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Hauptplatz, Linz

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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TripAdvisor
  • It looks like many other main squares in Austria, but again, I must say it's nice, neat and a great photo op. It's a big plaza surrounded by Baroque houses and a beautiful Holy Trinity column in the m...  more »
  • The Hauptplatz is the main public square place located in the middle old town the city Cesky Krumlov, next to "The Church of St. Vitus" a lot of shops Cafe-Restaurant around this place!  more »
  • Linzer Hauptplatz is certainly one of the most beautiful places to chill out and enjoy a nice beer or leberkaese.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Christmas... The atmosphere here is just wonderful.
  • A lovely place near the river with breathtaking views
  • Only opened in winter time, quite scenic market but expensive.
  • Small and but still nice Christmas market