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On a guided
town or themed tour held by the Hall-Wattens Tourist Board you will find out about the rich history of Hall in Tirol and the most important sights. The existence and development of the town is closely connected with salt mining in the Halltal valley. As a result of this development, the town charter was granted in 1303. Moreover, the first Guldiner, a large silver coin replacing the golden Gulden, was coined in 1486. It was made of the Schwaz silver exploited in the region and became the predecessor of the American dollar! The region boasts further highlights such as the Crystal Worlds in Wattens as well as Friedberg Castle in Volders, which are all well worth a visit.
The 700-year-old town is situated 10km to the east of Innsbruck. During the Middle Ages it was much larger and more important than today's provincial capital, Innsbruck. The town flourished in the 13th century because of the vast deposits of salt in the area …
The Mining Museum provides an insight into the history of salt extraction. It consists of a re-creation of the Hall valley mine, which was abandoned in 1967. Galleries, shafts, tools, minerals, chutes and lots more …
Interesting themed tours
Discover the Hall-Wattens region in a new way: "Tying the Knot - Extraordinary weddings in Hall in Tirol" and "Money Rules the world" are some exmaples of the new interesting themed tours.
Guided tours for children
Town walks for young detectives, children's parties in the Mining Museum or Hall Mint and lots more …
This year too the Hall-Wattens Region Tourist Board and the town's Archaeology Museum are offering school students a comprehensive and varied programme.
The Giant Children Game – Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Ever since the Swarovski Crystal Worlds attraction has been in existence, it has always been closely associated with the giant, anthropoid being, whose sparkling eyes are visible from afar …
Former Summer Residence of Hall Royal Convent
Fascinating tours of this "jewellery box" built as a summer and garden palace by Archduchess Magdalena between 1715 and 1717.
Local History and Industry Museum
Past and present showcased in an interesting way. Wattens Local History and Industry Museum documents in a graphic and impressive way the past and present world of the small market town of Wattens.
Wattens Typewriter Museum
Visit the only typewriter museum in Austria and gain a better understanding of the development of the typewriter, the culture of writing, lettering and text layout.
Posch violin-maker - Hall
Visit the workshop of violin-maker, Arnold Posch Following in the footsteps of Jakob Stainer, the "father of the German violin", the fiddle-making tradition goes in Hall at the Posch workshop.