Linz is the capital of the Bundesland Oberösterreich/Upper Austria, and Austrias third-largest city. Thanks to its location on the Danube, Linz was and still is a popular trading point.
The City's most famous son is probably Adolf Hitler, who went to school here and wanted to make it a central city of the German Empire. Some buildings around the Hauptplatz remind of him.
The streets around the Hauptplatz are also a large shopping-area.
There are a few sight-seeing sights in Linz, like the Pöstlingbergkirche.
Whats more important, Linz is the European Capital of Culture, along with Vilnius, Lithuania, in 2009, hosting a number of events around arts.