Franz Xaver Gruber Memorial House

Hochburg-Ach, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

The village has dedicated the local heritage museum of Hochburg to its most popular native son, the renowned composer Franz Xaver Gruber. The composer of "Silent Night, Holy Night", the world´s best-loved Christmas carol, was born in the Upper Austrian village of Hochburg-Ach on November 25th, 1787.

The house he was born in does no longer exist, however, the village authorities have chosen a 200-year-old wooden building to install a museum documenting the composer's life and providing visitors with an insight into his life and work. The first floor of the residential building hosts a number of original and authentic keepsakes, such as the loom on which Franz-Xaver Gruber was introduced to the secrets of weaving.

Visits and guided tours by prior arrangement only.

Accessibility / arrival

SALZBURG:
Take the B156 towards Lamprechtshausen. Travel through the towns of Moosdorf and Eggelsberg. At the roundabout in Gundertshausen, take the third exit towards Hochburg-Ach. Drive approx. 10km, then turn left. The Memorial House is located on the left-hand side.

BRAUNAU:
Take the B148 towards Ranshofen. After approx. 1km, turn right to Untere Hofmark. Drive approx. 17km, then turn left and again immediately right towards Hochburg. In Hochburg, turn left. The Memorial House is located on the left-hand side.

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  • Toilet facility
  • Food and drink available
Service
  • Guided tour
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  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Not suitable for wheelchairs. The property is not compliant with Austria's ÖNORM legal standard.

other information
  • Toilet facility for disabled people

Contact


Franz Xaver Gruber Memorial House
Franz-Xaver-Gruber-Str. 1
5122 Hochburg-Ach

Phone +43 7727 2247
mobile +43 664 1286019
E-Mail rudolf.geier@fxgruber.at
Web www.entdeckerviertel.at/advent/oest…
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https://www.entdeckerviertel.at/advent/oesterreich-poi/detail/401710/franz-xaver-gruber-gedaechtnishaus.html
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Contact person
Mr Kustos Rudolf Geier
Franz-Xaver-Gruber-Str. 1
5122 Hochburg-Ach

Phone +43 7727 2247
mobile +43 664 1286019
E-Mail rudolf.geier@fxgruber.at
Web www.entdeckerviertel.at/advent/oesterreich-poi/detail/401710/franz-xaver-gruber-gedaechtnishaus.html

Legal contact information

Franz Xaver Gruber Gedächtnishaus
Franz-Xaver-Gruber-Str. 1
AT-5122 Hochburg-Ach
rudolf.geier@fxgruber.at
https://www.entdeckerviertel.at/advent/oesterreich-poi/detail/401710/franz-xaver-gruber-gedaechtnishaus.html

We speak the following languages

German

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