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Linz in brief
A brief History of the City

  • Bernhard Strigel, Emperor Maximilian I, 1510
  • Bernhard Graf von Plettenberg, Model equestrian statue of Kriemhild, 1940

The new exhibition of the collection focuses entirely on the condensed history of the city. The ground floor of the Nordico, which has been specially converted for this purpose, is the only venue in Linz where the history of the city is told concisely in eight chapters. Here 2,500 years of Linz can be experienced in rapid motion. The new format uses different media to capture the city’s defining events and shows its development from a Celtic settlement to a provincial capital, from a trans-regional transport hub to an industrial centre and finally to a self-determined city of culture. In the process, light is shed on the various influences affecting the city’s evolution, such as its location on the Danube or changing political ideologies.

With plenty of opportunity for delving further and lingering a while, the journey through the history of the provincial capital offers something new for everyone.

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