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Donauschlinge Schlögen © Upper Austria Tourism / Steininger

Ars Electronica Center

Linz, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs

The "Museum of the Future" brings the future into the present. The Ars Electronica Center is considered the center of the UNESCO City of Media Arts. Here, visitors not only test and explore pioneering technologies, but are also encouraged to take a critical look at them.

With its exhibitions and programmes, the Ars Electronica Center has set itself the task of communicating to visitors how new technologies and sciences affect all of our lives. Through interactive exhibitions and open labs, the public is actively involved in this process. Thanks to specially developed educational programmes and workshops, the "Museum of the Future" has also earned the title of "School of the Future".

Deep Space 8K opens a number of other doors to new content: Two 16-by-9-metre projections on the wall and floor, peppered with sophisticated people tracking, make the walk-in Deep Space 8K a unique experience space. The "Pharus" laser tracking system, which Otto Naderer, an employee of the Ars Electronica Futurelab, conceived for his master's thesis and is constantly developing, has fascinated students at the FH OÖ Campus Hagenberg and the Linz University of Art so much that they have constructed their own applications for Deep Space. Six laser sensors mounted on the edge of the floor at ankle height record the positions of people moving in space. The combination of simultaneous evaluation of the measurement data and intelligent tracking makes it possible to register up to 30 people in Deep Space 8K with this set-up.

The Ars Electronica Festival takes place annually in September in Linz and brings together artists, creatives, representatives from science, research, technology and business from all over the world to present their work and their visions of the future. Since 1979, it has provided a stage for eclectic, fascinating and surprising creative works and a unique environment for intensive discussions and inspiring encounters.

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Closing day
  • Monday
Accessibility / arrival

Linz Linien tram: 1, 2, 3 – Rudolfstraße

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Diaper room
Food and drink available

Restaurant, cafe

  • Shop
Guided tour

Highlight tour: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 and 15:00

General price information

Full price: €12 
Reduced price: €10
Children (under 6 years of age): free admission

More info on admission prices at: ars.electronica.art/center/de/tickets/

Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
    per person Children (under 6 years of age): Free Admission
  • Student groups with school class
    5 € per pupil (incl. guided tour)
  • Families
    Families with a family ticket €9 per adult / €5 per child
    Families without a family ticket €11.50 per adult / €5 per child
  • Groups
    Admission from 15 people: 9 € per person

    Highlight tour for groups €48 Group tour for up to 12 people (flat rate) €4 per person for group tours for more than 12 people
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Linz Card
    Free entry
  • Pyhrn-Priel-Card
    Free entry as often as you want
  • Phyrn-Priel seasonal pass
    Free entry as often as you want
  • Family Card OÖ

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (4 - 14 Year)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children

Suitable for wheelchairs: Not all of the legally stipulated ÖNORM are complied with. In principle, this object is suitable for wheelchairs and no assistance is necessary.

other information
  • Entrance to the building
  • Restaurant / coffee shop
  • Toilet facility for disabled people


Ars Electronica Center
Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
4040 Linz

Phone +43 732 7272 - 0
Fax machine +43 732 7272 - 2

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Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG
Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
AT-4040 Linz

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