The Celtic settlement (1 BC) became the Roman fortress ‘Lentia’ (from 400 AD) a carolingian castle settlement (Carl the Great erected here a royal court and in 799 AD the church Saint Martin) and in 13th century the city developed. Linz was the producer of wine, salt, iron and gained through the construction of the Danube bridge (1497 under Maximilian I), which joined Linz to Urfahr and made it an important crossroad between Bohemia and the Alps. In 1785 Linz became a bishopric. Up until the 19th century it had a leading textile industry. In 1919 Urfahr was annexed. The Second World War brought a lot of destruction to the city.

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