Historic town of Rattenberg
Rattenberg - Austria's Smallest Historical Town:
With a surface area of 11 hectares and just 400 inhabitants Rattenberg is Austria´s smallest historical town. The medieval pedestrian zone is dominated by the unique displays of glass craft in the numerous shops.
Tyrol's only walk-in church tower at the Augustinermuseum.
Visit the glass shops and look over the craftsmen's shoulders. The best view of the city is from the castle ruins on the Schlossberg and the walk-in church tower in the Augustinian Museum. The Augustinian monastery houses one of Tyrol's leading museums. With the annual Schlossbergspiele held in Rattenberg and the authentic Rattenberg Advent, the little town on the Inn is rightly the cultural centre of the region.
- The town itself is actually sight enough. Stroll through the medieval 200-metre-long pedestrian zone and look at the beautiful houses of Rattenberg. By the way, the best view of the town and roofs of Rattenberg is from the castle ruins.
- In summer, tourists and locals flock to the pedestrian zone to visit museums, churches or sometimes just treat themselves to a good cake in one of the pastry shops. At Advent time, the town glows in candlelight. At the Rattenberg Advent, memories of Christmas as it used to be are awakened at the open fireplaces.