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View over Linz from the Franz-Josefs-Warte

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The Franz Josefs Warte has a great view of the town Linz and the surroundings. This observation point (german: Warte) stand on top of the Freinberg (405m).

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Nearby images in Upper Austria

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A: Maximiliankirche in Linz

by Erwin LEIMLEHNER, 970 meters away

Die Maximiliankirche am Freinberg in Linz. Von Erzherzog Maximilian im Jahre 1836 errichtete Kirche. ...

Maximiliankirche in Linz

B: Nibelungenbruecke Linz bei Nacht

by Wolfgang Diesenreiter, 1.5 km away

Nibelungenbruecke Linz bei Nacht

C: Linz Urfahr bei Nacht

by Wolfgang Diesenreiter, 1.5 km away

Linz Urfahr bei Nacht

D: Old Market, Linz, Austria

by Gerald Baeck, 1.5 km away

Old Market, Linz, Austria

E: Landhaus Linz

by Erwin LEIMLEHNER, 1.5 km away

Landhaus Linz

F: Linz, the Landhaus and the Promenade

by Roberto Scavino, 1.6 km away

Linz, the Landhaus and the Promenade

G: Nibelungenbruecke Linz bei Nacht

by Wolfgang Diesenreiter, 1.6 km away

Nibelungenbruecke Linz bei Nacht

H: The Nibelungenbruecke (Bridge)

by T. Emrich, 1.6 km away

The Nibelungen bridge spans the Danube river from the Hauptplatz (main square) was at that time Linz'...

The Nibelungenbruecke (Bridge)

I: Front View - Ars Electronica Center

by Bernhard Vogl, 1.6 km away

Front View - Ars Electronica Center

J: Deep Space - Ars Electronica Center

by Bernhard Vogl, 1.6 km away

Deep Space - Ars Electronica Center

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