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Social Programme

An attractive social programme will be available, as the venue is located in the city center. One may enjoy winter(sports) in the Austrian Alps or explore the Swarowski Crystal World in the nearby city of Wattens.

Social event for Saturday afternoon March 3

Bergisel Ski Jump We will organize a trip to the Bergisel Ski Jump on Saturday March 3rd during the afternoon break. The Bergisel Ski Jump is characterized by a breathtaking view of Innsbruck, the charm of a ski jumping venue with an Olympic past and modern architecture. The tower, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, the "Bergisel Sky" panorama restaurant and the panorama terrace are easily accessible. We will have a guided tour with a ski jumper, who will be happy to answer questions. You can experience Innsbruck and the Tyrolean mountains in a unique way at the panorama deck. Afterwards we will have coffee and cake in the panorama restaurant.

If you want to attend the social event please indicate this in the online travel form. The trip is included in the registration fee. Please note, that this registration is binding.

Alpine Skiing:

Patscherkofel skiing A complimentary shuttlebus service will be available in the afternoons to transfer interested participants to the "Axamer Lizum". Please indicate in the online travel form if you would like to rent skiing gear. Further, electronic half-day ski tickets valid from 1-4 pm at the Axamer Lizum can be purchased in cash (Euros only) on a daily basis at the hotel reception desk. The discounted rate for participants is EURO 22 (incl. € 2 refundable deposit) per half-day. Private skiing lessons for beginners are possible - please contact "Ski und Snowboard Schule Innsbruck"!

Ski Rental

The ski rental "Die Börse" located in Innsbruck can be used to rent ski equipment. On February 28, we provide a free shuttle service to the ski rental shop. The equipment can be stored in the hotel (special room) during the whole course. Please indicate in the travel form if you would like to rent skiing gear.

Swarovski Crystal World:

Swarovski Crystal World Image kindly provided by WikimediaA daily bus leaves from Innsbruck to the Swarowski Crystal World in Wattens at 1 pm and 3 pm (30 min. ride). The “Swarovski Crystal World” - package at the rate of TBA includes the bus ride and the entrance fee. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk in the Hotel Grauer Bär.

Download the bus schedule here.