Hauptplatz (Main Square), Linz (must see)
The square is near the Danube river and it is lined with buildings of historical and architectural interest. The Baroque old city hall dating from 1509 houses the mayor and city council. In the Feichtinger House is Linz's famous glockenspiel which tolls out melodies from Mozart, Hayden and others.
The Kirchmayr House, a Gothic and neo-Baroque building, is a rebuilt 1700s residence. The Carl Spangler Bank is in the Schmidtberger House, a late Gothic courtyard house from the 16th century.
The two neo-classical bridgehead Buildings on the north side of the square connect to the Nibelungen Bridge spanning the Danube. The buildings are symmetrical. They flank the bridge entrance on each side, east and west. Each building has an arcade and a fountain.
The Main Square is the center of Linz. It is a popular shopping center and a venue for events and happenings the year round.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Linz. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Hauptplatz (Main Square) on Map
Walking Tours in Linz, Austria
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
In 799 Count Gerald, Prefect of Ostland and Charlemagne's brother-in-law, obtained tenure of Saint Martin's Church with its fortified "castrum." The location is described for the first time as "Linz." In... view more
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles