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The Swarovski Kristallwelten at Wattens in a nutshell is an experience. It was created by Austrian artist André Heller for the famous glass brand Swarovski.

Translated from German, Swarovski Kristallwelten basically means “Swarovski Crystal World”. It is divided into several elements; a park, a restaurant, a museum of art and a shopping area. 

Located in Kristallweltenstrasse 1, Wattens 6112 Austria, it is a unique and constantly changing experience. There are so many things to discover when it comes to Swarovski Kristallwelten, so let’s break it down. 

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The entrance, the very beginning of this experience is unique. The grass has been perfectly moulded to form the “giant’s” face, which is a part of the story created by André Heller. It is an unreal beginning to an unreal experience. 

One of the most popular attractions at Swarovski Kristallwelten is undoubtedly the Chambers of wonder. The Chambers of wonder is a magical place, and hosts pieces from different artists who come from all over the world. It is almost like the visitors can experience miracles in real life, for a few moments. 

With 18 chambers, each one has got a charm of its own. Each chamber reflects the skill and creativity of the artist who created it. Let’s talk about some of these chambers, which leave visitors awestruck. 

The Blue Hall is the first chamber of wonder, developed by artist Yves Klein. The walls are slanted and painted a blue colour. It displays several monumental pieces. 

The Crystal Dome, as the name suggests is a dome that reflects the principle of Geodesy, in mathematics. The dome is made of 595 mirrors, and when you’re inside, you truly feel like you are in a crystal. Created by Brian Eno, the crystal dome is also a wedding destination. 

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Austria | Innsbruck

“Ready to love” is a palace of love, created by Manish Arora. The decorative hearts that enchant the visitors are handcrafted through traditional Indian techniques. You must be ready to be lovestruck. 

The “Chandelier of grief” is a representation of contemporary art. Yayoi Kusama has created this mesmerising installation, with a rotating chandelier being the central element. The room is lined with mirrors and the chandelier is made of Swarovski crystals, creating an enchanting experience. 

“55 million crystals” is probably one of the most astonishing chambers. Almost like a real-life kaleidoscope, it is a synthesis of art, music and technology. Brian Eno, the creator wanted to display the fact that there are infinite individual moments, and each one is different from the other. 

The “Heroes of peace” installation dedicates this very chamber to peace. This chamber invites you to think and consider how you can play your part in creating peace in the world. Life-sized holograms of heroes who have dedicated their lives to peace make the cause that much stronger.

From Nelson Mandela to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King to Pablo Picasso, the holograms include heroes from all over the world. 

The chambers of wonder bring together artists, cultures, ideas and history. They display the unbelievable talent that manages to completely capture the visitors. There can only be so much that is described about the Chambers of wonder. 

True wonder only comes when you are standing in those chambers, experiencing the very thing the artists sought to create. It is truly an experience like no other, and you will leave feeling absolutely amazed. 

Contemporary art is a prominent theme at Swarovski Kristallwelten. The Garden of the Giant combines this with history and pleasure. There’s a carousel in this garden that has 15 million Swarovski crystals. This black and white piece was designed by Jaime Hayon. Folklore and fairy tales were the inspiration for this ride, and it is the perfect place for a family to spend some time. 

The garden is also completely filled with other art, like walk-through sculptures, sound installation features and intricate prices made with Swarovski crystals. 

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Austria | Innsbruck

There is also room for play at Swarovski Kristallwelten. The carousel is something I’ve already mentioned, but there are other play areas too. The play tower is every kid’s dream. It is four levels and includes activities like climbing, rocking and sliding. 

It is like parkour for children. The playground is for outdoor enjoyment. With twisty routes and climbing routes, the kids get to explore completely new forms of movement. 

Another extraordinary feature of the Garden is the labyrinth. Created by André Heller, it is in the shape of a giant hand. Just like a maze, it invites people to play the universally loved game of hide-and-seek. 

Swarovski Kristallwelten also caters to the changing seasons in Austria. The summer months will bring adventure, full-day excursions and enchanting getaways. The winter months bring you the experience of a winter wonderland. With the magic of snowfall in the garden, you are guaranteed to have the perfect winter day. 

Shopping is yet another aspect the Swarovski kristallwelten has got covered. The instant wonder store welcomes customers through a variety of textures, colours and materials. A wonderful retail experience is thus created for the visitors. The store is one of the largest stores in the world, and a variety of things like lighting and glowing displays make the shopping experience even better. 

Swarovski kristallwelten is one of the most unique places in the world. It combines so many aspects to make the experience unforgettable for the visitors. Another such aspect is dining. The Daniels Kristallwelten restaurant and cafe serves some delicious food and drinks. From international cuisine to Tyrolean cuisine, the menu is diverse. 

The best part is, you can visit the restaurant without visiting the Swarovski kristallwelten. Desserts are something that can reflect the art and creativity of the maker. Swarovski Kristallwelten reflects art and creativity in its experience. There is no doubt that the patisserie at Swarovski Kristallwelten will reflect the same. 

Swarovski Kristallwelten | Austria | Innsbruck

Cakes, Macarons, Cupcakes and tarts- they’ve got it all. Whether it’s a little sweet treat or a birthday celebration, the Daniels Kristallwelten offers you indulgence with everything. 

We’ve spoken about a few of the many, many wonders you can see at Swarovski kristallwelten. Now, let’s talk about how you can get there. There is a shuttle, that travels from Innsbruck to Swarovski kristallwelten four times a day. This makes transport convenient. 

There is a complete itinerary on the official website, which will be linked in this blog. You can also get there by using public transport. This is also fairly simple, and details are available online. 

When you visit Swarovski kristallwelten, you’ll have to plan it to fit your schedule and itinerary. So, let’s talk about the timings. Swarovski kristallwelten is open from 9 in the morning to 7 in the evening. The last entry is at 6. 

The play tower timings are from 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening. The Daniels Kristallwelten restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday, from 11 in the morning to 8 in the evening. 

You can get your tickets for Swarovski Kristallwelten online. While you could purchase your tickets at the cash desk, it is recommended you do so online, in order to avoid overcrowding. 

There are no specific proofs that are mandatory while buying the tickets. It is a simple procedure, and you’re ready. 


So, there you have it! Swarovski Kristallwelten is truly a fascinating place. You must add it to your itinerary, because it is an experience you’ll never forget, and you’ll be raving about it for days.

Visting Swarovski Kristallwelten in 2023

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