A Journal, with Pictures

Linz, Austria

by on Sep.19, 2015, under Happenings


Fri­day, we arrive in Linz, Aus­tria. We do a walk­ing tour of the city, which of course is pho­to­genic. Linz has a posi­tion on the riv­er to con­duct trade and col­lect tolls so it was his­tor­i­cal­ly impor­tant. The main square of the town stands a 66 foot high white mar­ble col­umn, that is sup­posed to pro­tect the city for all sorts of poten­tial calami­ties. The St. Mary’s Cathe­dral also dom­i­nates the down­town area. This area after WWII was a bor­der area between the Allies and the Sovi­ets, with the bridge across the Danube a no mans land. This his­toric city is a amaz­ing dis­play of dif­fer­ent architecture.

In the after­noon we had a choice of tours and I chose the Aus­tri­an lake dis­trict which required a bus dri­ve, but proved to be worth it. Aus­tri­an alpine archi­tec­ture and incred­i­ble moun­tain scenery along with beau­ti­ful lakes were on dis­play. The first vil­lage we vis­it­ed was the site of the film­ing of the Sound of Music, who’s char­ac­ters and sto­ry line came from this area.


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