Experience the Future in Linz on the Danube At first glance, a former industrial city, at second glance, an exciting metropolis of culture; curiosity and anticipation before your visit, and a surprising passion for the city after your trip: all of this, and more, awaits you in Linz on the Danube.
If it is your first time in the city, let yourself be carried away by the open atmosphere of the city centre, by the buildings from a huge variety of eras, by the diverse cultural offerings and by the Danube, which is a part of Linz now more than ever.
Programme diversity in Linz´s museums
Ars Electronica Center
Try things out, join in and think: that is the motto of the Ars Electronica Centre! In Spring 2019, the Ars Electronic Centre underwent a major thematic redesign. Under the motto “Compass – Navigating the Future”, the Ars Electronica Centre is now a compass and guide through the man-made systems of the 21st century. The themes of the newly designed exhibitions range from artificial intelligence and neurobionics, autonomous systems and robotics, genetic and biotechnology, to the far-reaching global changes of our time.
The Landesgalerie Linz is the museum for the modern and contemporary art of Upper Austria. It provides information on the latest artistic trends and integrates them into 20th century art history. The programme of the Landesgalerie Linz is defined by the interrelationships between regional, national and international art production.
Tip: LA BOHÈME. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre 17 October 2019–19 January 2020
Through the medium of posters, advertising developed into an art form at the end of the 19th century in Paris. The new art genre excited critics as much as collectors, so that by 1900 the whole of Paris fell into a real poster mania, known as affichomanie.
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
LENTOS is one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in Austria. Its collections give insights into the history of art since the late 19th century and exhibit important paintings by Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka as well as from more modern movements and by significant artists for Linz, such as VALIE EXPORT.
Tip: Wolfgang Gurlitt. Fairytale Prince, 4 October 2018–19 January 2020
The life and work of art dealer Wolfgang Gurlitt is closely connected with the beginnings of the LENTOS Kunstmuseum: with the Gurlitt collection, the museum manages a legacy that is as glamorous as it is problematic.
Exhibitions – events – musical events – festivals – cinema – children’s programme – international gastronomy – the OÖ Kulturquartier at the heart of Linz is a space and creative centre for art and culture – from regional specialities to international art highlights! The multifunctional OK-Platz provides space for play, communication, movement and a relaxed stay – 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
With an exhibition space of over 10,000 m², the Schlossmuseum Linz provides a comprehensive overview of the natural, cultural and artistic history of Upper Austria from its origins to the 21st century. Wide-ranging permanent exhibitions can be seen in both the historical castle and the new south wing. They range from topics of natural to contemporary history and feature a wide, diverse range of special fields.
Tip: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman. American Art from the Albertina. 19 November 2019–29 March 2020
Pictures of the entertainment industry determine our image of America: from films and TV to advertising and newspapers, from Hollywood icons to the cover of Time Magazine. No other country has relied so much on the power and effect of pictures and symbols as the USA.
voestalpine Stahlwelt, the world of knowledge and experience of one of the most important and modern materials of our time, offers a breathtaking insight into the voestalpine group. Steel production and processing with high-tech facilities, the ‘city within the city’ has countless working environments and impressive views of the more than 5 square kilometres of factory premises in Linz. A particular highlight is a works tour of the largest industrial site in Austria. A visit to Blast Furnace A is globally unique to Linz. In the holidays, a special programme for families with children is on offer.