy tales and popular theatre.

www.linzerkellertheater.at

Information & Tickets Linzer Kellertheater Hauptplatz 21, phone +43 732 784120 kellertheater@liwest.at

Children‘s Cultural Centre “Kuddelmuddel” 56 Performances for young people from 3 to 99 e.g. puppet shows, theatre performances, and theatre workshops. At weekends the Puppet Theatre Linz shows the Adventures of “Kasperl and Seppy”. Specially designed for small children are the events performed by the Children‘s Theatre Company. OUR

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Information & Tickets Kuddelmuddel Kinderkulturzentrum Langgasse 13, phone +43 732 600444 kumu@liva.linz.at Karten: Online at www.kuddelmuddel.at, at the counter of the Kuddelmuddel (Wed and Fri 1p.m.– 3p.m.) and at the LIVA Service Center (Brucknerhaus, Mon–Fri 12 noon–6p.m., Sat 10a.m.–1p.m.) Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 12 noon– 6.30p.m., Sat 10a.m.–1p.m. Tickets: between € 4,00 and € 6,00

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The “Kulturzentrum Hof” presents cabaret, theatre and lectures. The public cultural scene is dedicated to the new, the unknown and the less established as well as events for families and children.

www.kulturzentrum-hof.at

Information & Tickets Kulturzentrum Hof Ludlgasse 16, phone +43 732 774863 office@kulturzentrum-hof.at

Stadtwerkstatt

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The Stadtwerkstatt, a city workshop, was founded by students of the University of Art Linz in 1979. At first it came to life as an answer to the city‘s reconstruction plans for the city main square. Soon the Stadtwerkstatt became a centre of culture and communication. A variety of music, fine art and cultural events are performed here.

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The ballet-school rooms are to be used for different public purposes like performances, product presentations exhibitions, parties and auditorium.

www.maestro-linz.com

Information & Tickets Theater Maestro Bismarckstraße 18, phone +43 732 771176 iassenstoyanov@web.de

Culture House Reimann 59 The “Kulturhaus Reimann” includes a theatre, a concert podium, many auditoriums and a cafe/bar. Almost 100 events are performed with focus on string music, theatre, opera and dance.

www.reiman.at

Information & Tickets Kulturhaus Reiman Promenade 29, phone +43 732 793977 kulturhaus@reiman.at

Ticket Offices: TICKET OffICE PIRNgRUBER Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9a.m.–6p.m., Sat 9a.m.–5p.m., July–Aug 9a.m.–1p.m. Landstraße 34, phone +43 732 772833 tickets@pirngruber.com, www.pirngruber.com TICKET OffICE LINZ Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9a.m.–6p.m., Sat 9a.m.–12 noon Herrenstraße 4, phone +43 732 778800 office@kdschroeder.at, www.kdschroeder.at LIVA-CASH POINT BRUCKNERHAUS Tickets for events at the Posthof, the TipsArena and the Brucknerhaus Linz Tourism

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City Shopping It is also worth taking a look at the side streets in Linz as well. At “Spittelwiese” one finds nice boutiques and gift shops. The “Betlehemstraße”, “Domgasse”, “Rathausgasse”, “Rainerstraße”, “Bischofstraße”, “Herrenstraße” at the “Promenade” invite to a delightful shopping expedition. Following the “Landstraße” via the Nibelungen bridge to Urfahr‘s high street with its charming shops and coffee houses. By the

www.linzer-city.at way: Don`t forget to taste a sweet slice of the famous Linzer Torte!

Information & Booking Shopping hours: Mon–Fri 9a.m.–6p.m., Sat 9a.m.–5p.m. www.altstadt-linz.at

Shopping Centres Following the Landstraße, at the Taubenmarkt (Pigeon Market) one finds the TAUBENMARKT CITY CENTRE 60 and a few metres further down the PASSAgE CITY CENTRE 61 . Each one a colourful mix of specialised stores and international-brand shops on several floors and comfortably

roofed over. The third inner city shopping centre is the ATRIUM CITY CENTRE 62 , which is reachable from both Mozartstraße and OK-Platz. In Urfahr the new designed LENTIA CITY 63 near the high street invites to go window shopping.

Urfahraner annual fun fair

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Each year in spring (April/May) and autumn (Sept/Oct) Urfahr goes crazy! The Urfahraner Jahrmarkt, a fun fair, takes place twice at year for a whole week.

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Markets

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Linzer Hauptplatz, from March – 9th Nov.: Sat 7a.m.–2p.m. New Town Hall forecourt, 10th Nov. – end of Feb.: Sat 8a.m.–7p.m. Interspar (shop at the industrial area) and at the location of the cinema Cineplexx: each Sunday at forenoon

At the annual fair, international craftsmen and artist present their products at the old town of Linz. www.altstadt-linz.at

fOOd ANd fARMER‘S MARKETS South Train Station Market 57 – Lustenauerstraße: Mon–Fri 6a.m.–6p.m., Sat 6a.m.–1p.m. Urfahr, between Rudolfstraße and Mühlkreis Train Station: Mon–Fri 6a.m.–6p.m., Sat 6a.m.–1p.m., Main Square: Tue 9a.m.–2p.m.

Christmas Market CHRISTMAS MARKET AT MAIN SQUARE

Watch and join: master craftsmen from Linz present their products and invite to join them e.g. baking a Linzer Torte, glassblowing a wine glass or designing a rare Donaustein gem with an original pebble stone from the river Danube. www.wko.at/ooe/l/meister/

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Souvenirs Take a piece of Linz home – the Linzer Torte, the Linzer Kugeln, the Brucknernoten, the Donaukiesel as a sweetmeat or a gem, the Linzer Metallkugel. Poke around at the souvenir shop at the main square or at the DomCenter Linz for the best souvenir.

dOMCENTER LINZ (NEW CATHEdRAL) Opening Hours: Jan.–March: Tue–Sat 10a.m.–1p.m. and 2p.m.–5p.m., April – Dec. Tue–Sun 10a.m.–1p.m. and 2p.m.– 5p.m. Herrenstraße 36, phone +43 732 946100 www.mariendom.at

LINZ SOUVENIR SHOP Opening Hours: daily 9a.m.–7p.m. Hauptplatz 12, phone: +43 732 77 44 78 www.paloma.at Linz Tourism

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What is an elevator? What is the truth about Linz? Does man have a free will? The Kepler Salon is a place for intellectual encounters and the exchange of information. Here the communication of knowledge and research is made accessible and comprehensible in dialogue with experts. The public is welcome to join the dialogue in a relaxed atmosphere. The whole spectrum

www.kepler-salon.at of knowledge is covered, from nature and technology, medicine, humanities, culture and art.

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Kepler Salon Rathausgasse 5, info@kepler-salon.at Opening Hours: one hour before show time, Free admission / limited seats

AK Jägermayrhof The Jägermayerhof is an educational establishment for congresses, conferences, simposia, seminars, conclaves, meetings and cultural events.

www.arbeiterkammer.com

Information & Tickets AK-Bildungshaus Jägermayrhof Römerstraße 98, phone +43 50 6906 5411

Palais Kaufmännischer Verein The event centre offers an ideal setting for events. Weather congresses, conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, press conferences, concerts, soirées or fashion shows.

Information Palais Kaufmännischer Verein Bismarckstraße 1/Landstraße 49 phone +43 732 773159 office.kv@palaislinz.at

Redoutensäle (Ballrooms) Kind of a ballroom, perfect for festive events, parties, exhibitions, lectures and speeches and other private and business occasions.

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Gastronomy and Delicacy Do you know typical Austrian homestyle cooking? Not yet? It‘s time for Speckknödel (bacon dumplings), Linzerknödel, Leberkäse (a type of meat loaf) or a crusted and hearty Schweinsbraten (roast pork). For desert try a slice of the Linzer Torte! All restaurants and bars are tagged in the gastronomy register which is available at Linz City Tourist Board at the main square. Local specialities like

wines, spirituous beverages, bacon, different sweet dishes, tarts and pastries are the perfect souvenir be taken home. Supermarkets, monasteries, vinotheques (wine shops) and many special shops welcome you to choose and try all delicacies. www.hotspots-linz.at www.kultiwirte.at www.genussland.at

Stadium and TipsArena Linz The annual tennis tournament “Generali Ladies Linz” does not only sound familiar to sports fans. Next to the TipsArena, Austria‘s most modern sports and event hall housing various big events and concerts, is the Linz Stadium, the home of the football club LASK Linz.

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Information LIVA-Sport phone +43 732 657311 4016 Ziegeleistraße 76-78 phone +43 732 657311 4002 (TipsArena) phone +43 732 6573110 (Stadium)

Wissensturm (Tower of Knowledge) 45 With a total height of 63m the Wissensturm which opened in autumn 2007 next to the main station unites the adult education institution Volkshochschule, the city library and other institutions of knowledge. At ground floor is a restaurant.

Design Center Linz

Wissensturm Kärntnerstraße 26, phone +43 732 7070 0

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Information & Anmeldung design Center Linz Europaplatz 1, phone +43 732 6966 0

Hotspots and Internet-Cafés Linz provides free access to the internet by your WLAN notebook, your PDA or mobile. Hotspots are at: The Old and New Town Hall, the Nordico, the Taubenmarkt City Centre, citizen‘s services, libraries, people‘s houses, old people‘s homes, youth centres, the Donaulände/Lentos, the main square and many more. At Linz‘s libraries you can get access to the worldwide web for only € 1,00 per hour. If you deposit your passport at the concierge at the Old Town Hall you can borrow a notebook for free. Linz Tourism

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Made of 3.456 glass panels the modern glass palace is a multifunctional event centre with a glass roof that causes daylight atmosphere and the latest technological equipment.

www.livasport.at

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ATLAS MEdIA Opening Hours: Mon–Sat 9.30a.m.– 11p.m., Sun, holidays 1p.m.–11p.m. Graben 17, phone +43 732 781005 or +43 699 17651234 MEdIA CITY Opening Hours: Mon–Sat 9.30a.m.– 11p.m., Sun, holidays noon–11p.m. Landstraße 70, phone +43 732 770826 or +43 650 3840427

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The Upper Austrian Library is the oldest public library in Upper Austria. Besides a cross section of actual literature (non-fiction books, fiction) you can find a special variety of literature with focus on Upper Austria, handwritten scripts from the Middle Ages and early printings from shut down monastic libraries. By now the Upper Austrian Library has an actual volume of about 500.000 items and gains about 10.000 more books every year. On a public area of

about 2.000m2 altogether 70 reading and study desks are provided.

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Information OÖ Landesbibliothek Schillerplatz 2, phone +43 732 664071 Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9a.m.–6p.m., Sat 9a.m.–noon

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The Casino Linz is not only a place for upscale gaming, but because of its beautiful ambience and exquisite gastronomical offers it is also a popular location for an evening of entertainment.

www.landesbibliothek.at

www.linz.casinos.at

Information Casino Linz Rainerstraße 2–4, phone +43 732 654487 Opening Hours: daily from 3p.m. „Jackpot Casino“ 11a.m.–3a.m.

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To the monthly Babykino young parents are welcome to take their babies to the films. OK-Platz 1, phone +43 732 784090 www.moviemento.at

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CINEPLEXX LINZ Prinz-Eugen-Straße 22 phone +43 732 663030 www.cineplexx.at

CINEMATOgRAPH – CINEMA fROM THE OLd dAYS Obere Donaulände 51, phone +43 732 785603 www.cafecinematograph.at

Universities of Linz JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITY Of LINZ

UNIVERSITY Of ART ANd dESIgN LINZ

Altenberger Straße 69 phone +43 732 2468 0 www.jku.at

Hauptplatz 8 (main building) Other locations: Kollegiumgasse 2, Reindlstraße 16–18, Sonnensteinstraße 11–13, phone +43 732 7898 0 www.ufg.ac.at

CATHOLIC-THEOLOgICAL PRIVATE UNIVERSITY LINZ Bethlehemstraße 20, phone +43 732 784293 www.ktu-linz.ac.at ANTON BRUCKNER PRIVATE UNIVERSITY Wildbergstraße 18, phone +43 732 701000 0 www.bruckneruni.at UNIVERSITY Of APPLIEd SCIENCES UPPER AUSTRIA, LINZ CAMPUS

UNIVERSITY Of EdUCATION UPPER AUSTRIA Kaplanhofstraße 40, phone +43 732 7470 0 www.ph-ooe.at PRIVATE UNIVERSITY COLLEgE Of EdUCATION Of THE dIOCESE LINZ Hochschule der Diözese Linz Salesianumweg 3, phone +43 732 772666 www.phdl.at

Fakultät für Gesundheit und Soziales Garnisonstraße 21, phone +43 732 2008 0 www.fh-ooe.at

More places of worship in Linz JEWISH COMMUNITY LINZ (SHUL/SYNAGOGUE) The Jewish cemetery near the St. Barbara‘s cemetery can be visited. Please call in advance. Service: Fridays at 7 p.m. Bethlehemstraße 26, phone +43 732 779805 SERBIAN ORTHOdOX CHURCH A variety of interesting icons and frescoes can be seen at the Church of St. Vasilije of Ostrog, build in 1936 and in possession of the Serbian orthodox church in Linz since 2003. Visits: Booking requested! Service: Sat 6p.m., Sun 10a.m. and 9a.m. at each orthodox holiday taking place at a working day.

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Church opens one hour before the High Mass begins. Posthofstraße 41 Archpriest Dragan Micic: mobile +43 660 8119 661 www.spc-linz.org RUMANIAN ORTHOdOX COMMUNITY LINZ Reverend Surin Emanuel Bugner Service: Sun, holidays 10a.m. Harrachstraße 7 (Heilige-Kreuz-Kirche); phone +43 732 771205 MOSQUE (AUSTRIA LINZ ISLAMIC CONfEdERATION) Wiener Straße 296, phone +43 732 33 13 43 www.alif.at

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Linzer Bäderoasen day ticket (for swimming) Adults € 3,50, reduced € 1,75 phone +43 732 3400 6000 fAMILIENOASE BIESENfELd Indoor water-park with special area for parents and children, 70m water slide, sauna, solaria, massages. Dornacherstraße 47 phone +43 732 3400 6670 fTNESSOASE PARKBAd Sauna park on 2.500m², indoor pool, water-park, solaria, massages, hairdresser, wellness, ice stock sport, outdoor ice rink, indoor ice rink. Untere Donaulände 11 phone +43 732 3400 6630

www.linzag.at/baeder WELLNESSOASE HUMMELHOf 34°C water park, wellness park with a mineral spa, a relax spa, a vital spa and a nice idyllic forest-scene spa, saunas, water park, indoor pool, massages, solaria and wellness. Ramsauerstraße 12 phone +43 732 3400 6660 ERLEBNISOASE SCHÖRgENHUB Indoor water-park, wave pool, indoor speed slide, water-park, solaria, massages and outdoor ice rink. Schörgenhubstraße 16 phone +43 732 3400 6680 SAUNAOASE EBELSBERg Sauna park with vital spa and Kneipp basins, solaria, massages and outdoor ice rink. Hartheimerstraße 1–3 phone +43 732 3400 6690

Bathing Lakes LAKE PLESCHINg (NATURIST ZONE)

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Reachable by bus no. 11 and no. 19 to terminal stop “Pichlinger See”

SMALL WEIKERL LAKE (NATURIST ZONE)

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at Linz Winter Harbour and in Alturfahr

Golf and Mini-Golfing SWINgOLf

LEISURE AREA LAKE PICHLINg

is a new adventure in vicinity of a city. In comfortably casual wear you can tee off. Opening Hours: from April till the beginning of November, Daily: 9a.m. until dusk FreistädterStraße163,phone+4369911042012 www.swingolf.at

Opening Hours at dry weather conditions: March–Sept 10a.m.–8p.m., in October advanced booking required, phone +43 676 7700442

MINIATURE gOLfINg PARK fREINBERg Opening Hours: Mon–Sat 1p.m.–10p.m., Sun, holidays 10a.m.–10p.m. Freinbergstraße 49, phone +43 664 2254317

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LEISURE AREA LAKE PLESCHINg Opening Hours at dry weather conditions: March–Sept 10a.m.–10p.m., in October advanced booking required, phone +43 676 7700440

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Climbing Gym Auwiesen One of the largest climbing gyms in Austria Opening Hours: Summer: Mon–Fri 9a.m.–10p.m., Sat, Sun, holidays 8a.m.–8p.m. Winter: Mon–Fri 9a.m.–10p.m., Sat 8a.m.– 10p.m., Sun, holidays 8a.m.–8p.m.

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Information Kletterhalle Auwiesen Auwiesenstraße 202 phone +43 732 771843 or mobile/cell: +43 664 1939833

LIVA-Sportparks The sports parks at Pichling, Auwiesen and Lissfeld and the tennis centre Froschberg offer a variety of traditional and new indoor and outdoor sports like soccer, gymnastic, ball sports, tennis, climbing, indoor-soccer, beach-volleyball, street-ball, table-tennis, mini-golfing, baseball, softball, fistball, sauna, Nordic walking and running. Open all year 8a.m.–10p.m. SPORTS PARK AUWIESEN Auwiesenstraße 202, 4030 Linz phone +43 732 303789

www.livasport.at SPORTS PARK LISSfELd Hausleitnerweg 105, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 334251 SPORTS PARK PICHLINg Weikerlseestraße 71–73, 4030 Linz phone +43 732 320670 TENNIS CENTRE fROSCHBERg Bockgasse 26, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 657334

Hiking Linz City Tourist Board Hauptplatz 1, phone +43 732 7070 2009 tourist.info@linz.at

Ask for the German brochure “Stadtwanderwege in Linz“– 10 hiking trails in Linz with route descriptions and map. Further information on page 34

Ice Skating Fun on ice: indoor- or outdoor-skating at the Fitnessoase Parkbad in Linz. At the „Keine Sorgen EisArena“ you can see the Linzer ice-hockey team „Liwest Black Wings“. Opening Hours: from mid Sept. till beginning of April at weekends and holidays and at Wed forenoon. Outdoor-Skating from Nov. till March daily 2p.m.–7p.m., Fri 2p.m.–7p.m and at weekends and holidays

www.linzag.at/baeder 9am –8p.m. (Ice Skates for hire!) During summer – from Aug. the „Keine SorgenEisArena“ opens every Saturday 2p.m.–5p.m.

Information fitnessoase Parkbad Untere Donaulände 11 phone +43 732 3400 6630

Football/Soccer At the Soccafive Soccerarena you can rent five indoor- and outdoor-courts. Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 1.30p.m. till midnight, Sat, Sun, school holidays and public holidays 10a.m.–midnight. At Saturdays groups are welcome. Advanced booking requested! Linz Tourism

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Information Soccafive Soccerarena Further Straße 13 phone +43 732 759696 www.soccerarena.at

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Tips for excursions in and around Austr ST. fLORIAN (22 km) At the Augustinian Canon Monastery St. Florian Anton Bruckner worked. He is buried in the crypt under his beloved organ. Worth to see: The library with a volume of 140.000 books and the marble hall. Made by Jakob Brandtauer. www.st-florian.at ENNS (26 km)

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The oldest town of Austria and the first Cittàslow city at once, meaning he city stands for “Time for Living”. Following the tracks of Roman legionaries the Museum Lauriacum presents one of the most important Roman collections in Austria. In 2012 the city of Enns will celebrate its 800th anniversary. www.enns.at WELS - SCIENCE CENTRE WELIOS (35 km) On an exhibition area of about 3.000m² and three floors you experience the basics of solar energy, water power, wind power, geothermal energy and biomass-derived energy in a different and playful way. www.welios.at STEYR (47 km)

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Steyr‘s historical significance derived from its location at the confluence of the rivers Enns and Steyr. It has a long history as a manufacturing centre which brought wealth and prestige to the town. Steyr is famous for its historic town centre with its precious buildings drawing a bow from Gothic to Baroque. www.steyr.info MÜHLVIERTEL MUSEUMS ROAd, HORSE-dRAWN-TRAMWAY ANd HIRSCHALM fAIRYTALE HUNTINg PARK (60 km)

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Alongside the Mühlviertler Museums Road one can visit 31 authentic museums. Great moments are guaranteed at the Horse-Drawn Railroad Museum where the historic horsedrawn-tramway and the revitalised railway invite to travel like in the year dot. At the Hirschalm Fairytale Hunting Park young and old search for the “Magic Crystal”. www.pferdeeisenbahn.at, www.jagdmaerchenpark.at TREETOPS PATH IN KOPfINg (67 km) On a stable wooden construction are platforms leading in to regions which usually can only be seen from far away. Marvellous views are guaranteed! An unforgettable forestial experience for young and old! www.baumkronenweg.at NATIONAL PARK KALKALPEN (90 km) A world of natural wilderness left in its own resources. The Nationalpark Kalkalpen offers a place of quietness and recovery to all who search for an unspoiled natural environment. An alternation to the silence is the Alpine Coaster Alpen-Achterbahn in Windischgarsten. www.kalkalpen.at, www.wurbauerkogel.at

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d Austria PANORAMATOUR SALZKAMMERgUT (130 km) Always worth a journey is the Salzkammergut with Bad Ischl, the former summer residence of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I., the ”Weiße Rössl” at Lake Wolfgang, the world famous Gmunden Keramik branded pottery and much more. www.salzkammergut.at

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UNESCO WORLd HERITAgE REgION dACHSTEIN/HALLSTATT (130 km) Among the most favourite excursion destinations in Upper Austria are the caves at Dachstein World Heritage and the World Heritage village Hallstatt. The cave landscapes, the “Five Fingers” and the oldest mine in the world promises an unforgettable day. www.dachsteinwelterbe.at, www.hallstatt.at www.salzwelten.at

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THERMAL SPAS UPPER AUSTRIA A heaven of tranquility and relaxation are the spas quick and easily reachable via Linz: Bad Zell (36 km), Bad Schallerbach (47 km), Geinberg im Innviertel (102 km), Bad Ischl im Salzkammergut (112 km). www.eurothermen.at

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CITY Of SALZBURg (135 km) Mozart‘s hometown impresses by its picturesque old town, the Mirabell Castle and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. www.salzburg.info WACHAU (160 km) An special experience is a boat trip on the river Danube to the valley Wachau past romantic cities to the world famous wine region with its highlight Melk Abbey. www.wachau.at PASSAU (120 km) “The Venice of Bavaria”: the cityscape due to Italian architects has a Mediterranean flair. Very charming: an arrival via the Upper Austrian Danube Valley with the Schlögener Schlinge. www.passau.de

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UNESCO WORLd HERITAgE KRUMAU (75 km) The historical town centre is a world heritage. The castle is besides the Prague Castle the second-largest historical estate in Czech Republic. www.ckrumlov.info/docs/de/kaktualita Linz Tourism

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VerbündetVerfeindet Verfeindet Verschwägert Verbündet Verschwägert (Allied Enemies)

From 27th April till 4th November 2012 a cross-border national exhibition “verbündet –verfeindet – verschwägert, Bayern und Österreich“ takes place at three historical relevant places: at the Fortress of Burghausen at the river Salzach, at the former Augustinian Canon Monastery Ranshofen and the Castle Mattighofen. Von 27. april bis 4. november 2012 wird die grenzüberschreitende landesausstellung umfangreiches radwanderwegenetz mit zahlreichen aussichtspunkten in die Gebirgs-

settlement zone and ends today.

Die landesausstellung lädt ein auf eine reise durch die bewegte Geschichte der beiden länder, der beiden Herrscherhäuser „Habsburger“ und „Wittelsbach“. eine reise, die Discover the history of a manifold region. bereits im frühen Mittelalter, als die region noch bajuwarisches Siedlungsgebiet war, beginnt, und die in der Gegenwart endet.

Informationen zu den ausflugszielen und Gruppenreisen Paketen erhalten sie auch unter: burghauser touristik GmbH 84489 burghausen, Stadtplatz 112 tel. +49 (0)86 77/887-140, Fax +49 (0)86 77/887-144 The history of Upper Austria and Bavaria is not only shaped by being allied enemies. Especially the touristinfo©burghausen.de Geschichte in einerfascinating vielfältigen Region erleben! unspoiled nature of the region Inn-Salzachwww.tourismus.burghausen.de unites Upper Austria and Bavaria. The visitor

discovers a paradise of cultural beauty between Braunau and Mattighofen. Here one can find a large net of to

Die Geschichte von Oberösterreich und bayern ist nicht nur durch Verbundenheit, INFORMATION & BUCHUNG bicycle trails with a variety of viewpoints in the mountainous region of the Alps. Last but not least the love Verschwägert sein und verfeindet sein geprägt. Oberösterreich tourismus Info, a-4041 linz | Freistädter Str. 119 brewery allies both countries. Various private breweries bring this to proof. Vor allem die faszinierende, unberührte natur der Inn-Salzach region lässt Österreich tel. +43 (0)732/22 10 22, Fax 7277-701 und bayern eins werden. Der besucher taucht ein in ein Paradies kultureller Schönheiten info@oberoesterreich.at on excursions andsich group-tours at: zwischen burghausen,Information braunau und Mattighofen. Hier eröffnet dem auch ein packages available www.oberoesterreich.at

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Tourist Board Upper Austria w w w . A u s t r i A . i n f o Freistädter Straße 119, 4041 Linz phone: +43 732 221022 fax: +43 732 7277-701 info@oberoesterreich.at

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Burghauser Touristik GmbH Stadtplatz 112, 84489 Burghausen phone: +49 86 77 887 140 fax: +49 86 77 887 144 touristinfo©burghausen.de

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2012 „verbündet – verfeindet – verschwägert, bayern und Österreich“ an drei historisch landschaft der alpen. The national invites a journey through thenicht turbulent historyaber of die both states, the houses of Habsbedeutenden Orten gezeigt: In der Festeexhibition von burghausen an dertoSalzach und im ehemazuletzt verbindet liebe zum bierbrauen die beiden länder. Zahlreiche ligen augustiner-Chorherren-Stift sowie im Mattighofen. kleine Privatbrauereien geben the Zeugnis davon still ab. was Bajuvaric burg and ranshofen Wittelsbach. A Schloss journey which starts in the early Middle Ages when region


A new edition of the Upper Austrian cycling round routes brochure titled "e-bike circular routes on the Danube - day trips, short breaks, multi-day tours, ..." will be released in early 2012. In addition to the bike circular routes in Upper Austria, information on e-bike rental places and e-charging stations along the Danube is included. include

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A new edition of the Upper Austrian cycling round routes brochure titled "e-bike circular routes on the Danube - day trips, short breaks, multi-day tours, ..." will be released in early 2012. In addition to the bike circular routes in Upper Austria, information on e-bike rental places and e-charging stations along the Danube include is included.

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Linz City Tourist Board Linz and Upper Austria Opening Hours: Oct–Apr Mon–Sat 9a.m.– 5p.m., Sun, holidays 10a.m.–5p.m. May–Sept Mon–Sat 9a.m.–7p.m., Sun, holidays 10a.m.–7p.m.

www.linz.at/tourismus Hauptplatz 1 (Altes Rathaus) phone +43 732 7070 2009 fax +43 732 7070 54 2009 tourist.info@linz.at

Central Station – Linz City Tourist Board In 2011 the Central Station in Linz was elected as the most beautiful station in Austria. Opening Hours: Mon–Sat 7a.m.–7p.m., Sun, holidays 7a.m.–7.45p.m.

Information & Booking Hauptbahnhof Linz Bahnhofsplatz 1 ÖBB phone +43 5 1717, www.oebb.at WESTbahn phone +43 1 899 00, www.westbahn.at

Tourism Service Points Brochures about Linz are also available at our Tourism Service Points: PASSAgE CITY CENTRE LINZ Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9.30a.m.–7p.m. Sat 9a.m.–6p.m. Landstraße 17–25 www.passage.at BLUE dANUBE AIRPORT LINZ Opening Hours: Daily 5a.m.–11p.m. Flughafenstraße 1 www.flughafen-linz.at ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER Opening Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 9a.m.–5p.m., Thu 9a.m.–9p.m., Sat, Sun 10a.m.–6p.m. Ars-Electronica-Straße 1 www.aec.at

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VOESTALPINE STEELWORLd Opening Hours: Tue–Fri 9a.m.–5p.m., Sat, Sun, holidays 10a.m.–6p.m. Voestalpine-Straße 4 www.voestalpine-stahlwelt.at MORE SERVICE POINTS Café glockenspiel, Hauptplatz 18 designCenter Linz, Europaplatz 1 domCenter Linz, Herrenstraße 36 Linz City Express, Hauptplatz fischerhäusl, Flussgasse 3 grottenbahn at Pöstlingberg Jindrak Konditorei, Herrenstraße 22 Josef Linz, Landstraße 49 Pöstlingberg-Schlössl, Pöstlingberg 14 Schiffstation Wurm + Köck Untere Donaulände 1

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Danube River Cruises In summer you can go towards Passau and back or via Wachau to Krems or Vienna (returning on Sundays) daily (ex Mondays) with the Wurm + Köck shipping line. Cruising holidays to the upper Danube valley are possible for half-day excursions, too. Enjoy the special evening rides with music, dance and delicate food or hire a charter-ship for parties and business events. dONAUSCHIffAHRT WURM + KÖCK With a fleet of altogether 11 ships the Wurm + Köck shipping line is the largest shipping company on the bavarian/austrian Danube. 2 of the ships are harboured in Linz. Summer holiday boat trips: Round trips from Linz with children‘s entertainment programme. Sommerferienschifffahrt: Rundfahrt ab Linz mit Kinderunterhaltungsprogramm Untere Donaulände 1, phone +43 732 783607 info@donauschiffahrt.at www.donauschiffahrt.at SCHIfffAHRT ROBERT KUBA Choose your own cruise aboard the „MS Helene“ or sightseeing tours e.g. to the Wachau. Routes are eligible! Join a Sunday city- or harbour-round trip in summer! Urfahrmarkt, phone +43 664 1536164 www.donauschifffahrt.at

departure: 2p.m. from the landing stage Urfahr Jahrmarktgelände Tickets: Adults € 13,00 resp. € 10,00 (without guide), children (6–14 years) € 8,00 resp. € 5,00 (without guide) from 10 persons each € 1,00 group discount Schifffahrt Robert Kuba MS Helene/Kultur– & Gastroschiff li+do phone +43 664 1536164 steuerfrau@liplusdo.at kapitaen@donauschifffahrt.at dONAU TOURISM MS Kaiserin Elisabeth The “MS Kaiserin Elisabeth“goes to Passau and Vienna several times per week. You can charter the ship (maximal 600 persons). Lederergasse 4–12, phone +43 732 2080 office@donaureisen.com www.donaureisen.at ÖgEg dAMPfSCHIff SCHÖNBRUNN Since 1912 visitors are charmed by the “Schönbrunn”, the oldest original European steamboat. phone +43 664 5013068 schoenbrunn@oegeg.at www.oegeg.at

SIgHTSEEINg ON THE dANUBE with Austria Guide, each 1st Sunday/month from Apr–Oct. All other Sundays from Apr–Oct with representation by the captain.

Public Transport In the brochure „LINZ, VERÄNDERT, ORIENTIERUNG“ you`ll find information about the Linz AG route plan, departure times and tickets, access routes to Linz, to blue danube airport Linz, the parking guidance system, taxis and much more. TRAMWAY ANd URBAN BUSES Tickets are available at ticket machines, at the tobacconist’s, at the Linz City Tourist Board at

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the main square and at the Linz AG Customer Centre. Landstraße 85, phone +43 732 3400 7000 www.linzag.at LILO LINZER LOKALBAHN Lokal railway between Linz and Peuerbach Bahnhofplatz 2a, phone +43 732 600703 www.linzer-lokalbahn.at

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Blue Danube Airport Linz The blue danube airport is situated beyond the city at its south-west. You can get there by taxi (€ 31,00 from the inner city), by shuttle to the airport and from the airport to the central station (on workdays Mon–Sat every hour from 5a.m.–10p.m.). You can also get there by train. www.oebb.at (hourly from central station Linz to Hörsching station, duration 11 minutes). In Hörsching a free Shuttle is available to the airport/station and return Air Connection to Linz: Via Austrian Airlines (www.aua.com) and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com) Linz is con-

nected to the entire world by various turnstiles such as Düsseldorf, Franfurt and Vienna. In addition the budget airlines Ryanair (www. ryanair.com), Flyniki (www.flyniki.com) and airberlin (www.airberlin.com) offer a great number of flights to plenty destinations.

Information & Anmeldung blue danube airport Linz Flughafenstraße 1, 4063 Hörsching phone +43 7221 600 1101

Bicycle Rental dONAU TOURISTIK Rental: Jan–Dec Mon–Fri 8a.m.–5p.m., May–Sept also on Sat, Sun from 9a.m.–4p.m. Return at Lederergasse or at our partners between Passau and Vienna: Eferding/Hotel Kreuzmayer, Enns/Hotel Lauriacum, Perg/Hotel Manner, Grein/Pension Martha, Persenbeug/Gasthof Böhm, Ybbs/Gasthof Zum braunen Hirschen, Spitz/

www.linz-airport.com

www.donaureisen.at Mariandl, Krems/Donauhotel, Tulln/ Römerhof, Greifenstein/Brauner Bär, Wien/ Käptn´Otto Restaurant Tickets: Return in Linz: € 15,00 (for24 h), € 13,00 per day (from 48 h) Return beyond Linz: € 19,00 per day weekly price: € 70,00 monthly price: € 200,00 ID or credit card required! Lederergasse 4–12, phone +43 732 2080 27

Cycle Repair Shops BRÜCKL HORST gMBH & CO Kg

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Advice, Sale, Service, Reparation, Collection Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9a.m.–6p.m. Sat 9a.m.–12 noon Dametzstraße 5, phone +43 732 777276

Opening Hours: Mon–Thu 9a.m.–12 noon and 2p.m.–6p.m., Fri 9a.m.–12 noon and 2p.m.–p.m., Sat 8a.m.–12 noon Peuerbachstraße 1–3, phone +43 732 700131

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The Goldbear is a true „Linzer“! The company Haribo was founded by Hans Riegel in Bonn in the year 1920. The company’s name “HARIBO” stands for HAns RIegel BOnn. Haribo is still a family-run company and produces at 15 production sites in nine European countries. Haribo has a workforce of approximately 6,000 employees worldwide and produces 100 Million Goldbears per day. At the production site here in Linz, 75 tons of Haribo items are produced daily.

Experience the colourful world of Haribo in a shop! Directly at the production location in Linz, a shop with a sales area of 340 m² invites Haribo fans to play and snack. A further ultimate shopping highlight is the candy bar as well as the chocolate bar where more than 70 different Haribo fruit gum delicacies are offered. Chocolate dragees in bulk attract people to try them, to mix them and to snack on them. The sale of Haribo fan and gift items like T-shirts, bath towels, plush bears and umbrellas is unique in Austria. Haribo offers a children’s corner with art and craft tables, a helicopter and a carousel, offering lots of possibilities for small Haribo fans to play.

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The colourful world of Haribo in a shop! Industriezeile 68, 4017 Linz (entrance Semmelweisstraße – next to Bauhaus) Opening hours: Mo – Fr 9.00 – 18.00 / Sa 9.00 – 15.00 shop@at.haribo.com

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Johannes Kepler, the famous German theologian, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and optician lived in Linz between 1612 and 1627. It was this house in Rathausgasse 5 where he accomplished one of his most important works the “Tabulae Rudolphinae.” From 1745 the first printing office in Linz was located here. In 2009, on the 1st floor of the house, the “Kepler Salon” was installed as a place of intellectual encounters and the exchange of information. Here, manifold events are performed by universities, various educational institutes and hospitals. Further information on page 20 & 56 LANdHAUS ANd PLANETENBRUNNEN

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Johannes Kepler taught here in the Protestant district school for 14 years. At the beautiful, Italianate arcaded courtyard you can see the “Planetenbrunnen” (Fountain of the Planets). Further information on page 22 KEPLERSTATUE

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Original Handwriting of Johannes Kepler in the Upper Austrian Library. The provincial library is the oldest public library in Linz and is in funds of handwritings, fragments and early printings, including about 360 handwritings from the Middle Ages and about 30.000 rare early prints once owned by former Upper Austrian monasteries. Among them is an autographic record and a picture made by Johannes Kepler dating back to his time as “Mathematician to his Empirical Majesty and to the Estates of Upper Austria“ in 1621, recorded in the register of Stephanus Lansius/Tübingen. www.landesbibliothek.at ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER „dEEP SPACE“ 1 Prepare for a unique visual experience in the Deep Space room at the ARS ElectLinz Tourism


ronica Centre, with a 16 x 9 meter, highdefinition wall and floor projection. You can experience expeditions into worlds not accessible to the human eye, to historic places, fantastic locations and into the universe. The Uniview presentation (a voyage through our galaxy) runs every day during the Center’s opening hours. www.aec.at

JOHANNES KEPLER OBSERVATORY LINZ Not far from the transmitter at the Freinberg in Linz you can find the observatory of the Astronomical Society of Linz, a club with about 200 members. The computer based 50cm Cassegrain telescope is used during frequent events and guided tours. Further information at: www.sternwarte.at Sternwarteweg 5, phone +43 732 674042

Adalbert Stifter (1805–1868) Adalbert Stifter was an Austrian author, painter and educator. He was one of the most important writers of the Biedermeier period and some of his most famous works include the cycle “Colorful Stones“, “Witiko“ and „Indian Summer“. His innovative and, at his time, revolutionary writing has been translated into many languages. STIfTERHAUS

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Former residence of A. Stifter. Further information on page 14 BARBARA-fRIEdHOf It was at the St Barbara Cemetery in Linz that the poet and educationalist was laid to rest. The granite obelisk at the cemetery as well as the one at the Plöckenstein mountain (the wonderful natural scene from his “Hochwald” and “Witiko”) point out the main issues of his “Biographica Literaria”. STIfTER STATUE This Stifter memorial can be found on the Promenade, a location that formed the view from his office in the Statthalterei (government), where he worked as a schools inspector. The life size bronze statue by Jo-

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hann (Hans) Rathausky was unveiled on 24th May 1902. The writer sits on granite rocks collected from the Böhmerwald region, his hat and coat at his side.

Discover Stifter in Upper Austria: STIfTER-VILLA At Kirchschlag near Linz you will find the impressive villa where Stifter came to convalesce seven times when he was seriously ill between 1865 and 1867. So called “Stifterorte”, places which remind us of him, are to be found at the Upper Austrian, Bavarian and Czech Republic sides of the border e.g. St. Stefan am Walde, Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald, Ulrichsberg, Wegscheid, Kollerschlag and Horní Planá (Oberplan). STIfTER-MUSEUM SCHWARZENBERg “My whole soul is connected to this region” This visit gives an overview about his life, his literal and creative work. Also appreciated is his work as pedagogue and schoolinspector as well as his visionary offensive in building schools in the region above the

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river Enns. Among the highlights of the exhibition is the worldwide unique Stifter hologram, the “Ritt des Witiko” from a satellite perspective and the award-winning design of the Stifter Statue for the city of Linz by Othmar Schimkowitz (1900).  Opening Hours (May–Sept): Fri 10a.m.–12 noon; Sat 2p.m.–4p.m.; Sun 10a.m.–12 noon; Anytime; booking in advance Entry: Adults € 2,50 Pupils and Seniors € 2,00 Groups € 2,00 (at least 10 persons) Pupil or senior groups € 1,80 (10 persons), families € 5,00 € 15,00 for guided tours; booking in advance Contact: Heimatmuseum Schwarzenberg at the old Volksschule Schwarzenberg 60, 4164 Schwarzenberg Gemeindeamt Schwarzenberg phone +43 7280 255 A variety of hiking paths lead you on the tracks of A. Stifter and his stories. www.adalbertstifter.at Adalbert-Stifter Panoramasteig (4,5 km) The steep road in St. Stefan is a round trip giving an overview of the artist‘s work and home to the hiker as e.g. the rebuild old school room from his time as school inspector, quotations from his work and the marvellous landscape of the Mühlviertel. At good weather this path offers a tremendous view over the hilly landscape, the Alps and the line of hills of the Böhmerwald region, the home of A. Stifter. Nature lovers meet their interests at the moor. Information on hiking paths along the Mühlviertel weaver‘s road is available for free at

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the Mühlviertel Weberland Tourist Board phone +43 7289 72300 mv.weberland@oberoesterreich.at www.oberoesterreich.at/st.stefan.walde STIFTER WITIKO HIKING TRAIL (SECTION SCHWARZENBERG 10,7 KM; 4;5 HOURS) Starts at Oberschwarzenberg; further information at www.boehmerwald.at

ADALBERT STIFTER HIKING TRAIL (46 km) The Adalbert–Stifter–Weg starts in Wegscheid/ Bavaria and leads to the state border of Austria (Kollerschlag, Ulrichsberg). From Ulrichsberg the path goes down to Hintenberg, Moldaublick, Sonnenwald, alongside the Schwemmkanal to the border in Schöneben. In Czec Public the trail goes via Zadni Zvonková (Glöckelberg). By ferry boat via the Moldau Lake one reaches the Stifter birthplace Horní Planá. Further information at www.adalbertstifter.at

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Anton Bruckner (1824–1896) Josef Anton Bruckner, born in Ansfelden near Linz, was an Austrian composer of the Romantic period as well as a church organist and music teacher. He only enjoyed acclaim from his contemporaries as a composer in later life. However he was one of the most important and innovative composers of his time and his works had great influence on the history of music far into the 20th century. His most significant and certainly most well known works were his symphonies. He also enriched church music with, amongst other works, three major masses and a Te Deum. As an organist he was most admired for his improvisations. HISTORICAL BRUCKNERORGEL AT THE OLD CATHEDRAL 21 The organ was constructed according to a design by Anton Bruckner and still remains in its original state. Concerts and guided tours of the unique preserved “original Bruckner instrument” can be booked. Geocaching.com Go on a “geocaching” treasure hunt on the tracks of Anton Bruckner. Equipped with a GPS enabled mobile, iPhone, or GPS device etc. you can follow the trail of hidden boxes containing clues. MEMORIALS In Linz, there are a large number of Anton Bruckner memorials, such as the relief portrait on the Old Cathedral, the medallion of the city parish church, the bust in the Danube Park in front of the Brucknerhaus, the memorial panel at Hofgasse 23, the stone relief in the Old Town Hall etc. In addition, there is the Anton Bruckner Linz Tourism

Private University, one of the five Austrian universities for music, drama and dance. 850 students from every corner of the world are taught by 200 professors and lecturers, who have also gained an international reputation as performers, academics and teachers. www.bruckneruni.at Brucknerhaus

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Further information on page 37 Bruckner Orchester Linz As Upper Austria’s symphony orchestra, the Linz Bruckner Orchestra under the musical direction of Dennis Russell Davies, can be heard in its home, the Brucknerhaus as supporting pillar of the Bruckner Festival, and in the Landestheater Linz. The orchestra tours nationally and internationally to musical centres of the world as cultural figurehead for the City of Linz and the State of Upper Austria. www.bruckner-orchester.at

Discover Bruckner in Upper Austria: BRUCKNER‘S BIRTHPLACE IN ANSFELDEN At the house in which the composer was born, six rooms present a cross-section of his life and work. The visit can be complemented by audio examples of Bruckner’s works.www.antonbrucknercentrum.at SYMPHONY HIKING TRAIL (8,3 KM) The Anton Bruckner Symphony hiking trail (approximately 8.3 km) begins in Ansfelden, Bruckner‘s birthplace, and leads

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across fields and meadows to where he is buried in St. Florian. 10 display panels and an audio guide present an insight into the life and works of the composer. www.antonbrucknercentrum.at/bruckner AUGUSTINIAN CANON MONASTERY ST. FLORIAN Visit the monastery in St. Florian near Linz, where Anton Bruckner, once resident organist, lies at rest, directly underneath the organ. Guided tour (duration: 60 minutes): Basilica, Bruckner Sarcophagus, Library, Marbel Hall, Altdorfer Altar. Easter–All Saints‘ Day 10a.m., 11a.m., 2p.m., 3p.m., 4p.m. (from 10 persons)

“Listening Experience Brucknerorgel“ (duration 20 minutes): Live Organ Concert on the Brucknerorgel from the middle of May– the middle of October daily except Tue and Sat at 2.30p.m. Tickets: adults € 7,50, reduced € 3,00 by Bus: From Linz (e.g. central station) to St. Florian, bus stop Gendarmerieplatz. www.oebb.at; by Car: Bundesstraße B1 Richtung WienSalzburg (distance about 26km) Stiftsstraße 1, 4490 St. Florian phone +43 7224 8902 0 info@stift-st-florian.at www.stift-st-florian.at

Familie Altomonte Martino Altomonte (1657-1745) and his sons Bartolomeo and Andreas are amongst the most important baroque painters of Austria. Amongst other things, you will find an altar painting in the Carmelite Church. Landstraße 33

The Romans in Linz THE ANCIENT LINZ: LENTIA AT DANUBE LIMEs For 500 years Linz was part of the Roman Empire. At its largest dimension the settlement LENTIA was larger than the later medieval town. However there are no big monuments to be seen, at 100 places of discovery tracks of a wealthy Roman history came to light. At AD 20 craftsmen already settled at the crossroad of prehistoric longdistance trading ways. A little bit later Roman soldiers located their first castrum. So LENTIA became a military base of a Roman cavalry and a part of the Noric limes. The civic village of the 2nd and

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3rd century ranged from the Römerberg to the Old Town of Linz and from the Danube riverside to the “Spittelwise”. At the foot of the Schlossberg was an ancient shrine, a cult place of the Oriental God Mithras. Today the mithraeum can be found as a replica at the Museum LinzGenesis. A prehistoric cemetery on the hillside of the Römerberg was used at the time of Saint Severin till the 5th century. Welterbe DONAU LIMES “BORDERS OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE“ The border installations of the Imperium Romanum, in Latin so called “limes resp.

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ripa” (land border resp. river border) run through and unite 5500 kilometres of various modern states on altogether three continents. They are an unique archaeological landmark of international importance its first segments were declared as multinational world heritage by the UNESCO in 2005. At the Austrian Limes a variety of military camps and sentry areas still characterises the Austrian cultural landscape with its quincentenary history alongside the Danube where many villages and towns have its roots in. In comparison to other European sections of the limes in Austria a relatively big amount of preserved monuments of Roman military architecture are in evidence. In the context of a future world heritage they ought to be better protected and internationally appreciated. www.limes-oesterreich.at LINZgENESIS

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At the Old Town Hall the exhibition LinzGenesis is shown supported by audio-visually media. The relevance of the ancient LENTIA is shown by a horse funeral, finds from graves dating back to late antiquity and the replica of a mithraeum. Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 9a.m.–1p.m. and 2p.m.–6p.m. Tickets: No fee Hauptplatz 1 (Altes Rathaus) phone +43 732 7070 1920 www.linzgenesis.at SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ

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The Schlossmuseum houses a profound archaeological collection redesigned in 2003. The visitor gets an overview about ancient life in Upper Austria by being led through different subjects. Opening Hours: Tue–Fri 9a.m.–16p.m., Sat, Sun and holidays 10a.m.–5p.m.

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Tickets: adults € 6,50, reduced € 4,50 Tummelplatz 10, +43 732 77 44 190 www.schlossmuseum.at

Discover the Romans in Upper Austria ENNS / LAURIACUM See Excursion Tips for Upper Austria on page 48 WELS/ OVILAVA OVILAVA was situated at a gravel road in the north of the river Traun at an interception of two long-distance roads. The road from east (CETIUM/St. Pölten, VINDOBONA/ Wien) to IUVAVUM/Salzburg crossed the north-south route via the Alpes to AQUILEIA, built by Roman imperator Claudius. Thanks to the easily accessible location Wels soon became an emporium. Today you walk on Roman tracks by following the “Roman path” leading you to 20 stations across the city of Wels. SCHLÖgEN / IOVIACUM The meander in the river Danube at Schlögen is one of the regional highlights in the Austrian Danube valley. The Danube cycle path passes the area of the Roman fort. The western gate was preserved. Visitors also find an information panel of the Upper Austrian State Museum at the western castle gate in front of the hotel entry. EfERdINg / Ad MAUROS In ancient history the settlement may have been near a branch of the river Danube. Today the river bed is 2km beyond the city. Roman tracks can be regarded at the exhibition rooms of the City Museum Eferding. A part of the findings from 2001 is shown

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in a cabinet at the rectory (Sigillata, a copy of a statue of the God Jupiter). There is an information panel of the Upper Austrian State Museum at the northern part of the main square.

Culture of Memento Linz often was in the spotlight of history. The dispute over domestic policy during the civil war in 1934 and the era of National Socialism (1938-1945) still affect the city. As “Hitler‘s Hometown” the city at the Danube and its surrounding were object of preference of National Socialist urban and economic planning. A fast expansion of the city was pressed ahead by incorporation and the work of thousands of forced labourers. Thus the erection of big industrial sites such as the “Hermann Göring Site” which primarily served as armament and war production was possible. In and around it a variety of memorials were built to remember the dark times. The city at the Danube deals intensively with the process of coming to terms with the past. Scientific publications, memorials, mementos, symposia and cultural projects like the “Friedensstadt Linz” (City of Peace) appeal to the public to memorise and never forget. EXHIBITION “HITLERBAUTEN“ NAZI ARCHITECTURE IN LINZ. 1938 UNTIL TODAY

MAUTHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP MEMORIAL

During the Nazi era Linz was converted into a industrial city and soon the number of residents multiplied. New town districts were build to give home to ten thousands of workers for the steel production, the chemical industry and the war factories. The large housing complexes, often build around a yard, still define the appearance of the city of Linz and are easily identifiable by the characteristic style of the building and their façades. The Nordico City Museum focuses on those so called “Hitler Buildings” at an exhibition from 21st September 2012 till 4th March 2013 and demonstrates the development of these constructions as well as the daily life from 1930 till today. www.nordico.at

A harrowing witness to the Nazi era is the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial (15km east of Linz). More than 200,000 people from all over Europe were interned here between 1938 and 1945 and approximately half of them were murdered in the camp. Opening Hours: daily from 9a.m.–5.30p.m. (admission till 4.45p.m.); Closed: 24th –26th /31st Dec., 1st Jan Tickets: adults € 2,00, reduced € 1,00 Erinnerungsstraße 1, 4310 Mauthausen phone +43 7238 2269 www.mauthausen-memorial.at

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HARTHEIM CASTLE At Schloss Hartheim near Alkoven (about 20km from Linz) the National Socialists killed thousands of handicapped people between May 1940 and December 1944. In May 2003, the Schloss Hartheim Place of Learning and Remembrance was opened together with an exhibition on “The value of life”. Since then, the castle has served as a place of encounter. Opening Hours: Mon and Fri 9a.m.–3p.m. Tue till Thu: 9a.m.–4p.m., Sun and holidays 10a.m.–5p.m., (Sat closed) Tickets: No fee for the memorial Tickets to the exhibition “Wert des Lebens“: Adults € 2,00, reduced € 1,00 Schlossstraße 1, 4072 Alkoven Tel. +43 7274 6536 546 www.schloss-hartheim.at

THE INVISIBLE CAMP GUSEN AUDIO TRAIL Sounds and the voices of witnesses accompany the visitor on a route through the site of former Gusen concentration camp, which has now disappeared under a residential and recreational landscape. Allow 96 minutes for the audio trail and 25 minutes for the walk back. Opening Hours: 1st April–30th September: daily ex Mon 9.30a.m.–5.30p.m. 1st October–31st March: only Sat, Sun and holidays; 24th December–6th January closed Last equipment hire: 3p.m. Starting point and hire of audio equipment: Visitor‘s centre at Memorial Gusen, Georgestraße 6, 4222 Langenstein Tel. +43 7237 63186 www.audioweg.gusen.org LINZ HISTORY TOURS Guided tours with state qualified Austria Guides provide an insight into the past and future (see themed tours, page 35). www.linz.at/stadtbesichtigung CITY MAP “LINZ HISTORY“

Questions on the background story of the des „Anschluss“ in 1938 as well as to the effects of the NS dictatorship in Linz can be answered by the city archive. Archiv der Stadt Linz Hauptstraße 1–5 (Neues Rathaus) phone +43 732 7070 2973 archiv@mag.linz.at www.linz.at/archiv

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By February 2012 a gratis city map considering revolutions and changes of the first half of the 20th century will be available at Linz City Tourist Board. It was produced in cooperation with the city archive Linz. 37 stations lead to memorial plaques at historical places and estates of that time giving an historical overview about civil war, National Socialism and resistance in Linz.

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07 Shopping 08 Meeting points 09 Sports and Leisure 10 Excursion Tips 11 Service and Transport 12 Tracks Fun Riddle for Kids

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Signs & Symbols = Barrier-free visits are possible at the following Establishments. Inspection reports at: www.roll-over-ooe.at The non-profit association isa-group also supports handicapped tourists at Greater Linz. Skilled assistants accompany and support you or your companion at sightseeing, cinema or theatre visits, business appointments and daily settlements or rather manage some spare-time for your companion. Contact: isa-group - individuelle soziale assistenz, Fabrikstrasse 32/5, 4020 Linz phone +43 699 17083580; office@isa-group.net, www.isa-group.net

= The following attractions are especially interesting for families with children. Guaranteed play and fun factor! = Acoustic City Linz – Free of Imposed Noise Many public Institutions e.g. churches, banks, shops and accommodation facilities are classified as “Beschallungsfrei“ (no background music, free of imposed noise) and are tagged by the symbol. www.hoerstadt.at = The following attractions meet this year‘s theme “Technology & Architecture“ www.linz-tourismus.info = The listed Institutions accept the OÖ Familienkarte, the Upper Austrian Family Card, and other cards providing discounts on family activities and offering a great deal of reduced entries. www.familienkarte.at = Holders of the Linz-Card can visit Institutions tagged by this symbol for free or reduced prices. Further information about all benefits of the Linz-Card can be found at www.linz.at/pauschalen

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LINZ AG LINIEN phone +43 732 3400 7406 or 7506 grottenbahn@linzag.at

Linzer Tiergarten Windflachweg 1, 4040 Linz phone +43 732 737180 office@zoo-linz.at

Kinderkulturzentrum Kuddelmuddel - Ein Haus der LIVA Langgasse 13, 4020 Linz phone +43 732 600 444 kumu@liva.linz.at

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Discover Linz, the European Capital of Culture 2009! The city on the river Danube has turned into a colourful and bright capital of culture. All Linz is a stage music, theatre, cinema, history and art, from old classics to media art, Linz is open minded and manifold. Assure yourself on a weekend from € 96,00 p.p. in a double room including 2 nights with breakfast buffet and Linz-Card 2012 for 3 days.

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Information and Booking: Linz City Tourist Board phone +43 732 7070 2009 tourist.info@linz.at, www.linz.at/pauschalen Activities for the entire family are to be found at www.linz.at/tourismus/familie and on page 27.

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voestalpine Stahlwelt voestalpine-Straße 4 4020 Linz phone +43 50304 15 8900

You can choose between the Linz-Card for 1 day and 3 days, including free unlimited use of all public transports and free admission to all museums in Linz as well as discounts on numerous tourist attractions the entire time the card is valid. Holders of a Linz-Card for 3 days get a free round trip (uphill & downhill) on the Pöstlingberg and a gastronomy voucher with a value of € 5. Linz Card 2012 1-day Ticket: adults € 15,00 reduced price* € 10,00 3-day Ticket: adults € 25,00 reduced price* € 20,00

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Linz City Express Hauptplatz - Kiosk, 4020 Linz phone/fax +43 732 797555 mobile +43 664 4238900 city-express@geigers.at

Schlossmuseum Linz Schlossberg 1, 4010 Linz phone +43 732 774419 schloss@landesmuseum.at www.schlossmuseum.at

The Linz-Card can be purchased at the Linz City Tourist Board on the main square and the main station/ÖBB Reisezentrum, at DomCenter Linz, in Linz museums and hotels and at the blue Danube airport Linz. Further information at www.linz.at/tourismus *Children 6–15 years, pupils, trainees, conscripts & persons carrying out civilian service, students till 26 years, handicapped people CREDITS: Published by: Tourismusverband Linz, Adalbert-Stifter-Platz 2, 4020 Linz; Picture-Credits: Graphic material provided by various Institutions, unless otherwise stated: Ars Electronica Center, LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Oberösterreichische Landesmuseen, voestalpine Stahlwelt, Botanischer Garten, Linz AG, Linzer Tiergarten,Brucknerhaus, Kinderkulturzentrum Kuddelmuddel, Landestheater, Donauschiffahrt Wurm+Köck, Donausteig, Oö Landesgartenschau Ansfelden, Welios - Oö Science Center Wels, Hotel Goldener Adler, Harry‘s Home, Youthotel Linz; Picture Library Tourismusverband Linz: Erich Goldmann, Lukas Eckerstorfer, Johann Steininger, Andreas Kepplinger, Andreas Balon, Erich Goldmann; Content/Realisation: Patrizia Findeis, Gisela Müller, Georg Steiner; Print: kb offset; Layout: the pixlbox - Lukas Eckerstorfer; Paintings: Manfred Kirchmayr; Translation: WortSpiel - Sabrina Eberhardt

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