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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Linz attractions like Hauptplatz can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The tourist information office is midway on the east side of the square. That is a very good first stop when you get to Linz. This is where the small yellow train tour begins. Check out the Trinity mo...  more »
  • The main square with the plague column is one of the landmarks of Linz. Located close to the Danube you can enjoy in one of the numerous cafés coffee or ice cream in the summer and at Christmas time, there is a beautiful Christmas market, which Miss somewhat any flair can be here.
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  • While visiting Austria we had a chance to stay in Linz for a couple days. The walk to Hauptplatz was quick and enjoyable. We found the center to be alive with evening walkers and some shoppers. I was ...  more »

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