Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens in Tyrol

crystal Shoes

During our stay in the Reiter's Posthotel in Achenkirch Tyrol we had planned to look around the hotel. But the weather gods didn't cooperate on one day of our stay. It rained a lot. Our boat trip across Lake Achensee simply fell through. We decide to take a trip to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens in Tyrol. Our pictures from the Swarovski Crystal Worlds show what awaits you.



The Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens in Tyrol

The exhibition in the Swarovski Crystal Worlds is one of the Austrian Leading Sights. This makes them one of the main tourist attractions in the country. We wanted to take a closer look. The Swarovski Crystal Worlds have been open since 1995. You are at the company's headquarters in Wattens in Tyrol. Daniel Swarovski, Arman Kosman and Franz Weis founded the company in 1895. The company produces glass crystals. To do this, she uses a process that the founders patented in Prague in 1891. Glass ceramic is ground and polished to manufacture the Swarovski stones. This is how the crystals get their shape. These are processed into jewelry today. However, they are also used for other purposes. This is shown in the exhibition in the Swarovski Crystal Worlds.


The Ring of the Giant Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Swarovski Crystal Worlds The Ring of the Giant

Excursion from Lake Achensee to Wattens

Since we didn't want to spend the day in the hotel, we decided to drive to Wattens in Tyrol. Forty minutes away is the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. We had wanted to see this for a long time. On our Austria Traveling in the direction of the Brenner Pass, the signs made me curious. So this rainy day was just right for us.



Swarovski Crystal Worlds The giant
Swarovski Crystal Worlds The giant


Visit to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens in Tyrol

We weren't the only ones who came up with the idea in this weather. The visitor car park in front of the factory halls is already full. The queues in front of the ticket counters also promised crowds inside the "giant". The Swarovski Crystal Worlds are located in a hill. The head of the giant adorns the front. A river flows out of its mouth and ends in a pond. Apparently, the operators of the "giant" are used to such an onslaught. After we passed the entrance hall of the giant, the crowds quickly dispersed. We enter a world of fantasy, crystals, glitter, art and kitsch created by André Heller and other artists. They take us into a magical world in which the rainy weather no longer plays a role.


The centenary with 300.000 carats Swarovski Crystal Worlds images
The Centenar with 300.000 carat


What is there to see in the Crystal Worlds of Swarovski

The largest crystal in the world is displayed in a display case in the entrance hall with 300.000 carats. He lies on a horse whose back is decorated with a copy of a jeweled blanket. A maharajah from India once had these made for his favorite horse. Next to it is a statue of Niki de Saint Phalle. Artworks in this hall are by Salvador Dali, Andy Wharhol and other artists.


In the mechanical theater Swarovski Crystal Worlds
In the theater of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds


In the rooms we go through the worlds: the theatre, the crystal dome, past the winter dream, into the kaleidoscope, to the crystal theatre, through the ice alley to the objects of the giant, to the prima donna assoluta, the reflections. In these and other exhibition spaces, imagination and Swarovski crystals play the leading role. We present the impressions we gained in our selection from the Swarovski Crystal Worlds pictures.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds Pictures


The crystal dome
The Crystal Dome in the Crystal Worlds of Swarovski
In the Crystal Theater
In the Crystal Theater
The Taj Mahal made of crystal
The Taj Mahal made of crystal
Crystal headdress
Crystal headdress
crystal brooch
crystal brooch
crystal Shoes
crystal Shoes

In the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, artists have created a world of fantasy that amazes us. They are not only worth a visit in rainy weather.

Daniels Kristallwelten - a restaurant that wins awards

At the end of the visit you should not miss a coffee break, a snack or dinner in the Daniels Kristallwelten restaurant. The restaurant offers dishes of the world and the region. There are also specialties from Tyrol. It is particularly important to offer seasonal dishes. It also has a patisserie that makes cakes. We have tried them out for ourselves to see how good they are. But even if you're just a little hungry, they'll seduce you macarons, cupcakes and muffins at a short break.

This is worth it. Because Daniels Kristallwelten has "cooked" itself a toque from Gault Millau. On top of that, the Falstaff restaurant and inn guide recommends the restaurant with a Falstaff fork.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Crystal World Road 1
6112 Wattens / Tyrol, Austria
Tel. +43 5224 51080

Opening hours:
Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m. (including public holidays)
Last entry: 18:00 p.m
The play tower and the carousel in the garden:
Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m
Restaurant Daniel's Crystal Worlds:
Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m
Hot meals from 12:00 p.m. to 19:30 p.m

Travel Arrangements:

Parking at the airport

Here you can reserve your parking space at the airport.

Arrival by plane, train and bus

Book your arrival here by plane, bus or train*. Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and other airlines fly to Innsbruck. Also drive Long-distance buses * to Innsbruck. There is a shuttle bus from the main train station in Innsbruck directly to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. It is also possible to travel to Fritzens-Wattens by train: Timetable and booking*.

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Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens in Tyrol

Travel expert Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Food and Slow Travel blog  TravelWorldOnline. They have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Their topics are trips to Savor, wine tourism worldwide and slow travel. During her studies Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she - partly together with Petar Fuchs - traveled to the USA and Canada and spent a research year in British Columbia. This intensified her thirst for knowledge, which she satisfied for 6 years as an adventure guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as a tour guide for Studiosus Reisen around the world. She was constantly expanding her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: "What's beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do they eat in this region?" As a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), she is now looking for answers to these questions as a travel writer and travel blogger in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is among Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021. Find more Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs here.