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Hauptplatz

Linz, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Linz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a quaint place with a surprising amount of character, plenty of places to eat with a few shops thrown in. The highlight of this square is the central monument which is impressive. They also run city tour trains from there for around €8 per adult.

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Westlake Village, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Linz's main city square contains many shops and cafés that allow you to experience a taste of the city. However, as might be expected, the square is nothing special when compared to any larger city's plaza.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The square is in Linz city centre, its right in the heart of Linz. Trams pass through on all 3 of Linz tram routes and it's also the start of the scenic Postlingbergbahn tram route to Postlingberg. There are lots of lovely historic church only a few minutes walk from here! The best place to east is Riva restaurant, the... More

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The square offered nothing special... there are places to eat and grab an ice cream but other than that there isn't much to it.

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Seattle, Washington
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161 reviews 161 reviews
96 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Linz is not a city I would go out of way to visit. If you happen to be traveling down Danube or driving through, I would go see it. The main square isn't the greatest although it does have little outdoor Easter markets if you happen to go in April. Linz tort is also apprently a highlight, but it was... More

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Michigan
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Hauptplatz is a pretty little area with lots of flowers, a ton of little cafes, and a lot of transportation options (including the tram up to Postlingberg). It's definitely worth coming to take pictures even if you don't plan on doing anything else.

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Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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109 reviews 109 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Comparing with other squares which I have already visited it is alittle disappointment. It is not a good idea to let trams and cars go through it looks more like a busy street. The information center is good they give you a map of the city. And it lays so close to the main city points.

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A large traditional old city square, typical in Europe, only that this one is very large, with lots of beautiful Gothic and Baroque Churches, nice alleys around. Can reach by trams No 1,2 or 3 from the main train station. Can also take tram No 50 to Postlingberg.

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Paris, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I love Linz, and hauptplatz is the square right near the river side. in the colder months there isn't much to do there, besides bars/restaurants, but as it warms up there is fabulous gelato, beautiful flowers, and street vendors. linz is the best!

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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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120 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This town square was a beautiful Christmas Market during the holiday season. The millions of lights with hot spiced wine and the aroma of the local foods cooking was just what we imagined. There were nice crafts, and locals enjoying the holiday season. Close to the river with the Viking River Boat Cruises dock. It is magical at Christmas!

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