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Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

1. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Easter Special: April 8 – 24, 2022: Free Entrance until 17 years in the company of an adult Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play-tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape, and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

Top of Innsbruck: Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket

2. Top of Innsbruck: Roundtrip Cable Car Ticket

Begin your journey 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town with its historical buildings and the world-renowned "Goldenes Dachl" (Golden Roof). Planned and designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, the Hungerburg funicular is a unique architectural achievement. Hop aboard your panoramic cable car and begin your upward ascent. As you rise upwards, admire how the elegant modern design of the stations contrasts with the rugged mountain landscape. Continue along Seegrube and Hafelekar and notice how the picture changes: your attention will now be caught by the painstakingly renovated station building, which was designed by the Tyrolese architect Franz Baumann. Savor the peace and beauty of nature as your ascent continues and the bustle of the city gives way to the tranquillity of the mountain. All that remains is a spectacular view of Innsbruck. By day it seems so far away it looks like a toy city, at night it shimmers like a sea of lights. After reaching the upper station at 2,256 meters above sea level, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city of Innsbruck on the one side and the unforgettable vista of untouched, pristine nature on the other. A visit to the Nordkette, set between the mountain range and the town, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Here you can enjoy a unique combination of relaxation, the wonder of nature, and modern architecture.

Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

3. Innsbruck: Alpenzoo & Top of Innsbruck Combination Ticket

The impressive experience at the Top of Innsbruck, the 2,300m-high Hafelekar, is within every man’s grasp thanks to a direct connection from the city. Visitors may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the normally shy wildlife, but the unique panorama of city and mountain is the real highlight. Walk up to the highest point of the Nordkette and experience summit atmosphere without a long ascent. The ticket includes the roundtrip from station Congress to the Top of Innsbruck as well as the entrance for the Alpine Zoo. Please Note: Dogs are not allowed at the zoo!

Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

4. Combi Entrance Ticket to Alpine Zoo and Hungerburg

Innsbruck's Alpine Zoo is unique worldwide in its function as an Alpine theme-zoo. Observe several species of animals that can only be found within the alp region. It is extremely family friendly but also offers a great variety of activities for grown ups. It is situated on the sunny side of the Inn valley, directly at the foot of the Nordkette and high above Innsbruck's rooftops. With the combi-ticket Alpine Zoo, the zoo is comfortably reachable from the city center. It is only a few minutes directly from the Congress Station to the Alpine Zoo station with the Hungerburg funicular. From there the entrance of the Alpine Zoo is only a few meters away. Your combi-ticket Alpine Zoo includes a round trip with the Hungerburg funicular and the entrance to the Alpine Zoo.

Ötztal: Rafting at Imster Canyon for Beginners

5. Ötztal: Rafting at Imster Canyon for Beginners

Embark on a whitewater rafting adventure for beginners in the picturesque Ötztal. Paddle through the rapids in Imster Canyon and feel the thrill of fighting through the big waves. After changing into your whitewater equipment, go by minibus or taxi to the starting point. Listen to a detailed safety talk from your guide before getting into specialized rafting boats and setting off. Enjoy the calm stream and the swimming areas before the canyon turns into a rushing whitewater river. Fight through the waves as a team as your guides snap photos of your experience with waterproof cameras. At the end of the tour, toast to a successful day of rafting with a drink before heading back to the rafting base. Unwind with hot showers, spacious changing rooms, and an outdoor swimming area.

Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

6. Hungerburg: Roundtrip Funicular Tickets from Innsbruck

Begin your journey at 560 meters above sea level, not far from the heart of Innsbruck's old town. Here, the station which was designed and planned by star architect Zaha Hadid, can be explored before the funicular ride starts. The Hungerburg funicular enables visitors to reach the Hungerburg in just 8 minutes. There are several stops along the way including the Alpine Zoo, which is a favorite among families. A ride with the Hungerburg funicular is the perfect option for those, who have limited time.  After reaching the top station, a very nice view from the panorama platform can be enjoyed! For those who want to indulge themselves with culinary treats, the trendy Café Hitt&Söhne can be visited for coffee and cake! Another option is to have a traditional tyrolean meal at the Restaurant Alpina.

Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

7. Innsbruck: City Card Including Public Transport

The best way to experience the picturesque city of Innsbruck, Austria, is with a city card. With admission to many of the best museums, sights, attractions, some cable cars, bikes, and a shuttle bus to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, you'll have plenty of time to see the city in full.  Hop on any of the IBV city trains, the hop-on hop-off bus, or the Nordkette Cable Car. Utilize the discounts at the casino, city tours, or even a traditional folk show with the centuries-old company Tyrolean Evening. Choose between a 24, 48, or 72-hour card and start having fun.

Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

8. Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

Immerse yourself in Austrian tradition as you attend a folk program with singing, dancing, yodeling, and more. Let the Gundolf Family–a staple in Innsbruck since 1967–entertain you with a 1.5-hour presentation. For many people, the Gundolf Family is a group of musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and the historical region of Tyrol around the world. With a varied and attractive program, you will be delighted as you watch Tyrolean dances and “shoe-slapping.” You will also hear typical Tyrolean songs and yodeling. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to dance, sing, and clap along too. In addition to the show, you will have the option of enjoying a drink or taking part in a 3-course meal before or during the show. This includes: Clear soup with sliced pancakes Roast pork with potatoes and mixed salad Apple strudel with whipped cream Program: Music / Schuhplattler – "Reith im Winkel“ (folk-dance) / Yodel-song / Tyrolean figure-dance / Song on the singing saw / Yodel-song / Schuhplattler (folk dance) - Cross Polka / Solo on the country-harp / Alphornklänge = alphorn-sounds / Solo on special tuned cow-bells / Yodel-song / Hackbrett – typical Tyrolean string instrument / Tiroler Holzhackertanz = Woodchoppers dance Intermission Innsbruck Fanfare / Yodel-song / Solo on the zither/ The millers dance / Raffele = old tyrolean string instrument / Jealousy dance / Hölzernes G`lachter = wooden xylophone / Cowbell dance / Yodel-song / Miners dance / Bozner Bergsteigermarsch = the march of the mountaineers Finale (popular songs of visiting countries) Songs, dances and music of this program have been recorded on DVD, video, and CD (which can be purchased on the spot). 

Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

9. Innsbruck: Paragliding Adventure

After your reservation, you will receive further information about paragliding. The meeting point will be at the agreed time at the launch site of the paragliders. Watch the paragliders before you even start your adventure. At the appointed time, your pilot will be on the spot to make the preparations with you. With a few steps, you will be kidnapped into the third dimension. There are only fantastic impressions and new perspectives waiting for you. Feel the wonderful freedom of the air.

Innsbruck: White River Rafting Experience

10. Innsbruck: White River Rafting Experience

Every rafter’s heart skips a beat at the sight of the imposing waves, impressive currents, and powerful stoppers of Europe's famous white river rafting section of the Imster Schlucht. The River Inn, with its abundance of water, is the ideal trip for rafting beginners and every outdoor sports enthusiast. This tour is more than an adventure; it is a nature experience of a very special kind. Your raft will provide a safe ride for all participants from the age of 10 (over 6 for children’s sections) up. Families and less adventurous souls can choose more relaxing trips, while those adventurers who are looking for the thrills and spills of white water rafting better get ready for the trip of a life time. Your 3-hour rafting experience will cover a distance of approximately 14 kilometers, tackling medium white water of a class III category. It doesn’t matter how or where, the experience will conjure up a smile on your face that will last right through the day.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 458 reviews

The guide Armin was extremely knowledgeable. He was very friendly and had a good sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip...the views were outstanding and probably the best I have ever seen

It is an incredible experience, the view at sunrise is the best, I loved it, I will do it again in the future

Easy to use. Just present the reference code to the receptionist and they will accept it.

What an awesome experience this was! I was mesmerised with the view up there.

A little confusing on where to board the car, when put into google maps!