Linz, Austria, is set on the Danube River 95 mi/150 km west of Vienna, and this ancient industrial city is a nice place to spend the day. Some historic figures who spent time in Linz include Napoleon, medieval astronomer Johannes Kepler, and composers Beethoven, Bruckner and Mozart. The Scheissl brothers built the first all-metal airplane there, and Europe's first railway line started in Linz, as well (it connected the city to Ceske Budejovice, which is now part of the Czech Republic).
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