🇦🇹 Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and third-largest city in Austria. It is situated in the north of the country, on the river Danube. In 2009, it was a European Capital of Culture.
Economy Linz is one of the main economic centres of Austria. Voestalpine is a large technology and capital goods group (founded as the "Hermann-Göring-Werke" during the Second World War), which is known for the LD- ("Linz-Donawitz") procedure for the production of steel. The former "Chemie Linz" chemical group has been split up into several companies. These companies have made Linz one of Austria's most important economic centres.
Furthermore, due to the fact that one of the four Donau-Harbors (Donauhäfen) in Austria is located in Linz, it constitutes an attractive location in regards to logistic and trading enterprises. Nonetheless manufacturing plants can – for instance - be found at the waterfront as well. The economic importance of Linz was founded over centuries in trade. Moreover, the long-standing image of Linz as an industrial city was a result of the National Socialism. As a result of this large industrial enterprises are still located in Linz nowadays. Important examples are the Voestalpine AG or "Chemie Linz" – as already mentioned above. From an economical perspective they represent a large number of jobs and of course industry related enterprises.
The Meeting Industry Report Austria ranks Linz as the third most important destination for congresses in Austria, with a share of 7.4% in the total number of congresses, conferences and seminars held in Austria. Linz has more than 60 congress and event venues. With the Blue Meeting concept, the local tourism association has developed a conference format which focuses on individual needs of participants and adapts to the idea of green meetings, therefore supporting waste prevention, energy efficiency, climate-neutral travel and regional added value.
Retail Thirteen malls can be found in Linz, three of which are situated in the city centre. Shopping centres include: Arkade, Atrium City Center, Shopping Mall Auwiesen, Shopping Mall Biesenfeld, Shopping Mall Industriezeile, Shopping Mall Kleinmünchen, Shopping Mall Muldenstraße, EuroCenter Oed, Shopping Mall Wegscheid, Infra Center, Lentia City, Passage, and PRO-Kaufland.
According to a recent study by Infrapool, the Linzer Landstraße is the busiest shopping street outside of Vienna. Further shopping streets in Linz include: Linz north: • Alturfahr West • Hauptstraße Urfahr Linz centre: • City • Altstadt • Pfarrplatz • Promenade • Eisenhandstraße • Südbahnhofmarkt Linz south: • Einkaufsviertel Wiener Straße • Franckviertel • Bindermichl • Kleinmünchen • Ebelsberg Close to Linz: • Plus City shopping center
Linz has a population of over 204,846 people. Linz is the #136 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 4.0486 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Linz is ranked #307 for startups with a score of 0.917.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Linz is twinned with: 🇵🇹 Albufeira, Portugal; 🇷🇴 Brașov, Romania; 🇨🇿 České Budějovice, Czech Republic; 🇩🇪 Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Germany; 🇨🇳 Chengdu, China; 🇹🇿 Dodoma, Tanzania; 🇹🇷 Eskişehir, Turkey; 🇰🇷 Gwangyang, South Korea; 🇩🇪 Halle, Germany; 🇺🇸 Kansas City, United States; 🇸🇪 Linköping, Sweden; 🇩🇪 Linz am Rhein, Germany; 🇮🇹 Modena, Italy; 🇯🇵 Nasushiobara, Japan; 🇷🇺 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; 🇸🇪 Norrköping, Sweden; 🇳🇮 San Carlos, Nicaragua; 🇫🇮 Tampere, Finland; 🇧🇦 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 🇺🇦 Zaporizhia, Ukraine.