Schwaz is a city in Tyrol, in Austria.
By trainThe Unterinntalbahn passes through Schwaz, making train the most convenient way to get into the heart of the city. The (Schwaz station) is on the east side of the Inn, so exit the station and cross the Inn over the (Barbara bridge). Tavel time from Innsbruck is ca. 8 min.
By carThe Inntal Autobahn (Inn Valley Highway) A12 passes through Schwaz, offering a direct highway connection to Germany through Wörgl and Kufstein, and to Italy over the Brenner Pass. Get off the highway at .
By helicopterSchwaz does not have an airport, but a public (ICAO: LOXS).
Old TownHistoric town centre with many architectural gems from the 15th and 16th century when Schwaz was an important silver ore mining town in Tyrol.
phone: +43 5242 72372address: Alte Landstraße 3aSilver mine, documenting over 500 years of ore mining in the area. A 90-minute tour takes visitors underground into the depths of the mountain with a miner train, explaining the harsh mining conditions miners faced throughout the centuries, and its importance in Medieval Austria. With a constant temperature of 12° round the year, warm clothes and gloves are recommended.
phone: +43 5242 72129address: Alte Landstraße 15Planetarium with 360° projection cinema, showing documentaries on astronomy and earth sciences.
In nearby Stans:
phone: +43 5242 66090address: St. Martin 16Among the top ethnological museums in Europe, the Museum der Völker exhibits artistic and religious artefacts collected by famous photographer, journalist and author Gert Chesi. The museum hosts collections of Gert Chesi along with the Schell Collection and Lindner Collection, all illustrated with photographic work by Gert Chesi.
phone: +43 0650 8704184address: Martin-Wintersteller-Gasse 9Museum for religious art. Visits must be booked by telephone in advance.
phone: +43 5242 62371address: Münchner Straße 21A tribute to firefighters and firefighting, displaying stories of heroism alongside firefighting equipment and antique fire engines. There is a special guided tour for kids.
More clothes - even in spring the temperatures can fall to zero degrees.
phone: +43 5242 64518address: Alte Landstrasse 1Large pizzas for a fair price. Indoor and outdoor seating, conveniently next to the Silver mine. Cosy, well suited for families with kids.
Tonis Eiscafephone: +43 5242 71264address: Winterstellergasse 1The best ice cream in town, and very affordable.
phone: +43 5242 62554address: Alte Landstraße 3aTraditional Austrian restaurant with a cozy atmosphere, serving Tyrolean food.
There are two lovely places right in the centre in Schwaz close to the intersection Burggasse and Innsbruckerstraße in the pedestrian area. The one is called "Radio" which is the only young, uptodate pub in Schwaz. And the other is utterly nice located towards the Pfundsplatz in front of the town hall, called "Luce".