All That Shimmers and Shines
Do you fancy a change from the spectacular scenery of the Ziller Valley mountains? Then how about a sightseeing tour full of the magic of sparkling crystals and historical legends. Here's our tip for a diverse day out: a visit to the famous Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens followed by a stop at the historical Castle Tratzberg near Stans. The Swarovski Crystal Worlds are approximately a 30 minute drive from the Ziller Valley. Created by the artist Andre Heller, this unique art exhibition and visitor experience is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the whole of Austria. Immerse yourself in the fantasy world of the "sparkling giant" and let the sparkling gems and breathtaking works of art cast their spell on you. One very special visual spectacle is the crystal cloud with around 800,000 crystals at the heart of the enormous gardens, which offer plenty of places to relax and enjoy the installation. This fairytale creation is the largest of its kind. Of course, the Swarovski shop also includes all kinds of souvenirs so you can take a little sparkle with you back home.In the afternoon, journey back in time to the age of knights, emperors and nobles at the renaissance Castle Tratzberg near Stans. The car park is just below the fortress, which can be reached either by foot or with the "Tratzberg Express" road train. Start your visit with an exciting virtual reality tour using 3D glasses. Then, let the audio guide inform you about the history of the castle as you discover castle life "once upon a time".