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Hauptplatz, Linz
(4.1/5 based on 380+ 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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  • We stopped in Linz during a river cruise. The square was only about 3 blocks from the port/dock. Lots of shops, cafes, ATM and Tourist Info Center. Lots to see and do. Close to everything. 
  • I never think i would visit Linz but my friend lives there so i have to come and see the city. It is very nice city indeed. I like it here a lot. Very beautiful place and lot of arts in the town. I li...  more »
  • Here, Linz is at its most beautiful. Nice buildings and beautiful streets, as well as the launch of the Pöstlingsbahn. Even better at night
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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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