All over the world the name Swarovski is synonymous with precision-cut glass and the finest crystal jewellery – at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, internationally renowned artists have interpreted the theme of “crystal” in diverse ways and created a fascinating, glittering world of wonder.
All over the world the name Swarovski is synonymous with precision-cut glass and the finest crystal jewellery, and Swarovski boutiques have become an integral part of the finest shopping streets of the world's major cities. The global firm has its head office in Wattens in Tyrol, and it is here that the Swarovski Crystal Worlds was built in 1995 to celebrate the firm's 100th anniversary under the guidance of Austrian multimedia artist André Heller.
In 14 subterranean chambers, hidden behind the face of a water-spouting giant, you will experience a world of wonder, in which numerous internationally renowned artists, such as Brian Eno and Jim Whiting, have interpreted the theme of “crystal” in diverse ways. At the end of the tour through the giant you come to the “Crystal Stage”, a glittering shopping experience showcasing the entire collection of Swarovski products, and the CAFÉ-terra, where you can indulge in some international and seasonal culinary delights. The surrounding park with children's playgrounds and artistic installations is also well worth a visit.
The Crystal Worlds also play host to events, art exhibitions, concerts and workshops on glass and crystal specifically designed for 4-6 year-olds and 7-12 year-olds under the motto “Children in the Giant” (see event timetable).
Please note that a large section of the Crystal Worlds will be temporarily closed for refurbishment in winter 2015.