In the early Middle Ages there was a monastery on this place; later the building was re-formed and government agencies settled down there. Travelers are sure to take a stroll through the corridors of ancient building and look into the inner courtyard, where there is a beautiful fountain with a bronze sculpture. The church of St. Martin is a unique landmark of Linz. It is the oldest religious building of the country; the church was first mentioned back in 799. In 1947 the complete reconstruction of the church was held; paintings dating back the early 15th century were restored by skillful painters.
You can find a lot of interesting monuments and memorials in the city. The plague column of the Holy Trinity is a wonderful monument of Baroque architecture located on Hauptplatz. The monument was unveiled in 1723; it symbolizes the victory over the terrible disease.
Lots of interesting buildings can be seen near the central square. The most prominent among them is the town hall, a fine monument of the 16th century. Attraction of the later period is the New Cathedral; it was founded in the mid19th century. Many admirers compare this religious building with the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. For its beauty and luxurious design Linz Cathedral can compare to its Viennese predecessor.