On December 1, 2014 Linz was accepted into the network of Creative Cities and is allowed to bear the title “UNESCO City of Media Arts”. This makes Linz one of the particularly future-oriented cities, such as Tel Aviv, Lyon or Sapporo. The award is palpable to visitors and residents alike in Linz and will continue to provide exciting cultural, scientific and business activities.
Linz is well known for the Linzer torte, which is baked according to the oldest cake recipe in the world. The capital of Upper Austria attracts visitors with many points of interest: the Ars Electronica Center (also called museum of the future), the Lentos (museum for modern and classical art), the Schlossmuseum, the Landestheater, the Musiktheater, the Brucknerhaus (congress and concert house), Main Square and the Old Town Hall are among the most popular places. Linz’s local mountain, the Pöstlingberg, is located a few kilometers outside of the city. It offers an unforgettable experience with its baroque pilgrimage basilica and the zoo.