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Specialty Museums · History Museums
Wattens is a market town of the Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is chiefly known as home of the Swarovski crystal glass company.GeographyWattens is located in the Lower Inn Valley of North Tyrol, about 13km east of Innsbruck. The municipal area stretches from the southern shore of the Inn River into the Wattental side valley, leading to the Wattentaler Lizum head within the Tux Alps range.It has access to the Inn Valley Autobahn (A 12) and is served by ÖBB trains at Fritzens-Wattens station on the Lower Inn Valley Railway line.HistoryArchaeological settlement traces date back to the La Tène era; the name Wattens was first mentioned in a 930 deed, when the area was part of the German stem duchy of Bavaria. The region was held by the Counts of Tyrol from the 12th century onwards and acquired by the Austrian House of Habsburg in 1363.
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Popular things to do in Wattens

Specialty Museum
Swarovski Kristallwelten
Duration: 3 hours
History Museum
Museu Delle Macchine Da Screvere
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Wattens

Ski Area
Hintertuxer Gletscher Hintertux
Duration: 1h 30 min
Geologic Formation
Natur Eis Palast Hintertux
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Burg Hasegg / Hall Mint Hall in Tirol
Duration: 1h 30 min
Herz-Jesu-Basilika Hall in Tirol
Duration: 1h 30 min

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