Wels is a predominant city in the region of Upper Austria and is located on the River Traun next to Linz.
The city became increasingly important during the Roman ages owing to its central location and had fortifications and city walls constructed for its protection.
During the middle ages Wels remained prosperous, however during World War II it saw heavy destruction but managed to retain some of its historical buildings like the Ledererturm and Stadtpfarrkirche.
Today Wels stands as a wonderful city to visit with a great host of activities within the city, and in the wider region like the Kalkalpen National Park.
Lets explore the best things to do in Wels:
1. River Traun Cycling Route
Wels opens itself to cycling due to its beautiful settings in the countryside and on the river Traun.
One great cycling route is the 32km stretch that runs alongside the river Traun and provides a simply stunning journey that is not too challenging.
The path leads from the Krenglbach in wells, past the Schmiding Zoo and onto Waizenkirchen past some fabulous scenery.
You will pass vineyards, orchards and of course some traditional pubs where you can stop for a breather and an ice cold drink.
For those who enjoy the outdoors and cycling, the River Traun route is a great option.