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Culture and history in the region around Hall in Tyrol

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.

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.

Current opening hours and admission prices can be found here.

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!

Current opening hours and admission prices can be found here.

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.

Current opening hours and admission prices can be found here.

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.

Current opening hours and admission prices can be found here.

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Hotel Der Reschenhof near Hall

Visit Hall in Tyrol and learn more about the history and culture of the area. Hotel Der Reschenhof near Hall is the ideal accommodation for your vacation. It is the right choice to explore the region around Hall.

Sights in the region

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.

Current opening hours and admission prices can be found here. There are discounts for families and groups with the "Schatzkarte".

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.

Current opening hours and admission prices can be found here.

Dogs are not permitted in the zoo!

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.

Current opening hours and admission prices can be found here.

With our guest card – the “Schatzkarte” – 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!

With the Hall-Wattens ‘Schatzkarte’ 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 ‘Schatzkarte’. You can get your very own ‘Schatzkartet’ at the Reception desk in the hotel Reschenhof when you arrive.

Information on discounts and participating attractions can be found here.

  • 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