Freistadt

Freistadt is a small town in Upper Austria.

Get in

Freistadt is well connected to the public transport system. There are good coach connections to get to other villages and cities around Freistadt. Moreover there is a train station a little out-of-town with direct connections to Linz and Budweis.

Get around

Castle of Freistadt

Freistadt with its beautiful historic city center and the colourful nature all around invites everybody to explore the city on foot. For people who want to go to the shops out of town, the train station, the leisure center or to the cemetery there are two so called "city buses" which take you to nearly every place in and around Freistadt. They start their round trips in the morning and drive until 7 o'cock in the evening. The buses reach every stop on the round trip once an hour. There are two lines, one for the inner city and one for the surrounding stops. Here you can find the road-maps of the two lines: http://www.ooevv.at/uploads/pics/Kursbuch/390.pdf http://www.ooevv.at/uploads/pics/Kursbuch/391.pdf

Stifterplatz is the biggest bus terminal in Freistadt. There are a lot of coaches leaving for every other city in the region for example Linz (capital of Upper Austria), Pregarten, Hagenberg or others. The trains give you another and sometimes more comfortable opportunity to reach the cities near Freistadt or even go to cities farther away like Vienna, Austria's beautiful capital. If there's no direct connection to a city you can take the train to the central station of Linz from where you can go to nearly every city in Austria and Central Europe.

See

The Main Square (Hauptplatz) is a rectangular place in the middle of the old town inside the city walls. It was built during the founding of the city in the 13th century. Around the Main Square there are 24 protected buildings as a historic monument, including the parish church and the town hall. St. Mary's Fountain in the middle of the Main Square is a baroque style fountain which was built here in 1704.

Do

In your freetime you can do a lot of things in Freistadt. The in- and outdoor swimming pool called „Moby Dick“ which has a great chute is near the bus stop „Stifterplatz“ and next to the sports field where you can also play beach volleyball. On the sports field you can watch some football and fistball matches. If you want to relax you can go to the beautiful big park near the Schlosshof, where there are lot of benches to sit down, a beautiful stream and a lot of flowers and trees.

Outside of the city centre you can go skiing or skating. You can go shopping in different shops or go sightseeing.

Buy

Although Freistadt is a very small city you can find a lot of different shops, where you can buy books, clothes, food etc. In the city centre there are most food and other shops like Bipa (Industriestraße 3 4240 Freistadt) which is a perfume shop where you get make-up, creams for your body, jewellery and so on. It’s very practical that the pastry shop Poißl is near Bipa. So you can buy lots of different things nearly at the same time because you don’t have to go a long way to buy things.

On the Main Square there are a lot of shops like café Lubinger which is an ice cream parlour too.

Drink

If you want to go for a drink, you find some bars, discos and cafes in Freistadt. First we start at the Main Square.

Sleep

Budget

There’s one youth hostel and a few private rooms:

Mid-range

In Freistadt there are four types of accommodation you can choose from, The most comfortable opportunity is staying at hotels - here are some suggestions:

Another type of accommodation is farmhouses:

Go next

Freistadt is well connected to the public transport system.

There are good coach connections to get to other villages and cities around Freistadt.

Moreover there is a train station a little out-of-town with direct connections to Linz and Budweis.


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