Austria: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Reopens to Visitors Today
After another forced closure of four weeks due to the stricter corona protective measures introduced by the Austrian government, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens near Innsbruck reopen to visitors today. For now, guests will be able to enjoy the museum, the garden and the shops again while the play tower, the carousel and the Daniels Kristallwelten restaurant remain closed until further notice.
As of today‘s reopening, the Christmas season at the Crystal Worlds starts as well including numerous light installations such as the 13 meter-high Christmas tree, an illuminated Christmas sleigh and animal figures throughout the site. In case of a winter without any snow visitors will be able to enjoy the cold white in the “Silent Light“ Chamber of Wonders, which was opened in July 2020. The chamber exhibits the artwork “Silent Light“, a crystal tree which was crafted by product designer Tord Boontje and fashion designer Alexander McQueen († 2010) for the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2003. Since 2015, the artwork, which consists of 150,000 crystals, is in hands of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds and has now been integrated into a cold (minus ten degrees Celsius) and snowy environment – year-round snow fall in the chamber is guaranteed by a snow machine supplied by TechnoAlpin. (eap)