Fügen im Zillertal
Museum of Local History in Fuegen
The organ builder Carl Mauracher brought "Silent Night!" to the Zillertal Valley after one of his travels fixing and building organs some time after the first performance of the Christmas carol. There is a memorial plaque on the house Mauracher lived in (Kapfing 13) to commemorate this contribution. The Rainer Family Singers of Fügen helped to spread the song abroad. A memorial plaque on the "Bubenberg Castle" commemorates among other things a concert given by the Rainer family for the Emporer Franz I of Austria and the Tzar Alexander I of Russia in 1822 during which "Silent Night!" was reportedly performed. The Local History Museum of Fügen houses a collection of items from the "Silent Night!" researcher Argus Rainer and also presents the history of the Zillertaler National Singers.
Open from Christmas till Easter and June till October Tuesday till Friday from 2 to 5 PM.
Special tours by appointment in the Fügen Tourist Office +43 (0) 5288/62262
Heimat- und Museumsverein Fügen