Rattenberg

Historic Rattenberg is the smallest town in Austria. It forms part of the Kufstein district and lies between the Inn river and a number of rocky outcrops topped with mighty castles and fortresses.

Towering high above Rattenberg is an ancient fortress built in the 10th century. The town itself is characterised by narrow alleys with shops and boutiques in the medieval centre and a number of brightly painted townhouses. Rattenberg is particularly famous for its long tradition of glass-blowing, which is why it is often referred to as "the glass town". Restaurants, delicatessens and regular farmers' markets give plenty of opportunities to sample some of the local cuisine. There are also plenty of events going on throughout the year at the Veranstaltungszentrum Malerwinkel as well as the Schlossbergspiele festival in summer and the pretty Rattenberger Advent with its Christmas market in the run-up to winter.

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