Austria's smallest town
Rattenberg, located in the Alpbachtal holiday region, proves that the true size of a town does not depend on its surface 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!
Where glass art is at home
Rattenberg is also known as the glass town. This designation has a long history, as glass art in all its forms has long been a traditional craft in the region. To get a deeper insight into the multifaceted craft of 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 baubles yourself during a course - a great experience for the whole family.Immerse yourself in a world of glass!
Magical Christmas magic
In the weeks running up to Christmas, Rattenberg is traditionally always worth a visit. At the Rattenberg Advent, the town's Christmas atmosphere is characterised by quiet contemplation, something you often search for in vain between the crowds and flashing lights at other 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
Enjoyable walk through town
The narrow streets with medieval facades invite you to take a stroll through the town. Thanks to the pedestrian zone and the car parks at the town's boundaries you can enjoy the relaxing peace and quiet without traffic while you stroll through Rattenberg. Should you start feeling hungry, there are several restaurants and cafés where you can get a bite to eat and something to drink.
Our tip: Interested in something sweet to go with 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! Be sure not to miss out on this delicacy!
Treat yourself to something sweet!
How about learning about the history of the town?
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. Admission is free of charge with your Alpbachtal Card.Historical insights with outlooks
Panorama & theatre at the Schlossberg
One of the most beautiful view points 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 over the roofs of Rattenberg and of the Inn Valley. Once at the top, you can also admire the castle ruins including the legendary Biener tower. In summer, the Schlossberg is also the venue for the Rattenberg Schlossbergspiele. Exquisite theatre performances are preformed in an atmospheric ambience.See the town from above
Explore Rattenberg with local guides
Our wide range of tours - classic, costumed or according to specific themes - allows you to get to know Rattenberg in a particularly diverse way. On request, we are also happy to put together tailored tours for school groups in our tourist office. The tours are conducted weekly by local guides. The classic tours are also included free of charge with the Alpbachtal Card.
Discover the town!
Cycling in Rattenberg
Rattenberg also offers some options for cycling sports lovers: 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.
The nearby Inn Cycle Path offers plenty of pedalling excercise along the two stages that take you to Kufstein or Innsbruck. The path leads past many Tyrolean sights such as the largest open-air museum in Tyrol, the Museum of Tyrolean Farmhouses. Thanks to the Alpbachtal Card, visits to the museum is free of charge.
Discover the Inn Cycle Path
Where to park during the stroll?
There are several metered parking lots at the west and east entrances to Rattenberg. They allow you to enjoy a traffic-free and relaxed stroll in the pedestrian zone during your visit to Austria's smallest town.
On the road without cash? No problem! In Rattenberg you can pay your parking fees easily and cashlessly via the Easypark app.
Additional bonus: for Easypark app users, the first hour is free of charge!
Alternatively, you can leave your car at home. The centrally located train station to the east of Rattenberg provides for comfortable and sustainable travel by train.travel climate friendly