Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Breaking The Rules: Excursion to Linz #1

Some weeks ago I made an excursion to Linz, the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria. In this photo you can see a small street in the city center and the spire of the New Cathedral. With 20.000 seats, the cathedral is the largest, but not the highest, church in Austria. The originally-planned, higher spire was not approved, because in Austria-Hungary at the time, no building was allowed to be taller than the South Tower of the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. At 135 m, the New Cathedral is two meters shorter than the Viennese cathedral.

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