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Freistadt is a small Austrian town in the region Mühlviertel. With a population of approximately 7,500 residents, it is a trade center for local villages. The nearest sizeable cities are Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, about 40 km in the south, and České Budějovice, the capital of Southern Bohemia, about 60 km in the north.

Freistadt is an old medieval town (founded around 1220) that separated the Habsburg and Bohemian lands. It was a crossroad of the salt and iron trade route during the Middle Ages from the Danube to Bohemia. The outer and inner walls, towers and gates of the old city, built mainly between 1363 and 1393 still exist today.

This location is near the Linzer Tor which appears to be the main entrance to Altstadt.

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