- CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRIA -

Rattenburg Part 2

LINKS to other pages in the 'Christmas in Austria' site and to the Travelling Days series:

1 : Welcome to Austria
2 : Schloss Hotel Rosenegg
3 : Fieberbrunn
4 : Salzburg
5 : Innsbruck
6 : Kitzbühel
7 : Rattenburg
8 : Austrian Countryside etc.

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The parish church, originally late Gothic (15th Century) was remodelled internally in Baroque style in 1735 (ceiling fresco by Matthäus Günther). The Servite Church (1709), closer to the river and which features a picture at the bottom of this page, has some fine stucco work and frescos.

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Since 1820 the firm of Kisslinger has been making and presenting fine glass and crystal ware in Rattenberg. In the beginning of the thirties the engraver Ferdinand Kisslinger came to Rattenberg and later established his company in 1946.

Each year thousands of local people and tourists visit the shop and are able to see the process of crystal making from the furnace to the finished product. It is also possible to view the local craftsman (glassblowers, cutters, engravers and painters) at work.

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Examples of glass work in the local shops (left and below)


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Rattenburg in the late afternoon (right and below)

The next (and last) page in this Austrian series depicts some of the scenery viewed from our coach on the various excursions over the Christmas period. Please click on the 'next' button at the bottom right of this page.


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