Wels Travel Guide

  • A nice playground in a historical setting.
    A nice playground in a historical...
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  • Iris walking from the Minoritengasse to Burg Wels.
    Iris walking from the Minoritengasse to...
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  • Walking the Minoritengasse.
    Walking the Minoritengasse.
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Wels Things to Do

  • Lederer Turm – Or was it 1618?

    We left the main gate of the tower and we saw a stone with a date of 1618, which confused us, because we learned that the Lederer Turm was established in the 13th century. But this particular date had another reason, namely that in 1610 the tower was badly damaged in a futile attack of the "Passauer Kriegsvolkes" and threatened to collapse. Through...

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  • Lederer Turm – The symbol of Wels.

    When we first arrived at the tower we were pleasantly surprised by the fact that we were allowed to enter the main hall. Later on we learned that this is quite unique, because the tower usually is closed for the public. Right in the main hall we saw a beautiful model of the tower. After admiring this very nice model we even learned some of the...

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  • Lederer Turm – Tanner’s Tower.

    Wels is known as the second biggest city in the Upper Austria State. We learned that the rich Wels History breathes in the city’s attractions. From the pavements to the buildings, Wels is indeed a city of culture and history. When we first arrived in Wels it was not too difficult for us to decide where to go first. We had our mind set on visiting...

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  • Burg Wels – The garden with its...

    Are you interested in sports, cultural events and exhibitions? Wels, the city of "unlimited activities", offers sports events, cultural events and the great exhibitions in the Burg Wels. We learned quite a bit about the history of the castle once we were inside. Burg Wels was built way back in 776 BC to protect the city against Awaren. It is the...

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  • Burg Wels – Several exhibitions present.

    A little way east of the House of Salome Alt in Wels the Burggasse winds down to the Burg Wels, in the southeastern corner of the old town. When we arrived we heard some loud music and saw a group of children practicing at a stage in the amazing garden. Iris and Sam were immediately intrigued by the act that was going on on stage. For me a nice...

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  • Burg Wels – Where Emperor Maximilian...

    The City of Wels is situated right in the center of Upper Austria. The city is equally attractive for the locals and for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. We walked through the city center, felt the city by walking down the streets with the historical town houses and the romantic courtyards. It’s true to say that we did enjoy the city and the...

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Wels Restaurants

  • One of the most beautiful arcades.

    The so-called "Haas-Hof" from the 16th century is one of the most beautiful arcades in Wels. It dates back to the Renaissance and has a strong connection with intellectual and economic relations of the city with Italy. This open architecture was intended for the warm southern climate like in Italy. But there was one huge disadvantage, namely the...

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  • More than just a café!

    We arrived in Wels at a beautiful sunny morning and one of the first things we wanted to do was having a nice refreshment. We ended up at the main square of Wels, the Stadtplatz. Right there we saw the appealing terrace of in's HAAS and we had a seat.When we had a look at the menu we saw that Haas offers a rather generous successful start into a...

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Wels Nightlife

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  • Sloshed Youngins

    So I never would have been to this place if it was'nt for a friend who lived the next town over. So the downstairs club is more like - a friday night after school, Hey lets get sauced and dance place. Consisits of a walk around bar , small dance area and a live local d.j. booth. Tunes of Euro-House Mixes and Electronika. More of a local spot for...

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  • Fred Sega

    it's a metal-pub where you can meet others of your kind, listening to music (as far as metal&co is concerned), drinking some beer or other stuff like that. It's fun for people aged 16-?? ... you should look like a metaler....

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  • The best place for a night out...

    The best place for a night out is the 'Gortana Passage'. This building offers some nice but also busy bars especially on weekends.You can meet nice people from the town. From casual to trendy.

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Wels Transportation

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    Iris and Sam are having fun in the streets of Wels

    by Jerelis Written Apr 11, 2012

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

    General:
    Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

    Plane:
    If your child is big ask for earplugs as soon as you board the aircraft. Make use of them for take-off then save them for landing as the crew may not have any fresh ones left by then. Also let them eat candies, this helps the kids tremendously if they don't know how to pop their ears.

    Car:
    Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

    Finally:
    We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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Wels Local Customs

  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Austria is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Austria with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There are three main...

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Wels Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

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  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

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Wels Tourist Traps

  • Stadtplatz Wels – The Altstadt's...

    The Stadtplatz is a great place to hike. It features old historic structures and fascinating facades. In fact, there are about 64 Baroque facades in this square. These façades all front older, Gothic structures. So, fors ure I can state that the Altstadt's showpiece is most definitely the Stadtplatz.What to expect exactly? Well the main square is a...

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  • Stadtplatz Wels – Shape and size of 14th...

    The central square (called Stadtplatz) on which the Stadtpfarrkirche and the Ledererturm are situated, is the natural centre of Wels: a stage for various minor and major events, a reference point, a meeting place and the starting point or destination for walkers who want to discover the city. Historically speaking, the square began to operate in a...

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  • Stadtplatz Wels – The heart of the whole...

    Wels is known as the second biggest city in the Upper Austria State. We learned that the rich Wels History breathes in the city’s attractions. From the pavements to the buildings, Wels is indeed a city of culture and history. When we first arrived in Wels it was not too difficult for us to decide where to go first. We had our mind set on visiting...

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Wels What to Pack

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    Here we go ...

    by Jerelis Written Apr 11, 2012

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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Wels Off The Beaten Path

  • Minoritengasse – Outer ward and Burg...

    Walking the Minoritengasse also gives you a good look at the outer ward. This outer ward runs along the southern city wall and the former Mühlbach, a rivulet, and can be accessed from Adlerstraße, Traungasse, Burggasse, Pollheimerstraße and through a passage from the former Minoritenkloster. There is also a park which is called "Am Zwinger" which...

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  • Minoritengasse – The Minoriten...

    And so we continued this amazing hike. After the water tower we had no idea what to expect, but we didn’t have to wait too long. The next beautiful building we saw was the Minoriten monastery. We were not prepared to see this monastery and just stood in awe. What a beautiful surprise this Minoritengasse hike was indeed.On a notification sign we...

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  • Minoritengasse – It runs along the city...

    To be honest: I never knew that I was going to write a travel tip about this particular spot on Virtual Tourist, at the time I was walking towards the southern city walls of the old city center of Wels. Let me tell you how this happened. I just had a nice lunch at the Stadtplatz (main square) and headed to the famous Lederer Turm. Once we ended...

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Wels Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking – Take a few short-cuts.

    But don’t sweat it … Wels also has hundreds of years of history; and nowhere is this more evident than at the city center and its alleys and narrow streets. The compact town of Wels is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Wels is Austria, and yet it is a culture unto itself. The area of Wels has been settled since the...

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  • Hiking – Game plan strategy.

    Most people try to rush Wels on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Wels properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before getting out. Before we visited Wels we saw on a city map that the village of Wels is divided into three areas - the historical Stadtplatz, the area in and...

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  • Hiking – Take time to meander.

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Wels old town's principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won't do justice to the entire city of Wels...

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Wels Favorites

  • by Harald.Maier Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: climb to the observatory at Reinberg (which is located on a small hill in the connected city of Thalheim) and have a really great view over the whole town.

    Fondest memory: The relaxed, quiet and lovely atmosphere of Wels.

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