"Strasser Häusl" in Laimach in Zillertal Valley, © Michael Grössinger
"Strasser Häusl" in Laimach in Zillertal Valley, © Michael Grössinger

Strasser Häusl Museum


You wouldn't think so looking at it from the outside, but this traditional wooden house played a major role in one of the world's best-known and most loved Christmas carols. During the 19th century, it was home to the Strasser Family, who in 1832 took the song "Silent Night, Holy Night" to the German city of Leipzig – and from there it captured the hearts of millions across the world.

Walls made of weathered timber beams, a rolling mill furnace for heating and crown glass panes in the small windows, heavy doors with wrought iron features – the Strasser Häusl Museum in Laimach with its comprehensive collection of antique objects reflects the simple and often harsh life of mountain farmers in the Zillertal Valley. However, its main claim to fame is that this 300-year-old building was home to the Strasser Family in the 19th century. The family's children adopted a song traditionally sung by the "Rainer-Sänger" singers in the Zillertal Valley and took it to Leipzig. From there it spread around the world and became a hugely popular Christmas carol. The museum has a special section of the exhibition dedicated to the history of "Silent Night".

The "Silent Night, Holy Night" Museum in Zillertal Valley, © Michael Grössinger
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  • handicap-accessible
  • Possible in rainy weather

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Ihr Ziel: Laimach, Hippach, Zillertal, Österreich

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