Museum of local history Fügen

This museum illustrates folk culture and tradition of the Zillertal valley and the history of the Christmas song “Silent Night”.

The museum of local history is allocated in the “Widumspfiste”, one of the oldest buildings of Fügen (first mentioned in 1150 AD). A visit in this museum can be compared with a travel through time across the Zillertal valley. This is where folklore and customs can be experienced very tight.

One corner of the museum is completely dedicated to the music group “Zillertaler Nationalsänger”, who brought the Christmas song “Silent Night” to the world. In the museum of local history visitors can retrace how this song has been developed and spread. Moreover in the so called “Silent Night Corner”, there are original documents and photographs. Part of this special corner is dedicated to the organ builder Karl Mauracher, who brought the popular Christmas song from Oberndorf near Salzburg, where it was written and composed, to Fügen in the Zillertal valley.

Moreover the museum of local history (Heimatmuseum in German) provides information about the history of the Zillertal valley and the Tux-Zillertal cattle. Since 2005 in the basement there is an exhibition on mining, which illustrates the 600-year long mining history of the area.

Where: in the “Widumspfiste” in Fügen, Zillertal valley
Peculiarity: museum of local history of the Zillertal valley, “Silent Night Corner”
Opening hours summer: from June to the end of October 2017
Tuesday and Friday from 4 to 7 pm
Monday from 8 to 11 pm
Opening hours winter: from December 2016 to Easter 2017
Tuesday and Friday from 4 to 7 pm
Monday from 8 to 11 pm
groups upon request
Ticket (adults): 3.50 Euros

Further information: phone: +43 5288 62262,

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