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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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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    Next to the Danube you will find the Hauptplatz of Linz wth its beautiful restored old houses and imperial atmosphere.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    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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  • May 25, 2017
    The ambiente was not very christmasy. Most of the stalls were either selling mediocre food or booze. The little art that is on sale is very cliché and unimaginative.
  • May 12, 2017
    A lovely place near the river with breathtaking views
  • May 28, 2017
    Christmas... The atmosphere here is just wonderful.
  • April 9, 2017
    Only opened in winter time, quite scenic market but expensive.
  • March 10, 2017
    Small and but still nice Christmas market

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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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