Wels Castle in Upper Austria

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Wels Castle in Wels, Austria

The castle in Wels is generally known as the Castle (Die Burg) or 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 from 1504 to 1514. On 12 January 1519, he died in this place. Today, the rooms houses the local city museum.

Sources / More info

  • Link Biography of Maximilian I on Wikipedia (ENG)
  • Link Official website of the city museum (DEU)