The Musiktheater am Volksgarten was opened in 2013 and is one of the most modern opera houses in Europe. It was built according to the plans by London architects Terry Pawson. The music theatre has a lovely atmosphere and the performances are staged using the latest technology. The music theatre has plenty to offer: operas, operettas, musicals and ballet. Visitors can also enjoy a delicious dinner before the performance in Das Anton. The building houses also an unique exhibition that gives insights into the history of the theatre.
More than 10.000 m2 to experience the history of nature, culture and technology in Upper Austria. The Schlossmuseum is the largest universal museum in Austria and is situated in the old town. It offers both permanent and large annual exhibitions as well. The castle itself towers high above Linz and is one of the most popular attractions in the area. The old town has plenty of historical buildings with striking facades that are really worth a visit.(Photo:Kurt Groh)
The name Lentos is Celtic for "located at the bend of the river" that refers to the location of the museum. The Lentos Art Museum on the Danube was opened in 2003 and the building was created by the Zurich architects Weber & Hofer. With the modern, transparent glass facade, its architecture is really impressive. The museum offers modern and contemporary art where the focus is on Austrian works. The collection includes over 12.000 works on paper and around 1.700 work of sculpture, painting and object art.
Ars Electronica is art, technology and society. The center was opened in 2009 and today is one of the most popular attractions in Linz. The museum of future is situated directly by the Danube and the building has a distinctive design. Its LED facade transforms the museum into a colourful play of lights at night that is really worth a visit. The Ars Electronice Center houses impressive exhibitions too where visitors can clone plants, control robots or even take photos of their retina. Since 2015 the Ars Electronica Deep Space can also show images in 8K resolution. (Photo: Martin Hieslmair)
The voestalpine Stahlwelt is Austria's largest industrial site. The interactive exhibition presents the latest technologies and innovative production processes of steel. The building of the voestalpine Stahlwelt is also part of the exhibition with the giant crucible and the oversized chrome balls that are hanging from the ceiling. The building houses also an exhibition of contemporary history 1938-1945. With the Tour of the plant, visitors can also experience the steel production at first hand.
The famous Brucknerhaus was named after Anton Bruckner, an Austrian organist and composer. The concert hall was opened in 1974 and hosts around 205 events every year. The wide variety of concerts also includes the performances of the Ars Electronica Festival and the Bruckner Festival. The building of the concert hall is worth a visit as well. Through its architecture it makes contribution to the cultural image of the city.
The Mariendom (New Cathedral) in Linz is the largest church in Austria. It was finished in 1924 and can accommodate 20.000 people. The cathedral is an architectural masterpiece: has beautiful glass windows and a fascinating sacred space. The inner height of the church is 15 metres. From the spire, visitors can also enjoy the stunning views of Linz.