Landstrasse (Country Street), Linz
In 1730 the street acquired four sections with names. Inner Suburb to Bethlehem Street (Bethlehemstrasse), Middle Suburb up to Bischof Street (Bischofstrasse), and then of course, Outer Suburb through Long Alley (Langgasse) and New House (Neuhaus) from Long Alley. This changed in 1825 when there was only the inner and outer road to the Carmelite Church on Country Street (it had been there since 1671).
In 1977 the Country Street became the first pedestrianized street in Upper Austria. It is the most popular shopping street in the city. Judging by visitor frequency, it is the most visited street in Austria. It runs south from the Tauben Market (Taubenmarkt) by the Main Square for about a third of a mile to the Westbahn. The Linz tram runs the whole street.
South from the Tauben Market and Mozart Crossing nearly all buildings are retail shops. The Weissenwolft Palace with a shopping arcade dates from 1714. The Winklerbau Freight Building was built by architect Hans Feichtbaur in 1931. Schlagler Stifts House was rebuilt in 1640 from Schlagl Monastery. Lembacher Stifts House is from 1640.
Non-retail establishments include: the Ursuline Church and courtyard; The baroque Manstorff Palace; The Carmelite Church; The Martin Luther Church; the Upper Austrian Regional Library, and; the Music Theater at the People's Garden.
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