Franz Gruber served here as schoolteacher, organist and church caretaker. The building next to the church housed the school downstairs and Gruber's home upstairs. It is likely that he composed the melody to "Silent Night!" in this building. Elementary age school children continue to be taught today in the "Gruber Classroom".
Memorial plaques at the school building and church make reference to the events of 1818. These buildings have changed very little since the days when Gruber lived here.
The Franz-Xaver-Gruber-Museum is located in the second store of the schoolhouse in which Gruber lived and worked. The rooms contain original furniture and items from Gruber's time there.
From Easter till December Saturday and Sunday 2 PM until 5 PM
In December till January 6 daily from 2 PM until 5 PM.
Special tours by appointment Tel. +43 (0) 664 1589400
Silent Night Museum Arnsdorf
Stille Nacht Platz 1