Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds)

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The Giant at entrance to Swarovski Crystal Worlds

The Swarovski Crystal Worlds (Swarovski Kristallwelten) is a museum, located in Wattens, Austria. The museum was built in 1995 in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Austria based crystal company Swarovski.

History[edit]

The Swarovski company was founded by Daniel Swarovski in 1895. One hundred years later, multimedia artist Andre Heller was commissioned to design the museum with fourteen chambers throughout.[1] The museum is open year-round, and features a cafe as well as a park space surrounding the building. The Crystal Worlds closed for an expansion after which it has nearly doubled the space.

Chambers of Wonder[edit]

In the Chambers of Wonder at Swarovski Crystal Worlds, internationally and nationally recognized artists, designers, and architects have interpreted crystal in their own ways. 16 show rooms were created, each of which has a different thematic focus.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 47°17′38″N 11°36′03″E / 47.2939°N 11.6008°E / 47.2939; 11.6008