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]
The reconstruction in the late Gothic style happened on behalf of Emperor Maximilian I in the years 1504 to 1514. On 12 January 1519, he died in this place. Today, the rooms serve as home to the museum of local history. In addition to depicting the town’s history, it also houses an agricultural history collection and a pastry museum.
Sources / More info
- Maximilian I of Habsburg (Wikipedia)
- Museums inside the castle (Website)
- Castles in Upper Austria (Directory)
- travel-by-photos.com (Photo 1)