First of all, nothing is in English. Not even the tourist docs, but I think they have started some translation for the museum. I'm the only English speaker living in the actual Alt Stadt (city center). If you are around, let me know and I'll show you around.
What you don't know is that there are some nice trails to hike on and a nice drive through the country is really relaxing. The town has it's own brewery AND for those still youthful and want to get their party skills on....every first Thursday of every month there is an event called ABPFIFF..which starts at like 7 PM or something..can't remember the exact time...but it is located at the brewery (Beside the Mcdonalds..you can't miss it...the McDonalds I mean ).
It costs like 7 Euros and it's ALL YOU CAN DRINK for 3 hours..pour your own beer. Betcha they don't tell you that in the guidebooks..haha
If you're more of an historian..there is the main concentration camp about 25 minutes drive away in a town called Mauthausen..kind of a downer, but everyone needs to see one once in their lives.
If you want free food..drive 15 minutes north to the Czech border and eat buffet at the casino...25 euro cover...but they give it back in casino chips...so you can gamble...I usually play a few hands..break even and cash the chips in..sometimes I win 5 or 10 more euro and cash them in..so I got a free meal AND gas money.
There's no WiFi, but I think there is an internet cafe on Waggasse..just ask, people will show you the street.
NOTE: NOW there is WiFi in the City centre, but you have to be in the centre part as the rest of the old town, there's not much reception.
If you want a real nice meal..ask directions to Bochau Wirt...might have spelled that wrong, but if you show the name to a person, they will know...it's a 2 min drive or 15 min walk.
As for the bars....Acanto is the cocktail bar, Rockford Bar is the local dive, Vis a vis has a billiards table and some nice food if you go early enough and sailors is for the old folks...there is also Latino bar, but there is nothing latino about it, however it is popular. A bit further down the road is Amadeaus (Now called "Party Maus")....topless Thursdays and Womens night Fridays (I don't think this exists anymore).
Shop for your food early if you want to have some snacks on hand..things close at around 6PM..gas stations open till 11/12 and MC Donalds is open till midnight. After that you are screwed until 5-6AM when a sausage stand opens up called Hexenhäusel for truckers...cheap food but does the trick after a long night of partying.
There is new tourist office on Waggasse. After turning into Freistadt from the main road, Waggasse is the second left.
Now there is this little trolly that does tours, but unfortunately, only in German at the moment.
The pretty small Church I saw, was "Church of our Lady," built in around 1345. It is located next to the large Monastery.
Inside the Church is a 500 year-old Gothic light pillar. The building also houses the school.
Friestadt is a walled city with city gates. We happened to park our car next to the Bohemian Gate, so this was the way I entered the town.
The gate was built between 1483 and 1485, and once had three wooden floors and had a drawbridge fixed on the two slots in the gate. The Bohemian gate is almost as old as the city itself.
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
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.