Freistadt Travel Guide

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Freistadt Things to Do

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    by balhannah Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    The pretty small Church I saw, was "Church of our Lady," built around 1345 and located next to the large Monastery. A 500 ​​year old Gothic column is preserved in the church. Around the Church of Our Lady, is an old cemetery enclosed by a wall.

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    by balhannah Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    Freistadt is a walled city with city gates. We happened to park our car next to the Bohemian Gate - [Böhmertor] so this was the way I entered the town.
    The gate which has incredibly thick walls, was built between 1483 and 1485. It once had three wooden floors and had a drawbridge fixed on the two slots in the gate and a baroque ridge turret, this was destroyed in a fire in 1880. The Bohemian gate is almost as old as the city itself.

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    by balhannah Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    I didn't have enough time to visit the Schlossmuseum.

    If you are interested, the collections are of folk art and culture, handicrafts and metal working and glass painting from the 18th to the 20th century, all located over 9 floors in the Schloss.
    If you know of Hinterglasbilder, pictures painted on the backs of panes of glass, in a technique perfected in the 19th century, you will be able to see these here, they are locked in the castle chapel and you have to ask to gain admission.
    You can go up the Tower and enjoy the views.

    OPEN DAILY 9 - 12 noon & 2 - 5pm

    ADMISSION IN 2013
    Adult € 3, -
    Children 6 - 15 years € 1, -
    Family ticket € 6, -

    Arriving by car:
    From Linz: Take the A 1 to the Linz junction, continue on the Mühlkreisautobahn A7 and B310 towards Prague to Freistadt.
    From the North: From the border crossing Wullowitz free town is about 16 km away.

    Parking is available either in the main square (short-term parking zone) or near "the woman pond" (long term parking).

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    • Castles and Palaces
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    • Museum Visits

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Freistadt Tourist Traps

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    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 11, 2012

    The train journey between Linz and Freistadt is actualy quite nice, exept the train station is about 3,5 km from the center, with a infrequent bus Service (for instance 13.07, next bus 14.41) to the center and no taxi waiting, you might have to walk all the way (fortunately when i looked unhappy at the bus timetable a friendly local offered me a lift).

    Unique Suggestions: Have the number of a local taxi ready, for instance:
    http://www.taxigerhard.at/ +43 664 5132324
    or:
    http://www.euro-taxi.at/ +43 7942 7 27 17

    Fun Alternatives: The bus (the bus terminal is next to the train station) from Linz runs more frequent then the train, is cheaper € 4 buy at the bus driver, takes about the same time one hour, and drops you about 200 m from the city wall.

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