Wels

Wels, a lovely small village with 60.000 inhabitants, is located in the heart of Austria, at the river Traun. Founded by the Romans as Ovilava, the city has a long and important trading tradition. Today you will find both historical heritage and modern shopping facilities, recreation and several markets and fairs, like the popular Wels fair, the Roman market or the farmers’ market. Every august the medieval market attracts lots of visitors to watch the knight horseriding tournament, the sword games, conjurers, wizards and jesters. The Wels zoo, the Schmiding bird paradise or the puppet museum enjoy great popularity not only amongst children.