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Address: Linz, Austria

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Stunning Hauptplatz

This really is the heart of Linz and the start of any walking tour. The Trinity column is very impressive and looks great against the blue skies we had. There is lots going on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This really is the heart of Linz and the start of any walking tour. The Trinity column is very impressive and looks great against the blue skies we had. There is lots going on here and there are a number of cafes to choose to have drinks/eat at.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Hauptplatz is actually not very open - stools and kiosk are almost everywhere. The Trinity Column is great, personnel at Information Centre is responsive. The local gifts market not very impressive - lots of "cheap" staff offered there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our favourite part of the city, easy access from the Wolfinger Hotel, lovely Saturday flea market, and wonderful place to "people watch" at any time of day / evening from the restaurants and bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It certainly is a bustling center with lots of shops and many people, including a great number of visitors. Shop-owners on the Hauptplatz seemed all very self-absorbed and not willing to come forward with advice or information, while I found the opposite in other parts of the city. The size and overall impression of the Hauptplatz is good and impressive,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a surprisingly large main square considering that it was laid out like this in the 13th century. It's nice but not especially noteworthy. There are many cafes around the square (many serving gelato!) which makes this a nice place to relax. Tramlines 1, 2 and 3 all stop here on the way from the main station. The Postlingbergbahn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It is already part of the old town, which is lovely. There are a lot of restaurants, cafés on the square, you ca choose from them depending what you want. You can also just sit and watch the people who are walking around. The small mini-bus starts from herre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The tourist bureau here is very helpful. Also there are several restaurants and gelato places that are great places to relax after a busy day. This is also where you catch the Postlingbergbahn and the City tour bus. It is close to the river and the art museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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Address: Linz, Austria
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Upper Austria  >  Linz>  > Landstraße

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