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Castle Rattenberg

Rattenberg is a little historic town in the Tyrolean Unterinntal where you can find lots of old and picturesque buildings. It is really worth to take a walk through the medieval Old Town with its cosy cafes and lots of glassware shops.

Rattenberg is a little historic town in the Tyrolean Unterinntal where you can find lots of old and picturesque buildings. It is really worth to take a walk through the medieval Old Town with its cosy cafes and lots of glassware shops.

At its end you find a small path where you reach the Castle Rattenberg, which can be seen from far away because of its exposed position above the town. On your way up to the castle you find semi-derelict castle walls between brushwood. After some minutes you pass the first doorway arch and you will find a stage and some stage properties because every year during the summer months there are enacted plays there. I haven’t seen one yet but they are said to be worth seeing and I can imagine that it would be great alone because of the ambiance of the venue

After inspecting this place of interest go up to the donjon – the only preserved tower of the castle. From there you should have another rest to enjoy the wonderful view over Rattenberg and even fairer. You are not able to view the castle from the inside.

The castle once was the most important fortification in the Unterinntal and its history of origins go probably back to the 10th century.

written by agrimony

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