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Highlights im Jahresprogramm (Highlights)

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DescriptionThe visitors can enjoy numerous events all around the year, for example, passion concerts in churches at Easter time, or the OMV Linz Danube Marathon, the fastest Austrian marathon, in April.
During the summer months there is an open-air event almost every day, like the comedy shows and theatre performances at the Rosengarten on the Pöstlingberg, the streets artists festival ( with more than 600 international artists at the end of July, the Ars Electronica Festival ( and the Bruckner Festival ( in September, as well as the marvellous “Klangwolke” (“Cloud of Sound”) ( with a composition of fire and music in the Danube park.
From mid-November until Christmas the inner city changes into an enchanting city of cribs, with hundreds of cribs in shopping windows, churches and other public places. The Advent season also offers traditional Christmas markets at the main square, at the Volksgarten and at some other small charming places. An old Swiss craft has been rediscovered for this special time of the year – create your own Christmas gift with a self-dipped candle made of real beeswax. There are also concerts and choir evenings in different churches and at the Brucknerhaus, which will bring the spirit of Christmas to you. Attractive Advent packages offer a combination of a weekend stay in a 3- or 4-star-hotel combined with supporting program.

In December 2008 there will be 31 windows on the advent calendars and five candles instead of the usual four on the Advent wreath. Therefore we will have our eyes not only on Christmas and Hanukkah, but also on the beginning of the special cultural year of our capital. To shorten the waiting, Linz09 will offer quite a lot.
During the winter months exhibitions, concerts, cabarets or special guided tours with great weekend packages can be experienced. It’s a real alternative for those who are not really into winter sports. Find more information on:
Datethe hole year round
AddressTourismusverband Linz
A-4020 Linz
Upper Austria
Fax+43 (0) 732/772873
Tel.+43 (0) 732/7070 2009