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“Cool place for a couple of hours”

Ars Electronica Center
Ranked #4 of 77 things to do in Linz
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

ARS Electronica showcases new technology. It has 3D films, a history of the internet display and downstairs a series of "labs" with technology on music creation, biology, 3D printing and lots of other cool stuff. It is very hands on with lots of activities to try with helpful guides. A wonderful place to spend a couple of hours - particularly with keen teenagers. Our only problem was that we were on a cycling tour and spent a bit too long here and couldn't fit in the rest of the activities.

It is in a stylish building on the south of the river and includes a very good restaurant.

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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Picture this: I'm a geek who's backpacking through Europe and suddenly find out that there's this place in the middle of Austria, I totally had to see it so off I went.

What an amazing collection of gizmos and stuff that you can play with, touch or use, the 3D movie is amazing and I'm pretty sure it is the same tech that Kraftwerk is currently using in their tour, robots here, 3D printers there, cellular chromatography downstairs, interactive installations upstairs and a lot of pretty gadgets and useful information all around. Would kill to work there!!! Where can I send my resume??

Sidenote: fell in love with the movie guide, damn she was cute!!!

1  Thank Eduardo J
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum had a range of exhibits to keep the kids learning and entertained. These ranged from some older exhibits on basic items like sound - to getting to try new 3D printers.

There was also a wonderful 3D movie where you got to stand up and feel like you were interacting with the movie.

The museum is just over the bridge in the center of town or 2 blocks from the 1,2 or 3 tram.

1  Thank Richard10024
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Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Situated very close to where our river cruise docked, the Ars Electronica was an easy walk across the Danube. The exhibits are diverse and interesting. There are many, many hands-on stations - lots of fun for all ages. The infotrainers (as the aides are called) are very helpful and many speak fluent English. Can easily be done in 2 hours but 4 hours or more would be needed to fully experience all it had to offer. We'll worth the admission and time.

1  Thank Steve P
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lots of different science and electronics related exhibits set up through out the center. There really is something for everyone. Possibly geared towards a younger audience, but we still saw some really cool things!!

1  Thank KNichols2014
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