With the Innsbruck Card you can use the public transport in town, from Innsbruck-Igls and to Hall, as well as uphill and downhill rides with the Patscherkofel, Hungerburg and Nordketten lifts. Admission to all museums and sights in Innsbruck incl. the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens and the Alte Münze in Hall. The Innsbruck Card can be ordered in advance and is then available at the reception.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Swarovski is an Austrian maker of crystal glass and optical devices such as binoculars for the Nature Watch hikes of the Grünwalderhof. The Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens designed by the artist André Heller opened in 1995 on the occasion of the 100-year anniversary of the company. Alternating presentations of crystal works of different artists such as Salvador Dali, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol can be admired in the different Chambers of Wonder. The interplay of crystals, music, light and architecture are a unique journey. Opening times: daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Coinage in Hall
The minting tower in the Burg Hasegg castle is the landmark of the town of Hall in Tirol. The coinage site has been in operation since 1477. The first high-quality silver coin displaying a valley was made there. There the first coin embossing machines were used and from there they were successfully exported even to America in the 16th century. Opening times for a visit of the coinage with guided tour of the castle and coinage of a mint: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (November to March), Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (April to October).
Passion Plays in Oberammergau (Germany) 2010
Every ten years Passion Plays take place in Oberammergau. From 15 May to 3 October 2010 more than 2,000 locals hit the stage and get world-wide attention. The history of the Passion Plays is inseparably linked to the time of the 30 Years’ War. It was the time of the plague and when the disease killed numerous inhabitants of Oberammergau, some vowed in 1633 to stage Passion Plays every ten years, if the disease were to stop soon. The legend has it that from that point in time no citizen of Oberammergau died from the plague. In 1634 the inhabitants of Oberammergau started to keep their promise. Oberammergau is approximately 80 kilometres from the Grünwalderhof and perfect for a day excursion with a difference.