Swarovski Crystal Worlds Tour Guide:
While in Innsbruck, a must-do is an excursion or daytrip to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens. A magical world of crystals, the Swarovski Kristallwelten or Crystal World invites young and old alike to an endless world of enchantment. Designed by Multi-Media artist Andre Heller, the Swarovski Crystal World offers as many as 14 Chambers of Wonder and many more experiences in each. Not many know that these Chambers of Wonders draw its inspiration from the Chamber of Art and Curiosities at the Ambras Castle.
The first of the chambers, the Entrance Hall sets the tone of your tour with features such as the world’s longest Crystal Wall; Centenary, the largest ever crystal manufactured in the world with 300,000 carats and 100 facets; the smallest crystal in the world; and Mediterraneo, a magnificent chandelier made out of 140 crystal strands. Renowned literature and artistic figures such as Shakespeare and Salvador Dalí also find a space for their creations in the Entrance Hall.
With 590 mirrors blanketing the walls and complementing music by renowned musician Brian Eno, the Crystal Dome experience is akin to being inside a musical crystal, a magical experience indeed! Enter a wonderland of crystal snowflakes at Winter’s Dream and marvel at the amazing array of images cast and recast inside the Crystaloscope, the world’s largest kaleidoscope.
Watch your personal fantasies come to life inside the magical Crystal Theatre and discover new worlds with every step on the Ice Passage. Revisit the Giant you met at the entrance through a tour of the Giant’s Belongings chamber and reflect upon the various facets of crystal worlds, their origins and properties at the Reflections Chamber.
Towards the end of the tour of the Swarovski Crystal World, learn more about the timeless journey of Swarovski, its history and its relationship with its creators at Timeless Swarovski and shop for timeless Swarovski souvenirs and masterpieces at the largest Swarovski Shop in the world. Once outside, explore the lush green gardens filled with even more pieces of art, find your way across a maze and enjoy a lavish spread of delicacies with a picnic basket from the onsite cafe.