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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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  • Excellent place to get some good food and drinks and watch the world go by. You can get the tram from here and don't forget to visit the tourist information centre they are very helpful.  more »
  • The main square is just a main course. Many garden restaurants, more ice cream / Gelaterias. And the tram, which runs straight through. Beautiful rows of houses the square frame, in the middle of the huge pillar.
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  • Is the central square of the city, longer than wide, with the usual cafes and restaurants. Allguns interesting Baroque buildings. In the middle of the square there is an obelisk well appealing. You can take the tourist train Express mini here. The square is very colorful with flowers.
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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.
  • A lovely place near the river with breathtaking views
  • Christmas... The atmosphere here is just wonderful.
  • Only opened in winter time, quite scenic market but expensive.
  • Small and but still nice Christmas market

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Where to stay in Linz

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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