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Travel Austria - Freistadt
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Freistadt

upper austria oberösterreich freistadtInhabitants: 7.500

You pass the lovely town in the Mühlviertel if you go from Linz (the capital of Upper Austria) to Czech Republic.

The history of the town goes back to the time of the Babenberger family, which were ruling Austria before the Habsburgers. Those Babenbergers recognized the important and strategic location of the place, and founded around the year 1220 the free commercial centre Freistadt (Frienstatt, Freystadt).To make the young town viable they gave several privileges. Trade and industry began to thrive, the economical upswing brought enormous wealth to Freistadt.

During the 30-years-war Freistadt lost it's strategic importance as frontier town. Because times were changing Freistadt also lost it's preveleges in business and economy.

Freistadt is located on the Bundesstrass¸e B 310 infront of the Czech border to Unterweitersdorf (connection to the Mühlkreisautobahn A7 to Linz).

There is also a railway connection. The Summerauerbahn offers international connections to Praha (Prague), ÄŒeské BudÄ›jovice (Budweis), Ljubljana (Laibach) as well as from Zürich (Switzerland) and Venezia (Venice) to Freistadt.

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If you pass Freistadt on the "B 310" from Czech Republic to Linz, you can see this view of Freistadt out of your car window.

freistadt upper austria oberösterreich mühlviertel

A walk throug h the centre to the church.

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The market place of Freistadt.

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The red building is the town hall of Freistadt.

freistadt upper austria oberösterreich mühlviertel moat

In the old moat you can see a lovely decorated garden.

freistadt upper austria oberösterreich mühlviertel böhmertor bohemian gate

One of the town gates of Freistadt - the Böhmertor (the Bohemian Gate) or Spitaltor, Frauentor. The drawbridge was fixed on the two slots in the gate. The gate was built between 1483 and 1485.

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The other gate in Freistadt: Linzertor. The foundation wall remain from the 13th century.

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The nice green on the moat next to the main road (B 310) from Linz to Czech Republic) and the town brewery "Freistädter Bier" as well as the McDonald's.

Accommodation Hotels:Hotel "Goldener Adler"Salzgasse 1A-4240 Freistadtfreistadt upper austria oberösterreich mühlviertel hotel

The Hotel Golde ner Adler (Golden Eagle) in the centre of Freistadt in the opposite of the Cafe Baker's Shop Bräuer.

Gasthof, Hotel Deim "Zum Goldenen Hirschen"Böhmergasse 8 - 104240 Freistadtfreistadt upper austria oberösterreich mühlviertel hotel

The Hotel Deim (to the Golden Stag) is one of the finest signs of gastronomy in Freistadt.

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