Some idyllic corners
The idyllic corner at the first picture is called "Malerwinkel", a domination often given at touristic hotspots to idyllic places which attract numerous painters. It is just a few steps from the main street. When you are there you can spot a shaft of an elevator made of glass which brings the visitors to various floors of the town hall, to a cafe and on top to a terrace with a fine view of the city. From here you reach the castle ruins after just a few steps.
Nice views of the City from the Castle
The walk up to the castle offers fine views of the city and its surroundings along the river Inn. And if you look at the roofs and the street in between them it reminds you sometimes a bit of the views down to Salzburg, Burghausen or Wasserburg. So you can notice even here what these Inn-Salzach-cities have in common.
Climb up to the Castle ruins
The castle above the walled city was abandoned around 1700 and is now a ruin. A park is today around the ruin which offers great vews of Rattenberg and the surrounding parts of the valley of the river Inn. The park with the ruin is a nice site for a Summer Theatre. There was even a lift built to bring the spectators up but I recommend to walk, it is a short and pleasant stroll which offers fine views as well.
There is only one street
Stroll along the main street (virtually the only one real street here). It is comfortable because it is a pedestrian street. If you come by car you find spacious parking opportunities right outside the city walls just a few steps away.
On entering Rattenberg, you will leave your car in the car park, and the first imposing building that you will see is the Handicraft Museum. Built into the cliff face, the building is one of the oldest in Rattenberg, dating back to the year 1148. The frames of the portals and the windows date back to the 15th and 16th Centuries. I'm not sure of the opening times, but most museums seem to open from about May.
One of the many beautiful churches in Austria!
Pfarrkirche St. Virgil
This nice church was built between 1473 and 1506 by Baumeister Christian Nickinger and completed by Jörg Steyrer.
There must have been an older church on this place because the name is already mentioned in 1299.
Style Late Gothic church.
This is a kind of Craftsmuseum in the so called Nagelschmiedhäusern.
In the Museum you experience the original Stuben and bedrooms in all colors and details of the life of the people that lived here for many years.
Many pictures, old furniture and works of art give a good impression about art and culture in Tirol.
It is not a great place but since you're in Rattenberg worth a visit for only € 1,00 entrance fee.
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