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Danube River CityAbout Linz:

Linz  is the third largest city in Austria with 188,968 inhabitants, is the capital of the federal province of Upper Austria and forms the heart of Austria´s second strongest economic region. It is located in the north centre of Austria, south of the Czech border, on both sides of the river Danube. In Linz, the Danube curves and changes direction. It is known as river city. The city is the booming industrial city to the European Capital of Culture, which featuring a rich cultural life with numerous museums and festivals, for being situated in an attractive landscape characterized by the Danube and delightful hills.

New CathedralClimate: Linz has a humid continental climate with warm summers , Spring and autumn are mild and Winters are relatively dry and cold. The average high temp is 24°C in the month of July and average low temp is -1°C in the month of December.

Places to visit:

Postlingberg: It is a high hill, located on the left bank of the Danube in the city of Linz. It gives a beautiful view of the city from the top of the mountain. It is one of the major tourist attraction of the city. The mountain also features the Pöstlingberg pilgrimage church, and the Linz Grottenbahn.

PostlingbergNew Cathedral: It is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Linz, Austria. It is the largest cathedral in the city with 20,000 seats. The cathedral window is of  stained-glass, which reflects the history of Linz.

Lentos Art Museum: It is the most important museums of modern art in Austria, opened in May 2003.The 130 meter long building provides approximately 8000 m2 for use and is located directly on the Danube between the Nibelungen Bridge and Brucknerhaus, the building has  remarkable transparent glass casing, attractively lit at night. The museum has a great collection of 1500 works from the areas of painting, sculpture and object art, works on paper, and  photographs, including significant contributions to the development of artistic photography .The earliest works among the museum's holdings are from the first half of the 19th century .

BrucknerhausBrucknerhaus: It is a the concert hall named after the composer Anton Bruckner. It opened on 23 March 1974 with about 180,000 of total audience. It holds more than 350 performances per year. Brucknerhaus has a has three main halls.

Other major attraction: Ars Electronica Center, Linzer Landestheater ,Gugl Stadium.

Events: International Brucknerfest, Crossing Europe Film Festival, Ars Electronica Festival,

Food and Beverage: Linz mainly serves Upper Austrian cuisine is based on a wealth of traditions and customs. Typical Upper Austrian delicacies such as Schweinsbraten mit Knödel (roast pork with dumplings) and Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) are two of the local favorites. The gastronomic scene in Linz makes it easy to enjoy Linz as a treat for all the senses.

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