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12 Town Squares to explore in Austria

Austria

Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.

Freyung
FreyungFreyung, 1010 Wien, Austria

A historical square in Vienna. This square lay outside the Roman fortification walls of Vindabona. Its importance also lies in the fact it is close to Schottenkloster, which is the Scottish monastery. Due to its location and importance, this square became a favourite with street artists and entertainers Freyung has a long history as a marketplace that goes back through the centuries. The tradition continues today in the form of a weekly farmers market.

Heldenplatz
HeldenplatzHeldenplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria

Heldenplatz is one of the prime public squares of Vienna, located in front of the Hofburg Palace. The historic square is famous for hosting many major events and functions. The square’s dimensions and content have changed with time, though, as various prestigious building projects went up in or around the area.

Karlsplatz
KarlsplatzKarlsplatz, Wien, Austria

A beautiful town square located in the center of Vienna's first district. It is one of the most frequented and best connected transportation hubs in Vienna. It is one pf the iconic location for a hangout and also there are so many things to see, which paves light to the history of this area.

Landhausplatz
LandhausplatzEduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 2, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

A beautiful town square in Innsbruck, Austria that also doubles up as a skating rink during the winter time. Completed in collaboration with Christopher Grüner. It retains the site’s four monuments with the addition of new trees, benches, lighting, a fountain and drinking fountains.

Main square of Graz
Main square of GrazHauptpl. 1, 8010 Graz, Austria

It is one of the city squares in this area which was historically and architecturally important. It is a beautiful and very atmospheric place, but also an important transport hub - you can get to every corner of the city from here. The most important architectural objects include the Town Hall and the Cathedral.

Maria-Theresien-Platz

Maria-Theresien-Platz is a large public square in Vienna, Austria, that joins the Ringstraße with the Museumsquartier, a museum of modern arts located in the former Imperial Stables. The Naturhistorisches Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the square adjoining them were built in 1889. At the center of the square is a large statue depicting Empress Maria Theresa, namesake of the square.

Michaelerplatz
MichaelerplatzMichaelerplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria

Michaelerplatz in Vienna is a baroque square in the center of the city that was designed around 1725 but was not built until the end of the 19th century. The square has borne its name since about 1850 after the 1221 by Babenberg Duke Leopold VI. donated parish church of St. Michael for the court servants and the citizens who lived in the vicinity of the Hofburg. Since 1991, the center of Michaelerplatz has been defined by archaeological excavations that are permanently open to the public.

Mozartplatz
MozartplatzMozartpl., 5020 Salzburg, Austria

A historic square located in the centre of Salzburg's Old Town, in close proximity to Residenzplatz and Salzburg Cathedral. In the centre of the Mozartplatz is the Mozart statue by Ludwig Schwanthaler. The statue was to be erected in 1841 on the 50th anniversary of W. A. Mozart's death. The square was created by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau who ordered the demolition of a number of houses on this site in the early 17th century.

Old Town of Graz
Old Town of GrazBadgasse 3, 8010 Graz, Austria

The City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg reflects artistic and architectural movements originating from the Germanic region. It features a mix of old and new, ranging from the medieval building facades surrounding the Hauptplaz. The historic city center has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It includes well-preserved, medieval fortifications and picturesque streets. There are numerous restaurants and cafes, as well as museums and art galleries.

Rathausplatz
RathausplatzRathauspl., 1010 Wien, Austria

The Rathausplatz is a square in Vienna, Austria. The Rathausplatz is in the Innere Stadt, near the new Rathaus, after which it is named. Because of its size, its design and the architecture of the surrounding buildings it is one of the most important squares in central Vienna.

Residenzbrunnen
ResidenzbrunnenResidenzpl. 7, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Residenzplatz is a large, stately square in the historic centre of Salzburg in Austria. Originally named Hauptplatz, it is now named after the Alte Residenz of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. It is one of the city's most popular places to visit. Currently, the square is about to be refurbished, including a new paving and a monument commemorating a Nazi book burning conducted at the site on 30 April 1938.

Stephansplatz
StephansplatzStephansplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria

The Stephansplatz is a square at the geographical centre of Vienna. It is named after its most prominent building, the Stephansdom, Vienna's cathedral and one of the tallest churches in the world. Most important for visitors to the city it is a central stopping point on the U-Bahn both for changing lines and also for accessing so much of the city that is within walking distance.

Map of Town Squares to explore in Austria