Life in Wels

Wels: A dynamic town in the heart of Upper Austria

Studying alone is not all. There is plenty to do in Wels besides. There is a rich cultural programme and many leisure activities. Wels can also be the springboard to career success as it is a dynamic economic centre with excellent transport connections. In recent years it has become a strong educational partner for industry and the economy with its university courses.

Wels castle, the baroque town hall and the remnants of the Roman town OVILAVA are visible evidence of the 2000-year history of the town. Today Wels is a pulsating centre with an international reputation which is promoted by Wels Fair and the innovative economic power of the small and medium-sized companies in the environs.

Historic Wels - Sights

Wels main square with its 64 town houses from a variety of style epochs, Wels castle, the Minoriten and many other sights are waiting to be discovered:

>> Sights of Wels


Inhabitants: around 57.000
Area: 45,92 km²
Height above sea level: 317 m

Wels Marketing & Tourism


Events, Shopping, Tourism

Wels Local Council

Stadtplatz 1
4600 Wels/Austria
Tel.: +43 7242 235 0
Fax +43 7252 235 4740

Opening hours:
Mo, Tu, Th 07.00-17.30 Uhr
Mi 07.00 - 14.00 Uhr
Fr 07.00 - 13.00 Uhr