Represented by manufacturers with a long tradition of savoir-faire, Austrian glassware is involved in several fields: crockery, of course, with glasses, cups, dishes, hors d'oeuvres dishes and ramekins. Decorative items, such as vases, statuettes, miniature replicas of animals, cars or planes. Optics, supplying lenses for a number of precision apparatus, binoculars, telescopes and astronomical telescopes. Finally art, in a museum that is unlike any other, and was opened by the Swarovski company (our photo). Located in Wattens, in the Tyrol, this exhibition place exalts crystal in all its aspects, in a trip through several rooms with inlaid panels containing decor forming quite beautiful oniric scenes.
Swarovski Crystal World was opened in 1995 and this incredible site in Tyrol has already had 10 million visitors.© Martin Bobrovsky / age fotostock
Swarovski is the crystal specialist of Austria as Baccarat is to France.© Michael Felix / age fotostock
Lighting up the chandelier highlights the quality of the crystal and creates amazing reflections.© Ron Zmiri / age fotostock
The Swarovski centre of Tyrol is a veritable crystal museum where you can see this mineral in all its forms.© Martin Bobrovsky / age fotostock
This incredible crystal dome is one of the splendours of this one-of-a-kind museum.© Martin Bobrovsky / age fotostock