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Wels Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Is the second largest city in Upper Austria
  • Has a population of approximately 60,000, of that around 36,000 are employed
  • Is well known for its shopping and high number of secondary schools

Wels Mini Guide

In the state of Upper Austria, Wels is the second largest city. It was built on the banks of the Traun River near Linz, and is located in the north of Austria. This independent city is the county seat of Wels Land. There are numerous boroughs within Wels including Au, Berg, Brandln, Dickerldorf, Kirchham, Oberhart and Wispl. Among the sights to see is an impressive and well preserved imperial castle. It operates as a museum but has been home to kings and emperors.

Traun River

Wels has had an interesting history, there has been a settlement there since prehistoric times. Then the Romans opened the area up with their extensive system of roads. By the middle ages it had become one of the leading market towns in Europe. With car hire in Wels they are all easily accessible and you can go wherever you want without nay problems. Wels is a small city and it only has a population of about thirty six thousand people. Because Wels is at the foothills of the eastern Alps our Wels ski car hire packages are very popular here.

Latest Update from Wels:

26/05/12 - Wels holds an annual festival to celebrate its founding and this year it will be held on the weekend of the 30th June. With street fairs, re-enactments of events from its history, food, drink and music, if you're in Wels then, join in the fun.

Driving in Wels - Need to know



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    Thursday 19 Mar 2020

    Saint Joseph's Day - State holiday

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