Innsbruck Culture & history

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Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

1. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

2. Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

The wonderful World of the Renaissance Schloss Ambras is one of the most important sights of Innsbruck. At Schloss Ambras you can immerse yourself in the life and the passion for collecting of the Renaissance prince Ferdinand II (1529 - 1595): Discover his chamber of art and wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer), his armories, and his Antiquarium. Admire the Habsburg portrait gallery with paintings from the time of Albrecht III (1349 – 1395) to the reign of Emperor Franz II (I) (1768 – 1835). The exhibition holds more than 200 paintings of the great masters, including the most valuable works of Lukas Cranach, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Peter Paul Rubens, Anton van Dyck and Diego Velázquez. The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) at Schloss Ambras The Chamber of Art and Wonders (Kunst- und Wunderkammer) of the Renaissance is an encyclopedic, universal collection, which contains the entire knowledge of the time. The collection contains not only outstanding works of art such as the Tödlein, but also scientific objects such as the attachment with compass (Aufsatz mit Kompass), objects from distant countries, such as the "Ryukyu bowl" (Ryuku-Schale), rare products of nature, corals, portraits of people who were considered "miracles" such as the hairy man (Haarmensch) and fascinating games as well as unusual musical instruments. The Armories In the Armories, among other things, you will find rare tournament armor, ceremonial armor for courtly feasts, the armor of famous generals and the Turkish Chamber (Türkenkammer) of Ferdinand II, which documents both the fear of the Turks and the enthusiasm for the Orient in the 16th century.

From Munich: Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Innsbruck Day Trip

3. From Munich: Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Innsbruck Day Trip

2.657 Fire-Gilded Copper Shingles This is the exact number of shingles adorning Innsbruck’s key landmark: the golden roof. You will be taken straight there, to the capital of Tyrol in Austria, past Bavaria's most beautiful lakes and through the Karwendel mountain range. But not without taking a peek at the glistening world of crystals. Designed by André Heller, the Swarovski visitors' centre showcases artistic interpretations of crystals in 14 underground spaces – including works by Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalì. In Innsbruck itself you'll have around two-and-a-half hours to stroll around town before it's time to head back to Munich. Sink into the comfortable seats on our tour bus and find inspiration in the magnificent surroundings. Your tour guide will provide you with background information on the Tyrolean capital, the Golden Roof and, of course, Swarovski Crystal Worlds. You will have enough time in each place to enjoy all the highlights. Use the time travelling back to Munich to go over everything you’ve seen and heard on the tour.

From Salzburg: Innsbruck and Swarovski Private Day Tour

4. From Salzburg: Innsbruck and Swarovski Private Day Tour

Your private day tour will be either in a minivan (up to 8 passengers) or Mercedes sedan (up to 3 passengers), and are happy to adapt the private tour according to your personal interests and individual needs. The first stop will be at Wattens, where the famous Swarovski Crystal World will amaze you. Enter a realm of fantasy inspired and designed by some of the greatest artists in the world. Immerse yourself in this magical place, which blends modern art and ancient history. You will be able to explore for around two hours. Continuing through the gorgeous Inn valley, the tour then heads to Innsbruck, capital of the federal state of Tyrol, and famous for hosting two Winter Olympic Games, as well as being an internationally-renowned center for major sport and cultural events. You will spend about 1.5 hours in the city, enjoying some free time strolling through the historical old town, and visiting Innsbruck’s landmarks - the famous ‘Golden Roof’, the Imperial Palace and the local Folklore Museum. As an alternative, instead of visiting the city, you may prefer to see the famous ski jump Bergisel, with its breathtaking view of the Nordkette mountain range. Other options are also available, but whatever you choose to do, your day in the Alps will be an unforgettable one.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Fantastic site, a real world of wonders. Those who like brightening will be satisfied. Plan a 3 hours program + eating at the location Check how to get there before buying the ticket ( if you are without car) as opening is at 9 but first bus from Innsbruck at 10.20.

A nice experience to walk through the crystal worlds... great visual impressions combined with scent and sound/music... I can absolutely recommend... in 2 hours you can get a good impression or just stay longer

It's our second time here and it's brilliant. Stimulates sight, sounds and smell. Great for all ages. Well presented exhibitions inside and a beautiful outdoor area. Definitely worth a trip

Visit of the relatively artistic museum. Everyone takes what touches them. Then playful and varied external part for children. The 2 elements complement each other well.

Enjoyed the chamber of wonders a lot! It was pleasant inside although it was hot outside.