Living and working in Linz
Linz is the third largest city in Austria and the capital of Upper Austria. The River Danube, which runs right through the city, offers numerous beautiful places on its banks and sports enthusiasts can also enjoy the Danube cycle path. The quality of life here is not only so high because of the large proportion of grassland, but also because of the strong social policies, making life very attractive to families in particular.
Innovation is an important topic in the city of Linz. For example, a number of projects such as intelligent street lighting are currently being tested as part of the “Smart City”. The Linz harbour is a meeting point for culture, public life, commerce and industry and from the water you can see a gallery of various tasteful graffiti.
Culture and leisure
The city offers multiple cultural attractions, such as the The New Cathedral or the Ars Electronica Center Linz, the “Museum of the Future”. A popular excursion destination is also the Pöstlingberg with the Pöstlingberg funicular, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city. If you are halfway up the mountain, Linz Zoo invites you to an unforgettable animal and nature experience. The city was named European Capital of Culture in 2009 and has been a member of the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO for some time. The picturesque Old Town, the State Theatre, the annual Crossing Europe Film Festival and the stylish “Sandburg” beach bar are worth a visit as well.
Linz for engineers
A close network of research, creativity, service providers and industry make Linz a strong economic location. Furthermore, since Linz has more jobs than it has inhabitants, the city is in a very good financial position, which also has a positive effect on the social, cultural and leisure sector.