Discover the Silent-Night-Land
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!”. Here you can discover all about Hochburg-Ach in Upper Austria. In Upper Austria, there are two more Silent-Night-Locations namely Ried im Innkreis and Steyr.
Day 2 – SalzburgerLand
Oberndorf – visit the Silent-Night-chapel and the museum in the old vicarage with focus on “Silent Night! Holy Night!” as well as the Salzach river shipping. Afterwards you may travel to the City of Salzburg (approx. 20 km) and visit the special exhibition “Silent Night 200” in the Salzburg Museum for the 200th anniversary of “Silent Night! Holy Night!”, as well as the stage Play “My Silent Night” composed by John Debney at the “Felsenreitschule Salzburg”. The world-premiere of “My Silent Night” will be on 24th November 2018. Here you can read all about the Silent-Night-Locations in SalzburgerLand.
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. All Tirolean Silent-Night-Locations are listed here.