Introduction of Linz
City and capital of Upper Austria, on the Danube River, 95 mi W of Vienna. Originally a Roman settlement, it became a provincial capital of the Holy Roman Empire in the late 15th century. Damaged in World War II, it is today an important cultural center with an eighth-century church. Anton Bruckner, the composer, and Adalbert Stifter, the writer, both lived here for a while.