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Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

1. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Easter Special: April 8 – 24, 2022: Free Entrance until 17 years in the company of an adult 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.

Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

2. Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

Immerse yourself in Austrian tradition as you attend a folk program with singing, dancing, yodeling, and more. Let the Gundolf Family–a staple in Innsbruck since 1967–entertain you with a 1.5-hour presentation. For many people, the Gundolf Family is a group of musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and the historical region of Tyrol around the world. With a varied and attractive program, you will be delighted as you watch Tyrolean dances and “shoe-slapping.” You will also hear typical Tyrolean songs and yodeling. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to dance, sing, and clap along too. In addition to the show, you will have the option of enjoying a drink or taking part in a 3-course meal before or during the show. This includes: Clear soup with sliced pancakes Roast pork with potatoes and mixed salad Apple strudel with whipped cream Program: Music / Schuhplattler – "Reith im Winkel“ (folk-dance) / Yodel-song / Tyrolean figure-dance / Song on the singing saw / Yodel-song / Schuhplattler (folk dance) - Cross Polka / Solo on the country-harp / Alphornklänge = alphorn-sounds / Solo on special tuned cow-bells / Yodel-song / Hackbrett – typical Tyrolean string instrument / Tiroler Holzhackertanz = Woodchoppers dance Intermission Innsbruck Fanfare / Yodel-song / Solo on the zither/ The millers dance / Raffele = old tyrolean string instrument / Jealousy dance / Hölzernes G`lachter = wooden xylophone / Cowbell dance / Yodel-song / Miners dance / Bozner Bergsteigermarsch = the march of the mountaineers Finale (popular songs of visiting countries) Songs, dances and music of this program have been recorded on DVD, video, and CD (which can be purchased on the spot). 

Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

3. Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

Begin your journey at 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town. Here, the station which was designed and planned by star architect Zaha Hadid, can be explored before the funicular ride starts. The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. A ride with the Hungerburg funicular is the perfect option for those, who have limited time.  After reaching the top station, a very nice view from the panorama platform can be enjoyed! For those who want to indulge themselves with culinary treats, the trendy Café Hitt&Söhne can be visited for coffee and cake! Another option is to have a traditional tyrolean meal at the Restaurant Alpina.

Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

4. Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

The best way to experience the picturesque city of Innsbruck, Austria, is with a city card. With admission to many of the best museums, sights, attractions, some cable cars, bikes, and a shuttle bus to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, you'll have plenty of time to see the city in full.  Hop on any of the IBV city trains, the hop-on hop-off bus, or the Nordkette Cable Car. Utilize the discounts at the casino, city tours, or even a traditional folk show with the centuries-old company Tyrolean Evening. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and start having fun.

Innsbruck: Tickets for Schloss Ambras

5. 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.

Innsbruck: City Tower Entrance Ticket

6. Innsbruck: City Tower Entrance Ticket

Look out over the rooftops of Innsbruck as the tower guards once did in the Middle Ages. Discover how guards kept watch from the City Tower for almost 450 years, warning citizens of fire and other dangers. The lower storeys also once served as a prison. Today, the tower is there for visitors to enjoy. Over 133 steps lead up to the 31-meter-high viewing platform, which overlooks the medieval streets of Innsbruck and offers stunning views of Bergisel, Patscherkofel mountain, the River Inn, and the Nordkette mountain range. Learn about how the City Tower is a good 50 years older than the Golden Roof. It was completed in 1450 on the side of the old town hall. It doesn’t seem huge in comparison with modern buildings but 51 meters was very impressive in 1450 and the tower was a proud symbol of the self-confidence of the people of Innsbruck. The onion dome was added 100 years after its completion. Today, the tower still rises up majestically from amongst the medieval buildings in the old town – providing a good vantage point and a romantic view of Innsbruck. For a romantic experience, take the tour at sunset during the summer. During winter, listen to the tower trumpeters play from the balcony of the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) whilst the Christmas markets can be seen below. Please note that as the City Tower is a historic building and its existing form has to be preserved, there is no lift and you can only reach its top by climbing 133 steps.

Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

7. Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

Travel in comfort to the picturesque Wachau and Danube Valleys following the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, enjoying a full-day trip from Vienna. Explore fabulous places and hidden gems along the way. Sightsee each different village on your own and discover beautiful sights. Stop in Krems where all looks like time has frozen. Walk through Krems Old Town and see Steinertor, Rathaus, and Gozzoburg Krems. See ancient ruins of Dürnstein Castle. According to legend, Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, and eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Get to the Spitz and experience a fantastic boat cruise to reach Melk. See wild Austrian landscapes while relaxing. Walk to the ruins of Hinterhaus Castle dated from the XI century, with some prime views of Lower Austria from the top. Walk around and explore the beautiful Abbey Park with the baroque garden Pavillion. Marvel at exceptional architecture from outside and step inside the Abbey Museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church with amazing chapels and decorations. Stroll around the village and see the hidden local gem of Parish Church of Assumption of Mary, a peaceful place with nice decorations. No worries about return, sit back and relax, the driver will drop you off at your hotel in Vienna.

From Munich: Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Innsbruck Day Trip

8. 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.

Munich: Neuschwanstein Private Guided Tour Packages

9. Munich: Neuschwanstein Private Guided Tour Packages

Experience the historical, cultural, and natural treasures of Bavaria and Tyrol on this private tour from Munich. Visit the legendary Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel and make your way into the Bavarian foothills, enjoying some great photo opportunities at lakes and other scenic spots along the way. Visit one of the local rococo churches before reaching Hohenschwangau: the Village of the Royal Castles. Purchase skip-the-line tickets on the tour and avoid waiting. Choose from 3 exciting tour packages. The Classic tour package will take you to Linderhof Palace, the second of King Ludwig II's fairytale castles. Admire the lavish interiors and magical castle garden. Follow it up with a guided tour of Oberammergau and Ettal Abbey. Opting for the Adrenaline Kick Package takes you to the 700-year-old ruins of Burgenwelten Ehrenberg castle and its 400-meter long Highline 179 pedestrian suspension bridge. Take in spectacular views from the bridge. Take the 3-Castle Package and enjoy exploring 3 different castles from the inside: Neuschwanstein, King Maximilian II's neo-Gothic summer residence of Hohenschwangau, and the Linderhof Palace.

Kitzbühel: Magic Christmas Tour

10. Kitzbühel: Magic Christmas Tour

How does Kitzbuhel celebrate Advent and Christmas? How many Christmas markets are in Kitzbuhel? Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal products, including the traditional Glühwein. Christmas and Advent brings a special kind of seasonal magic to Kitzbuhel Old Town. Together with your professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets Kitzbuhel has to offer. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets - a special kind of feeling you can only experience at this time of year. You will experience Austria from a different perspective - filled with holiday lights illuminating the Christmas Markets. The most wonderful time of the year is even better at the oldest and most glamorous Austrian ski resort! Live an authentic White Christmas with a walking tour around the main sights at the main square of Kitzbuhel. Whilst on your tour, you will also et to contemplaye historic glockenspiel performances.

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A great experience, no matter how many times you've been there. There is always something new to discover.

Crazy visual-sensory experience, I went back because I liked it the first time but the second was better

From the center of innsbruck you get to the funicular that goes up here and it's fantastic

Easy to use. Just present the reference code to the receptionist and they will accept it.

Very great exhibition! On-site staff VERY friendly and helpful!