Austria's smallest city

Rattenberg, located in the Alpbachtal holiday region, proves that the true size of a town does not depend on its area. Although only 500 people live on just under eleven hectares, the small town between the Inn River and the Schlossberg is bursting with cultural treasures. In addition to its medieval charm, the town also has all kinds of sights to offer. Come and see for yourself!

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Where glass art is at home

Rattenberg is also known as the glass city. This designation has a long history, as glass art in all its manifestations has long been a traditional craft in the region. To get a deeper insight into the multifaceted glassblowing and the associated work steps, we recommend a visit to one of the numerous glass shops, such as Kristall Glas Kisslinger. If you feel like it, you can even try blowing glass balls yourself during a course - a great experience for the whole family.

Immerse yourself in a world of glass!

Magical Christmas magic

In the time before Christmas, Rattenberg is traditionally always worth a visit. At the Rattenberg Advent, you can expect a Christmas atmosphere characterised by quiet contemplation, which you often look for in vain between the crowds and flashing lights at the usual Christmas markets. So look forward to a romantic evening by candlelight with a glass of fragrant Rattenberg Advent wine, surrounded by creations of the finest local glass art!

Rattenberg during Advent
© Bernhard Berger © Bernhard Berger

Enjoyable city stroll

The narrow streets with medieval facades invite you to stroll through the town. Thanks to the pedestrian zone and the parking spaces outside the starting core, you can enjoy relaxing peace and quiet without car noise while you stroll through Rattenberg. If you get hungry after strolling through the small shops, you are also well catered for: a large number of restaurants and cafés invite you to take refreshments and a cosy break.

Our tip: Interested in a sweet complement to your cup of coffee? We recommend a traditional apple strudel from the Hacker confectionery. If you order in advance, master confectioner Reinhard Hacker will personally demonstrate how to prepare the pulled apple strudel. To top it all off, there is a tasting afterwards! You should not miss out on this delicacy!


Treat yourself to something sweet!

Would you like a piece of history?

The Augustinian Museum in Rattenberg is not only worth a visit for its historical art treasures, but also has the only church tower in the whole of Tyrol that is open to the public. This half-timbered tower offers a first-class view of medieval Rattenberg and delights with its historic bells and baroque tower clock. With the Alpbachtal Card, admission is free of charge.

Historical insights with outlooks

Panorama & theatre at the Schlossberg

One of the most beautiful viewing spots in Rattenberg can be found high up on the Schlossberg. It is only a 15-minute walk from the town centre. You will be rewarded with a magnificent view of Rattenberg and the Inn Valley. Once at the top, you can also admire the castle ruins including the legendary Bienerturm. In summer, the Schlossberg is also the venue for the Rattenberg Schlossbergspiele. Here you can enjoy exquisite theatre performances in an atmospheric ambience.

See the city from above

Explore Rattenberg with local guides

Our wide range of city tours - classic, costumed or according to specific themes - allows you to get to know little Rattenberg in a particularly varied way. We are also happy to create the right offer for school groups on request in our tourist office. The tours are conducted weekly by local guides. The classic tours are also included free of charge for owners of the Alpbachtal Card.


Once through the town!

Cycling in Rattenberg

Rattenberg also offers some options for guests who enjoy exercise: In the Skill Park, our mountain bike practice area, newcomers can playfully learn the most important skills for riding fun over hill and dale. The associated pump track in Rattenberg/Brixlegg is also very popular with families.

You can also pedal hard along the nearby Inn Cycle Path. Two stages take you to Kufstein or Innsbruck - past many Tyrolean sights such as the largest open-air museum in Tyrol, the Museum of Tyrolean Farms. Thanks to the Alpbachtal Card, you can also enjoy free admission here.


Discover the Inn Cycle Path

Where to take the car during the city stroll?

There are several paid parking spaces at the west and east entrances to Rattenberg. They allow you to enjoy a car-free and relaxed stroll in the pedestrian zone of the glass town during your visit to Austria's smallest town.
Are you on the road without cash? No problem! In Rattenberg you can pay your parking fees easily and cashlessly via the Easypark app.

Additional bonus: Easypark app users can park for the first hour free of charge!

Alternatively, you can leave your car at home. The centrally located train station at the entrance to Rattenberg allows you to travel comfortably and sustainably by train.

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