• Swarovski Kristallwelten - Sommer im Riesen
      Highlights of Swarovski Crystal Worlds

    Immerse yourself in Swarovski's Crystal Worlds amid the mystical mountains of Tirol – a fairytale wonderland of shimmering crystals and dreamy illusions

    • About Swarovski Crystal Worlds

      • Location: Wattens, Tirol
      • Hours: Mon – Sun, 9 am – 7 pm
      • Established: 1995 by the glamorous Swarovski Family
      • Significance: The fantastical park and museum full of Swarovski crystals offers a blend of contemporary art, entertainment, shopping, and a year-round program of events for all ages.
    • Highlights

      • Walk the Chambers of Wonder and get carried away into a seemingly endless space of crystals and lights
      • Galavant through the Garden and reminisce under crystal clouds
      • Experience the award-winning restaurant Daniels Kristallwelten

    1. Walk the Chambers of Wonder

    Only a 30-minute shuttle bus ride away from Innsbruck lies Swarovski's dreamy wonderland amid the mystical mountains of Tirol.

    Visible upon arrival and maybe the most striking installation in the artsy complex is the “Giant,” a grass and crystal-covered head that spouts water into a pond. Inside, the Chambers of Wonder form the heart of the exhibit. 18 rooms are filled with crystal art by international stars like the “magician of light" James Turrell, who has created one of his famous "Shallow Space Constructions", and also Indian designer Manish Arora, Austrian multi-media artist André Heller, Israeli artist Arik Levy, and Mexican architect Fernando Romero.

    A highlight is the installation by Yayoi Kusama is her only permanent “Infinity Mirror Room” in the world. The central element is a rotating chandelier of Swarovski crystal, whose lustre comes to life in a room completely lined with mirrors, creating the illusion of endless space.

    2. Galavant through the Garden

    Outside, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds blend in beautifully with the Alpine surroundings. In a Tolkien-like sprawl, short hills slope against pools of water, mazes, and mystical sculptures.

    Don’t miss the Crystal Cloud by landscape artists Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot, a monumental installation comprising some 800,000 hand-mounted Swarovski crystals that drift above a black Mirror Pool and invite visitors to reminisce. With a surface of around 15,000 square feet (1,400 square meters), this otherworldly creation is the largest of its kind in the world.

    The Playtower, Playground, Carousel & Labyrinth provide fun and recreation for kids but also entice parents to come, relax, and enjoy themselves.

    3. Find a Souvenir at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store

    Another highlight of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds is the largest Swarovski flagship store with the most extensive selection of Swarovski products worldwide. The design itself — with fascinating light and sound installations by the Norwegian architectural office Snøhetta — is a visually stunning piece of art in its own right. Browse for precious gifts and souvenirs that make for lasting memories.

    4. Indulge at Daniels Kristallwelten

    This much exploring works up an appetite, so you should finish your visit with lunch or dinner at the restaurant Daniels Kristallwelten (which warrants a trip on its own). Also designed by Snøhetta, it is housed in an amorphously-shaped pavilion in the sweeping garden area. Enjoy excellent views of the Swarovski art in the park while feasting on the delectable creations of the award-winning chef and the restaurant’s very own patisserie.