Water tower in Wels

Frontside of the Renaissance water tower (16th century) in Wels, Austria

This water tower in Wels was built in 1577/1579 by Wolfgang Khranlachner. Watchmaker Clement Rench designed the water pump inside the tower. Artist Niclas Linkh created the colourful façade painting.


Roman tombstone in Wels

Roman tombstone in Wels, Austria

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.


Hoffmannsches Freihaus in Wels

Hoffmannsches Freihaus in Wels, Austria

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.


The 10th beer is paid by the mayor

The 10th beer is paid by the mayor 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.


Light bulbs at railway station Wels

Light bulbs at the railway station of Wels, Austria

In front of the railway station of Wels, I discovered this artwork. Fixed on flexible poles, the lights started to shake as soon as there was a breeze in the street. Solar panels provided the lamps with energy.