Rattenberg Advent Season, © Gabriele Grießenböck
Rattenberg Advent Season, © Gabriele Grießenböck

Rattenberg Advent Season

Rattenberg, 18.12.2021 - 19.12.2021

Those who long for a quieter celebration of Christmas, without the hustle and bustle of shopping malls, tinsel, and hectic schedules, are strongly recommended to enjoy the festive season in the medieval town of Rattenberg, Austria’s smallest town.

Standing on the banks of the Inn River, Rattenberg is tucked between the 10th century fortress on the hill and the river. The medieval center of Austria’s smallest town is full of revitalized townhouses, cobbled streets, and alleyways. There will be no Christmas lighting in Rattenberg, instead, the lovely, historic pedestrian precinct will exclusively be lit by candles, torches, and open fires on the four weekends during Advent Season. Revolving around the theme of “Wonder and Mysteries”, Rattenberg boasts a contemplative and spirit-filled atmosphere where the true sense of Christmas is cherished and lived.

Moreover, there will be no classical stalls and booths selling goods in Rattenberg. It was the development of the glass industry that brought Rattenberg to the height of its prosperity. Rattenberg’s historic center is dotted by specialist glass shops that will be open during Advent Season, selling their elaborate and unique glass art designs and original hand-blown creations. Culinary delights are available from local inns and restaurants.

Rattenberg Advent Season Highlights:

  • Romantic Advent Walk: Fridays at 4:00pm (COVID19 pandemic spread prevention measures will be dependent on current government mandates and any additional measures put in place by the event organizer; free of charge; limited number of participants; please register in advance by sending an email to info@alpachtal.at or call +43 5337 21200-50)
Rattenberg Advent Season, © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / Bernhard Berger
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18.12.2021 - 19.12.2021

November 20 and 21, 2021; November 27 and 28, 2021; December 04 and 05, 2021; December 11 and 12, 2021; December 18 and 19, 2021

The Romantic Advent Walk takes place on Fridays at 4:00pm

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Admission is free.

Please note that the Austrian Government has implemented new vaccination or recovery requirements effective November 08, 2021. Guests are required to show proof of vaccination or proof of recent recovery from COVID (“2-G-Regel”) at the entrance; no testing option will be allowed.

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6240 Rattenberg

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Ihr Ziel: 6240 Rattenberg, Österreich

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