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Lovely City. Lovely Main Square

As the main square in the Old Quarter, Hauptplatz offers all we have come to expect from such... read more

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A centre point to export Linz from

Start here and explore the city. Use the city trams, a ticket costs €1.20 for 4 stops. Restaurants... read more

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Reviewed today

As the main square in the Old Quarter, Hauptplatz offers all we have come to expect from such locations: grand Habsburg buildings, many with intricate Baroque details, a tall central statue, cafes serving all kinds of food and excellent coffee and pastries, lots of tourists...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start here and explore the city. Use the city trams, a ticket costs €1.20 for 4 stops. Restaurants and shops line the large open square. At the end of square, about 200 metres is the river Danube.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Drachsi
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

We have visited this place for Christmas market. Very nice atmosphere there. Accessible by public transport easily.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JanM366
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Linz is a lovely city with a lot of charm. In the old city around the Hauptplatz there are sweet little lanes and historic buildings.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank FelixT21
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We took a river cruise from Germany to Linz, the boats dock very near the square, it was only a few minutes walk. We were given some free time and our meeting spot was by the tall column in the center, easy to find. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Lovely old square to sit in and enjoy life. Had a nice vibe about it as did the rest of Linz. It's a university town so bright and lively. A nice place to visit on our river cruise

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Linz Hauptplatz is a large square, pretty unremarkable as is Linz itself. A city tour bus stop is located there.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ron S
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Famous for its tower and the balcony on that Rathaus where Hitler gave a speech the day after Austria was annexed. Smaller than other European main squares but still pretty. We shopped her for food after a trip to Mauthausen.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rob B
Reviewed August 26, 2018

For history and Culture lovers is this a beautiful place to visit. So much history and after learning about the past you can enjoy a drink in one of the cafes near the 'platz'.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marianna P
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We were fortunate in that we had a tour guide but I believe it is worth finding out some of its history. There are some lovely buildings and it is a large area. You can get a tram essily from here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Elena R
June 7, 2018|
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Response from MycroftHolmey | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elena, Not sure about Postlingberg, but Linz you could do in two days: the first to see the sights, and the second to go back to that chocolate shop you wanted to go to but didn’t think it was worth it but now you wish... More
July 9, 2016|
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Response from dundr2015 | Reviewed this property |
As far as we know the ships dock close to the Hauptplatz. It is a few minutes walk from the docking area to the Hauptplatz. Leave the ship and turn right - you should see the Hauptplatz after a short walk.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Hauptplatz/Brucknerhaus taxi? (4 Replies)
Hi I'm visiting Linz with my elderly mother in April for a concert at Brucknerhaus. We are staying downtown near Hauptplatz and I imagine the hotel can arrange a taxi to the concert. What is the best way to arrange a taxi back to the hotel after the performance? Thanks
March 21, 2016|
Response fromTreefingerX|
I can recommend a taxi company from Linz called RTS taxi. E-Mail: office@rts-taxi.at Phone: +43 0732 610388
Istanbul, Turkey
New year events (9 Replies)
Hi everyone, Do you have any suggestions for new year events in Graz? Should we make a reservation before for a club or should we be at Hauptplatz in midnight? Thank you!
November 16, 2017|
Response fromMichael S|
It is popular to spend NYE outside, drinking sparking wine and/or Punsch and have fun with friends. I have never spent NYE in Graz, but the situation is usally very similar in most cities. Night clubs fill up after midnight, normally a higher entrance fee is charged. I personally do not like night clubs on NYE because of that, but if you like to dance, then it is your only chance.
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Transport from linz airport to Hauptplatz on sunday. (1 Replies)
My flight will arrive in Linz at 17:45, Dec.14 and I could have 5 hours to look around Linz. Can anybody answer some of my questions below and let me travel around Linz without wandering? 1. Is there a citytour program for hours-staying tourists? If so, how long it will take and how much is the fare for one adult? 2. There is no airport shuttle on sunday going to the center of Linz, is it right? Then, how can i reach to the center of Linz, or Hauptplatz? let me know how long it...More
December 05, 2014|
Response fromMichael S|
(1) No, there are city tours like in other cities, but you will be too late to take one! Be aware that it will already be dark outside when your plane touches down in Linz. Furthermore, on Sundays Linz is rather calm, consider that! (2) Take a taxi or the free shuttle to the nearby Hörsching train station, then by train to Linz Main Station (Linz Hauptbahnhof) and finally any Northbound tram to Hauptplatz. (3) No subways in Linz, it is a city of only ~200.000 residents. Trams and buses run...More