With its splendid French Gothic design and lofty spire, the New Cathedral is a marvelous sight indeed. Although the construction of this massive church began in 1862, it was only completed in 1924. Amidst its many architectural nuances and artistic treasures, the cathedral's stained glass windows are especially noteworthy. Apart from vivid biblical scenes, some of the windows also hold artwork depicting the history of Linz, portraits and vibrant pieces of modern art. This Roman Catholic church continues to serve as a much revered place of worship where all are welcomed with open arms.
The Old Cathedral stands serenely, in all its beauty at the City Hall district. Originally a Jesuit church, the cathedral exemplifies Baroque style architecture and has emerged as an elaborate, spacious edifice with side chapels. Its grandeur is enhanced by the high altar masterpiece, the extravagant pulpit and the grave tomb of Mary Elizabeth. It is certainly a beautiful religious site to visit when in the Austrian city of Linz.
Grottenbahn is a fantasy train ride that takes you to a fictional world of gnomes, fairies, dwarfs and other characters from our good old fairy tales. Also referred to as the dragon train (the head of the train being a dragon), this train travels around thrice, and each time visitors see a different slice of the mythical world, among which are displays of life-like three dimensional animal figures. The floor below houses miniatures of fairy tale characters like Snow-White and Hansel and Gretel.
The Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz displays inspiring and unique pieces of art. The museum's walls are adorned in European art from the early 20th Century. Its collection includes graphic art work, paintings and more. This museum also has a restaurant indoors for guests to take a break and ponder over the artwork. Apart from regular exhibitions, art workshops and classes are held here.
Ars Electronica gained international recognition in the year 2009, when Linz was touted as the cultural capital of Europe. Equipped with all the modern facilities, the center plays host to a wide variety of events. There are regular tours for all those inspired by technology, giving them a peek at some very interesting equipment.
Schlossmuseum Linz was formerly a castle, however, now this royal structure has been transformed into a museum. A treasure trove of art, it showcases art styles right from early ages till date. Apart from that, the museum also displays weapons, historic objects and other collections that take you through the bygone eras. It is a must visit, not only for its exhibits but also for its architectural beauty.