Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Austria  /  Upper Austria  /  Linz  /  Sightseeing  /  Hauptplatz
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.
Create a full Linz itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Linz

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Linz by other users

8 days in Upper Austria BY A USER FROM GREECE February, culture, outdoors, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 47 days in Germany & Austria BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Upper Austria BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 26 days in Germany, Austria & Gyor BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Germany, Austria & Switzerland BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Germany, Austria & Gyor BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Austria BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, kids, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Austria BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Austria BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 26 days in Austria, Prague & Zurich BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, outdoors, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We were in the advent here, a Christmas market was Kurzweiligkeit. The main square is lined with interesting local (not expensive). Nice facades, definitely worth seeing and just a short distance from the Danube removed.
    View original
  • We have come through recommendations on this restaurant! Very great restaurants! Very friendly staff, and very nice atmosphere! The food was excellent very tasty, very short wait and the portions more than adequate! The price/performance ratio very good! Large selection of various Thai dishes! Can I recommend everyone! Very good owner! We will be back at the next visit of Linz in every case!
    View original
  • Visited at the beginning of December. The Christmas market was in place: beautiful lights everywhere. Kiosks selling local crafts, hot alcoholic cider and fruit punches, chocolates and cookies as well...  more »
Google
  • 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.
    View original
  • Here is a central meeting place. It's worth a moment to observe the hustle and bustle.
    View original