Hall-Wattens Region

A medieval town centre and a glistening crystal world – strolling through the historic centre of Hall in Tirol is like taking a journey back in time, while no visit to the Hall-Wattens region would be complete without a trip to the fascinating Swarovski Crystal Worlds.

A visit to Hall in Tirol with its pretty medieval old-town and narrow cobblestone alleys is like a journey 700 years back in time. The residents of this town 10km east of Innsbruck achieved great wealth through salt mining many centuries ago and are proud of its many architectural highlights, including Hasegg Castle, once an important mint and today a museum. In fact, the old town in Hall is among the largest and best preserved in the whole of Austria. At the top of the old town you will find the Oberer Stadtplatz square with the town hall, Hasegg Castle and an interesting mining museum.

Nine holiday villages ideal for hiking, mountain biking and relaxing

East of Hall in Tirol lies the town of Wattens, a popular destination for tourists thanks to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. This eye-catching museum built by the internationally renowned cut glass company Swarovski, itself based in Wattens, takes visitors on a journey into a realm between dream and reality. Hall and Wattens are surrounded by nine holiday villages, including Absam with its pilgrimage church, Volders with its mighty Friedberg Castle and Wattenberg overlooking Wattens at an altitude of 1,000m and offering magnificent views of the Inntal Valley. Fritzens to the north of Wattens is home to a number of famous schnapps distilleries and has been named the region‘s most beautiful village in bloom on several occasions. The holiday villages are excellent starting points for walks, hikes and mountain bike rides through the surrounding countryside, especially in the Karwendel Alpine Park.

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Hall in Tirol is definitely worth a visit. Its medieval centre and minting museum are just two of the highlights in this town home to one of the largest old-town areas in Austria., © Tirol Werbung/Kathrein Verena
One of Austria’s most beautiful old towns

Hall in Tirol is definitely worth a visit. Its medieval centre and minting museum are just two of the highlights in this town home to one of the largest old-town areas in Austria.



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Skiers in the Glungezer ski resort can cruise down the slopes while enjoying fabulous views of the Inntal Valley and the Nordkette mountains to the north. The area is ideal for beginners and families with children thanks to its short practice lift and wide, easy piste near the middle station of the cable car., © Hall-Wattens
Glungezer ski resort: the longest ski run in Tirol

Skiers in the Glungezer ski resort can cruise down the slopes while enjoying fabulous views of the Inntal Valley and the Nordkette mountains to the north. The area is ideal for beginners and families with children thanks to its short practice lift and wide, easy piste near the middle station of the cable car.



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Designed by artist André Heller, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens form a glittering world waiting to be discovered. Highlights include the spectacular entrance, the Chamber of Wonders, the Ice Passage and the Crystal Forest. A new play tower for children was opened in 2015., © Swarovski Kristallwelten
Swarovski Crystal Worlds – a magical experience

Designed by artist André Heller, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens form a glittering world waiting to be discovered. Highlights include the spectacular entrance, the Chamber of Wonders, the Ice Passage and the Crystal Forest. A new play tower for children was opened in 2015.



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The ball track in the Kugelwald forest in the Glungezer ski area is similar to marble tracks with the difference that it is much larger and the balls are made of pinewood and not glass. These spheres the size of bowling balls pass through many grooves and holes on their way down through the largest such course in the world. A great activity for children., © hall-wattens.at
The world’s largest wooden ball track

The ball track in the Kugelwald forest in the Glungezer ski area is similar to marble tracks with the difference that it is much larger and the balls are made of pinewood and not glass. These spheres the size of bowling balls pass through many grooves and holes on their way down through the largest such course in the world. A great activity for children.



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This walk starts in the village of Tulfes and ends on the Patscherkofel mountain to the south of Innsbruck. Most of the climbing up to the finishing point at 2,000m is completed by cable car, making the hike suitable for children. In the month of May hikers can enjoy a thick carpet of alpine roses., © Tirol Werbung/Jenewein Markus
Family-friendly hike at 2,000m altitude

This walk starts in the village of Tulfes and ends on the Patscherkofel mountain to the south of Innsbruck. Most of the climbing up to the finishing point at 2,000m is completed by cable car, making the hike suitable for children. In the month of May hikers can enjoy a thick carpet of alpine roses.



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