Wels Sights and Landmarks Guide, Austria
The city of Wels is found west of Vienna. It sits along the main railway which connects it to Salzburg, Linz and Vienna. So, going for a tour to see the Wels Sights is easy breezy for visitors.
Wels Sights – Historical Landmarks
Wels shelters many historical landmarks which tourists can visit at any time. These attractions are works of art which tell a story or two of the history of the city.
House of Salome Alt. Known to the citizens as Haus der Salome Alt or Hoffmann Free House, this place was the former residence of Kaiser Ferdinand I of the 16th century. It was then passed on from one important citizen to the other until Salome Alt, the lover of the Archbishop of Salzburg, Wolf Dietrich, got hold of the house. Although at present, the house is privately owned, visits are still allowed. Tourists can marvel at the stunning Late-Gothic style corner of the house. Renaissance fresco paintings and the coats of arms painted on three walls are also something to see when visiting this landmark.
Medieval City Wall. This historical site can be viewed at the Zwinger tower palace. Built by the Babenberg dukes in the 13th century, the wall is 2 meters thick. While at the area, tourists can also visit the Zwinger tower palace.
Wels Sights – Museums
Aside from beautiful historical sites, Wels is also known for its museums which houses archaeological artifacts, stamping machines, and other forms of artwork. While in the city, one might take the chance to stop at these museums.
Minoriten Monastery. Tourists are given the chance to explore Wels’s past through the collection of archaeological artifacts displayed in this monastery. The museum gives an anthology of prehistory and early history up to the Roman occupation. In addition, a model of the once Roman city can be viewed complete with tradesmen shops and living room of a rich Roman resident. Also, the street of tombs gives visitors an insight into how a Roman funeral ceremony was like.
Lebensspuren Museum. Also known as the Traces of Life Museum, this tourist sight exhibits the period of the early human life. It also houses high-tech stamping machines. It gives tourists a feel of the history of stamp production and lets them experience making stamps through a workshop done by the museum.
Wels Sights – Recreational Sites
Tourists who happen to be vacationing in Wels can also enjoy some of the nicest recreational sites of the city. Wels has a variety of farms, parks and zoos for sightseers to enjoy.
Wels Zoo. This leisure site lets visitors be amazed at the color, variety and splendor of the animals, more than 600 in number, found in the zoo. What is more amazing is that there are no fees to be paid. Wels Zoo is free of charge throughout the year.
Funtasia. This is the 1st children’s experience farm found in Austria. Children can enjoy a variety of recreational activities in this farm. These activities include: animal stroking, pony riding, pool swimming, maze and wood adventure, and go-carting. Parents are assured that their children are in good hands while in Funtasia.
While on vacation in Wels, do not forget to visit these marvelous Wels Sights. In fact, you are even encouraged to extend your stay in the country by setting your eyes and feet on the marvelous Linz Sights and the astonishing Graz Sights.
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