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Franz Xaver Gruber Memorial House

Hochburg-Ach, Oberösterreich, Österreich

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.

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Visits and guided tours by prior arrangement only.

Accessibility / arrival

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.

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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Please get in touch for more information.


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

+43 664 4166702

Contact person
Mr Gerhard Haring
Franz-Xaver-Gruber-Str. 1
5122 Hochburg-Ach

+43 664 4166702

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