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Linz – The past and the future of Austria

admin post on May 8th, 2017
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If you choose Linz for your holiday or excursion, you would certainly not regret it. Though the city is smaller than Vienna and Salzburg, Linz is no less charming. Moreover, this city is certainly one of the few places in Europe that offers a real mix of historic landmarks and modern architectural masterpieces.

The best example of this is the Linz Opera House, which was opened in 2013. Even more interesting for this building is the fact that most of the funding for its construction was provided directly by the residents of Linz. When we talk about modern and new buildings, the Museum of the Future is also located in Linz. A walk in it would show you things you can hardly ever see elsewhere in Europe. For example, a really stunning 3D walk through the universe.

In order the mix between the future and the past in Linz to be truly complete, the oldest working church in Austria is very close to the museum of the future. It is named after St. Martin and was built in 799. There are also two cathedrals in Linz, to which local people simply say the old and new cathedral. The new one was built in the 20s of the last century and the old one in the second half of the 17th century.

Of course, we wouldn’t be in an Austrian city if are not able to visit a big castle. In Linz, the castle was built at the end of the 9th century and underwent many different changes afterwards. At the moment, the castle is a great museum which is worth visiting, especially if you are a fan of medieval weapons and clothing.

In general, Linz is certainly a place to visit with the whole family. The city does not offer much nightlife, but it would surely leave you good and pleasant memories of your vacation. Apart from that, you would have lots of possibilities for making great pictures to show to your friends.