Linz - City of culture
The expansion of the city, which continued in leaps and bounds from 1938 occurred in connection with Adolf Hitler’s intention of making Linz an industrial, administrative and cultural centre. This results in the recruitment of thousands of forced labourers and the construction of three concentration camps.
The development of the war stalled the majority of the ambitious plans, which mainly came into effect through the construction of the industrial plants, residential buildings, with the monumental plans for the Danube waterfront and the main boulevard barely realised. As a centre of the armaments industry.