Culture and history in the region around Hall in Tyrol
Experience the culture and history of Hall and its surrounding area up close
These days the magic of the Middle Ages is still up above the many towers and gables of the little town of Hall in Tyrol. Hall initially made history due to its wealth of salt, its coin mintage and from boast rides on the River Inn. However, it is not just the town of Hall with its picturesque alleyways and squares which are evidence of an eventful past, the traditional villages, churches and monasteries in the area, are too.
In the area around Hall, and in Hall itself, there a few museums which provide an exciting insight into the past of this Alpine region. Even the town centre in Hall has a great deal of history to offer – it is the biggest maintained Old Town in western Austria!
Museum of Tyrolean farmsteads
In the open-air museum of Tyrolean farms in Kramsach you can take yourself off on a voyage into the past. 37 re-developed original buildings await. Farmsteads and outbuildings from various valleys nestle in this hilly terrain, set amidst an impressive mountain backdrop. Take a bit of time and head out on a hike into the past of what rural life and work pre-Industrialisation was like.
The Museum of Tyrolean farmsteads is open every day from Palm Sunday until the end of October from 9:00 a.m. From Palm Sunday until the end of April and in October the museum closes at 5:00 p.m., whereas in the summer it closes at 6:00 p.m. Entry costs 8.00 Euro for an adult and 2.80 Euro for children. Discounts are available for families and groups.
Schwaz Silver Mine
You are also heading out in the tracks of times past when you pay a visit to Schwaz Silver Mine. The journey underground on the Grubenbahn is just the start of an extraordinary adventure. Follow in the tracks of the mountain people who mined silver and copper here over 500 years ago and find out interesting facts about the social and financial development of Europe. The biggest silver mine from the Middle Ages is one of Tyrol’s most significant sights and it is a brilliant excursion for a rainy day, and even when the summer sun is beating down. The mine itself is a constant 12 degrees Celsius and doesn’t rain down here!
The Silver Mine is open year round. From May to September between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; from October to April from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entry for adults costs 17.00 Euro, while for children it is 10.00 Euro. Discounts are available for families, students, teenagers, apprentices/trainees, senior citizens and groups.
Hasegg Castle / Hall Mint
Hasegg Castle was built to protect the city and to monitor the old salt route when the town was granted town privileges. In the middle of the 16th century, Hall mint was relocated to the castle. Coin production ceased at the start of the 19th century. Since 1975 Hall Mint re-opened as a museum and it was completely refurbished in 2003.
Today visitors to the Mint in Hall can find out about half a millennia of European coinage history. You can get a sense of the past, when wealth still equated to hard cash and currency was only as strong as the material from which it was stamped.
Hall Mint is open year-round from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From April to October it is closed on Monday, from November to March it is close on Sunday and Monday. From the 3rd week in January, through to the 2nd week in March, Hall Mint is only open to groups on request. Entry for adults is 8.00 Euro, for children it is 5.50 Euro. Discounts are available for families, school children, students, senior citizens and groups. Hall Mint / Mint Tower combi-tickets are available.
Hall town centre
Pay a visit to Hall town centre. During a guided tour of the city by the tourist office, you will find out a great deal of information about the extensive history of the town of Hall in Tyrol and will get to see all the key sights. During a guided tour you get to see the Oberer Stadtplatz with the town hall, St. Nikolaus parish church, Magdalene Chapel, as well as the Stiftsplatz.
One-hour guided tours of the town are held on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Meet at the tourist information office in Hall at Unterer Stadtplatz 19. Price is 6.50 Euro for adults, 3.50 Euro for children. Discounts are available for Hall – Wattens ‘Treasure Card’ holders.
The country hotel, the Reschenhof near Hall
Visit Hall in Tyrol and find out more about the history and culture of the surrounding area. The Hotel Reschenhof near Hall is the ideal place to stay for your holiday. It is the right choice when it comes to exploring the region around Hall. Send us a no-obligation enquiry. We look forward to welcoming you!
Sights in Innsbruck and the surrounding area
Around the country hotel, the Reschenhof**** near Innsbruck there are a great deal of sights just waiting to be explored by you.
The country hotel, the Reschenhof**** is the ideal starting point to explore the sights of Innsbruck and the surrounding area. From here it is just a ten minute car or bus journey to Wattens and Innsbruck. Hall in Tyrol is just two kilometres away.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Swarovski is a successfully globally operating business which is based in Wattens in Tyrol. Swarovski Crystal Worlds is the very place that attracts millions of visitors. The Crystal Worlds were opened in 1995 to celebrate the company’s one hundred year anniversary. With its unique Chambers of Wonder and extensive gardens it is one of the most visited sights in Austria. After refurbishment in May 2015 the Crystal Worlds now exude a whole new radiant look.
The Crystal Worlds are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Entry for adults is 19.00 Euro, while it is 7.50 Euro for children. Discounts are available for families and groups who have the ‘Treasure Ticket’.
At the foot of the Nordkette, above the roof tops of Innsbruck, is the Alpine zoo. Some 2000 Alpine animals live here in natural enclosures, terraria and aquaria. No other zoo in the world has such a complete array of animals in the Alpine area. A trip to the Alpine zoo is a special experience for anyone, at any time of year, not just for children. In the winter all kinds of animals can be seen, it is only the marmots, reptiles and amphibians which hibernate over the cold seasons.
From Innsbruck it is a twenty minute walk to Alpine zoo, or you could take your car or the Hungerburgbahn.
The Alpine zoo is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Between November and March to 5:00 p.m. Entry for adults is 10.00 Euro, while for children it is 5.00 Euro. Discounts are available for students, pensioners and groups. Combi-tickets are available for car parking, the Hungerburgbahn and the Alpine zoo.
Dogs are not permitted in the zoo!
Bergisel ski jump
The Bergisel ski jump is a highlight that attracts visitors to Tyrol throughout the year. The breath-taking views to Innsbruck, the inspiration of a ski jump which has been part of the Olympic Games and its contemporary architecture are the characteristic features of the Bergisel ski jump. The impressive tower, designed by famous architect Zaha Hadid, the panorama restaurant and the viewing terrace are easy to get to via two lift facilities. The Bergisel and the ski jump stadium are just a few minutes away from Innsbruck city centre.
The jump facilities on the Bergisel are open in summer from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. From November through to May (closed Tuesdays) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except weekends and bank holidays when the facilities are open from 9:00 a.m. Entry for adults is 9.50 Euro, while for children it is 4.50 Euro. Discounts are available for families, groups, ÖAMTC and ÖSV members. A variety of combi-tickets are available.
Explore the region!
With our guest map – the “treasure map” – we would like to invite you to come with us in search of the special features that our region has to offer. Discover the beautiful natural features and historic buildings, hidden gems and the plentiful range of activities on offer in the region. Enjoy your excursions!
Discounts and price reductions
With the Hall-Wattens ‘treasure ticket’ you get to avail of special offers which await you in the holiday towns in the region! Numerous partners provide you with discounts, price reductions and even free entry when you show your ‘treasure ticket’. You can get your very own ‘treasure ticket’ at the Reception desk in the country hotel, the Reschenhof in Mils, when you arrive.
Sights in the region
Below is a list of the advantages of having a ‘treasure card’:
- Swarovski Crystal Worlds: 15% discount on the entry price
- Hasegg Castle – Museum Münze Hall: 20% discount on the entry price
- Hall mining museum in Tyrol for discounts and offers, please see the current program of weekly events
- Matschgermuseum Absam: Free entry!
- Absam museum of local history: Free entry!
- Wattens Museum – Industry & History: Free entry!
- Typewriter museum: Free entry!
- Tratzberg Castle: 10 % discount on the entry price
- Schwaz Silver Mine: 2.00 Euro discount
- Achenseeschiffahrt GESMBH: Reduced price of 16.50 Euro per person
- Zillertal Alpine Dairy: Reduced price of 5.50 Euro per person / including cheese sampling, 11.90 Euro
Programme of activities in the region and surrounding area
- Guided tour of Hall in Tyrol: For discounts and offers, please see the current programme of weekly events
- Guided hikes
- For discounts and offers, please see the current programme of weekly events
- Glungezer Bergbahnen: Individuals enjoy the same price as a group tariff
- Erlebniswelt Kugelwald on the Glungezer: You get a little bag of pine cones
- Outdoor swimming pool in Hall in Tyrol: You get a surprise gift
- The Point – Health and Fitness: 5.00 Euro discount a day ticket in the fitness centre
- Alpenhotel Speckbacher Hof: 50% discount on use of the Alpine golf facilities
- Park Spa: 10 % discount on day entry
Cuisine in the Hall – Wattens region
- The Geisterburg: Free starter or dessert – when you order a main meal
- Tuxerbauer: Surprise gift when you make a purchase in the farm shop
- Panoramagasthaus Neue Gufl – walk-in panoramic wine barrel: Exclusive shuttle in a 1967 Ford Mustang Cabriolet free of charge – out & back from the Hall – Wattens region
- Vino1337 – the pleasure centre in Hall in Tyrol – Vinothek, bar, gourmet food: Exclusive gift – when you make a purchase or when your meals come to over 30.00 Euro
- Hotel Goldener Adler: Free drink with your meal
- Brennerei & Brauerei Ebner: Surprise gift – when you make a purchase of over 30.00 Euro
With the Hall-Wattens ‘treasure ticket’ you get to explore the region and enjoy lots of benefits. The country hotel, the Reschenhof, is very well suited as a starting point.
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