Sand Castle in the Steel City

Sand Castle in the Steel City

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For a long time, Linz the capital city of Upper Austria, had the bad reputation of a dusty, grey and dirty industrial city, nicknamed Steel City in Austria. This reputation it owed to its largest employer, the steel mills of Voestalpine AG, one of the biggest steel producers in the world. From the end of the 1970s, Linz tried to get away from this image and numerous environmental measures and regulations for industrial companies were made in order to improve air quality. Today is Linz one of the cleanest cities in Austria. However, bad image doesn’t go away very easily. Sandburg meaning Sand Castle is the location which helps Linz changes the bad reputation and represents itself as something more than steel city.

Sandburg is a beach bar located in the city centre of Linz, directly on the shores of Danube River, precisely at the Donaulände. The Donaulände is a public park loved by the citizen of Linz, a popular meeting place of its youth. The park serves often as an open air venue for different cultural events. The famous Brucknerhaus, a concert hall is located here as well. For all these reasons logic demanded that the first beach bar in Linz should be located here.

Sandburg beach bar is more than just enjoying the sunset with delicious cocktails in the hand and chilled music from DJ and it is not only spoiling you with the excellent cuisine, but it offers rich weekly program, every day something new and different. In the forefront are different sports activities such as Bodyshape Intense on Monday, Salsa Dancing in the Sand on Tuesday, or Zumba on Wednesday.

For those looking for party Thursday is reserved for after work party and when the weekend starts the atmosphere heats up. Friday and Saturday are for beats from hip DJs. On Sundays you can listen to live music performed by the young bands and artists from all over Austria combined. If you are in Linz soon, you should definitely stop by this cosy location on the beach. You can even try to cure your seaside nostalgia.

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Ogi Savic

Ogi Savic

I am Ogi. A journalist and economist, I live in Vienna and I am passionate about skiing, traveling, good food and drinks. I write about all these aspects (and more) of beautiful Austria.

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