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Kristallwelten

June 8, 2010 Originally created by Andre Heller as a gift to employees, collectors, customers and partners in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Swarovski in 1995, Swarovski Crystal Worlds is a tourist attraction visited by thousands of people from all over…


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Nordkettenbahn

June 7, 2010 It’s time for us to get our Tirolean mountain high. Join us on the journey on the Nordkettenbahn up to the top of the Hafelekar mountain towering above Innsbruck. From the center of Innsbruck, three lifts collectively called the Nordkettenbahn whisk us…


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Ambras Castle

June 7, 2010 Just southeast of Innsbruck town is Ambras Castle. This Renaissance palace was originally a medieval castle and it was renovated by Archduke Ferdinand the 2nd for his wife in the mid-1500s. Its extensive grounds are replete with beautifully manicured gardens. There’s even…


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Bergisel

June 7, 2010 The Bergisel is Innsbruck’s Olympic ski jump that was used when this city hosted the Winter games in 1964 and again in 1976. The original one that was used in the Olympics was demolished in 2000 to make room for this new…


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Exploring Downtown Innsbruck

June 6, 2010 Innsbruck was the Habsburgs’ capital of the Tirol, and its medieval center – now a glitzy tourist filled pedestrian zone – still gives you the feel of a medieval capital. We start our walking tour of historic downtown Innsbruck on Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse, a…