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Hauptplatz, Linz

(4.1/5 based on 420 reviews on the web)
Ringed with historic buildings, cafes, and shops, Hauptplatz sits at the heart of Linz and is one of the largest town squares in Austria. As the city grew in importance during the medieval period, the importance of the main plaza also increased, and eventually saw the construction of the town hall during the early 1500s. You'll find a classic Germanic clock, several examples of Baroque and neo-Baroque facades and decorations, and the sizable cathedral boasting twin bell towers. Afterward, kick back with a drink or snack at one of the nearby eateries, bars, or coffeehouses. Don't miss getting an up-close look at the statue of the Holy Trinity, topped with golden angels and saints, set in the center of the square. With our custom trip planner, Linz attractions like Hauptplatz can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • a tiny square with bars surrounding it but nice especially if you lay with their backs toward the Avenue. from the square you see a glimpse of the bridge and the surrounding hills where stands the Church of postlingberg. all trams depart from here and the city's main shopping Boulevard and begins. the square has access from the bridge for pedestrians only and authorized.
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  • Hauptplatz, main square and market place of Linz’s Altstadt, is the historical center of the city. The proximity to The River Danube makes Linz an important port of trades. The 20 meters high Baroque ...  more »
  • The place is very impressive and offers great views of the beautiful scenes of houses. The popular shopping street is close to the square.
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  • Traditional
  • A must visit place in Linz
  • Dnes výborný festival street art.
  • Much too expensive, much too narrow, much too old. When my awarded two stars, one is actually too much.
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  • Here is a central meeting place. It's worth a moment to observe the hustle and bustle.
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