The castle in Wels is generally known as the Castle (Die Burg) or as the Wels Castle (Die Welser Burg). It was first mentioned in 776. At that time, the site was just a wooden building with palisades. The construction in stone took place in the 12th or 13th century. [German]
A medallion, formerly part of a Roman tombstone dated with 2nd century, seen in a wall of a building in the city of Wels (Stadtplatz 18). The man is wearing a Roman toga, the lady is dressed with a Celtic costume. During the Roman era the city of Wels was known as Ovilava and served as capital city of the Roman province Noricum Ripense.
Roman millstone (3rd century) seen in Wels, Austria. The stone, also known as millarium, mentions Emperor Maximinus Thrax and tells about reconstructed streets and bridges after an invasion by the Alamanni.
This water tower in Wels was built in 1577/1579 by Wolfgang Khranlachner. Inside the tower there is a pump designed by the watchmaker Clement Rench. The colorful façade painting was done by the artist Niclas Linkh.
This building generally known as Hoffmannsches Freihaus or Haus der Salome Alt was first mentioned in 1464. The name Freihaus (‘Free House’) refers to the fact that the residents of this building were outside the jurisdiction of the city court and were exempt from municipal taxes.
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This is an interesting sign I saw at a restaurant in Wels, Austria. It says that the 10th glass of beer is paid by the mayor. Not sure if this a joke or a promise.
In front of the railway station of Wels I came across this sort of contemporary art. Powered by solar panels only and fixed on flexible poles the lights started to shake as soon as there was a breeze in the street.