The Pflasterspektakel is an annual street art festival in Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. Starting as a meeting point for street performers over 30 years ago, the Pflasterspektakel Linz has become one of the most important and diverse street performance festivals in Europe. Another essential part is showing your appreciation not just with applause.
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It includes musical acts, juggling, acrobatics, pantomime, improvisational theatre, clownery, fire dancing, painting, samba parades, as well as a programme for children, and is held on three days in July in and around the main square and the Landstraße (map).
The interaction with the audience is essential to street art as well as the artistic variety of expression and ability of improvisation. This immediacy is key to street art. With every performance the interaction starts from scratch and the respective location turns into a temporary stage.
If you liked the performances, we kindly ask you to reward the abilities of the extraordinary artists appropriately!
Linz is primarily known as a major industrial centre but also has a very picturesque historical old town including Austria’s largest central square, surrounded by an impressive ensemble of Baroque architecture. Linz has tried to reposition itself as a cultural hub with numerous new museums and events. The tourist slogan of the city is “In Linz beginnt’s” (“It starts in Linz”).
When strolling through the heart of the city, one can literally sense its history. The lanes of the old town, which lies directly at the foot of the castle, communicate the feeling of past ages. Splendid town residences and chapter houses are worthy of closer scrutiny, as are the many inner courtyards hidden discretely behind arched gates.
The Linz markets provide an opportunity to browse, and sample, whether at the weekly markets or the twice-yearly Fair / Carneval Urfahraner Jahrmarkt, which is Austria’s oldest public festival.