Balkans 2016 – Day 68 : Linz, Austria 

Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and an industrial town. I am told that the biggest industry there is steel. During Hitler days, the town was used for building ammunition and weapons. So actually it was heavily bombed during WW2. Many of older buildings were not restored or rebuilt so there isn’t many old buildings to speak of comparatively. 

I decided to stay one more day to look around Linz and also to catch up with my blogs and also some emails. More so actually my host Michaela said she would bring me to the local market and later on to have the famous Leberkase ( Austrian meatloaf). Michaela and her husband Herbert are also cycle tourers so we have a lot to chat about. Also Michaela have given me great trips about the route to Passau, Germany in the Danube cycle path. 

After breakfast we cycled together to the local farmers market. Spent some time looking at folks shopping for local produce. Michaela also bought some items for herself. After that we walked over to Michaela and Herbert’s friends shop where they chatted for awhile and I just tag along and kaypoh and observe. 

Then we proceeded to go to a Waldorf school. “Waldorf education, also known as Steiner education, is based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. Its pedagogy emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of pupils.” For more information on Waldof you can check out the wiki here

The school was have a fair to raise fund. So it was fun looking at the activities and taste some of their cakes and pastries. 

After that we proceeded to the famous Leberkase shop in Linz for a quick lunch and a glas of beer. I had a horse meat Leberkase ( Meatloaf) which tasted really good. 

We cycle back after this to Michaela’s apartment to rest. Michaela has an appointment with her friend tonight so I am on my own. I did some more research for my route tomorrow and also day after to Passau. Tomorrow I will stop probably somewhere halfway between Linz and Passau.  

Lions Project : Same as Day 67

Michaela and her bike
Constant reminder of Christmas
Live big band music at the farmers market
City bike parking
Meatloaf galore
The legendary Leberkase shop. Opens daily till 4 am and on Saturday 5am.

Author: krankster

I am an avid cyclist that loves mountain biking, bike commuting and most of all bicycle touring. I am a freelance leadership coach and hope to inspire others through my cycling adventures.

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