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Hauptplatz

Address: Linz, Austria (Landstraße)
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Linz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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malaga
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267 reviews 267 reviews
113 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was in this square, on the balcony of the Ates Rathaus, where Adolf Hitler made his famous speech declaring the Greater German Reich. The date was 12th May 1938. Adolf Hitler regarded Linz as his home town. Indeed he lived for some years on the third floor of 31 Humboldtstrasse, just a short walk away. Some of his family... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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189 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Walking from Landstrasse come to this amazing sight. Historic buildings, shops, restaurants with out door eating, beautiful floral gardens dividing the left & right roads, the trams station, access to the Danube Museums & Bruckner Hall, sculpture walk & more! Visit the Information Centre & associated rooms. You'll find the young staff at the Information extremely helpful & willing to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The trick with going to Linz is to go there with no expectations - that's what I did and I was pleasantly surprised :). I went there with a very vague plan, and did most of the walking by instinct, making turns when I wanted to, without a map. The new cathedral was amazing - one of the best I've... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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77 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

In the heart of Linz, this is a great place for a cake, coffee, lunch and a beer. It really is a beautiful place with lots of good shopping and historic buildings all around you. Beautiful.

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Salzburg, Austria
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141 reviews 141 reviews
48 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

All good there and recommend you take the tourist train ride. Check out Leberkaese Pepi for a snack. stroll up and down the main street

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glasgow
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158 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is the heart of Linz and is a very fine rectangular Platz. The small balcony on the Rathaus was where Hitler stood in 1938 on his triumphant entry into his home city. The platz leads down to the Danube.

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Everything to shop is nearby. Nothing negative about the place. Lot of cafes around. Transportation hub.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Hauptplatz is a large city square dating back to the 13th century, with many eateries around the edges to while away a pleasant "people watching" time, it is supposed to be one of the largest squares in Europe, and as a landmark, in its centre has the Trinity column in white marble celebrating the towns survival form many disasters... More 

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Perth, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

supposedly one of the best examples of a baroque city square, if you can take a panorama photo it does look impressive. Very touristy area with cafes and glockenspiel clock, old town not far away with more variety of eating & drinking places

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Located right in the center of Linz. The day we were there, there was craft fair with all types of food, crafts and souvenirs.

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