In less than half an hour, you can reach Tyrol’s urban, Alpine capital. The 800 year old historic district of Innsbruck exudes medieval charm and tells the exciting history of the city. Famous attractions such as the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), the Hofburg, and the Triumphpforte (Triumphal Arch) are testaments of the eventful past. The Olympic city of Innsbruck is also a popular venue for international sporting events.
The Alpenzoo is home to 2,000 different wild animals from the Alpine region. Located at the foot of the Nordkette, the zoo reflects the astonishing biodiversity of the Alps. You can marvel at 150 different species such as the ibex, otter, brown bear, eagle, and wolf in Europe’s highest zoo.
The Olympic ski jump majestically towers over Innsbruck and was a venue in the Olympic Winter Games in 1954 and 1976. In 2002, the ski jump, which was designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, was newly opened, and an inclined lift now transports visitors up to the panoramic restaurant with a magnificent terrace and 360o view.
The Tirol Panorama is located on the historical Bergisel, the original site of Tyrol’s fight for freedom against Napoleon’s Bavarian-French troops. The heart of the museum is the 1,000 m² cyclorama, the center of which depicts the thrilling 3rd battle of Tyrol’s fight for freedom in 1809. In addition, the Tirol Panorama sheds light on the fascination of the “Myth of Tyrol”. The museum gives insight into the history, the religion, and the nature that characterize Tyrol. The Kaiserjägermuseum reveals exciting details about Tyrol’s military history from the 18th to the 20th century.
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens are a magical place for all the senses! The iconic giant, created by André Heller, with its enchanting garden houses an imaginative realm of crystal. Let yourself be impressed by the surreal Crystal cloud, a huge installation made of 800,000 crystals, a play tower, and 16 mystical chambers of wonder!
After a 30 minute drive, you can explore a house full of surprises in Terfens. In this house, which was designed with an attention to detail, the world is upside down, and you can experience the everyday from a new perspective.
Are you in the mood for an Italian stone oven pizza or a freshly roasted macchiato? In only a half hour, you can reach Italy from Sporthotel Cristall via the Brenner Pass on the A13. The pass, a historic border crossing from Austria to Italy, is at an elevation of 1,370 m. An Alpine way of life merges with an Italian flair in the municipality of Brenner with its popular outlet center and the town of Sterzing, which is 15 min. away.