– 25th of July, 2019, thursday –
We escaped from Innsbruck for a day after all the dangers that our first evening presented to us. Somewhat tired from the hours that were spent in the toilet watching someone throw up instead of sleeping, we took a train. My friend recommended the place, a lovely medieval town called Rattenberg. I don’t know who came up with that name, but it gave me a lot of false expectations. You see, “berg” means mountain and “ratten” means rats. So, a mountain with rats, right? I have to admit that there was a hill, not a mountain, but still. However, I did not see a single rat and this, of course, was slightly disappointing.
Jokes aside, I was pleasantly surprised with Rattenberg. It was indeed a lovely medieval town; small streets with colourful houses, peaceful atmosphere, no tourists in sight. Some stairs leading up the hill, where we found the old church as well as ruins of a medieval castle. The top of the hill was transformed to a stage, a play would be performed many evenings during the summer. It was a very hot day, so the breeze on top of the hill was more than welcome.
After a calm and peaceful day in Rattenberg, we even felt brave enough to return to the dangerous Innsbruck in the evening 😉