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Pflasterspektakel in Linz.

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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.

⇒ Also сheck оut мore info: ProgramFAQInfo for Artists

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.

 

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#2 High Tauern

Our article on the Hohe Tauern National Park, located in the Austrian Alps. All necessary tourist information. Transport.

#3 Visit Vienna

Our article about the city of Vienna. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

Public transport.

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LinzAG Linien – City bus, trolley bus and express bus lines. + Night service

Pöstlingberg tram – Travel to the top of Pöstlingberg hill in Linz with the mountain railway! In only 20 minutes, starting from Hauptplatz, it climbs Linz’s local mountain.

⇒ Also сheck оut мore info: Getting There & Around (austria.info)

BUS: Eurolines Austria / ÖBB postbus.at / InterCityBusFlixBus are one of the leading long-distance providers in Europe. RegioJet are a private Czech coach provider.

TRAIN: The railways are managed by the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB. Wien Hauptbahnhof (map) – is the main railway station in Vienna.

AIRPORT: Vienna International Airport (map), located 18 km (11 mi) southeast of the city center. City Airport Train – non-stop airport transfer to Vienna. + St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport.

FERRY: Riverboats on the Danube include connections with LinzBratislava and Budapest, but are slower and more expensive than other options.

Pflasterspektakel 2022 – Internationales Straßenkunstfestival Linz.

Rund 100 Solo-Künstler*innen und Compagnien aus aller Welt boten Herausragendes, Staunenswertes und Komisches. An drei Tagen wurde an 40 Standorten in der Linzer Innenstadt die Vielfalt der Straßenkunst präsentiert: Akrobatik, Jonglage, Clownerie und Comedy, Luft- und Feuerartistik, Straßentheater, Magie, Musik und Tanz, Figuren- und Objekttheater.

Bei bester Stimmung und gewohnt offen für die künstlerischen Interaktionen feierten wieder um die 200.000 Besucher*innen die Straßenkunst und ihre Künstler*innen.

⇒ video source: Stadt Linz / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

In this section, you may find information on regulations for travelling and residing in Austria. ⇒ Federal Ministry of the Interior

ÖBB TRANSPORT.

The main passenger transport operator throughout Austria. These are not only trains, but also buses. + Special offers for tourists.

Visit Vienna.

Our article about the city of Vienna. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

Austrian National Library: This is the largest library in Austria and provides information on Austria’s cultural heritage, including exhibitions and events.

Vienna Unwrapped: This website provides information on cultural events, festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and other activities taking place in Vienna and other Austrian cities throughout the year. The website is run by a local travel writer and is updated regularly with the latest information and insider tips.