With just 400 inhabitants and a surface area of 10 ha Rattenberg is Austria´s smallest historical town. The medieval pedestrian zone is dominated by the unique displays of glass craft in the numerous shops.
In summer many tourists from all over the world visit the town with its particular flair. In winter Rattenberg celebrates the Advent Saturdays in a unique way. Artists from the region and associations from the town present theatrical and musical performances following the customs and traditions of this reflective time of the year.
Rattenberg castle was the Bavarian duchy’s’ most important fortification in the Lower Inn Valley. During Emperor Maximilian I. rule the castle finally came to the Tyrol and Austria.