Hauptplatz (Main Square), Linz

Hauptplatz (Main Square), Linz (must see)

Follow the Land Street (Landstrasse) to the Pigeon Market and arrive at the Main Square (Hauptplatz) of Linz. The square was established in 1230. In the center of the square is the Holy Trinity Column, a towering monument to souls lost in the plagues, wars and disasters.

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.

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Hauptplatz (Main Square) on Map

Sight Name: Hauptplatz (Main Square)
Sight Location: Linz, Austria (See walking tours in Linz)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Linz, Austria

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Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
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