Johannes Kepler in Linz

A network of closeness

City tour - On Kepler's trail through Linz

Johannes Kepler (1751-1630) is a key figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution. He is best known for his three laws of planetary motion. He found the third of these laws here in Linz, Austria, in 1618.

After the death of Emperor Rudolf II and the death of his wife, the protestant council of Upper Austria offered Johannes Kepler the position of a teacher in Linz. Kepler moved from Prague to Linz in 1612. At that time, Kepler was at the zenith of his creativeness. Here in Linz, Kepler wrote some revolutionary works. They are milestones in the history of astronomy and mathematics. However, religious and political tensions forced Kepler to leave the city after 14 years. In no other city, Kepler lived and worked longer than in Linz.

Immerse yourself in the Linz of the 17th century and walk the trail of Johannes Kepler

Together with the art historian Marianne Oberladstätter and Erich Meyer of the Astronomical Society of Linz, you have the opportunity to explore original scenes where Kepler has lived and worked, and to get to know Kepler as an astronomer, mathematician and also as a private person.

Information and booking of the sightseeing:

Inquiry by e-mail: office@astrokepler.at
Duration: 1.5 hours
Price for group tour: EUR 120,-
Date according to agreement.