Blingtastic Swarovski crystals, a light exhibition, intriguing modern art and stunning gardens. There’s more to Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds) than you might expect.
Innsbruck was the final stop on my whirlwind trip around Austria. After visiting Graz and Salzburg, I wondered what this city shrouded by snow-capped mountains would have to offer. I knew it as a winter destination, with several ski resorts just a short journey from the city centre, but what about in the warmer months? After a day of sightseeing, checking out the colourful houses lining the River Inn, walking along Maria Theresien Street and catching a cable car up Nordkette, I had four hours free. You guys told me to visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds (Swarovski Kristallwelten) and I listened!
I’ll admit I had a few preconceptions before my visit. I’ve never been a huge Swarovski fan. I like jewellery, but nothing hugely blingy. I worried it might be a tourist attraction with the principal aim to push gift shop purchases. Surprisingly, it wasn’t, and actually, it was really rather magical!