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Wels

The history of Wels dates back to Roman days, as testified by numerous excavations. Some of the objects discovered are on display in the former Minorites’ Abbey, including the famous Wels Venus, a bronze statuette from the 1st—2nd century AD and the oldest early-Christian epitaph in Austria, from the first half of the 4th century. Today Wels is a centre of agriculture and industry, and the venue of an annual agricultural fair of international importance. Many historic features have also been preserved. Stadtplatz, the main square in the old town, is entered through a Baroque gate, the Ledererturm. Many houses in Stadtplatz have attractive fa?ades, such as the Rococo Kremsmunstererhof with its arcaded courtyard, which for 400 years belonged to Kremsmunster Abbey. Adjacent to it stands a water tower (1577) and a two-house complex forming the late-Baroque town hall. Also in Stadtplatz is the Stadtpfarrkirche, the parish church of St John the Evangelist, with an original Romanesque portal and magnificent 14thcentury stained-glass windows in the presbytery. Burg Wels, the imperial palace first documented in 776, is now a lively cultural centre and home of the regional museum.

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