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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. 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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  • Linz's main square is one of the hotspots of Linz. With the plague column's main square, all cafes and restaurants, with the old town and the adjoining shopping street (Highway) a visitor must for every Linz... From here, you can visit many attractions on foot or by public transport. A 24 hour Öffi card costs ca. 4Euro for adults.
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  • The main square is to visit, apart from the many restaurateurs, up to the flea market on Saturdays, in the winter the Christkindl market throughout the year. In the summer festival, are various event, eg. the Crown it is for young and old. With many exhibitors, there are also Knights games up on the Castle Park. Other festivals are made there around the main square up in the old town
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  • A very nice and large main square. Also architecturally very interesting. A good mix of businesses, localities, and others.
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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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