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Hauptplatz, Linz

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Linz attractions like Hauptplatz can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • GGreat and large sqaure in Linz city,good place to watch the world go by,many resturants and shops around and ice cream stalls,very historic and close to the Danube.  more »
  • Next to the Danube you will find the Hauptplatz of Linz wth its beautiful restored old houses and imperial atmosphere.  more »
  • Very lively and interesting square, unfortunately I happened near a wind so it was full of workmen and hurdles to build a stage. Very livable city as a tourist.
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For your holiday in Linz, choose from hostels, luxury hotels, and castle hotels perched on the Danube. Many of the accommodations are family-run and housed in historical buildings full of charm. If you want to stay in Linz's large, well-known Altstadt, there are many lodging options. Consider locations near the central Hauptplatz, or main square, for convenience. Alternatively, treat yourself to a spot near the picturesque Danube, which cuts through town.
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