Located in the Heart of Wels, close to the exhibition centre
Hotel Ploberger is centrally located at Kaiser Josef Platz in Wels, close to the main train station. The city centre with its many museums and sights, shopping streets, restaurants and bars is just at the doorstep.
Within a few 5-minute walk from Hotel Ploberger you will find yourself in the exhibition centre Wels, Austria.
Our guests appreciate the fact that no car is needed at all to enjoy the city.
Exhibition Centre Wels
The Messe Wels has been planning and organising top-class international trade fairs, congresses and events for more than 130 years now. These events provide the perfect opportunity for top companies to exchange know-how!
Room for success.
15 halls covering a total of 65,000 m² and an outdoor exhibition area of 95,212 m² provide space for every concept. Experienced project managers, in-house technical consultants, an exhibition stand construction team and the centre's advertising agency are on hand to make your event a success.
With a hall height of up to 16m, the Messezentrum offers space for even the largest of exhibits, as well as for more unusual exhibition concepts.
We gladly inform you about events
With almost 60,000 inhabitants, Wels is the second largest city in Upper Austria. From Wels, it only takes about 1.5 hours to get to the capital city Vienna, and about 1 hour to Salzburg.
We recommend spending a few days in the city of Wels, before exploring its surroundings.
Guided tours through Wels are a truly unique experience. For example, you can go on a guided tour with the night watchman or learn about the city's roman history on a guided tour with historians. These tours are exciting and fun for the young and the old!
Shopping in Wels
Hotel Ploberger is the perfect location to explore the city.
The pedestrian zone is only 5 minutes (walking distance) away from the hotel. There you can stroll through the city and shop in numerous boutiques, jewellers, florists and other shops. Craftsmanship is highly valued in Wels.
You will find real shoemakers and other traditional businesses in the city centre.
Wels and its Museums
For more than 40 years, science centres have been established all around the world. A development, that originated in San Francisco and spread across the globe. The Welios museum, Austria's first science centre, is a unique interactive museum with more than 3.000 m² of exhibition space for visitors to discover.
- more than 150 interactive elements
- an exhibition about natural sciences and technology
- permanent exhibition with a focus on renewable energy
- new exciting special exhibitions on a regular basis
- transfer of knowledge through games, fun and excitement
The Zoo in Wels
Visitors of the zoological garden can experience the beautiful park landscape of the city's main park, as well as the beauty and diversity of more than 100 different animal species.
Built in 1930, the zoo in Wels is the oldest zoo in Upper Austria. It has been modernised and covers about 3 hectares of land.
- The zoo is open year round (free entry!)
- The zoo is accessible and wheelchair-friendly
- Dogs are allowed, but they have to be kept on a leash
... or a trip to Kremsmünster
Not very far from Wels lies the beautiful Kremsmünster Abbey.
The Benedictine monastery was founded in 777 and is one of the largest of its kind in Austria. It has since been the spiritual and economic centre of the region. The monastery is well-known because of its observatory, from where you will have a breathtaking view of the surroundings of Kremsmünster.
For more information about guided tours click here.
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- Bad Schallerbach spa
The spa resort in Bad Schallerbach offers a large variety of different options for the young and the old: children can have fun in the "pirate world" called Aquapulco, whereas adults can relax in the Tropicana area. There are also saunas in the Relaxium area and spa treatments available.
- Bicycle lane on the banks of the river Traun
The "Traunradweg" (bicycle lane by the river) is one of the best-known north-south cycling routes in Upper Austria. It starts in Gmunden (Salzkammergut), through Ohlsdorf and Laakirchen, passes the Benedictine monastery in Lambach and leads right through Wels. From there you can cycle to Linz, where the Traun flows into the river Danube.
- Theatre Meggenhofen
The theatre in Meggenhofen is located in the patio of a 400-year-old farm house. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful open air theatres in Upper Austria and only a 20-minute drive away from our hotel. Programme
Back in Wels, we are happy to book a table for you in a restaurant of your choice!
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- Exceptional breakfast included
- Free welcome drink