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Rattenberg Travel guide
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Bavaria and the Tyrol used to fight over this tiny border town, which grew until the 17C, when the silver mines on which its prosperity had been based were exhausted. Today, Rattenberg is an almost perfectly preserved example of Renaissance architecture, with only two streets, intersected by alleys. Among other Tyrolean handicraft specialities, Rattenberg claims to be the "glass town" ( Glasstadt).
Tourist attractions Rattenberg : Things to see and do
The Gothic Church of St Virgil (1473), abutting the castle hillock, has outstanding external pink-marble stonework. Inside, its twin naves, separated by four columns with capitals of Antique design, are vibrant with a festive harmony of white and pin..
This monastery founded by Augustinians in 1384 houses a museum displaying Tyrolean art treasures. Late-Gothic statuary, displayed in the cloister, is given a prominent place. Examples of local goldsmithing masterpieces, including by the great master ..
The main street's most characteristic houses have tall façades and multicoloured pediments, adorned with stuccowork and pink-marble door or window frames. As one can see from the castle, pediments do not conceal a flat roof but the broken line of a f..