Inner city (Linz)

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Linz city center district
Statistical districts of the Linz city center
Basic data
political district Linz (L)
Statistical districts Inner city
surface 5.65 km²
Geographical location 48 ° 17 '  N , 14 ° 18'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 17 '  N , 14 ° 18'  E
height 266  m above sea level A.
Residents 29,215 (as of 1999)
5,171 inhabitants per km²
Post Code 4010, 4020
The Inner City statistical district since 2014

The city ​​center is the oldest part of the Upper Austrian capital Linz . It also corresponded to the inner city district, which existed from 1957 to 2013. Since the redistribution of the urban area in 2014, there has been the corresponding statistical district of Innere Stadt , which has been reduced slightly at the edges: the railway line is now the border in the south, the B139 road in the west and Gruberstrasse in the east.

This former district corresponds to the cadastral municipality of Linz, with which the city was identical in area until 1873. This cadastral parish still exists in its original extent.

As the oldest part of the city as well as the city center, the city center is home to a number of sights and public facilities and forms the social and economic core of the city.


Starting from the area of ​​today's old town, a settlement developed, which was first mentioned in 799 as Linze . In 1240 this settlement received city rights. Up until 1873, when Linz added further districts through incorporation, the history of today's city center is identical to the history of the city of Linz. With its numerous historical buildings, public institutions and numerous commercial operations, the city center is still today a social, societal and economic center as well as the most important part of the city for tourism.

Statistical districts

From 1957, when the city of Linz was divided into nine districts and 36 statistical districts, until the reorganization of the statistical districts on January 1, 2014, the city center comprised the six statistical districts of the Altstadtviertel , Rathausviertel , Kaplanhofviertel, Neustadtviertel , Volksgartenviertel and Römerberg-Margarethen . Since then, there has been a uniform statistical district called the Inner City , the Kaplanhof district forms the core of the new Kaplanhof district .


The cadastral community of Linz, which corresponds to the inner city, is located south of the Danube, which is also the northern border and borders in the north with the cadastral community Urfahr , in the east and southeast with the cadastral community Lustenau , in the south and southwest with the cadastral community Waldegg , and in the west (where a corner along the Danube) to the cadastral community of Holzheim of the city of Leonding .

The largest extension of the district from east to west is around 8.6 kilometers, from north to south around 6.9 kilometers. The area of ​​the cadastral community is 5.65 square kilometers.

Despite the inner-city central location, the inner city has a grassland portion of around 1.12 square kilometers, which in comparison still makes up half of the area designated as building ground in the grassland-rich district of Ebelsberg.

A little more than half a square kilometer of the district is designated as a water surface, which corresponds to a share of around 9% of the district area.


As the oldest part of the city, a number of sights are housed on a small area, such as the Linz Castle , the Maria-Koncept-Dom , the old town hall , the Martin-Luther Church , the former Südbahnhof (today a market square) and the historical old town, which is located in the old town and town hall district and has the main square as its center. The highway , which was once the most important road connecting bridge over the Danube in the north and the main railway station in the south, is now a pedestrian zone one of the busiest shopping streets in Austria.

Public life

Numerous schools, several libraries and hospitals, political institutions, churches and cultural institutions shape the inner city of Linz. Partly in the course of preparations for the Capital of Culture year, the parish square and the promenade in the city center were redesigned, the state library expanded and a music theater built. In the area of ​​the Volksgartenviertel, the new construction of the main train station and the state service center was completed in 2004. Several high-rise projects are currently being worked on to further revitalize the district, which, with the main train station, which has been converted into a local transport hub, offers optimal connections to local and long-distance public transport. This area includes the Knowledge Tower, which houses the city library and the Linz adult education center, the Terminal Tower of ÖBB and the new headquarters of Energie AG . The music theater was built in the immediate vicinity, on the former Blumau crossing at Volksgarten , which not least forms a gap between Landstrasse and Bahnhofsviertel.

See also


  • Franz Dobusch, Johann Mayr (Hrsg.): Linz - city of work and culture. Gutenberg-Werbering, Linz 1997.
  • City research Linz: Linz 2000. Facts, pictures, graphics. CD-ROM. Linz 2000.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Linz - Politics / Administration - Linz Figures - City Area (with an overview of the current and former statistical districts of Linz valid from 1957 to 2013)