The old name of Linz "Linz an der Donau" (Linz at the Danube) significats the site of this beautiful city located at the riverside of the blue Danube. Even 2015 european capital of culture and lately called the „UNESCO City of Media Arts“ Linz invites all guests to explore the treasures.
'Lentos' and 'Lentia', the former celtic and romain names of Linz are both due to the revearsal of the water and are symbolic for the changing historical influences on the city. Today Linz stands for industry, culture and international media. With the new title "UNESCO City of Media Arts" Linz stands in line with Lyon, Sapporo, Tel Aviv and Dakar. It is a clear declearation to the future. Besides technical innovations and visionary media art Linz offers also a wide rang of cultural and culinary highlights. But Linz is also known as the host city of the "Generali Ladies Linz" which is the biggest WTA-tournament in Austria. Every year tennis stars show up to enjoy the nice sides of Linz.