Rattenberg is a very small town of medieval origin in the Austrian Tyrol, located between Kitzbühel and Innsbruck, the town rises along the banks of the river Inn at about 520 meters above sea level. The village is dominated by a castle and consists of narrow streets lined with houses with colorful facades in the Inn-Salzach style, which give an atmospheric impression of a well-preserved historic city.
Founded in the 13th century, the town was built close to Mount Rat to protect itself from enemies, this position has made it famous for being one of the few places below the Polar Circle to have days during the winter months where the sun never rises , for this purpose mirrors are being built to reflect sunlight during the winter months. Rattenberg is famous for its glass and crystal craftsmen.
1) Rattenberg Christmas (Rattenberger Advent). Rattenberg Christmas takes place in the beautiful historic center of the village, which is known as the smallest town in Austria. The main attraction is the glass artisans who can be watched as they build their works of art. Rattenberg Christmas is the ideal place to buy glass and crystal works, it is not for nothing that Rattenberg is called “Glasstadt” i.e. city of glass.