Discover the Silent Night country
Day 1 – Upper Austria
Hochburg-Ach – visit the memorial house with its weaving loom where Franz Xaver Gruber learnt his weaving trade. A contemplative tour to 6 stations of the Franz Xaver Gruber peace path from the memorial house of the Gothic Parish Church with the F.X. Gruber memorial organ. Each station has a verse of the song and symbolises a continent, which tells its story at the time of Silent Night.
Day 2 – SalzburgerLand
Oberndorf – visit the Silent Night Chapel and the Museum in the old vicarage with a focus on Silent Night and the Salzach river shipping. Continue on to the City of Salzburg (approx. 20km), walk in the footsteps of Silent Night through the City of Salzburg and visit the special exhibition “Silent. Night. 200.” in the Salzburg Museum, as well as the stage play “Silent Night Story” composed by John Debney at the stage “Felsenreitschule”.
Day 3 – Tyrol
Fügen – visit the local History Museum of Widumspfiste, home of the Ur-Rainer Singers. The visitor learns 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 (approx. 20km) where in a Zillertal farmhouse you will be shown how the song was carried by the Strasser singers out into the world.
The individual blocks/days of your tour can be freely exchanged along with adding further options.