Schlossberg Rattenberg
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Schlossberg Rattenberg

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Schlossberg Rattenberg with ruins

open all year. Rise about 5 minutes - incredibly beautiful view points! Accessibility: Lift in the driveway with Malerwinkel available!

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A:

by Uwe Wieteck, 140 meters away

B:

by Uwe Wieteck, 160 meters away

C: Rattenberg - der Malerwinkel

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D: Malerwinkel Rattenberg

by Johannes Span, 180 meters away

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E:

by Uwe Wieteck, 220 meters away

F: Rattenberger Advent1

by Johannes Span, 250 meters away

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G: Krampus Tyrol, Kramsach, 2000er pass

by Johannes Span, 1.4 km away

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H: Rattenberger Advent2

by Johannes Span, 1.4 km away

Rattenberger Advent2

I: Rattenberger Advent3

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J: Running event in Brixlegg

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