Despite being one of the few cities not totally leveled during the retaking of central Europe during world War II, Linz is far less a tourist haven than truly dreamlike representations of Austrian life found at places like Graz or Salzburg. Still, this city does come with it's fair share of historic beauty, and the old town section paints a less polished but more realistic picture of life in ... read more
Austria. There are dozens of beautiful attractions across the city, including various museums, and the New cathedral, with it's four hundred foot tall Neo-Gothic style architecture, is able to host over 20,000 parishioners at once (making it the largest church in Austria). There are also a number of modern distinctions at Linz, including this city's annual hosting of the Ars Electronica, where video game fans flock from around Europe to check out the newest cutting edge technology of this ever expanding artistic media. Whatever your reason for visiting Linz, this city rarely disappoints, as the combination of thriving industrial efforts and and beautiful attractions create a vibrant forward-looking economy that has nowhere to go but up.