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City Hopper: Linz, Austria

September 18, 2013
Linz, Austria

Linz, Austria

Linz is the third largest city in Austria and it is the capital of the state of upper Austria. It is located in the north center of Austria and is approximately 19 miles from the board of the Czech Republic. The river Danube is the main tourism and transport connection that runs through the city.

Statue of Johannes Kepler located between Saint Martin's church and Linz Castle.

Statue of Johannes Kepler located between Saint Martin’s church and Linz Castle.

One important inhabitant of the city was Johannes Kepler, who spent several years of his life in the city teaching mathematics. He discovered, on 15 May 1618, the distance-cubed-over-time-squared — or ‘third’ — law of planetary motion. The local public university, Johannes Kepler University, is named after him. [Source: Wikipedia]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his Symphony No. 36 (1783) in Linz for a concert to be given there, and because of that the work is known today as the Linz Symphony. You can listen to that symphony in the video below:

If you’re looking for something to do in Linz you don’t have to go far. It is a virtual city of culture with anything from music to museums to dance and art.

LENTOS Kunstmuseum (art museum) in Linz

LENTOS Kunstmuseum (art museum) in Linz

Linz is called the capital of music so if it’s music you crave you are bound to find something that satisfies you in one of the many musical venues here.

Trinity Column in Hauptmarkt, Linz, Austria

Trinity Column in Hauptmarkt, Linz, Austria

There are so many beautiful things to look at in the city of Linz from Trinity Column in the Hauptmarkt to historical buildings on the Danube to the numerous parks that create wonderful green spaces to relax, people watch and go for a stroll.

Beautiful green parks of Linz, Austria

Beautiful green parks of Linz, Austria

Linz, Austria city view

Linz, Austria city view from the Danube

If you would like to read my other Austria blogs click below:

City Hopper: Innsbruck, Austria

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