The first resident moves into
THE FLAG Senior Living in Linz

The new residential
for independent seniors

Linz am Rhein, January 9, 2024 - With the arrival of Mrs. Marlies Hohensee, THE FLAG Senior Living team welcomed its first tenant. The new residential offering for independent seniors provides an alternative for those who wish to live autonomously but not alone in their later years.

Following an unintentional accident last year and a seven-month hospital stay, Mrs. Hohensee decided to sell her house in Bochum and move to Linz am Rhein to be closer to her family. The 74-year-old widow has been familiar with Linz for over 20 years, as she regularly supported her daughter as a babysitter here.

Mrs. Hohensee occupies an approximately 46 m² apartment and is now settling into her new home. Despite forgoing some of her personal furniture, she expressed pragmatism, saying, "After the Second World War, people lived much more frugally, and we didn't have as much money. From the little that we had, I even had to give a portion to my parents."

With experience as a geriatric nurse and a husband employed at the Opel factories, Mrs. Hohensee looks back on a fulfilling life. She recalls significant historical events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Millennium New Year's Eve.

Demand for serviced senior apartments in Linz

In Linz am Rhein, there are hardly any apartments specifically tailored for active seniors. Hence, there is considerable interest in these apartments, with several visits per week currently taking place.

The living concept caters to active seniors who appreciate communal activities while still desiring independence. 

For instance, Mrs. Hohensee is hoping to have time for extensive walks and is looking forward to engaging in communal activities, including a card-playing group, and forming new acquaintances. Upon moving in, she was already visited by her granddaughter Janina and her friend Erik.

Located directly along the Rhine and opposite the train station

THE FLAG Senior Living Linz is situated at Linzhausenstraße 1a along the banks of the Rhine, offering a total of 75 apartments spanning approximately 3,500 m². 

The apartments are equipped with a kitchenette and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms. The range includes 36 two-and-a-half-room apartments, 17 two-room apartments, and 22 one-room apartments, most featuring a loggia or balcony. Its central location allows residents easy access to the Old Town or the train station.

In addition to communal activities and events, services such as shopping assistance, laundry, and emergency call systems are provided to facilitate seniors' daily lives without compromising their independence.


For over 14 years, THE FLAG has been developing and operating housing options for students & young professionals, business people and seniors. The family-owned company offers this specialized form of living together and care in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and the USA. The company's portfolio now includes 19 developments with over 2,500 high-quality, centrally located apartments.