Discover the Silent-Night-country
Day 1 – Upper Austria
Hochburg-Ach – visit the memorial house with the original weaving loom where Franz Xaver Gruber learnt how to become a weaver. There is also the “Franz-Xaver-Gruber-path-of-peace” which ends at the Gothic Parish Church with the “Franz-Xaver-Gruber-memorial-organ”. Each station of the path shows a verse of the song and symbolises the difficult times during the creation of “Silent Night! Holy Night!”.
Day 2 – SalzburgerLand
Oberndorf – visit the “Silent-Night-chapel” and the museum in the old vicarage with focus on “Silent Night! Holy Night” and the Salzach river shipping. After that you can travel to the “Old Town” of Salzbug (approx. 20 km) and visit the special exhibition “Silent Night 200” in the Salzburg Museum for the 200 year jubilee of “Silent Night! Holy Night!”, as well as the stage play “Silent Night Story” composed by John Debney at the “Felsenreitschule Salzburg”.
Day 3 – Tirol
Fügen – visit the local History Museum at the “Widumspfiste”, home of the Ur-Rainer Singers. The visitor will learn more about the Zillertal national singers and the organ builder Carl Mauracher, while there is also the world’s largest known Silent-Night-record-collection located here. Continue on to Laimach-Hippach (approx. 20km). There is an original farmhouse of the “Zillertal” and you will get information about how the song was carried by the Strasser singers out into the world.
The individual blocks/days of your tour can be freely exchanged and adapted along with adding further options.