About Linz

Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria. It is located in the north centre of Austria, approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of the Czech border, on both sides of the River Danube.

In 2009 Linz, together with the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, was chosen as the European Capital of Culture. Since 1 December 2014 Linz is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities (UCCN) network as a City of Media Arts. Cities receive this title for enriching the urban lifestyle through the sponsorship and successful integration of media art and involving society in these electronic art forms.Linz is well known for the Linzer torte, which is said to be the oldest cake in the world, with its first recipe dating from 1653.

Based on innovative projects in the areas “smart metering”, e-mobility, energy efficiency in buildings and ICT and with the help of relevant city stakeholders, a holistic vision of the energy systems in the year 2050 was developed. It served as the basis for the creation, in cooperation with experts, of a roadmap for 2020 and a concrete action plan for years 2012-2015 .

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Linz

Linz

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Austria

200,000 inhabitants

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