Wels is a city with a lot of history. Located in the heart of Upper Austria, the ancient Romans recognized the advantages of the area. For this reason too, Ovilava was expanded to become the provincial capital.
Today the region impresses with its diversity between town and country and offers an extensive program of events, as well as interesting museums such as the Welios or the Angerlehner Museum. The converted former slaughterhouse has been convincing as a cultural event center under the name Alter Schl8hof Wels since 1985, as has the Medien Kultur Haus.
From a culinary point of view, the city has a lot to offer, from home cooking to Far Eastern cuisine. Our employees are happy to give tips for the best restaurants, bars and cafes in the area.
Are you looking for inspiration for your next racing bike holiday, or just want to explore something new on a weekend trip? Embedded in the meadows, forests and hills of the Alpine foothills lies the city of Wels with 60,000 inhabitants. Numerous low-traffic, well-developed side streets make the region around the city a racing bike paradise. It is not without reason that the Simplon Felbermayr Wels professional team and the extreme athlete and three-time Race Across America winner Wolfgang Fasching do a lot of training kilometers here.
Wels combines an urban lifestyle and unmistakable landscapes for racing bike tours. The Boutique Hotel Hauser also offers special service and comfort for racing cyclists.
Wonderful mountain landscape, enchanting rivers and the Almsee - only 45 km from Wels. The Hauser-Schick hotelier family also feels particularly at home here. Regardless of whether guests are traveling with children, want to go for a walk, hike or mountaineering, the Grünau im Almtal region has something for everyone. An exploration tour to the lodge of the host family including a typical Upper Austrian snack is possible by prior arrangement. And as a special highlight, the goats can also be petted and fed. We know from experience that this doesn't just make children's hearts beat faster.
In the Schlierbach area you will find numerous offers for entertaining group and company trips: Kremstaler high school graduation, schnapps distilling, fishing or archery, building rafts, helicopter tours and much more. Find out more at reception.
Wonderful lakes like the Traunsee or Wolfgangsee, wonderful mountain landscapes and places worth seeing like Gmunden, Traunkirchen or Bad Ischl are only approx. 60 km away from Wels. A trip to this wonderful region is worthwhile.
The city of Wels has established itself as a popular trade fair location over the years. Numerous public and trade fairs attract thousands of visitors to the trade fair city every year. Thanks to the convenient location (only 1.1 kilometers from the exhibition center), our guests can reach the exhibition halls in just a few minutes by car or on foot.