Radstadt - main resort in the Enns Valley with historic old town

The old town in the mountains - charming mediaeval town

The 700 year old town of Radstadt was origingally a Roman settlement on the main north-south route. The name Radstadt comes from "Rastat" meaning resting place for waggoners. The whole plateau was fortified in the 13th century and our town - the only one in the mountains belonging to the Archbishopic of Salzburg to do so - received its town charter in 1289. Today you can still see parts of the Early Modern period town walls with Witches, Pond and Capuchin Towers.

 

Take a stroll along the town walls and feel the flair of bygone days. A guided tour with the Nightwatchman is particularly interesting. Life in mediaeval Radstadt is relived through ancient legends and gruesome tales.

 

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Culture, tradition and customs

Visit the Local museum in Schloss Lerchen and the Capuchin Tower Museum. Here you'll get an intersting glimpse into the historic development of Radstadt. In the beautifully restored Zeughaus am Turn the Radstadt Culture Group offers an exciting programme all year round and Theatre Group performs selected plays. In honour of Paul Hofhaimer the "Paul Hofhaimer Days take place every year.

Radstadt's most famous citizen was a well-known organ player and composer who was court organist to Kaiser Maximillian I.  

 

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Schloss Lerchen Radstadt

 

 

 

 

 

Farmer's Market, Cycle Marathon, Harvest Festival...

Once a week a Farmer's Market with lots of seasonal produce takes place in the town square. Here you'll find fresh vegetables, freshly-caught salmon and char, smoked bacon, matured cheese, honey from local beekeepers and herbal teas. The annual Cycle Marathon has become an annual institution. As part of Harvest Festival a variety of events take place. Other popular events are Arts & Crafts Market, the Dumpling Festival and the Guards' Festival.

 

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