Linz cannot compete with Vienna in terms of tourist attractions, but it has many advantages. It is the city of astronomer Johann Kepler, the center where many of Mozart's works were created, and a place to visit the Museum of the Future.
The Ars Elektronica festival takes place every year in the Austrian city of Linz, attracting artists from all over the world who create their works in digital technologies. During the event, Prix Ars Electronica prizes are awarded in seven categories, including computer animation and electronic music.
Ars Electronica Center virtual walls
The Museum of the Future is the Ars Electronica Center on the north bank of the Danube. It was established in 1996 and was co-founded by the writer Herbert W. Franke. In 2009, approximately EUR 30 million was invested in a major refurbishment of the center. Linz, together with Vilnius, was then the Cultural Capital of Europe.
The futuristic structure may not delight aesthetes, but it will certainly attract their eyes. In its current expanded form, it has rooms for experimenting, exhibition halls and a Futurelab laboratory with interactive installations, winner of many awards (including Prix Ars Electronica 2000, World Summit Award 2005 or Caesar 2011). All this on an area of 6,500 m².
The ground floor of Ars Electronica Center is occupied by CAVE 3D (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment 3D). Probably in the future a visit to this room will not be unusual, but today it is one of the few places in Europe where visitors can move to the virtual world of walls that cannot be touched. The walls are images projected from high-definition projectors, creating an unreal reality.
Contemporary still art
Across the river, opposite the Ars Electronica Center, the Lentos Art Museum (LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz) was established in 2003. Here we can also see unusual, extremely original works - paintings by painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. As a visit to the Museum of the Future will fascinate most of the guests, a walk between exhibitions in this facility can make you wonder, cause a solid mars on your forehead, or simply a reason to shake your head.
In the immediate vicinity of the Lentos Museum, there is the Brucknerhaus, a concert hall, and the space between the buildings is called Donaulände or Kulturmeile. It is a recreational area where young people meet in summer. Events as part of the Ars Electronica Festival are also held here.
Camping in Linz
Camping-Linz is located on the outskirts of Linz in the district of Pichling . It is a great place not only for tourists looking for accommodation on the route from Vienna to Salzburg, but also for people who want to take advantage of the huge recreational facilities at its disposal. Swimming, diving and fishing, cycling and horse riding, as well as playing golf and tennis are among the many activities that can be enjoyed here. It is a great place for enthusiasts of active recreation.
Linz is not only modern facilities with a look to the future, but also a number of historic buildings in the Old Town. Remember about one more attraction - the cable car going up the Pöstlingberg mountain. The speed with which it overcomes the difference in altitude of 255 meters (less than 16 minutes) was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records. It runs through the Linzer Grottenbahn grotto, home to the dwarfs and Snow White, as well as the fire-breathing dragon. Before leaving the city, it is worth getting on the cable car and going to the very top.
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