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LDST1 - Linz Downtown Sightseeing Tour 1

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This is a round trip in the center of Linz, the capital of Upper Austria.

If you want to try to make your way along the stages as short as possible, you should consider using a city map. The total walking distance is about 6.5 km (it took me 2 hours to walk the tour, no museum stops included); the tour is more or less completely suitable for strollers - there is just few steps. 
You will have to solve all of the questions at the following stages. The order in which you solve it, does not matter for the final solution.
Leave your car or bike at the above coordinates ("Urfahraner Jahrmarktgelände") or take the trams #1 or #3 to the "Rudolphstrasse" stop.
The new town hall is just across the street from stage 1, at the coordinates
N  48°18.557'
E 014°17.010'.
The City of Linz service center at the corner of the town hall building (open Mo-Fri from 7am to 6pm) should be able to provide you with additional information (and a map of the city centre).

Stage A:

N  48°18.588'
E 014°17.052'

Visit the Ars Electronica Center and count the concrete columns on its west front.
If this number is 

0, then A=9
2, then A=2
7, then A=1
9, then A=5

Stage B:

N  48°18.517'
E 014°17.321'

Visit the Lentos Museum of Modern Art Linz and count the number of horizontal glass panels above you.
If this number is 

115, then B=4
258, then B=1
386, then B=2
459, then B=6

Stage C:

N  48°18.606'
E 014°17.524'

Visit the Brucknerhaus and have a look at the monuments in front of it. One of it is called "Hommage à Anton Bruckner". When was it created?
If this year is

1977, then C=8
1982, then C=9
1993, then C=7
2001, then C=5

Stage D:

N  48°18.346'
E 014°17.191'

The pest column is one of the attractions on Hauptplatz. What is the last word on the inscription on the south side of the column?
If it is

Carolo, then D=3
Civitate, then D=7
Lincensis, then D=2
Servatori, then D=6

Stage E:

Go to "Klosterstrasse 11".

For how long did Johannes Kepler work here?
If it was for

10 years, then E=5
14 years, then E=2
16 years, then E=0
19 years, then E=3

Stage F:

Go to "Promenade 24".

When was the bell sent to Vienna?
If it was in

1949, then F=9
1952, then F=7
1955, then F=1
1958, then F=4

Stage G:

N  48°18.016'
E 014°17.193'

The building is (obviously) one of the bigger ones in Linz. How many glass windows are there above the eastern main entrance?
If it is

10, then G=5
14, then G=0
18, then G=6
22, then G=1

Stage H:

Go to "Hofgasse 23".

For how long was this building used as "Hofkanzley", before it was turned into a school that both Anton Bruckner and Rainer Maria Rilke attended?
If it was for

158 years, then H=7
199 years, then H=4
217 years, then H=6
302 years, then H=8

Stage I:

N  48°18.300'
E 014°16.911'

After passing through (or around) the old building, you find a somehow displaced item. 
If it is a

gondola, then I=5
aircraft, then I=2
anchor, then I=3
turbine, then I=6

Stage J:

N  48°18.269'
E 014°16.783'

This is supposedly the oldest existing church in Austria.
If its existence was first documented in

April 797, then J=5
July 798, then J=0
June 799, then J=6
March 801, then J=9

After having found out all the solutions, calculate the final coordinates of the cache as follows:

N  48° AC.EGI'
E 014° BD.FHJ'

The cache container is a black film container.
It originally contained:
- log book (please do not remove)
- pencil (please do not remove)

Please rehide the cache container exactly where you found it!

If you are tired from your tour, stop by at the picturesque "Biergartl" at 
N  48°18.512'
E 014°16.913' (open only during the warm season) 

or the "Fischerhäusl" at
N  48°18.525'
E 014°16.952';
both places are just a few steps away from your car/bike and the tram station.

Happy hunting,

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