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Address: Linz, Austria

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A nice place to kill time.

We were in Linz to catch the midnight train to Venice. Arriving in Linz around 2PM, the main square was a perfect place to hang out. There are a number or restaurants and small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were in Linz to catch the midnight train to Venice. Arriving in Linz around 2PM, the main square was a perfect place to hang out. There are a number or restaurants and small stores along the square. The main street between the train station and the square appears to be the main shopping district. There is a tram serving... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The traditional Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt), the mild snow that was falling, the nearness of the Danube and the fact that both the cafes (indoors) and churches were open and the trams running on time and up until later than I had thought made for a personally enjoyable and unique experience. I'm sure itmust be delightful in summer (and when thesun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The old town has a very pleasant main square near the Danube. It gained notoriety because it was once renamed Adolf Hitler Platz, that dictator having come from this city. The tram runs through the middle of the square and there is a monument plus cafes and shops close by.

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Linz, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Linz's main square has had a number of names over the years. Previously it was the Adolf Hitler Platz and before that the Square of the 1934 Revolution and prior to that the Franz Josef Platz.. In the Hitler period the plague pillar was moved so that the tram could run in a straight line through the square.with the building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Charming town square. I've previously visited in late April and the flowers, festivals, and markets are quite enjoyable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is located on the old city side of the river and is like many others in Europe. The tram to the top of the hill (as well as others) goes from here every 30 minutes and there are restaurants and retail outlets bordering the area. There is a monument in the centre but that's about it. Travelers will probably... More 

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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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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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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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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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