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Museums in the Hall-Wattens region

Burg Hasegg Mint Tower - Coin Museum - HallDetails

Make the breathtaking ascent of the Mint Tower in Burg Hasegg. The tower, fully renovated in 2005, boasts:
* Direct access from Hall Mint Museum
* 200-step climb to the top of the tower
* Stunning views over the Inn valley and the Karwendel mountains
* Guided tours with audioguides or by staff
* Three tower stations with interactive information points
* Option of ascent of tower combined with visit to Hall Mint

More information on Burg Hasegg and Hall Mint:

Swarovski Crystal WorldsDetails

Riese im SommerCSwarovski Kristallwelten

Below you can find practical information for your visit at a glance:

Opening hours:

Regular opening hours (September - June)
Daily from 8:30 to 19:30,
last entry 18:30

July 1 - August 31 during the Summerfestival
Daily from 8:30 to 22:00,
last entry 21:00

OPENING HOURS Daniels Kristallwelten
Daily from 8:30 to 22:00, hot meals served until 21:30

Open on holidays, exceptions on the following days

December 24: open until 14:00, last entry 13:00
December 31: open until 16:00, last entry 15:00

Swarovski Kristallwelten, Kristallweltenstrasse 1, 6112 Wattens, Austria
Tel.: +43 5224 51080

Mining MuseumDetails

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, a shute and much more vividly convey to the visitor what it was really like to go underground. The Mining Museum is in the centre of Hall's Old Town (duration of guided tour approx. 30 mins).

Matschgerer Museum - AbsamDetails

Address: Stainerstrasse 1, Absam
Open Sunday: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00
Tel. +43 (0)5223/56489-74

On display here are about 200 wooden masks (the oldest about 200 years old), Matschgerer costumes, photos, old knapsacks, pictures and lots of background on Shrovetide customs.
Special tours for groups.
Museum closed July and August.

Municipal Museum - AbsamDetails

Address: Absam,, Kirchenwirt
Contact: Matthias Breit
Tel. +43 (0) 676/840532700

Open: Friday 6.00 pm. - 9.00 pm., Sunday 10.00 am. - 1.00 pm
Free entry!
Part of this museum is dedicated to violin-maker, Jakob Stainer One special exhibit is a violin made by the "father of the German fiddle" himself.

Local Museum Wattens: History and Daily lifeDetails

Gemeindemuseum Wattens

The past and present showcased in an interesting way.
The Wattens Local Museum provides an interesting and attractive insight into how Wattens and Volders has evolved over the years and what it is like now. The wealth of finds at the Himmelreich hill fort and the urnfield at Volders are also on view here, as are a vast array of artefacts and pictures that document the town's history and the development of the two major industrial concerns, Swarovski and Wattenspapier.

Located at:
Innsbrucker Straße 2
6112 Wattens

Opening hours:
Thuesday til Sunday from 10am til 5pm (holdidays inclusive)
Monday closed

Typewriter Museum - WattensDetails

Typewriter Museum - Wattens
Over 450 fully-functioning typewriters from the Jörg Thien collection showcased in a modern style.

They date from 1884 to the present day, and provide a fascinating insight into the development of the typewriter. Cutaway models reveal how they worked.

The museum is suitable for wheelchair users.
Admission to the musuem is free.
Opening times: Thursday 14.00 - 19.00, closed Sunday and public holidays
Guided tours outside opening times available at all times on request.

A - 6112 Wattens
Tel.: +43 (0)5224 54687 oder +43 (0)512 272399