Industrial Tourism Attractions

Industrial Tourism Attractions in Austria

Voestalpine-Stahlwelt, Linz

During the 90 minutes plant tour, the visitor will get a fascinating look into steel production and processing. Three main facilities will be explored: the blast furnace, the hot-rolling mill and the blank-production facility. The Stahlwelt building's shape is reminiscent of a periscope and constitutes an architectural point of reference in Linz's industrial landscape.

Fronius International: Pettenbach, Sattledt and Wels

The exciting world of Solar Energy: among the highlights of this individual guided tour is one of the largest photovoltaic installation in Austria, completed with its own inverter room, and the Energy Cell. Explore innovations like CMT and DeltaSpot and watch live welding demos. Also, the visitors will be finding out everything worth knowing about Fronius' Perfect Welding Division, and touring its production facilities.

Gmundner Keramik, Gmund

The visitor experiences how the famous Gmundner Keramik products are made: from the blank shape to the finished and painted piece. Roughly 60 work steps are required for this and the entire artistry of the ceramic painters. The whole process takes place 100% in Gmunden, being an Austrian company grounded in 1492.

Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds), Wattens

The company runs a crystal-themed museum, Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) at its original Wattens site (near Innsbruck). It opened in 1995 to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Swarovski with a grand, multi-sensory experience of crystal in all its facets. In its 20 years of existence, the crystalline adventure has so far attracted more than 12 million visitors. The redesign in 2015 is the largest expansion yet.

Riedel Glass Factory, Kufstein

The glass-blowers still use an ancient mouth-blowing method with great care and precision to create the world-famous handcrafted RIEDEL glasses. The Factory Tour shows this fantastic craft and a multimedia show "Sinnfonie".