© Foto: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Robert Maybach: Gesellige Runde am Wolfgangsee
Gruppe junger Menschen auf einem Steg am Wolfgangsee

Franz Xaver Gruber Friedensweg (Peace Path)

  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • culturally interesting
  • Flatly

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Starting place: 5122 Hochburg-Ach
Destination: 5122 Hochburg-Ach

duration: 0h 31m
length: 2,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 26m
Altitude difference (downhill): 26m

Lowest point: 432m
Highest point: 462m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
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​Born and bred in Hochburg, Franz Xaver Gruber composed the popular Christmas hymn "Silent Night" (original: "Stille Nacht"). Today, this hymn is sung all around the world. People travel throughout their lives. Especially today, many people deliberately set off "on the path".

​A path that combines Nature and Art in a unique way. Various sculptures in the stunning landscapes of Hochburg are dotted along a circular trail taking approx. one hour to walk. They were crafted by renowned sculptor Hubert J. Flörl.

Each of these sculptures symbolises a continent, supported by a bronze-cast angel wing. Each continent bears a verse of the hymn "Silent Night". Information about Franz Xaver Gruber and his hymn can be found on the back. Information panels along the trail describe important places in the life of the young Franz Xaver Gruber, for example the house where he was born, the font, the lyceum where he first received organ lessons.

Past the lovingly restored Bundwerkstadel, the path continues to the Gothic parish church containing the Franz Xaver Gruber memorial organ. After all the impressions afforded by this themed path composition blending modernity and tradition, one comes to the final striking sculpture: Gruber and Mohr reciting "Silent Night" to Mary and the baby Jesus.

Starting point: Franz Xaver Gruber Memorial House
Destination: Franz Xaver Gruber Memorial House

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  • Flatly
  • Board possible

Details - hiking
  • themed path
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 Burghausen. In Hochburg, the Gruberhaus is located on the left, which is also the starting point for the Friedensweg (Peace Path).

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, the Gruberhaus is located on the left, which is also the starting point for the Friedensweg (Peace Path).

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Route planner for independent travellers
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter
  • Deep winter

Suitable for wheelchairs: Not all of the legally stipulated ÖNORM are complied with. In principle, this object is suitable for wheelchairs and no assistance is necessary.

Franz Xaver Gruber Friedensweg (Peace Path)
Franz Xaver Gruber Gemeinschaft
Franz-Xaver-Gruber-Str. 7
5122 Hochburg-Ach

Phone +43 7727 2211
mobile +43 664 4166702
E-Mailgerhard.haring@fxgruber.at
Webwww.fxgruber.at
http://www.fxgruber.at

We speak the following languages

German
English

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 5122 Hochburg-Ach
Destination: 5122 Hochburg-Ach

duration: 0h 31m
length: 2,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 26m
Altitude difference (downhill): 26m

Lowest point: 432m
Highest point: 462m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Some Views

Paths covering:
Asphalt

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