Third largest city in Austria

Trip Start Jan 01, 2014
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Trip End Dec 31, 2014


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An amazing huge map of Linz

Flag of Austria  , Upper Austria,
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Map of Linz
 
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Nov 16, Saturday: LINZ has a population of 192000 with the Czech border only 18 miles away. The main sites are the Plague Column in the main square in the center of town, the Bruckner House across from where our boat was docked, and St Mary's Cathedral.   However, another attraction located in the tourist information building on the main square is one of the largest maps I have ever seen covering the floor of the entrance and one large room.  

Linz also has an interesting history.  It was founded by the Romans, and the name Linz was first recorded in 799AD.  It's also the city where the Habsburg Emperor Friedrich III spent his last years.  It was the most important city until it lost its status to Vienna and Prague after his death.

Several important personalities have called Linz home.  Johannes Kepler who discovered the "law of planetary motion" taught mathematics here, and the local university is named after him.
Anton Bruckner, the composer and church organist of the city lived here between 1855 and 1868. The Brucknerhaus is named after him.
Adolf Hitler was born in the border town of Braunau am Inn, but spent mos of his youth in the Linz area.  Hitler also attended the Realschule (school) in Linz, and considered Linz to be his "home town."

Adolph Eichmann, the holocaust architect also spent his youth in Linz, and to the end of his life.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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