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Shop sign at a hat shop in Linz

Shop sign at a hat shop in Linz, Austria

Shop sign of a hat shop in Linz. I’ve no idea why the faces are green but the green colour makes the sign even more remarkable. The decoration on the right side is part of the Christmas decoration 2014.

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Signs

Shop sign of an interior decorator in Linz

Shop sign of a furniture shop in Linz, Österreich

Shop sign of a furniture shop and interior decorator in Linz. Love the way how the creator of this sign describes the service of this shop.

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Industrial Heritage

ÖSWAG shipyard in Linz

Slipway of the ÖSWAG shipyard in Linz, Austria

On a harbour tour with a boat of the company ‘Wurm+Köck’ in Linz we also entered this shipyard founded in 1840 and still producing and overhauling ships. My first impression: ‘Gosh, how neat and green such a slipway can be’.

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Churches

New Cathedral of Linz

New Cathedral in Linz, Austria

Speaking in terms of space the New Cathedral of Linz (Neuer Dom) is the largest church of Austria. It is even larger than St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. This photo was taken from the top of a wooden tower named Keine Sorgen Turm, which has been erected for the event Höhenrausch.

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Elephants Theatres

Kellertheater in Linz

Facade with an elephant in Linz

One of my favourite diversions: Taking photos of decorations which don’t fit to the geography of the region. So I took this pic of an elephant seen at a building at the main square of Linz. The house is also known for being the home of a cellar theatre (Kellertheater) which generally performs comedies.

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Renaissance Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozarthaus in Linz

Inner yard of the Mozarthaus in Linz

During a stopover in Linz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote the Symphony No. 36 (Linz Symphony) in this building located in the historic centre of the city. The Mozarthaus isn’t open for public but the inner court is worth a visit though.

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Towers

No Sorrows Tower in Linz

View of the No Sorrows Tower from the Castle Hill

While having lunch at the restaurant Schlossbrasserie on top of the castle hill I caught sight of this tower located in the centre of Linz. The 30 metres high tower made of wood is named No Sorrow Tower (Keine Sorgen Turm) and is part of the event Höhenrausch. Later I had a good view of the New Cathedral from there.

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Museums

View from the Stahlwelt in Linz

View from the Stahlwelt in Linz, Austria

View from the roof of the Stahlwelt. The small hill in the middle reminds me of the Erzberg, a hill located in my province Styria.

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Museums

Inside the Stahlwelt of Linz

Inside the Stahlwelt of Linz, Austria

Inside the exhibition hall of the Stahlwelt in Linz. This is a hall with an excellent exhibition about steel and products made by steel. Well, I am part of this photo. Can you see me? 🙂

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Urban Walks

Garden gnome at Pöstlingberg in Linz

Garden gnome with umbrella at Pöstlingberg in Linz

During my visit at Pöstlingberg, a lookout of Linz, it rained cats and dogs. Even the garden gnome, who I asked for the way to Pöstlingberg Mansion (Pöstlingberg Schlössl), carried an umbrella to protect himself. [German]

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Tramways

Pöstlingberg Railway in Linz

The Pöstlingbergbahn in Linz, Austria

The Pöstlingberg Railway (Pöstlingbergbahn) links the main square of Linz with the Pöstling Hill (Pöstlingberg) which offers a great view of the city. The Pöstlingbergbahn is known as one of the world’s steepest adhesion-only railways.

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Cafés

K.u.k. Hofbäckerei Fritz Rath in Linz

Hofbäckerei Fritz Rath in Linz, Austria

Inside this traditional bakery and café one can order famous cakes like the ‘Linzer Torte’. The K.u.k. reminds of the fact that this shop was an appointed purveyor to the Chamber of His Majesty, Archduke Peter Ferdinand of Habsburg-Toscana.